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After Reliance Jio, now Airtel hikes tariffs significantly
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After Reliance Jio, now Airtel hikes tariffs significantly

| @indiablooms | 28 Jun 2024, 02:07 pm

Mumbai/IBNS: In what would affect the customers' monthly budget, Bharti Airtel on Friday announced a significant hike in its tariffs following the footsteps of its competitor Reliance Jio.

Airtel has hiked tariffs for both prepaid and postpaid customers by 11-21 percent.

The INR. 179 plan which offers 2GB data per day, unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day has been hiked to INR. 199.

Similarly, the INR 1,799 plan has been hiked to INR. 1,999.

The postpaid connections range from INR. 499 to INR. 1,199 have also been raised.

Daily data add-on packs, which is currently priced at INR. 19, has been hiked to INR. 22.

The new tariffs will be applicable from July 3.

Reliance Jio hikes tariff, highlights its 5G network and AI-enabled services

Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, India's largest telecom provider, announced a series of new unlimited plans with a hike of 12-25 percent set to take effect on July 3.

The company emphasised its commitment to affordable internet access and highlighted its rapidly expanding 5G network, which now includes nearly 85% of India’s operational 5G cells.

The new tariff plans range from Rs 189 for 2 GB per month to Rs 3,599 for a 2.5 GB per day annual plan. All plans with 2GB/day or more will include unlimited 5G data.

The plans with longer validity periods have seen the highest price increases. The annual package, previously priced at Rs 2,999, will now cost Rs 3,599, resulting in an additional Rs 600 expense for customers. In contrast, the smallest price increase is Rs 34 for the cheapest plan, which costs Rs 155 and has a validity of 28 days.

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