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

Follow Us

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


New Tarifftn_new

  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! :)

Recent Comments

shivraj roy :

This all happened because of Jio launch Before jio the data rates were shit (not actually shit but indians have…

India's Mobile Broadband Speed Surges: 1.30 Mbps to 75.80 Mbps

Faraz :

Can Jio use 50 MHz single block of n40 all together for 5G if they buy another 10 MHz ?…

India's Next Spectrum Auction to Take Place in Early 2024:…

Krishn :

What is the use of data in BSNL network?

BSNL Value Long-Term Data Vouchers with 2GB of Daily Data

Rohit Yadav :

Hi Tanay, Could you please explain or let us know the new masts concepts and how are they different from…

Telefonica Germany to Test Fast 5G for Rail Passengers

Rohit Yadav :

Hi Tanay, Can you please let us know the meaning of new masts concets and how they are different from…

Telefonica Germany to Test Fast 5G for Rail Passengers

Load More
Notify of
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments