Jio Raises Prepaid Rates By Up To 20% After Airtel, Vodafone Idea - See price, validity

All three telecom majors have announced the hikes within a week of each other.

 

New Delhi: Following Vodafone Idea (VIL) and Bharti Airtel, telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, or Jio, has announced an increase in prepaid tariff rates effective from December 1, 2021. Jio today announced that it will hike its prepaid tariff by as much as 20 per cent. The operator launched new unlimited plans that it claims are in line with its "commitment to further strengthen a sustainable telecom industry".

 

The current ₹ 75 plan will cost ₹ 91 from December 1, a hike of more than 20 per cent. The ₹ 129 plan will cost ₹ 155, ₹ 399 plan will cost ₹ 479, the ₹ 1,299 plan will become ₹ 1,559 and the ₹ 2,399 plan will cost ₹ 2,879.

Jio further mentioned that data top-ups will now cost ₹ 61 for 6 GB (up from ₹ 51), ₹ 121 for 12 GB (up from ₹ 101), and ₹ 301 for 50 GB (up from ₹ 251).

All three telecom majors have announced the hikes within a week of each other.

Airtel announced on November 22 that prepaid tariff rates will be increased by up to 25 per cent with effect from November 26 "to provide a reasonable return on capital for a financially healthy business model". Voda Idea also increased rates by up to 25 per cent with effect from November 25, and said the move "will start the process of ARPU (average revenue per user) improvement and help address the financial stress faced by the industry".

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