New Delhi: Vodafone-Idea has announced new plans for prepaid product and services with 2 days, 28 days, 84 days, 365 days validity.

A rough calculation showed that the new plans are costlier up to 42% compared to earlier plans

Telecom operator Vodafone Idea on Sunday announced a hike in mobile calls and data charges from December 3.

The company has announced new plans for prepaid product and services with 2 days, 28 days, 84 days, 365 days validity. A rough calculation showed that the new plans are costlier up to 42% compared to earlier plans.

"Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India’s leading telecom service provider, today announced new tariffs/plans for its prepaid products and services. New plans will be available across India starting 00:00 hours of 3 December 2019," the company said in a statement.

Not only Vodafone-Idea but even Bharti Aretel and Jio are  increasing their tariffs.

In a statement recently Jio had said that the telecom regulator TRAI is likely to initiate consultation process for revision in telecom tariffs.

The company underlined its commitment to bringing the 40 crore 2G customers to experience and participate fully in the Digital India eco-system, and pledged its full support to providing the best quality and experience to all its customers. However, the company did not divulge the extent of price hike in the offing.

Vodafone Idea posted a loss of Rs 50,921 crore - the highest-ever quarterly loss by any corporate in India - Airtel reported a loss of Rs 23,045 crore for the September quarter. In contrast, Jio had posted a 45.4 per cent jump in its standalone net profit to Rs 990 crore for the second quarter of 2019-20 fiscal, driven by growth in its subscriber base. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 681 crore in the same quarter a year ago.  

(With PTI inputs)