Airtel hikes postpaid 2G and 3G data tariffs across India

India telecom giant Airtel has announced an increase in its postpaid data charges by about 20 percent in many circles, including the national capital Delhi, Metro Circle, and Kolkata. Airtel has made changes in both 2G & 3G segments, making data more costly to consume. A couple of months back, the top three operators – Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone – raised prepaid data tariffs for 2G as well as 3G.

As per the information available on Airtel’s website, Airtel has raised the data tariffs in many circles including Delhi, Haryana, Kolkata, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP East, and UP West circles.

In 2G segment, the company has hiked prices of all its 2G data packs. 1GB of 2G data will cost Rs. 200, which was earlier available at Rs. 175. They have also slashed benefits in Rs. 249 data pack from 2GB to 1.5GB 2G Data. A new pack has been launched at Rs. 299, which is providing 2GB of 2G data.

Details of Revised Postpaid 2G Packs
Data Benefits Old Rates Revised Rates
1 GB 2G Data Rs 175 Rs 200
1.5 GB 2G Data *New Pack Rs 249
2 GB 2G Data Rs 249 Rs 299

In the 3G segment, 1GB of 3G data will now cost Rs. 300, which used to cost Rs. 250 earlier. They have also hiked prices in higher value data packs. Check the chart below for more information.

Details of Revised Postpaid 3G Packs
Data Benefits Old Rates Revised Rates
1 GB 3G Data Rs 250 Rs 300
2 GB 3G Data Rs 450 Rs 500
3 GB 3G Data Rs 650 Rs 700

In a bid to improve profitability, telcos have been cutting back on discounts and freebies, hiking data and call rates from the past one year. This will impact loyal postpaid customers who pay premium charges to the respective telecom operator. Check with your customer care unit for more informations.

Also read: Airtel Launches ‘Infinity Plans’ Offering 4G Data Benefits for Prepaid and Postpaid Users

Share your views on this data tariff hike by Airtel. Reliance JIO is nearing its launch, and they will initially offer services at cheap rates. Will this move from Airtel hamper their users base in long term?

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September 3, 2015 8:23 pm 8:23 PM

for me vodafone, bsnl and docomo is doing best . i get 4 gb 3g data on 348 rs. in vodafone for one month and 1gb 3g for 60 rs. in bsnl for 5 days and 1 gb 3g in docomo for 100rs. for 1 month..

and speeds are

1. bsnl = 8mbps
2. airtel, idea, vodafone = 13mbps
3. docomo = 6mbps

and the best parts is user’s in my location are very less ..

September 2, 2015 3:18 am 3:18 AM

tt admin are you a marketer of rjio?? how do you knw tht they will provide at cheap rates without any proofs??

September 2, 2015 12:45 pm 12:45 PM

@@[email protected]@ , @@[email protected]@ Have you ever read Reliance Industries Annual reports or have you ever taken time out to listen to their Annual meetings when Mukesh Ambani speaks about RJio. They themselves declared that their 4G will be 60-70% cheaper than what data rates will be at time of launching. Many a times company has said about tariffs itself. So TT takes cue from them and don’t cook stories on their own. 🙂 Better you start finding facts yourself rather than blaming TT.

September 2, 2015 8:51 am 8:51 AM

Good one dude. How can ppl reach into conclusions on Mere speculations that it will be cheap and affordable and all. Their service hasn’t even started yet.

August 31, 2015 8:03 pm 8:03 PM

Stopped Recharging 3G pack hike since 197 /- . calling friends instead of ping or chat in fb .,whatsapp .. i feel its better.