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28 May, 2020, 10:53 AM IST



Jio offers three prepaid plans with 28-day validity but different data benefits

All the three plans are priced at Rs 199, Rs 249 and Rs 349. All of them come with a validity of 28 days but differ in terms of the amount of data they offer.

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  • Last week, Jio introduced a work-from-home annual plan of 2GB/day offering 33% more value at Rs 2,399. This is in addition to its already existing add-on plans Rs 11, Rs 21, Rs 31, Rs 51 and Rs 301 that offer 0.8 GB, 1 GB, 2GB, 6GB, and 12 GB of data, respectively.

    Jio's prepaid users can get 2GB per day data with unlimited voice and SMS at Rs 2,399 annual recharge. Compared to Jio which offers a higher data quantity of 2 GB per day, Airtel and Vodafone Idea’s Rs 2398 and Rs 2399 annual plans offer 1.5GB data per day along with unlimited voice and SMS.

    Bharti Airtel and state-run BSNL have extended the pre-paid pack validity for their low-ARPU customers, and given a talktime credit of Rs 10 to ensure continuous connectively during the Covid-19 induced lockdown.

    All-rounder prepaid plans such as this Rs 95 one are basically minimum recharge plans that are used to extend validity. Many users buy such plans when they want to keep their numbers active without paying for any combo plan. Other all-rounder packs apart from the Rs 95 one are Rs 39, Rs 49 and Rs 79 ones. Their availability varies from circle to circle.

    Trai said “Airtel and VIL had followed a selective approach” in giving relaxation to subscribers in extending the validity and giving a credit of Rs 10 to each subscriber, and as a result “all the 2G subscribers were not covered and are facing hardships” in absence of any recharge facilities.

    Telecom service providers Airtel, Jio, Vodafone Idea and state-run BSNL had earlier extended the prepaid pack validity of their low-average revenue per user subscribers and talktime credits till up to a week after April 14-the last day of the 21-day lockdown announced last month. But no call has been taken on extending the benefits further.

    ​"​Airtel has extended the pre-paid pack validity for over 80 million customers till April 17, 2020. All these customers will continue to get incoming calls on their Airtel mobile numbers even after the validity of their plan is exhausted," Airtel said in a statement. The benefits will be available to users in the next 48 hours, it said.

    Reliance Jio prepaid plans under Rs 200 include the Rs 129, Rs 149 and Rs 199 ones. Airtel's prepaid recharge plans under Rs 200 include those such as Rs Rs 98, 149 and Rs 179 packs. Similar plans from Vodafone include the Rs 129, Rs 149 and the Rs 199 ones.

    Jio's special work from home plan has 2GB data per day on offer. It is valid for a period of 51 days. A point to note is that this plan only offers customers internet services, and doesn't not provide any call or SMS benefits. Consumers will avail high-speed data up to a total usage limit of 120 GB.

    Jio currently has three similar plans: Rs 199 with 28 days validity, Rs 399 with 56 days validity and Rs 555 plan with 84 days validity. Though priced slightly lower, all these plans offer 1.5 GB data per day only. Airtel on the other hand offers Rs 249, Rs 279, Rs 399 and Rs 598 plans that offer 1.5 GB data per day along with unlimited calls and 100 SMS per day.

    Jio has come out with an yearly plan, giving 360 days of validity. Earlier, the telco had withdrwan its Rs 2020 plan and instead brought a Rs 2121 plan with lower validity.

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