Vodafone decreases 2G data charges by 80%

In an attempt to push mobile internet usage among its subscribers, mobile operator Vodafone India has cut its 2G data charges by 80% in three circles. The reduced rates will be gradually rolled out nationally. The telecom operator has reduced charges from 10 paise per 10KB to 2 paise per 10KB in Karnataka, UP West, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circles.

The new rates would be applicable for all pre-paid and post-paid customers using 2G network on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. The new charges are the lowest in the market.

Last year, leading operators brought down 3G data rates to 2 paise per 10KB to increase usage.