The company has reduced the validity period of Rs. 399 pack from 84 days to 70 days and now the customer will get only 70 GB of 4G data under the Rs. 399 plan. Among the big changes is the introduction of the Rs. 459 pack that provides the benefits of Rs. 399 pack, but at 15 percent higher price. Comparing these plans with the previous plans, Jio, in most cases has reduced the validity data or the data offering or the daily FUP limit. In one of the other major changes, Jio users who exhaust their quota of daily high-speed Internet will now get Internet access at 64kbps speed only.
The data plan will offer 1GB 4G data per day for 84 days and unlimited calls and bundled SMS. If you want 3GB daily data, there's the new Rs. 799 pack with Rs. 950 security deposit. The next Rs 409 one requires Rs 500 as a deposit and offers a lesser 20GB of data, but there aren't any daily caps.
For unrestricted high speed data access, Jio will offers "long term non-FUP (fair usage policy)" plans. Airtel 399 plan also comes with 70GB high-speed data and with unlimited calling. Under the new plan, subscribers will get data at Rs 5.2 per GB.
This Jio plan is the most expensive one with a daily cap, where you will get 2GB of 4G data per day, and it's valid for 49 days.
The cheapest plan on Jio's prepaid network is now Rs 52 instead of the earlier Rs 19.
The validity of 459 plan of Jio is 84 days. The validity of this plan is 180 days and there's no set FUP limit for the users.
Reliance Jio's hike in prices comes days after the telecom posted a loss of Rs 270.5 crore for the quarter ended September 2017, against Rs 21.3 crore loss in the preceding June quarter.
In all of its plans Jio is also offering unlimited local, STD and roaming calls along with "unlimited" SMS which will be capped at 100 per day. So this was all about the updated plans of Jio, for more news stay tuned to us. Similarly, Jio subscribers will get 350GB data with the Rs. 4,999 pack, down 30GB from the earlier 380GB.
Next up is the Rs. 509 Jio plan with Rs. 600 deposit and 2GB data per day, totalling 60GB. In comparison, Airtel and Vodafone have similar tariff plans, but data offerings differ. All calls remain free on the network across the prepaid pack.
Rs 999 plan: Under this plan Jio offered 90GB of data and unlimited voice calls for 90 days.
The Economic Times quoted the Deutsche Bank saying Jio's pricing trends "suggest a progressive normalisation of sector pricing, which was significantly impacted by its free launch offer in September 2016".