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Vodafone-idea users, your phone bill is set to get a lot more expensive starting today

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Earlier this week, two of the top telecom operators – Airtel and Vodafone-idea (Vi) announced a price hike of all their prepaid plans as well as data add-ons. The increased Vi plans come into effect starting today.

The telecom industry is going through a tussle right now. Earlier this week, two of the top telecom operators Airtel and Vodafone-idea (Vi) announced a price hike of all their prepaid plans as well as data add-ons. The increased Vi plans come into effect starting today. Also Read - Best prepaid plans from Airtel, Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea with 3GB data per day

Commenting on the increased prices, Vi said that a traffic hike will help improve the average revenue per user (ARPU) and "help address financial stress faced by the industry." Both Airtel and Vi have increased their plan prices by up to Rs 500 per year. Also Read - Govt clarifies doubts about Vodafone Idea operations after stake sale announcement

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Here's much you will need to pay for your phone bill from now on

It must be noted that for most plans, the offerings remain the same as before. Also Read - Indian government to own 35.8 percent of Vodafone Idea

Rs 79 voice plan price has been increased to Rs 99

Rs 149 prepaid plan price has been increased to Rs 179

Rs 219 prepaid plan price has been hiked to Rs 269

Rs 249 plan price increased to Rs 299

Rs 299 plan price increased to Rs 359

Rs 399 plan price hiked to Rs 479

Rs 449 plan price increased to Rs 539

Rs 379 plan price increase to Rs 459

Rs 599 plan price hiked to Rs 719

Rs 699 prepaid plan price hiked to Rs 839

Rs 1499 plan price increased to Rs 1799

Rs 2399 prepaid plan price hiked to Rs 2899

Rs 48 data add-on price increased to Rs 58

Rs 98 data add-on price hiked to Rs 118

Rs 251 data plan price increased to Rs 298

Rs 351 data plan price increased to Rs 418

With the price hike, Vi believes that a high ARPU will allow the company to focus on becoming the country's "fastest mobile network".

Airtel has also hiked its prepaid plan prices in India and these new prices will come into effect from tomorrow, November 26. There is no information from Reliance Jio on hiking its tariff plans. However, since Airtel and Vi have already increased their prices, it is likely Jio could follow the same path.

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Published:Thu, November 25, 2021 9:58am | Updated:Thu, November 25, 2021 12:21pm

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