India’s cellphone and data plan prices are about to significantly increase

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Airtel's revised plans will seemingly be in discontinue from December 3, 2019, which contains adjustments to the most in vogue applications.

Reliance Jio has announced to increase the rates of mobile services. 5 GB/day, the 84-day percent will fee 31 percentage greater at rs. 599 versus rs. 458 (33 percent hike for Bharti) and 25 percent hike for rs. 199 (maybe now rs. 249), 1. The users will also get access to Airtel Xstream, Wynk music, Hello Tunes and Anti-virus mobile protection for 28 days. That is, customers can recharge at the old rate in these three days.

Reliance Jio on Wednesday announced its new "all-in-one" tariff plans, starting at Rs 199 for 28 days.

The issue comes at a time when Vodafone Idea, Airtel and Jio have raised the prices of their prepaid voice and data services by up to 50%.

Jio claims that while these all-in-one plans will be priced 40 per cent higher, Jio customers will get up to 300 per cent more benefits. Off-net calls are those made to numbers of an external network.

The other plans for 28 days validity include ₹249 plan that offers 2GB data per day, unlimited calls and 2000 minutes for Jio to non-Jio calls and ₹349 plan that offers 3 GB data per day, unlimited Jio-Jio calls and 3,000 minutes for Jio-non Jio calls.

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Comparable plans from Airtel cost Rs 148, Rs 248 and Rs 298. As for the voice calling, this plan gives you 250 minutes of calling every day. Validity lasts for 28 days. They also offer 100 free text messages per day.

Shares of Vodafone Idea paused their three-day winning streak on Tuesday, falling as much as 14.1 percent to Rs 6.70 apiece. All these plans come with FUP limit of 1,000 minutes for off-net calls. This plan offers subscribers 2GB of daily data along with 100 daily SMSes and unlimited calling benefits.

So now they are making some changes that suddenly make cellphone plans in the country less attractive - but fret not, these plans are still miles ahead of comparable offerings in most other markets. However, the disappointing part of these talk time plans is, none of these offer full talk time. If you are on Airtel or Vodafone, the deadline has already expired for you but if you are on Jio, you can still stack up a yearly recharge to save a good amount of money. The number of validity days has been increased from 82 days to 84 days. Vodafone Idea increase would also be effective from December 3.

Under unlimited Satchet, there is Rs 19 Unlimited On-net Voice, 150 MB data, 100 SMS, two days validity.

Can I recharge before 3/6 December with current tariffs and will the new plan carry over once my existing plan expires?

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