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Vodafone Idea to hike tariff by 20-25% from November 25

“The new plans will start the process of ARPU improvement and help address financial stress faced by the industry,” Vi said in a release

November 23, 2021 / 12:45 PM IST
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Telecom service provider Vodafone Idea (Vi) will hike its tariff plans for prepaid users by 20-25 percent. In a filing with the exchange on November 23, the company said the tariff hike will be effective from November 25, 2021.

“The new plans will start the process of ARPU improvement and help address financial stress faced by the industry,” the release said.

Vi said the new tariff plans will also help it continue “improving India's fastest mobile network”, as verified by fixed broadband and mobile network testing applications company Ookla.

“Vi remains committed to play its role in accelerating the realization of the government’s Digital India vision. In line with its commitment to providing its customers with simple and convenient products, Vi has curated an optimum range of feature rich plans for both voice and data,” it added.

This comes after Airtel on November 22 announced that it is hiking tariffs by 20-25 percent for prepaid users.

Here is the new tariff rates from November 25
Vi's New Prepaid Tariffs:
Current Price (Rs)ValidityNew Price (Rs)Benefits
Tariff Voice Plan
7928 Days9999 worth Talktime + 200 MB + 1p/sec Voice Tariff
Unlimited Voice Bundles
14928 Days179Unlimited Calling, 300 SMS, 2 GB Data
21928 Days269Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 1 GB/day Data
24928 Days299Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 1.5 GB/day Data
29928 Days359Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 2 GB/day Data
39956 Days479Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 1.5GB/day Data
44956 Days539Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 2GB/day Data
37984 Days459Unlimited Calling, 1000 SMS, 6GB Data
59984 Days719Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 1.5GB/day Data
69984 Days839Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 2 GB/day Data
1499365 Days1799Unlimited Calling, 3600 SMS, 24 GB Data
2399365 Days2899Unlimited Calling, 100 SMS/Day, 1.5GB/day Data
Data Top ups
4828 Days583 GB Data
9828 Days11812 GB Data
25128 Days29850 GB Data
35156 Days418100 GB Data

In a filing with the BSE on November 22, Airtel said it has hiked its prepaid tariff rates by 20-25 percent effective from November 26. The rates are in line with its need to maintain the mobile Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) at Rs 200 and ultimately at Rs 300, “so as to provide a reasonable return on capital that allows for a financially healthy business model”, it added.

“We also believe that this level of ARPU will enable substantial investments required in networks and spectrum and more importantly give Airtel the elbow room to roll out 5G in India,” it said.
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first published: Nov 23, 2021 12:00 pm

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