Vodafone, Idea’s recharge rates hike just a day after telecom major Bharti Airtel decided to increase prepaid prices by up to 25 percent to provide a reasonable return on capital for a financially healthy business model. The new Airtel prepaid rates will take effect on November 26. VIL shares were trading 0.28 percent lower on the BSE index, at 10.63.
From tomorrow, the existing 79-plan will cost 99, a 25% increase. The 149 plan will now cost 179 rupees, the 1,498 plan will cost 1,799 rupees, and the 2,399 plan will cost 2,899. Data top-ups will now cost 58 (up from 48), 118 (Rs 98), 298 (Rs 251), and 418 (Rs 351) rupees, respectively, as per Voda.