Jio, earlier today, announced the launch of a new annual prepaid recharge plan worth INR 2,399. Along with the new annual recharge plan, Jio also announced new add-on data packs with much higher data limits compared to the older add-on packs.
This new annual recharge plan, according to the company, will prove attractive to users on the lookout for an affordable long term plan with ample data allowance and unlimited Jio to Jio calls. As expected of an ‘annual’ plan, those recharging with this plan will get a validity of 365 days.
As for the new add-on data packs, these are targeted at users who have increasingly begun working from home and need extra data over and above what is available with their existing plans. Jio also claims that the new INR 2399 plan offers 33% more value over the competition’s annual Rs 2,399 plan.
Let us take a closer look.
Jio INR 2399 Annual Prepaid Plan Details
To start with, the INR 2,399 plan is the second long term plan from the company and offers more benefits and longer validity compared to the older plan that was priced at INR 2121. For INR 2,399 (which translates to around Rs 200 a month for one year), users get 2GB per day of data, as well as unlimited calls to Jio numbers.
For calls made to other networks, there is a cap for 1000 minutes per month following which users will be charged six paise per minute. The total data benefit with this plan is 730GB for the entire year, while you get a total of 12,000 minutes of talk time (capped to 1000 minutes a month) to make calls to other networks throughout the entire validity period. You can also send up to 100 SMS per day. There is a complimentary subscription to Jio Apps for the entire duration of the validity as well.
In our opinion, the new plan not only offers a longer validity period compared to the existing plan but also provides you an additional 500MB of data every day for just Rs 278 more.
|Jio Existing Long Term Plan||Jio New Annual Plan||Airtel Long Term Plan||Idea Long Term Plan|
|MRP||Rs 2121||Rs 2399||Rs 2399||Rs 2399|
|Voice & SMS||Unlimited (Jio) – 1000 minutes/month to non-Jio numbers||Unlimited (Jio) – 1000 minutes/month to non-Jio numbers||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Validity||336 days||365 days||365||365|
New Add-on Data Pack Details
Moving on to the new add-on packs, these packs will be in addition to the existing add-on packs that started from Rs 11 and went up to Rs 101. The latest data packs offer a much higher data cap that the user can avail once he runs out of the data allotted to his existing plan. The three new data packs are as follows.
- INR 151 add on pack that offers 30GB of data
- INR 201 add-on pack that offers 40GB of data
- INR 251 add-on pack that offers 50GB of data
Note that the validity of these add on packs is tied to the validity of your existing plan.