Airtel, one of the country's largest mobile operator has increased its monthly minimum recharge plan with effect from Sunday, December 29, 2019. It has increased its monthly minimum recharge plan from Rs. 35 to Rs. 45.
Airtel introduced a monthly minimum recharge plan of Rs. 35 almost a year back with 100MB of 3G/4G data, local and STD calls at Rs. 1 paisa/second with a talk-time of Rs. 26.66 valid for 28 days.
The circular announced by Airtel says:
“With effect from 29th December 2019, the existing SUK base plan is being discontinued and new customers shall be on a base tariff plan of 2.5p/sec for all Local & STD voice calls, 5p/sec for National Video Calls, 50p/MB for Data, SMS tariff of Re 1/SMS for Local, Rs 1.5/SMS for National, and Rs 5/SMS for International. Further, it will be mandatory to recharge with a voucher of Rs 45 or above, every 28 days to avail services,”
“In case of recharge with STV/Combo/Top-up voucher of MRP greater than or equal to Rs 45, the validity of the tariff plan will be extended with the validity of Combo/STV voucher and in case of top-up voucher, by 28 days. In case of non-recharge with a voucher of Rs 45 or above, at the end of the tariff validity period, Airtel reserves the right to provide the plan benefits in a curtailed manner at its own discretion during the grace period of up to 15 days. In case of non-recharge with a voucher of Rs 45 of above, all services will be suspended post the grace period,”
Airtel, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone recently increased tariffs in India.