In a span of just 10 days, the three three major telecom operators in India 一 Airtel, Vi (Vodafone Idea), and Jio hiked their prepaid recharge plan tariffs and took users by surprise. Airtel and Vi prepaid plans are now hiked by up to 25% and starting December 1, Jio users will also have to spend more on prepaid plans.
This move by telecom operators gained a lot of traction on the social media platform, Twitter. Understandably, many customers expressed both disappointment and anger against the price hike. But, as expected, there were plenty of funny tweets and memes surrounding the same, with several users suggesting that customers port to the state-run telco BSNL. Here are the best Twitter reactions on the price hike.
Twitter Reacts To Recharge Plan Price Hike
Me to those who are saying #BoycottJioVodaAirtel pic.twitter.com/SQkJ2pNFSg
— Sagar (@Sagarbudhwani_) November 29, 2021
Peoples trending #BoycottJioVodaAirtel by using Jio/Airtel/Vodafone data 😂🙏 pic.twitter.com/qaEOdZZIeS
— Hemanth Shaiva 2.0 🦁 (@Hemanth__Shaiva) November 29, 2021
If you agree with RT 🔃 #BoycottJioVodaAirtel pic.twitter.com/wT6jGE5s1x#BoycottJioVodaAirtel
— ❤️__Ɱɾ Ƥօƥʂƭąƈƙʂ Տąղƭօʂɦ__🔥 (@ItzpoppinSk) November 29, 2021
— Mr. Bean (Parody) (@neo_rational) November 29, 2021
It’s hard not to find Akshay Kumar in a meme these days.
Jio users before. Jio users today #jiopricehike #jioTariffHike pic.twitter.com/aJjCH9uOFy
— Aprajita✨ (@9Aprajita) November 28, 2021
Not a surprise to see a meme from Phir Hera Pheri.
Public to ambani after news of #jiopricehike pic.twitter.com/k2QBRN04nu
— 💲🅰〽️ (@Samcasm7) November 28, 2021
After Airtel & Idea, Reliance Jio too hiked price🤧
Jio users to Ambani : pic.twitter.com/jTRmegHDiy
— Gaurav Jha (@Gaurav_jha13) November 28, 2021
Time to switch to bsnl.
Goodbye @reliancejio #JioPriceHike pic.twitter.com/DDdkZJgZ3H
— Elliot Alderson. (@NotThatElliot) November 28, 2021
After airtel, VI & #jiopricehike BSNL be like: pic.twitter.com/dwEAMtzVFd
— PunChaayat (@PChaayat) November 28, 2021
Meanwhile:- #jiopricehike #AirtelTariffHike #VodafoneIdea #BSNL pic.twitter.com/hZTGiAGAyz
— Sagar (@sagarcasm____) November 29, 2021
After seeing Tariff hikes by jio, airtel and vodafone.#endthisduopoly#BSNL#BoycottJioVodaAirtel pic.twitter.com/JrfJSrlNO7
— Bruce Wayne (@Ogwalabruce) November 29, 2021
Reliance Jio announces tariff hikes.
Those who ported to jio: pic.twitter.com/tPG07EtHQa
— Parth (@_parthkrsingh) November 29, 2021
After Airtel & Idea, Relience Jio too hiked tariff: pic.twitter.com/yd2XEzHXwz
— NaDeEm TyAgI🔥 🇮🇳 (@thenadeemtyagi) November 28, 2021
After Airtel and Vi announced the price hike, many users also ported to Jio. But, a week later, Jio also announced the price hike.
Airtel/VI users who ported to jio, rn: pic.twitter.com/fKRpWDKJzB
— CHEEKU 🌼 (@Okay_Bye___) November 28, 2021
Reliance Jio announces up to 21% hike in tariffs.
Meanwhile Jio Customers To Ambani ⬇️
— Mohd Mohsin Ahmed محمد محسن احمد (@IamMohsin44) November 28, 2021
After Airtel Reliance Jio will also Increase Tariff price from Dec 1 #AirtelTariffHike #RelianceJio #StockMarket pic.twitter.com/dCzWMTYAKH
— Amit Kumar (@MrAmit1086) November 28, 2021
A user with BSNL network had nothing to worry about.
Le me who use BSNL pic.twitter.com/LwDADwgsTj
— Freaky ᑕᕼᗴᗴᏦᝪᝪ (@pie_by_seven) November 29, 2021
#BoycottJioVodaAirtel is trending on Twitter
Le* #BSNL pic.twitter.com/bj9AAtSogX
— Ritesh Ranjan Official (@ritesh_r_tweets) November 29, 2021
*Post price hike scenes* pic.twitter.com/GpM7s1gcLU
— SARCASM🐨 (@ssaarrccaassm) November 29, 2021
It's time to switch to Bahut Sasta Net Limited! (BSNL) 😌#BoycottJioVodaAirtel pic.twitter.com/WioB9YoDq5
— Aman 👾 (@iamboyaman) November 29, 2021
Telecom companies owners be like 😷 pic.twitter.com/Kb7MdA7Al8
— Thanos pandit ™ (@Thanos_pandith) November 29, 2021
These were some of the tweets we found to find on the platform. As you can see, many users now want to move to BSNL as the trio have increased the tariff plans, but will they port out from Airtel/Vi/Jio and move to BSNL? Only time will tell.
To refresh, Airtel’s and Vi’s new prepaid plans now start from Rs 99 instead of Rs 79. On the other hand Reliance, Jio starts at Rs 91 now instead of Rs 75. Similarly, popular 28 days play which offers 1GB data per data and unlimited calls now cost Rs 265 on Airtel, Rs 269 on Vi and 239 on Jio (1.5GB/day). Lastly, another popular quarterly plan, which offers 1.5GB per day costs Rs 719 on Airtel and Vi and it costs Rs 666 on Jio.