At the beginning of April, bad news has come to the fore for all mobile users. The first smartphones were costly in March due to coronavirus infection. Now the price of prepaid and postpaid plans is going to rise. This has been reported from the ICICI Securities report. According to the report, telecom companies have demanded a five percent increase in the data price. It also sought to fix a fixed rate for minimum subscription charges and voice calls.
On the other hand, Reliance Jio has demanded a charge on video on demand and mobile apps. If TRAI accepts all these demands, the price of the recharge plan may increase from 60 to 80 percent. If the price of the tariff plan increases by 80 percent, what will be the likely prices of the existing plan? Let's know...
Jio Rs 149 plan
If Jio's plan increases by 80 percent, it will cost Rs 298. For this plan, you have to pay an additional Rs. 119. Talking about features, you will get 1 GB of data per day in this pack, unlimited calling on Jio-to-Jio network, 300 fup minutes for calling on other networks, 100 SMS, free subscription of premium apps and 24 days validity.
Airtel Rs 219 plan
If Airtel's plan increases by 80 percent, the price will be Rs 394. 175 for this plan. In this recharge pack, users will get 1 GB data, 100 SMS, unlimited calling on any network, free premium subscription apps, and a time limit of 28 days.
Vodafone-Idea Rs 199 plan
Coming to this plan, the price of this plan will be Rs. 358 after 80 percent. For this prepaid plan, users will have to pay an extravaganza of Rs. 159. This pack will also give users 1 GB data per day, 100 SMS, unlimited calling on any network, subscription of premium apps for free, and 28 days validity.
Note: Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-Idea have not hiked the price of the tariff plan so far. The news is based on the ICICI Securities report.
Plans with a validity of 28 days may change
The TelecomTalk report said that this time the prices of the 28-day tariff plan are likely to rise, which will increase the user (ARPU) on the average revenue of telecom companies. The report further said that there is a danger with 28-day customers, as they join other operators when they do not get good service. While customers with 84 days, plans are regular.
28-day plan to get more data
Experts say people have minimal choice in the 28-day plan. In December last, the price of the 28-day plan increased by just 15 percent, after which the price of these plans had gone up to Rs 148. The Dutch bank says telecom companies should offer more data plans with a validity of 28 days. For example, data plans of 5 GB, 10 GB, and 20 GB can be launched. The prices will be Rs. 200, 300, and 400, respectively. Through these plans, telecom companies will see an increase of at least Rs. 50 in their ARPU.
Prepaid plans that were costly in December last year
For your information, Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone-idea had hiked the price of data plans at the beginning of December. However, to provide relief to consumers, the companies had facilitated unlimited calling with several offers.
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