Update : Jio iphone 7 offer added.
Reliance Jio has made history in Indian telecom industry by launching extremely cheap voice & data rates. Till this year end, users will get unlimited 4G without paying a single penny. Although speed gets reduce after 4GB usage, it’s still a good deal for Indian users.
Table of Contents
- 1 Reliance Jio Prepaid Tariff Plans After 3 Months
- 2 Jio Postpaid Plans
- 3 Reliance Jio Offers
So, do you want to know what are the Jio tariff plans after 31st December 2016? Are they good enough to buy? What are advantages & disadvantages? If you have same questions, then you have landed on correct place.
Here you will find updated Reliance Jio plans, 4G tariffs, sms & voice calling rates for the year 2017. We will also give you comparison between Airtel Vs Jio Vs BSNL so it will be easy for you to make right decision.
Reliance Jio Prepaid Tariff Plans After 3 Months
|Price (Rs)||4G Data||Unlimited Night Data||Validity (Days)|
- After 31st Dec 2016, when you will recharge Jio sim, you can’t use 19 Rs, 129 Rs & 299 Rs plan as first recharge.
- If you are student, then 25% additional data will be granted upon presenting valid identity card at the time of buying sim card.
- In each pack, you will get 100 local + national sms.
- Post data charges are Rs 250 per GB with the pulse of 10 Kbps.
Prepaid Special Tariff Vouchers for Conferencing
|Audio Conference||49 Rs||Make audio conference with min 4 & maximum 9 people||28 Days|
|Video Conference||99 Rs||Make video conference with min 4 & max 9 people||28 Days|
Jio Add-On Plans
Let me begin by explaining what are these Addon packs & how they work. Let us take an example..
Suppose, you have recharges Jio with 149 Rs which gives 300 MB 4G which is valid for 28 days. But if you use it heavily & exhaust all 300 MB within 2-3 days then you can’t buy this pack again until 28 days validity expires.
So to continue with that plan, you have to wait for a month. To get rid off this problem, you have add on packs.
|Price (Rs)||4G Data||Validity|
|201 Rs||SMS Combo|| Talktime can be used for sending sms only @ 95paisa/sms
Rs 5 for international sms
|501 Rs||ISD Combo||Only for ISD Calling||28 Days|
|1001 Rs||International Roaming Combo||Talktime can be utilized only against international roaming||28 Days|
- Plans up to 100 Rs give you lesser talktime after deduction of tax & processing fees.
- Rs 100 plan & above gives you full talktime on Jio, so better to go with them.
- If you go with higher denominations above 500 Rs then assured extra talktime will be credited into Jio account.
- These top up vouchers have no validity.
|Price||Talktime after Tax||Full Talktime||Extra Talktime|
|10 Rs||7.7 Rs|
|20 Rs||15.39 Rs|
|50 Rs||40.48 Rs|
|100 Rs||100 Rs|
|150 Rs||150 Rs|
|200 Rs||200 Rs|
|300 Rs||300 Rs|
|500 Rs||550 Rs||50 Rs|
|750 Rs||850 Rs||100 Rs|
|1000 Rs||1150 Rs||150 Rs|
|2000 Rs||2300 Rs||300 Rs|
|5000 Rs||5750 Rs||750 Rs|
Jio Postpaid Plans
|Price||Free Calls||4G Data||Free Night Data||JioNet||Unlimited sms||Validity|
|149 Rs||300 MB||700 MB||100||Billing Cycle|
|499 Rs||4 GB||8 GB||Billing Cycle|
|999 Rs||10 GB||20 GB||Billing Cycle|
|1499 Rs||20 GB||40 GB||Billing Cycle|
|2499 Rs||35 GB||70 GB||Billing Cycle|
|3999 Rs||60 GB||120 GB||Billing Cycle|
|4999 Rs||75 GB||150 GB||Billing Cycle|
How to Recharge Jio Sim?
After welcome offer, everyone will have to recharge their jio sims. But how to do it? We have listed some solutions here:
- Offline method : Visit the local stores & topup Jio as you normally do with other sim cards.
- Recharge jio Online : Now you have 2 options. Click here to visit Jio’s official recharge page. You will see different tabs for mobile, wifi, broadband, JioLink etc. Below that, it will be given as ‘I would like to recharge my____’. Just enter the mobile number/email id & click on submit button. Then choose your plan & make payment via credit/debit card to complete order.
