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Airtel prepaid plans price hiked by up to 25%, base plan now starts at Rs 99

Highlights

  • Airtel has hiked its prepaid tariffs
  • The price is hiked by around 20 to 25 percent on each plan
  • The new tariffs will come into effect from November 26th, 2021

Airtel has hiked its prepaid tariffs in India. In July, the company revised its postpaid plans for corporate and retail customers. Now, it has increased its prepaid tariffs by 20 to 25 percent.

Also Read: Airtel recharge offers [November 2021]: get up to Rs 150 cashback, up to 6GB extra data and more

With the hike in tariff, Airtel’s prepaid plans are now around 30 to 35 percent costlier than Jio’s prepaid plans. Airtel’s new prepaid tariffs will come into effect starting from November 26th, 2021.  The base plan, which is currently priced at Rs 79, will be available for Rs 99. Here is all the information on Airtel’s new prepaid tariffs.

Airtel’s new prepaid tariffs

Old tariff

New tariffBenefits

Validity

Rs 79

Rs 991p/sec calling, 200MB data28 days

Rs 149

Rs 179Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB data

28 days

Rs 219Rs 265Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1GB/day data

28 days

Rs 249

Rs 299Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data28 days
Rs 298Rs 359Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data

28 days

Rs 399Rs 479Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data

56 days

Rs 449Rs 549Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data

56 days

Rs 379

Rs 455Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 6GB/day data84 days

Rs 598

Rs 719Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 1.5GB/day data

84 days

Rs 698Rs 839Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data

84 days

Rs 1,498

Rs 1,799Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 24GB data365 days

Rs 2,498

Rs 2,999Unlimited calling, 100 SMS/day, 2GB/day data365 days
Rs 48Rs 583GB data

Unlimited

Rs 98Rs 11812GB data

Unlimited

Rs 251Rs 30150GB data

Unlimited

Back in July, Bharti Airtel discontinued the Rs 49 plan and replaced it with Rs 79 plan. Now, it has hiked the pricing of this plan to Rs 99. It offers 1 paise/sec voice tariff, 200MB data, and 28 days of validity. Since SMS is not included in this plan, users can opt for other plans for text messages.

Airtel’s new prepaid tariff plans with 28 days validity

With 28 days of validity, the Rs 149, Rs 219, Rs 249, and Rs 298 prepaid plans offer 2GB data, 1 GB data per day, 1.5GB data per day and 2GB data per day respectively. All four plans come with unlimited calling and 100 SMS per day. With the price revision, these plans will now cost Rs 179, Rs 265, Rs 299, and Rs 359, respectively.

Airtel’s new prepaid tariff plans with 56 days validity

Airtel’s Rs 399 and Rs 449 prepaid plans have been offering unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day, and 56 days of validity. The Rs 399 plan comes with 1.5GB data per day while the Rs 499 plan offers 2GB data per day. With the hike in tariff, both plans will be available for Rs 479 and Rs 579, respectively.

Airtel’s new prepaid tariff plans with 84 days validity

Currently, the Rs 379, Rs 598, and Rs 698 prepaid plans from Airtel offer unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day and 84 days of validity. These plans offer 6GB data, 1.5GB data per day and 2GB data per day respectively. Starting from November 26th, 2021, these plans will be priced at Rs 455, Rs 719, and Rs 839 respectively.

Airtel’s new prepaid tariff plans with 365 days validity

At present, the Rs 1,498 and Rs 2,498 prepaid plans come with unlimited calling, 100 SMS per day, and 365 days of validity. The former offers 24GB data, whereas the latter comes with 2GB per day data. With the increase in pricing, these plans will be available for Rs 1,799 and Rs 2,999, respectively.

Airtel’s new prepaid tariff plans with unlimited validity

Airtel’s data top-ups plans were previously available for Rs 48, Rs 98 and Rs 251. These plans offered 3GB, 12GB, and 50GB of data respectively. These top-ups plans also gave customers access to unlimited validity. From November 26th, 2021, these recharge plans are being revised to cost Rs 58, Rs 118 and Rs 301 respectively.

“Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) has always maintained that the mobile Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) needs to be at Rs 200 and ultimately at Rs 300, so as to provide a reasonable return on capital that allows for a financially healthy business model,” the company said in a statement.

“We also believe that this level of ARPU will enable the substantial investments required in networks and spectrum. Even more important, this will give Airtel the elbow room to roll out 5G in India.”

“Therefore, as a first step, we are taking the lead in rebalancing our tariffs during the month of November. Accordingly, our new tariffs as indicated below will come into effect from November 26th, 2021.”

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