After the recent news of tariff increase by Vodafone-Idea, Airtel has also reportedly increased the price for prepaid subscribers by upto 40%.
The news is reported by Economic Times, HT Mint and several other publications.
The new tariffs will reflect on the operator website starting 3rd December and they will start charging more for the service.
Also, the unlimited calling benefit is withdrawn and, fair usage policy is applied by Airtel on all the plans, similar to Jio and Vodafone-Idea.
With an Increase in Tariff by all telecom operators, the days of unlimited voice call are over for users and we will have to shell out more money for data.
Airtel: Unlimited Calling Recharges
The 28 Days unlimited calling plan with daily 1.5 GB data was earlier available for Rs. 199, now it will cost Rs. 249.
There is a 25% increase in tariff and the unlimited calling benefit is also not there, you will get 1000 FUP minutes to call to other operators. Besides, after 1000 minutes, you will be charged at 6p/min. Calls from Airtel to Airtel will remain free.
Similarly, Rs. 249 plan that offers 2 GB of daily data for 28 days is revised to Rs. 298.
Further, Rs. 448 plan that was earlier offering 1.5 GB of Data per day for 84 days is now available fo Rs. 598. , an increase of 33% by the company.
The Rs. 1699 yearly plan is now available for Rs. 2398, an increase of Rs. 700 (an increase of 41%).
Should You Recharge With Long Validity Plan Now for Airtel, Vodafone-Idea or JIO?
Due to the tariff increase from 3rd December, I would strongly advise opting for at least a quarterly or if your budget to get the yearly plan. If you do a recharge on the 1st or 2nd of December you can still get the old plan benefit.
But after 00:00 hours on 3rd December new plans will be applicable and you will have shell out more.
Should You Switch to JIO after price increase by Vodafone-Idea and Airtel?
JIO is already charging for the IUC minutes. Moreover, they are going to increase the tariff by up to 40% starting 6th December as stated by the company. Read More about JIO tariff Increase.
You will not have much benefit in terms of monthly cost even if you switch to JIO.