Bharti Airtel revises its Prepaid plan and will be effective from December 03, 2019.
Further to its statement dated November 18, 2019, Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), India’s largest integrated telecommunications company, today announced its revised tariff plans for its mobile customers. These tariffs will be applicable from Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Revised mobile tariffs for Airtel’s leading Prepaid Packs
*Fair-Usage-Policy applies on Un-limited calling from Airtel to other networks. All calls beyond FUP limit to be charged @ 6 paise/min
The operator has announced new plans in the “unlimited” category with 2 days, 28 days, 84 days, 365 days validity, which are costlier by up to up to 41.14 percent, calculations show. The minimum monthly recharge plan for both Airtel now stands at Rs 49, as against Rs 35 earlier.
Airtel has also capped outgoing calls that can be made to rival networks. Buyers of the monthly prepaid plan will get 1,000 minutes of outgoing calls, while those with a three-month subscription will get 3,000 minutes. An annual plan will buy customers 12,000 minutes of outgoing calls.
Shashwat Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer, Bharti Airtel says:
Our new mobile plans offer tremendous value to our customers and are backed by a superior network experience on Airtel’s nationwide 4G network. Airtel will continue to make large investments in emerging technologies and digital platforms to deliver world-class experiences to our customers.
Airtel’s new plans, represent tariff increases in the range of a mere 50 paise/day to Rs. 2.85/day and offer generous data and calling benefits. In addition, Airtel provides exclusive benefits as part of the Airtel Thanks platform, which enables access to premium content from Airtel Xstream (10,000 movies, exclusive shows, and 400 TV channels), Wynk Music, device protection, anti-virus protection and much more.
The Supreme Court on October 24, sustained the description of Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) initiated by the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), putting an end to a 14-year old legal battle between telecom operators and the Government.
This comes as a major upset for telecom operators as they will have to pay out a massive ₹92,000 crores of past dues at a time when they are already dealing with debt pressure and reduction in revenues. Telecom operators have asked for a minimum of six months to pay their AGR dues. The apex court said it will consider their request.
The government is currently not considering any proposal on waiver of penalties and interest on outstanding license fee based on adjusted gross revenue, or on extending the timelines for telecom companies to pay up their statutory dues.