New Delhi: India's second largest telecommunication services provider Vodafone India Ltd Tuesday slashed third generation (3G) data prices by a staggering 80%, following its rivals Bharti Airtel Ltd and Idea Cellular Ltd which also cut prices by up to 70% recently.
Vodafone users will now pay Rs 25 for 25 MB for one day, and Rs 1,599 for 12 GB of data usage with validity up to 30 days, Vodafone said in a statement.
However, the users will be charged an extra Rs 0.02 per 10 KB for usage beyond the stipulated limit on each plan.
Vodafone users will also be able to use 3G services while on roaming across the country without any additional charges.
"Additionally, Vodafone will now allow its customers to use data from their bundle package while on-net roaming across any location in India without any additional charge," it said.
The price cut comes at a time when the major telecom operators have warned that mobile tariffs may up to double if the government accepts the sector regulator's recommended price for fresh sale of second generation (2G) mobile telephony radio waves.
The telecom operator's data revenue accounted for 8.23% of the total service revenue worth 4.22 billion pounds in the previous fiscal 2011-12.
As on March 31, 2012, Vodafone India had 150.5 million mobile phone connections, including 35.4 million data customers, a year-on-year increase of 81.5%.