New Delhi: GSM service provider Vodafone has raised mobile Internet tariffs for the Pay As You Go (PAYG) 2G and 3G customers. As per the new rates, PAYG pre-paid and post paid customers are charged 4 paise per 10KB, as against 2 paise per 10KB charged earlier.
In November 2013, Vodafone had slashed the pricing by up to 80 per cent to 2 paisa per 10KB, from 10 paisa per 10KB, bringing 2G data rates on PAYG mode equal to 3G rates.
The price hike is only for the PAYG customers as there has been no change in the current data plans.
“Vodafone following its price change in November 2013 has revised its mobile internet charges for Pay as Go (PAYG) users. At 4p/10KB, Vodafone still offers most attractive and lowest standard mobile internet charges in the industry for pre-paid and post-paid customers. This is applicable to both 2G as well as 3G customers,” says a Vodafone India spokesperson. “This change is applicable across all circles but is being rolled out by each circle in a phased manner.”
As per FY'14, Vodafone India logged in 125 per cent year-on-year increase in data traffic. The company had 52 million data customers in the country, with 7 million of them 3G data users
Vodafone is currently is the second largest operator in India after Airtel.