Telecom operators dole out new plans; which one should you take?

Pablo Tucker
October 21, 2017

The Rs. 399 plan under the new tariff regime offers 1GB data and unlimited calls, free SMSes, and access to Jio apps, with a validity of 70 days.

These two plans are Rs. 181 and Rs. 195, and as the price itself suggests they both are aimed at Reliance Jio's Rs. 149 tariff plan.

Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio's decision to hike tariff by 15 to 20 per cent has possibly finally given incumbents like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular the much-needed breathing space to raise their prices, say analysts.

Moreover, the Rs 459 plan will offer Jio customers unlimited services at 1GB high speed data per day for 84 days for prepaid users followed by data at curtailed speed, along with unlimited voice calling and access to Jio apps. These small value recharge packs come with daily or weekly validity. If you think that the old 399 Rs plan doesn't exist, then you may be wrong as it is still available but with a decreased validity of 70 days.

The company has increased the validity of its Rs 4,999 plan.

Surprisingly, all of Jio's postpaid tariffs are only valid for 30 days now.

The cheapest plan will come for INR 52 for seven days with 1.05GB of data, while for a pricing of INR 4,999 consumers can avail 350GB of data for 360 days.

The data plan will offer 1GB 4G data per day for 84 days and unlimited calls and bundled SMS. Local, STD, and roaming calls to any operator across Indian is already free on Jio's network. It offers 2.1GB data, (150MB per day). The validity period is 90 days. However the "unlimited" calls could be restricted to 300 minutes per day and 1200 per week.

Rs 309 and Rs 349: These two plans have been removed and instead Jio has introduced a new plan Rs 459.

Here is a list of the new plans the company is providing and the details of what you will get when you purchase it. The Rs. 999 recharge pack now offers 60GB data instead of 90GB, and Rs. 1,999 plan gives 125GB data, not 155GB.

Jio 459 pack is the new plan of Jio.

There's a Red Rs 999 plan by Vodafone which gives users 15GB data in total, whereas new users get additional 60GB free. People will have to pay Rs 400 as security deposit.

Reliance Jio post paid users can recharge with Rs 409 to get 20GB data, and there's no FUP. Under this plan, Jio earlier offered 2GB of 4G data along with unlimited voice calling facility for 28 days. Rs. 98 pack provides 2.1 GB of 4G data for 14 days. Users get unlimited local and STD minutes as well as free incoming and outgoing at standard rates.

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