Aircel Closing Postpaid Services in Kerala w.e.f. December 31st

Every mobile operators in India are in a cash crisis situation, and Aircel is in much crisis after going after 3G spectrum in 13 circles and 4G spectrum in 8 circles. Aircel has already scaled down operations in certain circles to reduce operational expenditures.

Aircel Closing Postpaid Services in Kerala

But in an interesting move Aircel is going to shut down postpaid offerings in Kerala, as per official report with effect from 31st Decemeber 2012 Aircel’s postpaid mobile services will be no longer available. We are not sure how many postpaid customers Aircel has in Kerala circle, but we believe the number is too low to continue for Aircel.

Earlier we got several reports that Aircel’s recharges for prepaid customers are not available from the retailers but now it is known that Aircel is restructuring its business model in Kerala and for that the inconvenience has been happened. Aircel informed that online recharges are valid for Kerala’s Aircel numbers. We are not sure what kind of new business model is going to set up for Aircel. But it is expected that Aircel is going to integrate all of its services -2G, 3G and 4G under one roof. There is no concrete time or plans from Aircel regarding its BWA/4G/LTE-TDD launch.

From our sources we heard similar upcoming strategy from some other operators that they are also not very much interested in postpaid segment. Spending behind a postpaid customer is more than a prepaid customers, and most people prefer prepaid over postpaid. There is no sense of allotting special customer care, billing system, shipping cost of bills, unpaid bills and the hassle to collect unpaid bills. Newer operators like Stel & Cheers (both are now shut down), Videocon and Uninor has no postpaid offerings.

Story inputs: Tharun Jacob George

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[…] the end of 2012, Aircel stopped postpaid service in Kerala first. Then started winding off its retail operations along with its network in the circle, but never […]

Kartik
March 17, 2013 6:49 pm 6:49 PM
Those who speak bad about Aircel just remember aircel was the 1st one who started to provide cheap gprs plans like 14rs/ 98rs unlimited etc 6/7years back when others plan were unaffordable at cheapest being 10p/10kb, even now they are giving 2g unltd when airtel n others giv like 650mb only at 98, they were also 1st to provide 3g bundled/2g ultd plans at affordable prices (starting at 8rs) which no other operator provides even now below 600to700 rs. No doubt they hav bad coverag, but I think it is better than self proclaimed docomo/reliance gsm etc Best in terms… Read more »
abhishek
March 9, 2013 9:19 am 9:19 AM

is it true that aicer is shouting down in Bangalore ? do any of you guys ve any information about this..??

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