The telecom operators, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have hiked data charges for post-paid users by 20% in various states. The post-paid customers of both operators in the designated circles, will now have to pay Rs 300 for 1GB 3G data usage, as against Rs 250 earlier.
Airtel has raised data tariffs in Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, UP East and UP West circles. Even Idea Cellular has raised data tariffs in Delhi, Punjab and UP West.
However, Vodafone has not raised data charges in the post-paid category. It continues to offer 1GB 3G data for Rs 250.
Airtel, Idea and Vodafone had raised pre-paid data tariffs for 2G and 3G services in Delhi by up to 47% in June.