According to analysts, the firms’ tariff plans are in line with international practice. In fact, for broadband services too in the country, such plans exist.
Under one such scheme, the customer gets 10-20 MBPS broadband speed with the Rs 799 tariff plan. And, the broadband speed is 40-100 MBPS with the Rs 1,400 tariff plan.
An Airtel spokesperson said, “We are passionate about delivering the best network and service experience to all our customers. At the same time, we want to keep raising the bar for our post-paid customers in terms of service and responsiveness. This is an ongoing effort at our end.”
On July 6, Airtel said it would give preference to platinum mobile customers, who pay Rs 499 and above per month for post-paid connection, on its 4G network. With that, the platinum customers will get better speed compared to others. Vodafone Idea had launched a postpaid plan, RedX, promising up to 50 per cent faster data speed, besides other benefits and privileges. The RedX plan was filed with Trai
in November. Further modifications were filed in May. The plan has been in the market for eight months and customers are already using it.