After Vodafone slashed the internet usage charges in 3 circles, now Airtel lowers the data usage tariff by 90% in Punjab and Haryana. Airtel slashed the volume based charges to 1paise/10 KB for 2G data usage. The recharge values of Rs 22, Rs 25 and Rs 125 carry a free data download limit of 125 MB for five days, 150 MB for seven days and 1 GB for 28 days. Airtel says this move makes mobile internet affordable to users.
It was expected that the trend of reducing data charges by big amount will followed by major companies after Vodafone India lowered the data price’s by massive 80%, announced on Tuesday. Anyway the democratization of data will lead mobile internet to reach users in both urban and rural areas. In the upcoming days, more competing internet offers from these companies may be expected.
Other service providers like idea and bsnl has not yet announced any price-cut in data charges, but it is almost sure that they’ll be forced to do the same unless they cant survive the competition. Watch out for good news.