Airtel and Idea hike calling charges. Almost double now.

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While Bharti Airtel has doubled the call rates from Re 1 per minute to Rs 2 per minute, Idea has also gone for a steep hike from 1.2 paise per second to 2 paise per second

NEW DELHI: In a blow to consumers, both Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have increased their call tariff rates by nearly 100 per cent. While Bharti Airtel has doubled the call rates from Re 1 per minute to Rs 2 per minute, Idea has also gone for a steep hike from 1.2 paise per second to 2 paise per second.

Bharti Airtel and Idea hike call tariffs by almost 100%
 
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Yes, this whole paisa per second scheme is useless for me now. They charge 2paise/second, so it's Rs 1.2/minute, it's costing me more than the normal minute tariffs. ****ing bullshit. Same old scheme, attract customers with low tariff and then increase it a couple of years later.
 
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pay per second still works for me because my calls are mostly short. a few of them goes above a minute. :)i wonder how much airtel is charging for pay per second plans. it was 1.2 paisa per second right?
 
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i wonder how much airtel is charging for pay per second plans. it was 1.2 paisa per second right?
without any rate cutter it is 1.5p/s over here
 
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i wonder how much airtel is charging for pay per second plans. it was 1.2 paisa per second right?
For airtel2airtel it used to be 1p/s and others 1.2p/s
now it's 2p/s others and airtel is 1.2p/s or 1.5p/s
 


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Working of free markets which are supposed to uplift the living of mankind , acts weird if you look closely.

Airtels stock prices went up .. Why ? think..

Anyway ontopic.

I recently discovered apps like Whatsapp , viber and other messaging and calling apps . You can easily replace most of your calls , msgs using these .
 
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Calling on 3G is probably going to cost you more.
 
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Calling on 3G is probably going to cost you more.

Anything on 3G is costly :D

I meant on wifi or simple gprs for whatsapp etc.
 
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at home i prefer calling from my bsnl landline as i get enough free calls as part of my broadband plan. and for messaging, google talk works great.
 
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Yes , agree. But many friends are on whatsapp more often than on Gtalk. Anyway , if we can skip those costly sms/calls from these telecos , by any method, it is welcomed. :D Now that they have raised the teleco (call/sms) charges , may be its time they will come after BB also. But cant blame them too , i have seen refilling diesel for cell tower gensets on a daily basis here.. , particularly since the power cut in TN was 10-12 hours. Have come down a little but though.
 
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Regarding diesel, they have got a nasty kick in the butt, as Govt has raised bulk diesel prices to the market rates. that's almost the hike of rs 11 for telecom Cos, as they are a major consumer of bulk diesel apart from indian railways.So more telecom hikes across the board can't be ruled out
 
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Postpaid isn't good for me. I m spending a maximum of 150 a month on phone usage. Including data plan. No billing plan is this cheap. Only thing that will happen now is that i will reduce my calling proportionately, and sms - total no. Will rely fully on Internet based services - by hook or by crook. The problem that I had with the media companies - over pricing in the name of reducing losses, is creeping in here too. Atleast this strategy shud fail big time in my case.
 

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