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Telecom companies hike tariffs: What does this mean for consumers?

Updated : December 03, 2019 10:06 AM IST

The three major telecom operators, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, will raise tariffs in the range of 20-41 percent for prepaid customers.

Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea will raise tariffs from December 3 while Reliance Industries-owned Reliance Jio will increase charges from December 6.

That is also the date when Jio, India’s biggest telecom player, will launch its All-In-One plans with unlimited voice and data. The company said that the new plans will be 40 percent more expensive but will bring users 300 percent more benefits.

“These plans will have a fair usage policy for calls to other mobile networks. Although the new All-In-One plans will be priced up to 40 percent higher, staying true to its promise of being Customer-First, Jio customers will get up to 300 percent more benefits,” the company said in a statement.

Disclosure: Reliance Industries, the promoter of Reliance Jio, also controls Network18, the parent company of CNBCTV18.com
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