New Delhi: After attracting customers with the long free trial, Reliance Jio has finally discontinued services for people who have not yet paid for recharges. The Reliance Jio website and the Jio app, show only three prepaid options right now; no postpaid plans are listed anymore.
In September, the company revealed prepaid and postpaid tariffs, with monthly plans at Rs. 149, then Rs. 299, Rs. 499, all the way up to Rs. 4,999 - eight monthly prepaid plans in all, and a similar number of postpaid plans.
In March, the company unveiled its Prime plans after announcing Jio Prime, which again had a number of options for prepaid and some options for postpaid subscribers. There were two monthly plans in particular - charging Rs. 303, and Rs. 499 respectively, which offered the users 1GB, and 2GB of data per day each.
Now though, after the Jio Happy New Year Offer comes to a close, and the Jio Summer Surprise Offer was cancelled following a TRAI order, Jio has shifted focus to its Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, which gives 1GB data per day for Rs. 309, and 2GB data per day for Rs. 509, for 3 months (or more accurately, 84 days). Voice calling and national roaming are free, like Jio promised at launch, as are 100 SMS per day.
Rs. 509 Jio plan
This plan is only for Jio Prime members. The first recharge gives you validity of 84 days, and 168GB of data. Subsequent recharges will give you 28 days and 56GB of data. This is what you get with your recharge:
-Unlimited calling (to all operators)
-Unlimited STD calls
-Free national roaming
-Free subscription to Jio apps
-The 168GB of data (or 56GB, after the 84 day validity expires) has a daily FUP of 2GB per day. That means that the first time you get a Rs. 509 recharge, you will get 2GB per day for 84 days. After that, a Rs. 509 recharge will get you 2GB per day for 28 days. If you haven't signed up for Jio Prime, you also need to pay a one time fee of Rs. 99, which gets you Prime for one year.
Jio sachet packs
-If your validity runs out and you don't want to get a full week's recharge, you can choose from one of three different Jio sachet packs. The plans are for Rs. 96, for 7 days; Rs. 49, for 3 days; or Rs 19, for one day.
All the plans give you free calls, 100 SMS per day, and complimentary subscription to Jio apps.
The Rs. 19 plan gives you 100MB data (200MB for Jio Prime users)
The Rs. 49 plan gives you 300MB data (600MB for Jio Prime users)
The Rs. 96 plan gives you 600MB data (7 GB for Jio Prime users, capped at 1GB per day)