Is a mobile company right in charging for VoIP?

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.

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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

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