The telecommunications industry is next in the rate hike saga, after the oil industry. With effect from December 1, Airtel, Jio and Vodafone have announced that they will increase their call charges.
The pandemic has forced telecommunications operators to wait almost two years to implement a significant tariff increase. The last major tariff increase took place in December 2019, when the three telecom operators increased their overall tariffs in all areas.
After a two-year wait, Airtel announced a 20-25% increase in all of its prepaid plans. A day later, Vodafone Idea also increased its prepaid rates.
On Sunday, the third major in telecommunications, Jio, announced a 20% increase in its tariffs.
This decision was not well received by netizens and they expressed their disagreement on Twitter. Many twitterati have chosen memes to express their point of view. Let’s take a look at a few:
Why the money for 5G then the speed for 2G Worldwide the month is 30 days, then why the month of the telecom comp… https://t.co/mYepB0sKeo
– Sunita Kumari 60k (@ISunitaKumari) 1638119038000
If the government rates BSNL for 4g and 5g in the near future, then BSNL will be bullish against other competitors #BoycottJioVodaAirtel
– MANIKANTA (@ manikanta889261) 1638152307000
#BoycottJioVodaAirtel is trending They first get you hooked by giving you everything for free, then they can… https://t.co/70W05dF1zK
– Real India (@ActualIndia) 1638163067000
The best slogans of the nation। throw lootera FROM the country। # BoycottJioVodaAirtel https://t.co/ugWs6QQqtZ
– Uh, UTTAM CHAND अहीरवाल MIG FIGHTER (@ UttamCh35735268) 1638158742000
#BoycottJioVodaAirtel Since most telecom companies announced their rate hikes. While waiting for me: https://t.co/ZauNgtUTKQ
– Parth (@_parthkrsingh) 1638159791000
#BoycottJioVodaAirtel Trending on Twitter People using B $ NL right now BSNL user https://t.co/Dz2TXIjnWp
– Arjun (@ Rit_470) 1638162882000
#RelianceJio #BoycottJioVodaAirtel Reliance Jio announces rate increases. Those who focused on jio: https://t.co/tPG07EtHQa
– Parth (@_parthkrsingh) 1638157741000
#BoycottJioVodaAirtelTelecom business owners are like https://t.co/Kb7MdA7Al8
– Thanos pandit ™ (@Thanos_pandith) 1638163353000
Indians at every telecom company #BoycottJioVodaAirtel https://t.co/oqtAv5kr9y
– Ravi (@ ravi67ravi) 1638154768000
#BoycottJioVodaAirtel is trending on Twitter The * #BSNL https://t.co/bj9AAtSogX
– Ritesh Ranjan Official (@ritesh_r_tweets) 1638158459000
Trending people #BoycottJioVodaAirtel using Jio, Voda or Airtel connection. Telecommunications companies: https://t.co/UnxldPXaOm
– Manoj Pareek (@mrpareekji) 1638164009000
VI, Jio, Airtel user to telecom business owners #BoycottJioVodaAirtel https://t.co/QyGq6ckphI
– MOHAMMAD NAZIR (@ MohammadNazirR4) 1638167041000