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Airtel Price Hike for Prepaid Recharge Plans, Postpaid Plans Announced: New Tariffs Effective From July 3

Airtel's latest tariff hike comes shortly after rival Reliance Jio increased its prices by up to Rs. 600 on Thursday.

Airtel Price Hike for Prepaid Recharge Plans, Postpaid Plans Announced: New Tariffs Effective From July 3

says the price hike will be effective from July 3

Airtel on Friday announced that it was revising the price of its prepaid recharge plans and postpaid plans, with costs increasing by as much as 20 percent. The telecom operator said the new prices are part of its efforts to increase the mobile average revenue per user (ARPU). The tariffs for prepaid and postpaid data plans will be revised next week, according to the operator. The comes hours after rival Reliance Jio announced new tariffs on Thursday, increasing the prices of its plans in the country.

Airtel price hike for prepaid plans

Once the new tariffs go into effect, Airtel prepaid customers will have to pay more to access the company's data and calling plans. The telecom operator says that it is looking to increase the ARPU beyond Rs. 300 in order to remain profitable while continuing to invest in spectrum and network technology.

You can refer to the table below to see the updated pricing for each plan. The annual Rs. 1,799 recharge plan and Rs. 2,999 plan will increase by Rs. 200 and Rs. 600, respectively. It's worth noting that all prepaid recharge plans offer unlimited voice calls and up to 100 SMS per day, except the last three entries in the table as they are data add on packs.

Old Price New Price Data Allowance Validity (Days)
179 199 2GB 28
455 509 6GB 84
1799 1999 24GB 365
265 299 1GB per day 28
299 349 1.5GB per day 28
359 409 2.5GB per day 28
399 449 3GB per day 28
479 579 1.5GB per day 56
549 649 2GB per day 56
719 859 1.5GB per day 84
839 979 2GB per day 84
2999 3599 2GB per day 365
19 (Data add-on) 22 1GB 1
29 (Data add-on) 33 2GB 1
65 (Data add-on) 77 4GB Plan Validity

Airtel postpaid plan price increase

plans have also been hiked, which means that customers will have to pay a higher monthly bill starting from July. The Rs. 399 plan that offers one connection with 40GB of data and an Xstream Premium subscription will soon cost Rs. 449. Meanwhile, the Rs. 499 plan that offered 75GB of data, as well as Xstream Premium, Disney+ Hotstar, and Amazon Prime subscriptions, will be hiked to Rs. 549.

Two other postpaid plans will also be hiked, according to the telecom operator. The Rs. 599 plan that offers two connections with 1005GB of data will cost Rs. 699, while the Rs. 999 plan that offers four connections and 190GB of data will soon be priced at Rs. 1,199. Both these plans offer Xstream Premium, Disney+ Hotstar, Airtel Wynk, and Amazon Prime subscriptions.

New Airtel tariffs to be effective in July

Airtel says that the new tariffs for prepaid recharge plans and postpaid plans will be effective from July 3. As of next week, the telecom operator will display the revised pricing for prepaid recharge plans on its website. Similarly, postpaid customers will see the cost of their monthly bill increase as per the new plans, according to the company.

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