How Mobile Tariffs Are Falling Silently in India?

How Mobile Tariffs Are Falling Silently in IndiaIn a competitive market price is very important to customers to choose a service. Similarly in Indian mobile market there is always some kind of subtle tariff war.

Recent addition of tariff war is lead by Airtel who once hiked the tariff and everyone followed them blindly. But this time incumbent players like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea (in their top circles) are entering into tariff cut in a very silent way.

This time they are pushing STV usage among its customers with some special vouchers which offer 1paisa per 2 seconds or 30paisa per minute local calling rate.

Now most of their local or Local + STD calling at 30p/min (in minute pulse or second pulse) are coming with 30 days of validity. The newer players like Uninor come up and adds a STV for its customers to call any local number at 30p/min for 90 days they are playing validity game.

This silent tariff war has another side of coin cutting down onnet call rate to 10p/min or less this strategy is more or less followed by all operators. Incumbent players have their strategy to get new customers from rock bottom tariff offering new players whose license got cancelled in February, 2012 and also to retain their existing customers.

But certainly this tariff war is not the fierce one which we saw during 2009-2010 with the launch of new operators.Next phase of tariff war will hit in the turf while new telecom policy sets in with zero roaming charge, pan India mobile number portability, reduction in call terminating charge and permission of VoIP. Pan India 4G spectrum holder Reliance Infotel may break the bottleneck of 20p/min call rate with ultra low VoIP charges.

Should tariffs fall further, now with India having the lowest call rates in the world will it be healthy for operators point of view do let us know via comments.

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anoop
anoop
June 16, 2012 2:43 pm 2:43 PM

@arun
KERALA BSNL gives the same (1ps/2sec all local calls)for RS 37 wef 19.6.2012…. another one Rs135 recharge gives 400Min local and std calls to any network for 30 days … which simply gives 33ps/min calls without any stvs…

anoop
anoop
June 16, 2012 2:36 pm 2:36 PM

@krishnendu
BSNL 1ps for 2 seconds all local calls STV37 in kerala wef 19.6.2012

Sudhakar
Sudhakar
June 14, 2012 8:59 pm 8:59 PM

Hey Joe,
You are shocked to see the rate increase from Rs.0.01/s to Rs.0.012/s?. Hey, in Tamilnadu tata docomo has increased the call rate for landline to Rs.0.015/s. Yes. It is Rs.0.015/s now (except in Rs.35 juice up pack).

Joe
Joe
June 13, 2012 6:10 pm 6:10 PM

i dont find so…. i am in MP for right now, BSNL have increased their SMS traiff & call rates from 1p/s to 1.2P/s, airtel too have raised… then where are they falling… instead they are increasing

Vijay
Vijay
June 13, 2012 1:49 pm 1:49 PM

Any best aircel ratecutter for local calls in chennai ?

Rajesh
Rajesh
June 12, 2012 11:13 pm 11:13 PM
umesh : S.Sudhakar : To Jay (Chennai) : Hey. The topic is about the boostr packs offering Rs.0.30 per minute rate to local calls, local mobile call, STD call and STD mobile calls. Aircel’s local offnet (mobiles only) at Rs.0.40 per min is costly compared to Rs.0.30 per min offering by other operators. Videocon offers ALl LOCAL CALLS at Rs.0.25 per min without any FUP for Rs. 25 STV which is valid for 30 days. I agree that the coverage of Videocon is present only at town and city limits. can u please tell how to reduce call rates (local… Read more »
Ranajit
Ranajit
June 12, 2012 10:53 pm 10:53 PM

In West Bengal BSNL provides all Local @30p/min for Rs.55/- for 30 days.
The 135 for 400 mins (any local) has not started till date.

umesh
umesh
June 12, 2012 10:32 pm 10:32 PM

S.Sudhakar :
To Jay (Chennai) :
Hey. The topic is about the boostr packs offering Rs.0.30 per minute rate to local calls, local mobile call, STD call and STD mobile calls.
Aircel’s local offnet (mobiles only) at Rs.0.40 per min is costly compared to Rs.0.30 per min offering by other operators. Videocon offers ALl LOCAL CALLS at Rs.0.25 per min without any FUP for Rs.25 STV which is valid for 30 days. I agree that the coverage of Videocon is present only at town and city limits.

can u please tell how to reduce call rates (local & std) in tamilnadu bsnl prepaid

jeet
jeet
June 12, 2012 8:23 am 8:23 AM

in bihar aircel is chepest plan,
but networ very poor,
cc are nt intersted when say poor network,i thik sasta ka maal kharab hi hota h,thats true

deb
deb
June 11, 2012 10:26 pm 10:26 PM

krishnendu :

deb :
IN KOLKATA…… 1p/2secs(30p/min) local call rate promos for all operators……..
vodafone-rc54-1p/2secs-30days
reliance gsm-rc28-1p/2secs-90days
airtel-rc54-30p/min-30days
uninor-rc23-30p/min-90days
idea-rc23-30p/min-90days
idea-rc28-1p/2secs-60days
aircel-rc36-1p/2secs-30days
docomo gsm- rc29- 1st 30 secs @1p/sec then 30secs free in every min.-30days

its clear that docomo is now cheating just opposite to their ads!

yeah….its true…….

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