Vodafone-Idea announced tariff hikes for its prepaid customers, which will be effective from December 3. The announcement comes after the telecom major posted a massive quarterly loss of ₹50,921 crore amid an adverse Supreme Court ruling on adjusted gross revenue (AGR).
Apart from Vodafone Idea, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio also announced new plans with tariff hikes. The surge in most of the plans provided by the three operators are in the range of 15-47%. While the new tariffs for Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel will be effective from December 3 for these two telecos, Reliance Jio’s revised plans will come into effect on December 6.
According to the revised tariffs, the unlimited plans for Vodafone Idea prepaid customers will increase significantly regardless of which plans they opt for.
The unlimited package comes in three validity schemes - 24 days, 84 days and 365 days validity.
As for the 365 days validity section, the new plan will now be dearer for prepaid customers as it will cost ₹1,499 instead of ₹999 and will have data usage limit of 24 GB instead of 12 GB.
Similarly, the 2 GB data per day scheme for 28 days will now cost ₹299 instead of ₹229 for the same services. In the 84 days validity package, the new recharge will cost ₹599 for 1.5 GB data per day and 100 SMS instead of ₹458 for the same scheme.
There is also a ₹399 scheme that will provide 3 GB data and 100 SMS services for 28 days.
Apart from these, ₹699 recharge for a validity of 84 days added to the prepaid recharge schemes that provides 2 GB data and 100 SMS.
However, the ₹569 scheme for 3GB data and 100 SMS per day, which was available for earlier, is not reflected in the revised unlimited packs shared by the company.