Bharti Airtel announced today that the telecom operator will increase the prices of its prepaid plans for various plans in India. The new tariffs will affect voice plans, unlimited voice and data plans and data top-ups. Based on the plan itself, the new increased price will represent an increase of around 20-25%. The new plan changes will take effect on November 26, 2021
Airtel’s entry-level voice plan is now seeing a 25% increase, while most unlimited voice plans (plans with unlimited calling and a daily data limit for speed) will see increases of around 20%. %.
New Airtel prepaid plans with prices
Airtel’s new prepaid plan prices now start at Rs 99 instead of the Rs 79 plan. Meanwhile, unlimited voice plans now start at Rs 179, instead of the Rs 149 plan, going up to Rs 2,999 at instead of Rs 2,498 for the annual plan. Meanwhile, data recharges are now priced at Rs 58 (3 GB), Rs 118 (12 GB) and Rs 301 (50 GB). Here is the full list of plans with their new prices.
“Bharti Airtel has always maintained that the average revenue per mobile user (ARPU) should be Rs 200 and ultimately Rs 300, in order to provide a reasonable return on capital that enables a financially sound business model,” the company said. .
“We also believe that this level of ARPU will allow the required substantial investments in networks and spectrum. More importantly, it will give Airtel leeway to deploy 5G in India. Therefore, as a first step, we are taking the initiative to rebalance our prices during the month of November. As a result, our new rates shown below will take effect from November 26, 2021, ”the company added.
The move could signal a wave of price hikes as companies look for ways to make profits ahead of the next 5G wave. Rival telecom operator Vodafone has also increased prices for various packages. You can read more about it here. We could also see the country’s third major telecommunications player, Reliance Jio, raise prices soon.