Jio prepaid users will get 500MB on select plans from Friday, January 26 as part of the company's Republic Day 2018 Offer. The move was announced by Jio in a tweet, and entails extra data on recharge packs that presently offer 1GB data per day and 1.5GB data per day. This means Jio users will get 1.5GB daily data allocation at Rs. 149, Rs. 349, Rs. 399 and Rs. 449 recharge packs purchased after 12am on January 26; similarly, the Rs. 198, Rs. 398, Rs. 448 and Rs. 498 plans will provide 2GB data per day. These plans come soon after the Mukesh Ambani-backed telecom operator slashed prices on the 1GB per day plans, and launched the 1.5GB per day plans.
The company’s 1GB data per day plans are priced at Rs. 149, Rs. 349, Rs. 399 and Rs. 449, with validities of 28 days, 70 days, 84 days and 91 days, respectively. However, with the Jio Republic Day Offer 2018, customers will get 50 percent more data as the daily high-speed data cap will be raised to 1.5GB per day. This means the 1GB data per day plans are effectively phased out, at least till the Republic Day offer continues.
Similarly, the 1.5GB data per day plans will now offer 2GB of high-speed data a day. So customers will now get more data with the Rs. 198, Rs. 398, Rs. 448 and Rs. 498 plans. This pretty much leaves the Rs. 299 plan redundant as subscribers will be able to get the same benefits (2GB per day for 28 days) at Rs. 198.
|Price ||Current data allowance ||Data allowance from January 26 ||Validity ||Total data from January 26 |
|Rs. 149 ||1GB per day ||1.5GB per day ||28 days ||42GB |
|Rs. 198 ||1.5GB per day ||2GB per day ||28 days ||56GB |
|Rs. 349 ||1GB per day ||1.5GB per day ||70 days ||105GB |
|Rs. 398 ||1.5GB per day ||2GB per day ||70 days ||140GB |
|Rs. 399 ||1GB per day ||1.5GB per day ||84 days ||126GB |
|Rs. 448 ||1.5GB per day ||2GB per day ||84 days ||168GB |
|Rs. 449 ||1GB per day ||1.5GB per day ||91 days ||136GB |
|Rs. 498 ||1.5GB per day ||2GB per day ||91 days ||182GB |
The Rs. 98 Jio plan is also being revised to offer twice the current validity as part of the Republic Day offer. Users will get validity of 28 days at Rs. 98, up from 14 days. However, the 4G data allocation with the plan is 2GB for the entire 28-day period; customers presently get 150MB of 4G data per day data with the pack.
Customers will have to buy a new recharge pack on or after January 26, 2018 to avail the data benefits under the Jio Republic Day Offer. The new recharge pack will be queued, and will come into effect once the current plan’s validity runs out. For example, if a subscriber has the Rs. 349 plan with 70-day validity that ends on February 29 and then buys the Rs. 349 recharge after January 26, they will get 1GB data per day in February, and then 1.GB per for 70 days from March 1. Alternatively, they can cancel the active plan in the MyJio app and activate the 1.5GB data plan as soon as they buy it.