After Vodafone Idea & Airtel, Reliance Jio to hike mobile tariffs

on Tuesday said it will increase mobile phone call and data charges in the next few weeks.

The statement came a day after Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea Ltd announced a hike in call and data charges from next month.

Airtel, Vodafone Idea to hike tariffs next month to stay afloat

Telecom tariffs for over 60 cr mobile customers will go up from next month with Vodafone-Idea and Bharti Airtel deciding to increase rates in view of losses, govt dues & mounting debt. Airtel carries a debt of Rs 1.16 lakh cr & has been ordered to pay Rs 21,682 cr in licence fee outstanding by SC. For Vodafone-Idea the debt is Rs 1.2 lakh cr and it has to pay Rs 28,309 cr.

Jio said telecom regulator Trai is likely to initiate consultation process for revision in telecom tariffs.

“Like other operators, we will also work with the government and comply with the regulatory regime to strengthen the industry to benefit Indian consumers and take measures including appropriate increase in tariffs in next few weeks in a manner that does not adversely impact data consumption or growth in digital adoption and sustains investments,” it said in a statement.

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