Airtel Hikes Monthly Charges for Taking Add-On Postpaid Number

These new changes are part of telcos plans to earn more revenue from add-on services from its users.

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Time for mobile users to pay more in India.

After dolling out freebies and discounts, it’s probably high time the Indian telecom operators start at looking way to make money from users. And while the phone bills have marginally increased for people, the telcos have started cutting down the benefits offered to them.

Which is why if you’re an Airtel user with a postpaid number, and had signed up for an additional number by paying Rs 199 per month, this amount has now reportedly been increased. According to a TelecomTalk report, the telco is now charging Rs 249 per month, which is a Rs 50 increase on its previous charges.

The users on Airtel network using this service are being notified this week, and will have to pay the additional sum to continue using the add-on number.

Taking the add-on plan ensured the user didn’t have to sign up for two separate mobile connection, and pay for them individually.

This was extremely beneficial for users, as they could get two numbers and pass on the benefit of the main connection to the add-on number. For the additional user, Airtel was offering 10GB data per month, which was made available to users after paying Rs 99 in addition to the add-on number charges.

The company hasn’t shared the exact reason hiking the price for the add-on number but it’s likely that catering to two users at such a nominal cost was proving to be hard for the telco after all this time.

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