Good news: Jio plans with 1GB data per day will get price CUT

Business | Jan. 6, 2018, 12:38 p.m.

New Delhi, Jan 6: Jio is all set to bring down the prices of its plans with 1GB data per day by up to Rs. 60 as part of a new Happy New Year 2018 offer, revealed sources. This will decrease the base price of Jio plans with 1GB data per day to Rs. 149, down from the current Rs. 199. Interestingly, it will nullify the tariff revision implemented by the operator in October. Besides the price cut, Jio will also launch various plans with 1.5GB data per day as part of the exercise. These changes will come into effect on Tuesday, January 9 and the first of many such announcements to come.

Beginning Tuesday, the Rs. 199, Rs. 399, Rs. 459 and Rs. 499 Jio plans will cost Rs. 149, Rs. 349, Rs. 399 and Rs. 449, respectively. Details of the plans, such as the data allocation, calling, and SMS benefits as well as access to free apps, will remain the same as earlier.

The new 1.5GB data per day plans the operator is bringing in are priced at Rs. 198, Rs. 398, Rs. 448, and Rs. 498. These are the price points of the 1GB data per day plan, meaning consumers are generally getting 50 percent more data at roughly the same price. 

As of now, it is not yet clear when the price slash will come to an end, and more clarity can be expected on Tuesday. The move will come into effect just days before the ongoing Jio promotion with cashback and vouchers of up to Rs. 3,300 ends. The operator has approximately 160 million users all over the country, and has been ruling market terms since its launch.

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