Vodafone India Welcomes Prepaid Mobile Tariff Hikes by Airtel and Idea

Vodafone India today welcomes recent prepaid tariff hikes by Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular and indicate that it may follow that same after examine all the offers circle-wise.

Vodafone's All-in-One VAS Card

In an official media statement Vodafone India said ” We welcome the price rationalization for bonus cards, Special Tariff Vouchers and free minutes from our competitors. We feel these were inevitable given the sharp input and energy price increases in the country.

We are studying these moves individually across all our circles. We are inclined to follow to maintain consistency and competitive position though we haven’t decided on our precise circle-wise moves.”

As earlier we shared on TelecomTalk, Airtel hikes it prepaid tairif by reducing freebies / free minutes and talk time in various STVs and TopUps. However Airtel has clarified that there will be no change in the headline tariff across India’s 22 circles, but the company will cut back on various promotional offers offering free minutes/sms and extra talk time.

Reported By

Leave a Reply

38 Comments on "Vodafone India Welcomes Prepaid Mobile Tariff Hikes by Airtel and Idea"


Sort by:   newest | oldest
Arjun Chandrashekar
January 26, 2013 3:33 pm 3:33 PM

well Go for Aircel instead Right Now I’m in Roaming in ANDHRA Using Karnataka Aircel Sim I’m able To Access Free Internet.

January 26, 2013 9:25 am 9:25 AM

keep the stv for 30 paisa cal rate upto 35 paisa/month.this wil be afordable for us and wil genrate u some extra revenue for bet er service

January 25, 2013 5:55 pm 5:55 PM

No optimistic views on this price hike…
But are you sure this revenue gathering technique is going to make services better?
Also if they are trying to recover the 3G price payed to Govt., will they cut down the rates to a normalised pattern(Not really low as everybody needs; like 1p/2 sec; 30p/ min etc., but to Re 1/min), which is question for everyone to talk.
If prepaid price hikes are like this, everybody should change to postpaid.