After a step by Vodafone India, Bharti Airtel stepped up and slashes the data charges on 2G network by 90 percent. The new slashed 2G data charges are applicable for the subscribers in Punjab and Haryana circles. Unlike Vodafone’s new 2G data charges, the new Airtel rates will only applicable for pre-paid subscribers in the circles.
According to the release by Bharti Airtel, the Volume Based Charges (VBC) on recharge vouchers for 2G data usage of three denominations have been reduced to 1 paisa per 10 KB from 10 paisa per 10 KB. With the revised rates, the two circles will have recharge vouchers of Rs 22, Rs 25 and Rs 125, with a download usage of 125 MB for five days, 150 MB for seven days and 1 GB for 28 days respectively.
After the free data usage, subscribers will have to pay 1 paisa per 10 KB, which was earlier set at 10 paisa per 10 KB. The new data charges implemented with immediate effect. The telecom operator has also increased the validity of some recharge vouchers. According to the statement, Rs 22 and Rs 25 recharge vouchers will now be valid for 30 days and Rs 125 recharge vouchers will be valid for 90 days.