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Airtel raises tariffs by 20–25% for prepaid users

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It will come into effect from 26th nov

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/t...

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LIMBO wrote:

Regarding the last point 20? million wired broadband connections vs 400-500 million 4G subscribes. The former had a 10+ year headstart to boot. The vast majority cannot afford wired broadband plus the attendant PC. Before Jio mobile data could only be afforded by the privileged few in any meaningful way.

I agree with ur comment that mobile data was privilege for few pre-jio & 4G connections are way ahead of broadband connection BUT the point which I wanted to make is that:-

1) Whether u require data or not u have to pay for it.
2) As u said vast majority cannot afford broadband connection similarly many can’t pay Rs 99/- p.m. [like farmers, labors etc.] just to keep their number active.
3) Now there is no packages curated only for calling.
4) India is far behind achieving a good Digital literacy rate.

P.S. – 1GB/day is just a gimmick many waste their precious time just to use daily quota.

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anantnitish wrote:

Calm down yar
Apne ko kya fark padta hai ,jo affordable hoga wo le lenge

Baki hame krantikari nhi banna !

100% correct…

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Bc, loot macha rakhi thi/hai airtel ne.
Vodafone is almost there, now hope airtel goes bankrupt 🤣.
.In recent years kuch sasta hua to wo hai Mobile recharge all thanks to Jio.

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LIMBO wrote:

Gratefully Airtel has removed the last reason that was holding me back from porting out to Jio. 99 with negligible benefits vs 109 with with UL calls/SMS.

What is 109 plan?

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airtel shares soon going to rise….arpu badega toh quaterly profits bhi badenge.

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beingsr wrote:

First, Don’t get offended. Every business exist to make profit BUT Jio destroyed the whole TELECOM industry

As you are defending JIO whole heartedly here are my some views regarding JIO & how it destroyed TELECOM Sector:-

1) Earlier we don’t have to pay for the service validity [concept introduced by jio] & now to keep the number active [which were sold as lifetime free incoming SIM’s] we have to pay.
2) TRAI waked UP & changed it’s regulation only after airtel & Vi filed complained against jio but same was done prospectively NOT retrospectively. NOW no one can give freebies like JIO in telecom sector [Also when u r the largest company in the country it’s oblivious fact u have backing of government be it NDA or UPA]
3) Recharge for 28 days this was also introduced by JIO so as to get 1 recharge extra in a year.
4) Lakhs of Jobs were lost when Aircel, Rcom, other telecom players, tower companies were forced to shut/scale down their operation.
5) Now you can’t even send messages to even Port out, u have to do a recharge of Rs 129/- [Not introduced by jio but it’s because of fierce competition]
I can write more points but highlighted the most important ones.

P.S. – Check this article – https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/in...
Airtel’s ultimate aim is to get an ARPU of rs 300. Ultimately telecom is moving towards duopoly [VI can’t survive for long] and be ready to pay extravagant charges

Data Charges & calls were exorbitant even before jio were born (Vodafone/idea/airte/aircel used to exploit), I don’t understand the point you are trying to make.

I remember i used to pay 1k for 10 gigs (ltd validity) of data to Vodafone.

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kartikxxx wrote:

airtel shares soon going to rise….arpu badega toh quaterly profits bhi badenge.

But conditions apply…. 😂

Jio also need to raise price.

Other wise people leaving airtel offsets any gain in arpu.

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Please help how to get 20% cashback in Jio recharge?

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kartikxxx wrote:

airtel shares soon going to rise….arpu badega toh quaterly profits bhi badenge.

News already has its effect on airtel & Vodafone share price.

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xxxyyyzzz wrote:

Data Charges & calls were exorbitant even before jio were born (Vodafone/idea/airte/aircel used to exploit), I don’t understand the point you are trying to make.

I remember i used to pay 1k for 10 gigs (ltd validity) of data to Vodafone.

Can’t explain anymore..

If u had at least read it once, u could have understand my point of view.

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can we queue 1499 or 2499 plan.. ?

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Bk100 wrote:

But conditions apply…. 😂

Jio also need to raise price.

Other wise people leaving airtel offsets any gain in arpu.

i dont think jio will increase prices before 1 or 2 quater.. jio is already in profit…vi is in loss, airtel needs to survive ..
and also no one is going to leave airtel really quick, those who are already in yearly plans not going to leave, and news pehle se de di airtel ne taki log old price pe plans queue kar le, and chor ke na jaye…..
else, i know the pressure, when airtel used to say we have to lauch this mrp plan in 2 days as jio has already launched it, we dont want to loose competition n all.
ps – i used to work for airtel RA (revenue assurance) team, where these plans were made,

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kartikxxx wrote:

i dont think jio will increase prices before 1 or 2 quater.. jio is already in profit…vi is in loss, airtel needs to survive ..
and also no one is going to leave airtel really quick, those who are already in yearly plans not going to leave, and news pehle se de di airtel ne taki log old price pe plans queue kar le, and chor ke na jaye…..
else, i know the pressure, when airtel used to say we have to lauch this mrp plan in 2 days as jio has already launched it, we dont want to loose competition n all.
ps – i used to work for airtel RA (revenue assurance) team, where these plans were made,

I think even if they loose 1 crore consumer that going to hurt them lot.

I am waiting for jio move as my airtel plan will expire on dec 31.

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Soon Vi and BSNL will follow this.

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Bk100 wrote:

I think even if they loose 1 crore consumer that going to hurt them lot.

I am waiting for jio move as my airtel plan will expire on dec 31.

Airtel needs only premium customers.

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More savings for me…
Pahle recharge na karane par 49 bacha karte the….ab 99 bachenge stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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Apne ko kya mera to gujara port kra kkr chlajata hai smile

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@tarun456 https://www.desidime.com/discussions/airtel-min...
every 2 months Airtel is raising the minimum recharge
CCI and Consumer forum should act and stop this, if they can!! what an organisation this Airtel has become, Min 99 rupees without sms.
this is like East India Company raising taxes on farmers to support World War funds for Queen of Britain rage rage
this company has no right to raise tariffs at such short duration cry

Exploitation in unashamed manner. Shame Shame Shmae Airtel

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Airtel wants money for 5G network at the cost of undeveloped unreachable 4G network
What a logic is this!!!
Get Airtel out of India Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal, Indians cannot and should not bow to your whims and fancies… Shame utter disgusting Shame

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kartikxxx wrote:

Airtel needs only premium customers.

why will premium customers not opt for JIO or Vodafone?

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sri222 wrote:

Soon Vi and BSNL will follow this.

dnt know abt bsnl
VI cant afford any subscriber loss

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tenga wrote:

why will premium customers not opt for JIO or Vodafone?

Service and reliability bro.

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kartikxxx wrote:

Service and reliability bro.

VI data speed is as par with airtel if not better
Jio calling is good, data speed not good in comparison
BSNL has more towers and connectivity
3g speed is as par with 4g for bsnl in some locations

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Cool07 wrote:

Please help how to get 20% cashback in Jio recharge?

Recharge on Myj Jio app. of min. 200 to get 20% cashback for next recharge

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Can we queue ₹199 / 28days plan in airtel?

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tenga wrote:

VI data speed is as par with airtel if not better
Jio calling is good, data speed not good in comparison
BSNL has more towers and connectivity
3g speed is as par with 4g for bsnl in some locations

Depends on regions/location…

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DM for Airtel Rs. 399, 298, 249, 219,149 pack with offer

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Now we have to pay more to Chortel 😐

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