- Jio announces hike in prepaid tariffs, to come into effect from December 1.
- All the three major private telecom operators have now upped their price plans to bring in more revenue from customers.
- The cheapest 28-day prepaid plan will now cost Rs 155.
Reliance Jio on Sunday announced up to a 21 percent hike in its prepaid tariffs starting December 1. The announcement from India’s largest mobile operator comes days after Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea also implemented a tariff hike, signaling an end of the low tariff regime in the telecom sector. Airtel and Vodafone Idea last week announced up to 25% hike in their prepaid plans tariffs.
Jio tariff hike: Here are Jio new recharge plans
The cheapest 28-day prepaid plan will now cost Rs 155, up from the present Rs 129. The popular 1GB a day plan with 24-day validity will now start at Rs 179. The plan used to cost Rs 149 before. The Rs 199 plan which was a popular option for anyone looking to maximum data under Rs 200, will now cost Rs 239 for 28 days and will continue with 1.5GB data per day.
Jio has also hiked the price of the Rs 249 prepaid recharge plan to Rs 299, and this one offers a customer 2GB of data on daily basis. The plan also includes unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS. The 84-day plan starting at Rs 329 will cost Rs 395 from now with 6GB data in total, while the 555 plan will now cost Rs 100 more at Rs 666. The plan will continue to offer 1.5GB of data per day for customers. The tariff hikes entail JioPhone Plan, Unlimited Plans, and data add-on, and range between 19.6% and 21.3%.
The 599 plan which has a validity of 84 days as well will cost Rs 719 for 2GB daily data. The plans continue with unlimited voice and 100 SMS per day. The Rs 2,399 Jio pack will be available for Rs 2,879 and will offer 2GB of daily data, unlimited voice, and 100 SMS per day. The company has also increased the prices of the data add-on plans. The Rs 51 data plan will soon cost Rs 61, whereas the Rs 101 pack will be priced at Rs 121.
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