Vodafone and Idea hike data prices in Tamil Nadu & Chennai

By August 17th, 2015 AT 3:02 PM

Vodafone and Idea have recently hiked the prices of mobile data packs for its customers in Delhi NCR, following the footsteps of Aircel and Airtel. Now, they have repeated the price hike for their subscribers in Tamil Nadu and Chennai.

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Vodafone has increased 3G charges by over 27 percent for 1GB plans, whereas 2G is dearer by over 25 percent.

The country’s second largest telecom operator has increased the price for 1GB of 3G data to Rs. 249 (validity of 28 days) against an earlier price tag of Rs. 195. For a 2G plan, Vodafone is now offering 1.5GB of data for Rs. 199 (28 days validity), which used to cost Rs. 168 earlier.

Revised Vodafone Data Packs for Chennai & Tamil Nadu
PriceOld BenefitsNew Benefits
Rs 825 MB 3G Data for 1 Days20 MB 3G Data for 1 Days
Rs 1795 MB 2G Data for 3 Days80 MB 2G Data for 3 Days
Rs 25 125 MB 2G Data for 3 Days110 MB 2G Data for 3 Days
Rs 45150 MB 3G Data for 7 Days150 MB 3G Data for 5 Days
Rs 102400 MB 3G Data for 14 Days325 MB 3G Data for 10 Days
Rs 124600 MB 2G Data for 21 Days600 MB 2G Data for 14 Days
Rs 126650 MB 3G Data for 14 Days*Pack Withdrawn
Rs 1481 GB 2G Data for 21 Days600 MB 2G Data for 21 Days
Rs 1681 GB 2G Data + 500 MB 2G night data for 28 Days1 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 1951 GB 3G Data for 28 Days800 MB 3G Data for 21 Days
Rs 1992 GB 2G Data for 28 Days1.5 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 2483 GB 2G Data for 28 Days2.5 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 249New Launched950 MB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 3762 GB 3G Data for 28 Days*Pack Withdrawn
Rs 4492.5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days2 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 8516 GB 3G Data for 28 Days6 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
They have also changed benefits in higher denominations packs.

On the other hand, Idea Cellular also made changes to its data packs in both, 2G as well as 3G segments. Idea users will have to pay upto 30 percent more for data packs. Moreover, similar to Vodafone, it has reduced validity in older packs as well.

Check the below list for detailed information about the revision of data packs.

Revised Idea Data Packs for Chennai & Tamil Nadu
PriceOld BenefitsNew Benefits
Rs 44300 MB 2G Data for 10 Days225 MB 2G Data for 7 Days
Rs 45150 MB 3G Data for 7 Days150 MB 3G Data for 5 Days
Rs 105700 MB 2G Data for 21 Days550 MB 2G Data for 15 Days
Rs 124650 MB 3G Data for 21 Days425 MB 3G Data for 12 Days
Rs 1251 GB 2G Data for 20 Days650 MB 2G Data for 21 Days
Rs 1431.25 GB 2G Data for 30 Days750 MB 2G Data for 21 Days
Rs 172New Launched1 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 1941 GB 3G Data for 28 Days800 MB 3G Data for 21 Days
Rs 2491.5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days1 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 4513 GB 3G Data for 28 Days2 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 6495 GB 3G Data for 28 Days3.25 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 8516 GB 3G Data for 28 Days5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 125112 GB 3G Data for 28 Days10 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 1501New Launched12 GB 3G Data for 28 Days

Also read: Call drops: Maximum complaints against Airtel, followed by Vodafone
In a bid to improve profitability, telcos have been cutting back on discounts and freebies. After the March spectrum auction, industry associations said that there would be tariff hikes as operators have to meet the commitment to the government.

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