- Using third party apps : This is the best option to go with because you not only get faster recharge but additional cashback too. I will advice you to use Freecharge, Paytm or Mobikwik to recharge your reliance jio sim.
Are Reliance Jio plans worth?
According to me, Jio plans hold good only if you are looking for high speed internet & mainly free voice calls. As per TRAI (telecom regulatory authority of India), it is mandatory to keep voice charges at minimum tariff of 14 paise per second. In simple words, a telecom company including Jio can not provide free voice calls. So there is possibility that Jio will raise it charges in coming days. Note that, this is just my opinion & actual condition may vary.
Jio plans have nothing much lucrative other than free calls. Their 4G plans are as costly as other companies. As I have previously mentioned, they do offer unlimited night data with every pack which is valid between 2 AM to 5 AM only which I think is slightly unfair but it’s always better to have something than nothing!
Final words : Use Jio plans only if you want to experience crystal clear free calling service & high speed 4G internet.
Comparison : Jio 4G Vs Airtel Mega Saver Pack
In last month Airtel launched mega saver pack to compete with Jio. I have mentioned its details here along with activation process.
Mega saver pack comes in 2 packages:
- 747 Rs : 3 GB data on the spot which is valid for 28 days. For next 6 months, you get 1GB @ Rs 97 or 2.5GB @ Rs 252 per month.
- 1498 Rs : 6 GB on the spot for 28 days. For next 12 months, you can enjoy 1GB @ Rs 53 or 2GB @ Rs 97 or 5GB @ Rs 252 per month.
Since there is no plan available in Jio close to 747 Rs in Airtel, we will choose 1498 Rs for comparison.
|Jio 1499 Rs Plan||Airtel 1498 Rs Plan|
|20 GB per month||6 GB instant + 5GB @252 Rs per month|
|In 1 year, you will get 240 GB data by spending almost 18,000 Rs||In 1 year, you will get 72 GB data at 4500 Rs (approx)|
|Per GB cost : 75 Rs||Per GB cost : 62.5 Rs|
|Validity : 28 Days||Validity : 12 months|
|Free calls||Free calls|
Jio Net Plans Vs Vodafone 3G Plans
|Cost||Jio 4G||Vodafone 3G|
|149 Rs||300 MB||450 MB|
|300 Rs||2GB||1GB + 1GB Night data|
|499 Rs||4GB||3.5 GB|
|1499 Rs||20 GB||15 GB|
- Free calling for lifetime.
- Good 4G speed in the range of 5 to 50 Mbps.
- Free night data.
- HD voice quality.
- Strong signal strength.
- Data rates are not much different that Airtel or Vodafone.
- 4G handset is required to access sim.
- Customer support is not up to the mark.
Which jio plan is better for me?
- If free calling is your first priority then go with Rs 149 plan. Why? Because it is only lowest plan which has validity of 28 days. Rs 19 & 129 are valid for just 1 days & 7 days respectively.
- If you use data only for whatsapp & online chatting, then Rs 299 plan is ideal. It gives you 2GB 4G along with unlimited local + national sms.
- Heavy internet users : As I can see, most of the Jio 4G plans & Airtel, Vodafone plans are similar. Both of them give you 10GB data @Rs 999 per month. In this case, you can stick to current provider or switch to Jio if you want free calling along with 4G.
Reliance Jio Offers
As you know, Apple has recently launched brand new iPhone 7 & to delight Indian apple customers, Jio has come up with new offer.
What is Jio iPhone 7 Offer?
- It is not only limited to iPhone 7 only but few other models too! Yes, this offer is applicable for iPhone 5 SE, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7 & 7 plus.
- Customer will get complementary benefits worth 18,000 Rs per year in the form of free services as mentioned below:
- Note : All the plans are given on monthly basis & you will get these services for next 12 months after the activation.
- Right now, only residents of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Ahmadabad & Bangalore are eligible to claim offer.
- Till 31st Dec 2016, you will be entitled for usual ‘welcome offer’. Post 1 January 2017, you will get these benefits:
|Offer Details||Quantity / Month|
|Free unlimited voice calls to any network in India|
|4G Data||20 GB|
|Unlimited night data|
|Unlimited SMS (local+national)|
|ISD Calling||30 Minutes|
|Free access to Jio apps|