Idea Cellular says net neutrality will raise data price to Rs 1,000-2,500 per GB

swatkats

The TroubleShooter!
Idea Cellular has warned that companies like itself will have to raise data prices to 108-250 paise/MB (Rs 1,105-2,560 per GB) if government imposes net neutrality on wireless providers.This would required as voice call rates will fall to 7.5 paise per minute if net neutrality is allowed in the current situation, Idea Cellular said. Idea Cellular said it would have to raise data prices to these levels to account for a steep decline in voice rates.

Explaining in detail, Idea Cellular said that a single minute of voice call on applications like WhatsApp and Skype consumes only 300 kB. Since currently 1 MB of data is priced at just 25 paise, therefore, one minute of WhatsApp call will cost only 7.5 paise (including the cost of incoming.)

Idea Cellular says net neutrality will raise data price to Rs 1,000-2,500 per GB | REAL TIME NEWS

Dear Idea cellular.
This is not USA and you are not Comcast/ATT
 

theserpent

Firecracker to the moon
Yay! Finally expensive data plans :D . Do it Idea, best of luck.You and airtel will pack your bags.
 

Cyberghost

Federal Agent Area 51
Staff member
This will increase the users of broadband and ISPs deploy more fibre networks and more attractive plans
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
We should also think of high spectrum costs too.

While everybody was blaming A. Raja for telecom scam, he actually benefitted us a lot and lead to one of lowest call rates worldwide.

Now after the honourable supreme court mandated spectrum auction running into thousands of crores, and the loss of voice revenue we are surely facing a hike in overall telecom charges.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
Guess the people who run Idea didn't study on IIN or did they. :lol:

Rs 1000/GB yeah right. :rofl:
I pay around Rs 930/month including taxes and download ~120-140 GB on 512 kbps internet.

They can put their plans in their own :censored:

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At least we'll not have to see those stupid IIN advertisements anymore. :bananana:
 
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swatkats

swatkats

The TroubleShooter!
They'll try everything possible to get a chance to hike prices. But seriously 1000/Gb.

People here are so price conscious that they are waiting for 1Gb 3G data to come under 150/month bracket. People here recharge 22 pack 150MB and use 2G pack happily for 1 week.

I bet even 200/Gb won't do. Already people feel 2G and 3G packages are not affordable.

88 percent of Indian smartphone owners who do not use mobile broadband feel that it is too expensive,” Gupta said. According to study, 70 percent people use mobile broadband to access video and 27 percent more are willing to start accessing it but not doing at present due to barriers cost and network barrier identified in the survey.


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kg11sgbg

Indian Railways - The Vibrant and Moving INDIA
Guess the people who run Idea didn't study on IIN or did they. :lol:

Rs 1000/GB yeah right. :rofl:
I pay around Rs 930/month including taxes and download ~120-140 GB on 512 kbps internet.

They can put their plans in their own :censored:

Edit:

At least we'll not have to see those stupid IIN advertisements anymore. :bananana:

Yippee everyone port to BSNL now.

If Net Neutrality happens pf course BSNL will reduce tarrifs.

+1 to both of your comments.
Are they(!dea) out of their mind?????

Looks and seems that the so called Industrialists are the real robbers and cheaters in the midst of our society. Now they are fully open with their knives and teeth to cut us to pieces.
Long live old,faithful,trustworthy yet crappy servicing BSNL.
 
Guess the people who run Idea didn't study on IIN or did they. :lol:

Rs 1000/GB yeah right. :rofl:
I pay around Rs 930/month including taxes and download ~120-140 GB on 512 kbps internet.

They can put their plans in their own :censored:

Edit:

At least we'll not have to see those stupid IIN advertisements anymore. :bananana:

lol...:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

gemini90

Journeyman
All of this is just bhashan baji, trying to make their own case. CCI, TRAI and Telecom commission will never let them get away with any charge that is not valid. (Especially CCI)

As for high spectrum cost, it is simply an issue of demand and supply. And let's be thankful that only market competition decided the price of a national asset unlike when UPA and A. Raja ruled the roost.
 
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tkin

Back to school!!
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On a serious note, I'll pay extra if required(not that much) to get neutral network.

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+1 to both of your comments.
Are they(!dea) out of their mind?????

Looks and seems that the so called Industrialists are the real robbers and cheaters in the midst of our society. Now they are fully open with their knives and teeth to cut us to pieces.
Long live old,faithful,trustworthy yet crappy servicing BSNL.
Amen to that, they are the only service which never gave a f**k to these type of features, although their service sucks, we now know that those cheap prices(looking at you Reliance Jio) actually come with a catch.
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
All of this is just bhashan baji, trying to make their own case. CCI, TRAI and Telecom commission will never let them get away with any charge that is not valid. (Especially CCI)

As for high spectrum cost, it is simply an issue of demand and supply. And let's be thankful that only market competition decided the price of a national asset unlike when UPA and A. Raja ruled the roost.
What makes a nation? I understand it is us the citizens that make it and not the government. So when the spectrum was allocated for low price who got the benefit? I understand it is us who got to enjoy one of the lowest telecom rates in the world. Nobody lost anything.

Now that the government has got so much money who is paying for it? Us by increased charges. Even TRAI cannot do anything in that case. Before criticising telcos in a blanket fashion we need to understand that they have to be sustainable which means they have to be profitable. If they are not profitable and unable to invest not much good can be expected in the future. BSNL can and may provide it as long as it is bankrolled by the government. Otherwise at the way it is making losses, it is soon to become another Air India.
 

SaiyanGoku

kamehameha!!
^ But the private Telecos make billions of rupees in profits. And they have become greedier, wanting to exploit every chance they can get. Like the unwanted self activation of overpriced VAS, increasing the data rates by 6-7 times (Airtel used to have 2 GB for rs 98/month 2g while now its 1 GB for rs 160 /28 days).
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
Having 16 different operators keeps them in check to some extent. That was done by A. Raja too so I like him for that although not for the way he gave out those licenses/spectrum (first come first served).

They too create useful jobs all around. And they too have significant individual shareholders not all of whom are billionaires. Granted the owners may be but that is their reward for doing it in the first place.

We at present have the best mix I believe - a few established telcos, few other ones competing to keep them in check and being more enterprising, then the PSUs to balance the field and TRAI there to fix a few things such as high roaming rates/SMS charges etc.

All in all very good right now.
 
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