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Reliance Jio prepaid plans price hiked by up to 21% but still cheaper than Airtel and Vi

Highlights

  • Reliance Jio has joined the bandwagon in increasing the prices of its prepaid plans
  • Now, all three telecom operators have hiked their prepaid tariffs
  • Reliance Jio’s revised plans are still cheaper than its competitors

Reliance Jio has increased the prices of its prepaid plans today. The move by the telecom operator was inevitable and follows similar moves from Airtel and Vi few days back. While there was growing chatter about switching to Jio, the operator has once again shown its pedigree to hike price and yet offer lower price than its competitor. 

Also Read: Airtel vs Jio vs Vi: prepaid recharge plans compared

Reliance Jio’s prepaid plans are now costlier by up to 21 percent and the new prices will come in to effect from December 1st. The reason behind the price hike seems to be the need for higher ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) in the middle of financial stress faced by the telecom industry. 

Reliance Jio’s new prepaid tariffs

Old TariffNew TariffBenefitsValidity
Rs 75Rs 913GB/month, unlimited voice, 50 SMS28 days
Rs 129Rs 1552GB/month, unlimited voice, 300 SMS28 days
Rs 149Rs 1791GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS24 days
Rs 199Rs 2391.5GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS28 days
Rs 249Rs 2992GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS28 days
Rs 399Rs 4791.5GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS56 days
Rs 444Rs 5332GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS56 days
Rs 329Rs 3956GB/day, unlimited voice, 1,000 SMS84 days
Rs 555Rs 6661.5GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS84 days
Rs 599Rs 7192GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS84 days
Rs 1,299Rs 1,55924GB/day, unlimited voice, 3,600 SMS336 days
Rs 2,399Rs 2,8792GB/day, unlimited voice, 100 SMS365 days

As seen in the above table, it’s worth noting that Reliance Jio has hiked the prices of only 11 of its prepaid plans. The telecom operator offers more than 15 prepaid plans. The first recharge plan in the table is for JioPhone users while the rest are unlimited plans. 

Post the price hike, Jio’s prices still remain cheaper compared to its rivals Airtel and Vodafone Idea. The company said in a statement, “These plans will provide the best value in the industry. Upholding the Jio promise of providing the best-quality service at the lowest price globally, Jio customers will continue to be the biggest beneficiaries.”

Reliance Jio’s new prepaid tariffs with 28 days validity

Starting with the lowest duration recharge packs, Reliance Jio has increased the prices of five plans under 28 days validity. The base Rs 129 plan now costs Rs 155 and it provides 2GB monthly data, unlimited calling, and 300 SMS. The Rs 149, Rs 199 and Rs 249 recharge packs will be available for Rs 179, Rs 239, and Rs 299 respectively. These packs offer 1GB, 1.5GB, and 2GB daily data along with unlimited calling and 100 SMS a day.

Reliance Jio’s new prepaid tariffs with 56 days validity

As for 56 days validity recharge packs, Reliance has hiked the price of only Rs 399 and Rs 444 plans that offer 1.5GB and 2GB data per day. Both plans will be available for Rs 479 and Rs 533. 

Reliance Jio’s new prepaid tariffs with 84 days validity

Coming to the 84 days validity pack, the Rs 329 pack will cost Rs 395 and it will offer 6GB data for a month along with unlimited voice and 1,000 SMS. The prices of Rs 555 and Rs 599 recharge packs are hiked to Rs 666 and Rs 719. Both packs offer 1.5GB and 2GB per day data.

Reliance Jio’s new prepaid tariffs with 365 days validity

As for the yearly plan, the Rs 1,299 tariff that is valid for 336 days and offers 24GB of data, unlimited calls, and 3,600 messages will cost Rs 1,559. The 365 days validity plan with 2GB data, unlimited calls and 100 SMS will be available for Rs 2,879 instead of Rs 2,399.

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