Airtel hikes prepaid tariffs by up to Rs 501: Check revised prices, plan benefits, other details

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Updated: November 24, 2021 7:17 PM

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bharti airtelFor plans with 84-day validity period, Airtel’s cheapest option will now cost Rs 455. (Reuters)

Airtel Prepaid Plans 2021: Bharti Airtel will raise prices of prepaid recharge by 20-25% from November 26, the company announced today.

The telecom giant has hiked price of the entry-level voice plan by 25%, while the tariff for unlimited voice bundles in most cases has seen a 20% increase.

Airtel has also increased user benefits with the base plans. For voice plans, Airtel will charge Rs 99 against Rs 79 at present with benefits such as 50% more talktime worth Rs 99, 1p/second voice tariff, and 200MB data. The validity period remains 28 days for the plan.

The Rs 149 plan will now cost Rs 179, while the Rs 219 plan will cost Rs 265. Airtel has also revised the Rs 249 and Rs 298 prepaid plans to Rs 299 and Rs 359, respectively. Among the telecom operator’s most popular, the Rs 598 plan will cost Rs 719.

Justifying the proposed tariff increase, the company said in a release to the BSE: “Bharti Airtel has always maintained that the mobile Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) needs to be at Rs 200 and ultimately at Rs 300, so as to provide a reasonable return on capital that allows for a financially healthy business model.”

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“Therefore, as a first step, we are taking the lead in rebalancing our tariffs during the month of November.”

For plans with 84-day validity period, Airtel’s cheapest option will now cost Rs 455. The Rs 698 plan price has been hiked to Rs 839.

In terms of annual plans, the Rs 1,498 prepaid plan will cost Rs 1,799 from Friday, while the Rs 2,498 plan will send subscribers back by Rs 2,999.

Airtel has also announced hikes for unlimited voice bundles and data top-ups, raising the cost of the Rs 48, Rs 98, and Rs 251 vouchers to Rs 58, Rs 118, and Rs 301.

“We also believe that this level of ARPU will enable the substantial investments required in networks and spectrum. Even more important, this will give Airtel the elbow room to roll out 5G in India,” Airtel said.

Airtel Prepaid Recharge Plans 2021: Airtel prepaid revised prices, plan benefits, other details

Airtel has revised its entire library of prepaid recharge plans in India. The new prices, as mentioned earlier, will apply from November 26, 2021. Here’s the complete list:

Airtel Rs 79 prepaid plan revised to Rs 99

The Airtel Rs 79 prepaid plan will now cost Rs 99, which is a Rs 20 hike. Airtel says the revised plan will come with 50 percent more talktime. Voice calls will be charged at 1 paisa per second. This plan will also bundle 200MB of data. Validity of this plan is 28 days.

Airtel Rs 149 prepaid plan revised to Rs 179

The Rs 149 unlimited calling prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 30 price hike and will now be available for Rs 179. For Rs 179, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 2GB of data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 28 days.

Airtel Rs 219 prepaid plan revised to Rs 265

The Rs 219 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 46 price hike and will now be available for Rs 265. For Rs 265, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 1GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 28 days.

Airtel Rs 249 prepaid plan revised to Rs 299

The Rs 249 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 50 price hike and will now be available for Rs 299. For Rs 299, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 1.5GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 28 days.

Airtel Rs 298 prepaid plan revised to Rs 359

The Rs 298 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 61 price hike and will now be available for Rs 359. For Rs 359, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 2GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 28 days.

Airtel Rs 399 prepaid plan revised to Rs 479

The Rs 399 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 80 price hike and will now be available for Rs 479. For Rs 479, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 1.5GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 56 days.

Airtel Rs 449 prepaid plan revised to Rs 549

The Rs 449 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 100 price hike and will now be available for Rs 549. For Rs 549, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 2GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 56 days.

Airtel Rs 379 prepaid plan revised to Rs 455

The Rs 379 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 76 price hike and will now be available for Rs 455. For Rs 455, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 6GB of data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 84 days.

Airtel Rs 598 prepaid plan revised to Rs 719

The Rs 598 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 121 price hike and will now be available for Rs 719. For Rs 719, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 1.5GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 84 days.

Airtel Rs 698 prepaid plan revised to Rs 839

The Rs 698 prepaid plan from Airtel has received a Rs 141 price hike and will now be available for Rs 839. For Rs 839, customers will get unlimited voice calling benefits paired with 2GB of daily data and 100 SMS a day. Validity of this plan is 84 days.

Airtel Rs 1,498 prepaid plan revised to Rs 1,799

The annual Rs 1,498 plan will set users back by Rs 1,799 now. It will come with unlimited calling, 100 SMS a day, and 24GB data.

Airtel Rs 2,498 prepaid plan revised to Rs 2,999

The Rs 2,498 plan will now cost Rs 2,999 and provide unlimited calling, 100 SMS and 2GB data each per day.

Airtel data top-ups

The Rs 48 plan will now cost Rs 58 and come with 3GB data; the Rs 98 plan offering 12GB data will cost Rs 118, while the Rs 251 plan will now come with 50GB data and cost Rs 301

 

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