Voda Idea will raise mobile calls, data charges from December 3 up to 42%

New Delhi, December 1 () In a first rise in mobile rates in the last four years, telecom operator Vodafone Idea announced on Sunday new plans under which charges for calls and data will be more expensive for its prepaid customers up to 42 percent since December 3)

In addition to this, Vodafone Idea will also charge 6 paise per minute for each outgoing call made by customers to the network of other operators.

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India's leading telecommunications service provider, today announced new rates/plans for its prepaid products and services. New plans will be available throughout India starting at 00:00 on December 3, 2019, the company said in a statement. declaration.

The company has announced new plans in the unlimited category with a validity of 2 days, 28 days, 84 days and 365 days, which in the back of the envelope calculations show that they are more expensive by up to 41.2 percent .

Vodafone Idea has only reviewed the rates of plans that promise unlimited mobile and data services and has also introduced some new plans.

A company official explained that all existing plans in an unlimited category will be replaced by the new plans as of December 3 and new plans will be introduced or reviewed based on market response.

Although the company classifies a set of plans in the 'unlimited' category, they really come with a data usage limit at a promised speed and a limit of 100 SMS per day.

The company has announced the highest increase rate of 41.2 percent in the annual unlimited category plan that will cost Rs 2,399 instead of 1,699 today.

The initial plan with a data offer of 1.5 Gb per day with a validity of 84 days in the unlimited category will cost around 31 percent more at Rs 599 compared to Rs 458 today.

The company will raise the price of the unlimited plan from Rs 199, which offers data of 1.5 Gb per day, by approximately 25 percent to Rs 249.

Vodafone Idea, which is reeling under a massive debt of around Rs 1.17 lakh crore, had previously cited acute financial stress in the company behind the decision to increase charges for calls and mobile data.

Vodafone Idea reported last month a consolidated loss of Rs 50,921 million rupees, the highest loss ever recorded by any Indian company, for the quarter of September due to the responsibility derived from the order of the Supreme Court in the case of gross income adjusted (AGR). The company has estimated the responsibility of Rs 44,150 million rupees after the order of the court of the cusp, and made the provision of Rs 25,680 million rupees in the second quarter of this fiscal year. PRS RR MR MR

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