Reliance Jio raises tariff - what it means for Airtel, Idea, Vodafone


Reliance Jio's Rs 309 plan gives 30GB 4G data till bill cycle, with FUP (Fair Usage Policy) of 1GB per day.

On the other hand, Jio has increased the data it offers with the Rs 149 prepaid pack, offering 4GB instead of 2GB data along with the 28 days validity and other details remain unchanged. The Rs 509 plan will now come with reduced validity period of 49 days instead of 56 days. The reduction in post-FUP speeds from 128kbps to 64kbps is also a notable change that took place in Reliance Jio's new roster.

The most expensive Rs 4999 one grants customers 350GB of data with no daily limits. Now in 149 plan of Jio, Reliance Jio is offering 4.2GB data, In the Rs.98 plan, Jio is offering 2.1GB data and in Rs.52 plan, Jio is offering 1.05GB data.

This pack comes with 150MB data and validity of one day. The Rs 409 pack, with Rs 500 security deposit, offers 20GB data without any daily restrictions on consumption. This is probably done to improve the network and offer high-speed internet services. However, customers opting for it will get unrestricted access to 350 GB high-speed data for the plan period compared to 380 GB offered earlier for same price. Along with the data, users will also get free voice calls and SMSes. For the Rs. 309 recharge, which is available only via the MyJio app or the recharge page on the website, you will get 1GB data per day with validity of 49 days, down from 56 days; interestingly, the Rs. 309 pack is not mention on the Jio website under the list of plans for prepaid users. Reliance Jio reduced the validity of 399 plan. The plan offered 2GB data per day. Under this plan, Jio is now offering 70GB of 4G data for 70 days along with unlimited local and STD voice calling facilities. The validity of this plan is 180 days and there's no set FUP limit for the users. So this was all about the updated plans of Jio, for more news stay tuned to us. The roaming calls are free (incoming + roaming). The highest Rs 999 scheme demands Rs 1150 as a deposit and promises 60GB of data with no limits. Rs. 98 pack provides 2.1 GB of 4G data for 14 days. A user will get 4.2 GB unlimited data for 28 days.

Airtel's Rs 799 and Rs 999 plans offer 40GB and 50GB data respectively.

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". You get only 300 free text messages with this plan, along with the calls and apps access.