Following the footsteps of incumbent telcos like Vodafone-Idea and Airtel, Reliance Jio has also increased its tariffs by 40% which however are 25% cheaper than its competitors. The carrier has already revealed the price hikes for it popular plans a couple of days back but plans for its JioPhone just went live today on its official website. All the new plans by Jio will be effective for customers starting today, i.e. December 6.
Best Jio Phone All-in-One Plans
According to the new tariffs, the new all-in-one plans for JioPhone comes in four rates priced at ₹75 (0.1GB/day + 50 SMS), ₹125 (0.5GB/day + 300 SMS), ₹155 (1GB/day + 100 SMS/day), and ₹185 (2GB/day + 100 SMS/day) respectively with 28 days validity. All these plans come with 500 IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) minutes for non-Jio calls. Before we go into the detailed benefits of the plans, here is the list of all Jio Phone recharge plans.
- Jio Phone Rs 75 Recharge Plan
- Jio Phone Rs 125 Recharge Plan
- Jio Phone Rs 155 Recharge Plan
- Jio Phone Rs 185 Recharge Plan
Jio Phone Rs. 75 Plan Details
This is the cheapest all-in-one plan. It sort of competes with the old Rs 49 plan. It offers 0.1GB high-speed data per day and 500 minutes of non-Jio voice calling for 28 days. It also has unlimited Jio-to-Jio and landline voice calls as well as 50 SMS messages. In comparison, the existing Rs. 49 Jio Phone plan offers 1GB of total high-speed data, unlimited Jio-to-Jio and landline voice calls, and 50 SMS messages. Note how this plan excludes non-Jio voice calls. This means that you need to separately purchase one of the available IUC top-up vouchers that are valued between Rs. 10 and Rs. 100 to avail off-net calling minutes.
Jio Phone Rs. 125 Plan Details
For an added Rs 25, this plan 0.5GB data per day and 500 minutes of non-Jio voice calls. The plan additionally brings unlimited Jio-to-Jio and landline voice calls and 300 SMS messages with a validity of 28 days.
Jio Phone Rs. 155 Plan Details
The Rs 155 plan essentially doubles the amount of data offered on the previous plan. But it gives 100 SMS messages compared to 300 on the Rs 125 plan. The voice call benefits are exactly the same as the previous one.
Jio Phone Rs. 185 Plan Details
This is a new offering that doesn’t have an equivalent competition in existing old plans. It offers 2GB of data per day, 500 minutes of non-Jio voice calling, unlimited Jio-to-Jio and landline calls, and 100 SMS messages per day for 28 days.
Old Jio Phone Recharge Plans
The telco also offers three different 0.5GB/day plans priced at ₹99, ₹297, ₹594 for 28, 84, and 168 days of validity respectively. There’s even a 1.5GB/day plan priced at ₹153 for a validity of 28 days. Do note that these tariffs do not include IUC minutes which have to be selected and paid separately alongside ranging from ₹10 to ₹1000 while recharging with the above plans.
Since Airtel and Vodafone Idea were ordered by the Indian Supreme Court to pay off their adjusted gross revenue(AGR) debts of ₹89,000 crores, the carries decided to hike their prices to improve their average revenue per user(ARPU). And hence, Reliance Jio also joined this bandwagon as its own ARPU fell for seven quarters straight.
Reliance Jio is the most popular carrier in India, all thanks to their aggressive pricing and offerings which changed the whole telecom sector of the country. Due to Jio, the small-scale telcos that initially operated in the country vanished while the big ones like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea remained, out of which, the last two merged their businesses in 2018.
Analysts estimate Reliance Jio’s ARPU to increase over ₹140 by the end of Q4 2020, down from ₹120 in Q3 2019.
Best Jio Phone Recharge Plans 2020: Price, Benefits, Validity
|Plan Price||Data||Validity Period||Voice Calls||SMS||Complimentary Access To Jio Apps|
|Rs 75||0.1GB/Day (3GB)||28 Days||Unlimited Jio To Jio||50 SMS/Day||Yes|
|Rs 125||0.5GB/Day (14GB)||28 Days||Unlimited Jio To Jio||300 SMS/Day||Yes|
|Rs 155||1GB/Day (28GB)||28 Days||Unlimited Jio To Jio||100 SMS/Day||Yes|
|Rs 185||2GB/Day (56GB)||28 Days||Unlimited Jio To Jio||100 SMS/Day||Yes|