Data rates fall further as Jio intensifies war

09 January, 2018, 00:59 | Author: Grady Montgomery
  • Jio revised all 1GB per day tariff plans Here's what it offered and what has changed

Reliance Jio, on Monday, announced its new recharge plans for its users as a part of the Happy New Year 2018 offer, wherein it will give 1.5 GB data per day in four of its packs. It has also reduced 1GB data rate to Rs 4 for a 1-day validity plan.

Along with those, the existing Jio Rs 399 plan will offer 20% more data and validity from next week. The Rs 458 tariff plan now offers benefits for 84 days, while the Rs 509 tariff plan gives benefits for 91 days from the date of recharge.

Shortly after Idea and Airtel launched 10-day validity plans under ₹100, offering free calling and 1GB of data to match Jio's plans, the Mukesh Ambani-owned telco late last week unleashed another price disruption, giving 50% extra data or a discount of ₹50 to those who have subscribed to its plans that offered 1GB of data per day.




Besides, the plan also offers free outgoing and incoming on national roaming calls, and 100 free local + STD SMS per day. Well, this translates to a total data of 82 GB (with ₹448 plan) and 91 GB (with ₹509 plan) being offered to Airtel prepaid customers. The validity of the pack remains the same, 28 days.

As for Airtel's Rs 509 plan, users earlier got 84 days of validity with 1GB data per day, which would put the total data available to users at 84GB. These present customers with the usual unlimited calling, SMSes, high-speed data up to a certain limit, and access to Jio apps. However, users will get 250 minutes per day or 1,000 minutes per week of calls. Apart from this, users will get unlimited voice calls on local and STD networks. The company offers 28GB data for 28 days. The Rs 398 plan will offer a total of 105GB data over a period of 70 days. The plan also offers unlimited local and STD calls with unlimited SMS.

Rs 498 plan: The new data amount is 136GB 4G data for 91 days.

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