Vodafone has apparently set the ball rolling with a 20% raise in PostPaid tariffs from January for Delhi users. The hike will soon extend to other regions as well. Vodafone Director Samaresh Parida blames the government, stating that the company is left with no choice in the face of mounting costs. The hike will not spare users with prepaid connections either. However, these plans will be affected only after March.
Other operators are likely to follow suit soon. Having said that, consumers will be better informed this time around, as TRAI has already asked operators to publish tariff plans in newspapers. After many directives issued by the TRAI to ensure better services, this news will certainly dampen the mobile phone users' enthusiasm.