Airtel Increases Prices of Online 2G and 3G Data Packs

Following Idea Cellular’s footsteps, Airtel has also augmented prices of its data packs. As per the reports, the 2G and 3G data packs available online will now cost more to prepaid customers across India.


Earlier, the company was offering lucrative discounts on the prepaid data packs sold online, but after the price hike announcement by Idea Cellular, Airtel has also decided to withdraw those discounts and enhance the prices. Customers will no longer receive any discounts while buying prepaid data packs online.

Apart from withdrawing discounts, the company has increased prices of over 10 data packs. Earlier users could get 2 GB 2G data for Rs. 199 with 30 days validity through online recharge mode, but now the company has reduced the data to 1.25 GB with 28 days validity. In the case of 3G, 1 GB data that was earlier available for Rs. 249 with 30 days validity has now been revised to Rs. 255 with 28 days validity.

Also read: Idea hikes 2G and 3G Data packs

It’s not the first time when telcos have introduced price hikes. Last year also, companies like Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular had increased voice call as well as data tariffs to improve profitability. It will be great to see how the other rival companies like Reliance and Vodafone react to this price hike by Idea and Airtel.

Bhupendra holds a Post Graduate degree from Christ University. He is an investment banker & trader by profession and a writer by heart.

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2g data 30 days

Ajit George
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Im getting 4 g speed everywhere in my city except my own house it goes back to 3g..
Airtel office says to wait for sometime and customer care say to wait for 24 hours every time i call…if they don’t have a solution they say that they will connect my call to the supervisor and then they hang up…
Aitel has increased their service charge from 12 to 14 % and this is the type of service they give?


You are one of the lucky receiving 4G of Airtel rolled out in Vizag. Gradually, the 4G services will be increased to other part of the city of Vizag when remaining Base Stations/Cell Towers would be equipped with 4G network. This takes time, over night not possible.

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