Airtel is planning to gradually revise the plans and hike tariffs indirectly along with altering the benefits.
Airtel Chairman said that tariffs need to go up but this cannot be done unilaterally.
The telecom industry is under immense pressure, hence customers will very soon witness tariff hikes. The cost of data plans and voice services will be hikes and this would impact the consumers to some extent.
In this respect, Airtel announced that it is very likely to increase the cost of pre-paid and post-paid plans but the Chairman of Airtel Sunil Mittal also made it clear that this price hike cannot be done unilaterally.
The Chairman also specified that the price hike would not mean a massive increase in the tariff as low income users will pay 75-100 rupees. It is just that middle to high end will pay 350-450 rupees per plan instead of the 250-300 rupee plan.
Mittal also said that the past 5 to 6 years have been very bad for the telecom industry. He said, “The industry needs to be healthy for embarking on 5G services, and to deliver on India's digital dream.”