One of the leading companies in India, Airtel announced that soon it will start charging for VoIP services on its mobile network. Its website under Mobile Prepaid service states
A pack that gives you 100 MB of VoIP data at just Rs. 75 with 28 days validity.
Surprising. First point that comes to mind is Rs 75 / 100MB! To put things in perspective BSNL is charging Rs. 17 / 90 MB.
So why does Airtel or for that matter any other company want to charge different prices for regular internet and a different price for VoIP services? Plain and simple, companies want more money out of a customer.
What do you think about this? Should you agree to such differential pricing? Let us know your thoughts