Vodafone and Idea hike data prices in Tamil Nadu & Chennai

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
Price Old Benefits New Benefits
Rs 8 25 MB 3G Data for 1 Days 20 MB 3G Data for 1 Days
Rs 17 95 MB 2G Data for 3 Days 80 MB 2G Data for 3 Days
Rs 25 125 MB 2G Data for 3 Days 110 MB 2G Data for 3 Days
Rs 45 150 MB 3G Data for 7 Days 150 MB 3G Data for 5 Days
Rs 102 400 MB 3G Data for 14 Days 325 MB 3G Data for 10 Days
Rs 124 600 MB 2G Data for 21 Days 600 MB 2G Data for 14 Days
Rs 126 650 MB 3G Data for 14 Days *Pack Withdrawn
Rs 148 1 GB 2G Data for 21 Days 600 MB 2G Data for 21 Days
Rs 168 1 GB 2G Data + 500 MB 2G night data for 28 Days 1 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 195 1 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 800 MB 3G Data for 21 Days
Rs 199 2 GB 2G Data for 28 Days 1.5 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 248 3 GB 2G Data for 28 Days 2.5 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 249 New Launched 950 MB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 376 2 GB 3G Data for 28 Days *Pack Withdrawn
Rs 449 2.5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 2 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 851 6 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 6 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
Price Old Benefits New Benefits
Rs 44 300 MB 2G Data for 10 Days 225 MB 2G Data for 7 Days
Rs 45 150 MB 3G Data for 7 Days 150 MB 3G Data for 5 Days
Rs 105 700 MB 2G Data for 21 Days 550 MB 2G Data for 15 Days
Rs 124 650 MB 3G Data for 21 Days 425 MB 3G Data for 12 Days
Rs 125 1 GB 2G Data for 20 Days 650 MB 2G Data for 21 Days
Rs 143 1.25 GB 2G Data for 30 Days 750 MB 2G Data for 21 Days
Rs 172 New Launched 1 GB 2G Data for 28 Days
Rs 194 1 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 800 MB 3G Data for 21 Days
Rs 249 1.5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 1 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 451 3 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 2 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 649 5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 3.25 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 851 6 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 5 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 1251 12 GB 3G Data for 28 Days 10 GB 3G Data for 28 Days
Rs 1501 New Launched 12 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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Idea cellular is providing a special online recharge in kerala… 2gb of 3g at 349rs… normal cost is 448rs…

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Off topic- Nokia Siemens has started to deploy cell sites for uninor across assam, so very soon they are going to launch services in assam.

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