Updated: Airtel & Idea hike tariff by nearly 100% : ET
According to a report in ET, telecom operators Airtel and Idea seem to have hiked their tariff by almost 100% with Airtel doubling the call rates from Re.1 per minute to Rs 2 per minute. Idea is also being said to have gone ahead with a steep hike from 1.2 paise per second to 2 paise per second.
While the companies have said that they have already submitted the plan to up the call tariff with the telecom watchdog, TRAI, the source doesn’t rule out the possibility of TRAI coming forward and intervening on the matter. To protect the interest of the consumers, TRAI may force operators to pull back the hike in tariffs.