According to the recent information Bharti Airtel said on Wednesday that it has updated its prepaid plans and suspended the Rs 49 entry-level prepaid recharge. "The company's prepaid packs will now start from the Rs 79 smart recharge and offer up to four times more outgoing minutes of usage to customers along with double data," it said in a statement.
Here the move is likely to push competitors like Vodafone Idea and market leader Reliance Jio to up their tariffs as well. Airtel said that this change is in line with the company's focus on offering superior connectivity resolutions. Airtel consumers on entry-level recharges can now stay connected for longer without annoying anything about their account balance.
Last week, the communications provider had advanced postpaid tariffs for its corporate plans as well as tweaked retail postpaid and select prepaid plans. Tariffs in minimum corporate plans have now been increased by 30 percent. It has suspended old plans from Rs 199 to 249 with the minimum plan now starting at Rs 299.