Is Airtel planning to hike its 2G data tariff ?

An anti-revolution was witnessed few days back on social media against Airtel regarding it’s decision to charge separately on Voice Over IP methodology of data transmission for voice communications. With the woes of customers on one side, Airtel went ahead with its decision and also introduced a sample VoIP pack in the market which was later  rolled back or put on hold for now. Seems like the after effects of this decision can be slowly seen from the changing data pack benefits at lower price levels at this point of time.

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From the above image, if we observe and compare the data benefits of RC57 and RC67, looks like RC 57 will be slowly withdrawn and RC67 will replace it with lesser benefits.

Also there is another pack RC95 which gives a benefit of 200MB 2G data with a validity of 10 days closer to pack RC98 which gives a benefit of 500MB 2G data with a validity of 14 days. No person in senses will opt for RC95 when RC98 is available, so drawing conclusions I feel RC98 will be withdrawn. Looks like these packs(RC57 and RC95) will soon be removed from website or missed an update that should already be done.

These packs and scenarios give us a clue of an ongoing hike till TRAI comes up with a draft/framework to control OTT players as already Airtel nudged TRAI with its VoIP data packs.

Dear readers, what do you feel regarding this move? Are you getting ready to experience further hikes? Do let us know via comments.

Note : Information taken from respective operator’s website.May or may not be the same with your circle. Please check with respective circle CC before subscribing to any of the discussed plans.

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akshay rao
March 16, 2015 7:25 am 7:25 AM

Idea superb. Airtel worst. In my area their is no network in airtel. Idea had both 3g and 2g with very fast speed.

Kaushik Roy
February 28, 2015 11:35 am 11:35 AM

Airtel increases the 2GB 3G data tariff in all ICRA Non owned 3G circles from INR 450 range to INR 499 range
where as in Airtel owned 3G circles the price of 2GB 3G data is same as INR 450 range as before

January 22, 2015 12:27 pm 12:27 PM

Why are you gradually rising the tariff price?? Jus stop 2G service in India. Ask everyone to break their basic model mobiles, opt for bank loan to buy smart phone and to pay your bills move to your 4G whether really need it or not.