Reliance Jio Reveals New 4G Prepaid Plans, Wants Users to Pay More
Jio will be offering its new set of plans, with bundled free voice call minutes in the country from 6 December.
Just a few days before the new plans come into effect, Reliance Jio on Wednesday has shared details of how much its prepaid users will be paying from 6 December onwards.
Even though Jio doesn’t support voice calls through traditional standard like its rivals, the telco has also decided it’s time to increase its data prices. Unlike Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Jio decided that it will offer the new revised prices from end of this week and mentioned that its tariffs will be increased up to 40 percent.
This means, Jio will continue to offer its data plans at marginally cheaper rates than its competition.
As you can see below, the telco, with over 350 million users on its network, is now going to charge more for its monthly, two & three month as well as the annual prepaid plan.
The base plan, offering 1.5GB data per day will now cost users Rs 199 per month, which comes bundled with 1000 minutes of free calling minutes to other network (called the offnet calls). Earlier you were paying Rs 399 for the three month plan, but from 6 December onwards, you’ll be getting validity of two months for that amount. You do get 2000 minutes of free calling minutes.
The three month plans with up to 2GB per day now starts from Rs 555, offering up to 3000 minutes of free voice call minutes. But the biggest increase, just like with Airtel and Vodafone, comes with the 12 month plan.
Till now, you were paying Rs 1,699 for 1.5GB data per day, with validity of one year, but in the coming days, you’ll have to shell out Rs 2,199 for the yearly plan, with same set of benefits, but also includes 12,000 minutes of free calls.
Most of the users on Jio prefer to go for prepaid plans, and these revisions allow Jio to make more money from each user, which will invariably help boost its average revenue per user (ARPU).
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