Bharti Airtel has increased mobile internet tariffs for 2G and 3G services for prepaid users in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. The company has increased 3G charges by over 35 percent and 2G charges by over 25 percent for 1GB plans.
The country’s largest telecom operator has increased the price for 1GB of 3G data to Rs 255 with a validity of 28 days against the earlier price of Rs 197. For 2G plan, Airtel is now offering 1GB of data for Rs 175 with 28 days validity, which used to cost Rs 149 earlier.
The changes have been effective for the past few days.
Airtel has made changes in most of the prepaid plans. For instance, customers will get 2GB of 3G data for Rs. 455 while earlier it was 3 GB. For Rs. 375, users will get only 1.6 GB of 3G data as compared to 2.5 GB earlier. The company has also reduced validity of many plans. Details of the recent changes are given below.
|Revised Data Pack details for Airtel Tamil Nadu & Chennai Users|
|Price||Old Benefits||New Benefits|
|Rs 45||150 MB 3G Data for 5 Days||140 MB 3G Data for 4 Days|
|Rs 101||400 MB 3G Data for 14 Days||325 MB 3G Data for 14 Days|
|Rs 126||650 MB 3G Data for 14 Days||550 MB 3G Data for 14 Days|
|Rs 149||1 GB 2G Data for 28 Days||750 MB 2G Data for 21 Days|
|Rs 175||*New Launched||1 GB 2G Data for 28 Days|
|Rs 197||1 GB 3G Data for 28 Days||800 MB 3G Data for 21 Days|
|Rs 255||1.5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days||1 GB 3G Data for 28 Days|
|Rs 325||*New Launched||1.15 GB 3G Data for 28 Days|
|Rs 455||3 GB 3G Data for 28 Days||2 GB 3G Data for 28 Days|
|Airtel has also revised data benefits in higher and lower denominations.|
*Do Check With Customer Care Before Opting for Any Recharge.
Recently, Airtel also increased rates for mobile internet packs, both 2G and 3G, sold online for prepaid customers across the country. Airtel’s consolidated revenues for Q1 16 at Rs 23,671 crore grew by 3.1% over the corresponding quarter last year. Consolidated Mobile data revenues at Rs 3,459 crore grew by 56.9% Y-o-Y, uplifted by data traffic growth of 86.5%.
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