Vodafone Idea to apply new rates from April to pay its fine | Vodafone - Idea is going down

Telecom company Vodafone Idea has demanded a minimum rate of Rs 35 per GB for mobile data. This is about seven-eight times the current rate. The company has also demanded a fixed rate of 6 paise per minute for call services with a fixed monthly fee. The company has said that these new rates should be implemented from April 1 to enable it to pay AGR dues and make its business operational.

Telecom company Vodafone Idea has demanded a minimum rate of Rs 35 per GB for mobile data. This is about seven-eight times the current rate. The company has also demanded a fixed rate of 6 paise per minute for call services with a fixed monthly fee. The company has said that these new rates should be introduced from April 1 to enable it to pay AGR dues and make its business operational. According to official sources, the company has demanded an 18-year deadline for payment of AGR arrears. Along with this, the company has said that it should also get a three-year exemption from payment of interest and penalty. According to the order of the Supreme Court, Vodafone Idea owes AGR of about Rs 53 thousand crore. The company has so far paid only Rs 3500 crore to the Department of Telecommunications. An official said on condition of anonymity, ' Vodafone Idea has made many demands from the government to remain operational. The company wants that from April 1, 2020, the fee for mobile data is fixed at a minimum of Rs 35 per gigabyte (GB) and a minimum monthly connection fee of Rs 50. These are very difficult demands and it is a problem for the government to accept them. According to the demand for the call rate of 6 paise, the minimum rate of six paise per minute should also be fixed for the call services. The company has made these demands at a time when it has already increased the rates of mobile services by 50 percent within the last three months. The source said, "According to the company, increasing the rates of mobile calls and data will help it to achieve the level of revenue which Idea and Vodafone were able to earn separately in 2015-16. The company wants that from April 1, 2020, the fee for mobile data is fixed at a minimum of Rs 35 per gigabyte (GB) and a minimum monthly connection fee of Rs 50. These are very difficult demands and it is a problem for the government to accept them. According to the demand for the call rate of 6 paise, the minimum rate of six paise per minute should also be fixed for the call services. The company has made these demands at a time when it has already increased the rates of mobile services by 50 percent within the last three months. The source said, "According to the company, increasing the rates of mobile calls and data will help it to achieve the level of revenue which Idea and Vodafone were able to earn separately in 2015-16. The company wants that from April 1, 2020, the fee for mobile data is fixed at a minimum of Rs 35 per gigabyte (GB) and a minimum monthly connection fee of Rs 50. These are very difficult demands and it is a problem for the government to accept them. According to the demand for the call rate of 6 paise, the minimum rate of six paise per minute should also be fixed for the call services. The company has made these demands at a time when it has already increased the rates of mobile services by 50 percent within the last three months. The source said, "According to the company, increasing the rates of mobile calls and data will help it to achieve the level of revenue which Idea and Vodafone were able to earn separately in 2015-16. A minimum rate of six paise per minute should also be fixed for call services. The company has made these demands at a time when it has already increased the rates of mobile services by 50 percent within the last three months. The source said, "According to the company, increasing the rates of mobile calls and data will help it to achieve the level of revenue which Idea and Vodafone were able to earn separately in 2015-16. A minimum rate of six paise per minute should also be fixed for call services. The company has made these demands at a time when it has already increased the rates of mobile services by 50 percent within the last three months. The source said, "According to the company, increasing the rates of mobile calls and data will help it to achieve the level of revenue which Idea and Vodafone were able to earn separately in 2015-16.