Vodafone India, on Tuesday, cut internet charges by 80 per cent.

The new rate would be applicable for all pre-paid and post-paid Vodafone customers using 2G network on a ‘pay as you go’ basis, says a release from the company.

The rate cut to 2 paise from 10 paise per 10 KB will make internet access affordable for customers who use mobile internet in a limited way. The reduced rates are now applicable in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh West, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh circles, and will be rolled out in other circles in a phased manner.

“We, at Vodafone, want to accelerate mobile internet adoption through penetration, consumption and value addition. This 80 per cent reduction in data charges for customers using 2G network is an important step in this direction and we are confident that this move will facilitate in faster adoption and better usage,” the release quoted Chief Commercial Officer Vivek Mathur as saying.

Analysts said the Vodafone’s internet tariff was already very high, and the sharp reduction in tariff would help in enhancing usage. Other telecom service providers were likely to cut prices, they said.

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