Bharti Airtel is hiking the price of its lowest recharge monthly plan by 57 per cent. The telco has discontinued Rs 99 in two circles and has now started offering the Rs 155-plan. Here are the details.
Seems like its applicable in Delhi NCR as well now, i recharged ₹ 99 last month. These telecom companies are increasing rates like nothing, i wish government has some sort of check on them.
I was using 99 Rs to keep a number active. Unlimited calls on that numbers seems not at all a requirement. Airtel has lost it's credibility in service. They are becoming just another money hunger telecom operator.
Wish they bring back non-unlimited/standalone talktime recharges.
When there's duopoly or triopoly, what more can you expect?
If you have BSNL or MTNL in your area you can port to them. Their plans are far more affordable, even providing for a yearly recharge.
I do a yearly recharge of ₹249/- for my standalone number.
Every single private sector mobile company has hiked their charges. in fact their leadership had made it clear..they are now out to make money and accumulate funds for shareholder returns expansion, upgrades. We better get used to it unless you want companies to shut shop and we will all suffer at the hands of duopolists.
Compared to what people in other countries pay, Indian telecom charges are a dream. If you want cheap recharges go to BSNL and suffer the poor quality service. My father in law, a decades long customer of BSNL, finally shifted to Airtel. It was impossible to dial his number as I think BSNL is shutting down towers/transceivers to save money.
I use all 3 pvt. sector operators and Jio is still the cheapest even if marginally. Vi the most expensive.
I have already ported a number to BSNL. I didn't want to port this one to any other operators. But, now, i will have to think over. We need an era back where there were multiple mobile operators in the country. I don't use data on some of the numbers, and having an unlimited data plan seems irritating to use.
Jio spoiled the entire telecom market in the country.