Bharti Airtel Hikes GPRS – Mobile Office Tariff By 150 Percent

India’s largest Mobile Service operator and Global global telecommunications company Bharti Airtel, today revised its default  GPRS charges  and have hiked Internet browsing tariff by more than 150% !. Interestingly this time no price drop, rather Airtel hikes up the 2G GPRS/EDGE browsing charges.

Now Airtel GPRS/Mobile Office users willbe charged at 30p/20KB pulse rate(existing rate is 30p/50KB) In other words, now a Airtel GPRS customer will have to pay around Rs.15/MB in stead of the existing rate Rs 6/MB.

The new tariff will be applicable from 5th January 2010. This change in tariff does not impact on new postpaid and prepaid subscribers who enroll any tariff plan in last 6 months as per TRAI rules. All such customers upon completion of 6 months on their existing plan will be charged as per above revised mobile Internet browsing tariff.

Airtel also announced that from 28th December its “Airtel Live” GPRS/WAP Mobile Portal browsing will be charged at the rate of 30p/20KB which was earlier free of charge.

With the hike in 2G GPRS-Mobile Internet tariff, it seems that Bharti Airtel threw water over its mobile users who had hopes of “cheap tariff” for upcoming 3G Mobile and Data services which is expected in January 2011.

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May 13, 2013 9:52 pm 9:52 PM

I use tecno n3,n each time I try to browsed rate airtel charges me is extremely terrible. 127 keep sending text that I am using data at pay-as-use rate of 5 kobo per kb or N51.20 per MB. that I send MENU to 127 for subscription as low as N100 for 13MB BUT EACH TIME I TRY SENDING,THE TEX WONT GO THRU. I don’t understand the operation

October 12, 2011 6:56 am 6:56 AM

34rs for 300mb with 7days validity. previously it used to be 500mb with 15 days validity in karnataka

October 11, 2011 9:04 pm 9:04 PM

The airtel 2g gprs less than 30 kpbs very very bad service in tamilnadu in gprs