Airtel Increases 2G Data Prices by 29%, Reduces Benefits

We recently reported about Airtel’s drastic tariff changes in terms of validity for  2G data packs and rate cutter benefits in North Zone. As expected this change has spread to South Zone. We had compared Delhi NCR and South’s Tamil Nadu then. The current revisions which took effect yesterday are similar to the reductions made in Delhi NCR. However the usage limit is higher in South Circle (Tamil Nadu) when compared to Delhi NCR even now. For Rs. 125/126 a Delhi consumer gets 525 MB and TN consumer gets 650 MB of 2G data.

The Change

Old Tariff


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  1. 650 MB 2G data which used to cost Rs. 98 earlier will now cost Rs. 126. A hike of 29%.
  2. 1 GB 2G data which used to come at Rs. 126 will now cost Rs. 149. A hike of 18%.
  3. A new 500 MB pack has now been introduced probably to cater to budget conscious customers! Users must however note that the validity is down by 7 days though it costs Rs. 98 (earlier used to bring in 650 MB at 21 days validity).
  4. High value customer is always the winner as the packs costing Rs. 199 and Rs. 375 are left untouched.

Similar changes are happening in Kerala and Airtel is informing customers about the changes by SMS.


Readers, what do you feel about these changes. Have you received such price change communication from Airtel. Do let us know.

Thanks to Rama and Sukumar for alerting us about this change! 🙂

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akhilesh kumar shukla
May 1, 2014 7:15 pm 7:15 PM

News Should be ..Speed Increased
Prizes Slashed..
But ..its only Dream

May 1, 2014 3:21 pm 3:21 PM
Compare the data Tariff: #1 Sachet Packs ——————————————————————————————— Data Vol Operator Speed Validity Price ———————————————————————————————- 100 MB BSNL 14.4 Mbps 3 days 14 100 MB Airtel 115 Kbps 3 days 17 100 MB Idea 14.4 Mbps 3 days 27 125 MB Airtel 115 Mbps 5 days 25 150 MB Idea 115 Kbps 3 days 31 150 MB Vodafone 14.4 Mbps 7 days 45 150 MB Idea 14.4 Mbps 5 days 46 240 MB BSNL 14.4 Mbps 7 days 40 225 MB idea 115 Kbps 9 days 45 225 MB Vodafone 115 Kbps 10 days 49 200 MB Vodafone 14.4 Mbps… Read more »
May 1, 2014 8:12 pm 8:12 PM

@ASH , well done : Yes BSNL is affordable n good 3G provider here in Maharashtra too. My max friends use BSNL agri cards , others use it for 3G. N Tata 3G also good @153/GB. It is A.R.T + BSNL 3G rates = 2G rates of A.V.I.

May 1, 2014 3:57 pm 3:57 PM

In all bsnl is cheapest of all
But seems not good network for north people…
But they have good servicws in maharashtra…
1 more player good for postpaid 3g is idea it is providing 1gb 3g for #125rs