Telecom major Bharti Airtel had on Sunday announced that it would hike the price of recharge plans from today, midnight. The company, in its statement also mentioned that they will hike the price of current tariffs by up to 47% for its prepaid users.
"Airtel’s new plans, represent tariff increases in the range of a mere 50 paise/day to Rs. 2.85/day and offer generous data and calling benefits," the company said in a statement.
Among its major prepaid packs, the ₹19 recharge voucher is the only one which is left unchanged. Other than the ₹19 plan, Airtel has revised all its recharge plans including the ones with 28 days (one month) and 84 days (3 month) validity.
We bring you a break up of the major revised prepaid tariffs.
₹148 monthly plan: Earlier priced at ₹129, this plan comes with unlimited calling, 300 SMS per day and 2 GB data. As a part f Airtel Thanks benefits, users will also have access to Airtel XStream, Wynk and Hello Tunes.
₹248 monthly plan: For this plan, Airtel has clubbed two plans of ₹169 and ₹199 into this one. This new plan gives you unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day and 1.5 GB of data every day. Besides this, you also get access to Airtel XStream Premium content, Wynk Music subscription, free Hello Tunes and anti-virus mobile protection.
₹298 monthly plan: Surging the price of this plan from ₹249, this new plan offers unlimited calls, 100 SMS and 2GB data per day In the 28-day validity period range, this is the costliest plan.
Among the two 3-month plans (84 days validity) offered by Airtel, the revised rates are as follows:
₹598 plan: Unlimited calls with 1.5 GB data and 100 SMS per day
₹698 plan: Unlimited calls with 2 GB data and 100 SMS per day.
The ₹598 plan was earlier priced at ₹448 while the ₹698 plan came for ₹499.
Among Airtel's yearly plans, the costliest plan sees a surge of ₹699. The ₹1699 yearly plan now costs ₹2398 with the same benefits provided. The new price will have the same benefits of unlimited calling with 1.5 GB data and 100 SMS per day for 365 days.
Airtel, on Monday hit a 52-week high of ₹485.75, gaining nearly 10% intra-day on BSE. It ended the day at ₹458.55, higher by 3.7% from Friday’s close.