At the Reliance annual general meeting, the chairman of RIL, Mukesh Ambani unleashed the much awaited JIO 4G Tariffs and plans to the masses. Along with the plans, the chairman also made a big announcement that JIO will never charge its customers for local and STD voice calls.

According to Ambani, RJIL will provide 10 plans to the customers with tariffs ranging from Rs 19 to 5000 Rs. The cheapest plan lets you enjoy 100 MB data and it has a validity of a single day. The 2nd affordable plan costs Rs 129 and has 7 days validity. The JIO 149 Rs pack provides the user 0.3 GB of 4G-LTE data. The users of the above three plans will get free SMS pack.

The next plan costs Rs 499 and it offers 4G high-speed LTE 4GB data. You’ll enjoy unlimited 4G data at the night from 2 AM to 5 AM, according to news websites. JIOFI hotspot users will get 8GB data for the same price tag.

Once your data pack has expired, you’ll have to pay Rs 50/GB to continue using data.

Latest JIO plans

Other plans that RJIL has introduced.

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Tariff in Rs, Available data in GB for mobiles, Data for JIOFI WiFi

129, 0.75, 1.5

999, 10, 20

1499, 20, 40

2499, 35, 70

3999, 60, 120

4999, 75, 150

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Reliance JIO 4G tariff

Free JIO SIM cards

Reliance will start offering free JIO SIM card to consumers from 5th of September 2016. Each service that comes bundled that RJIL offers will be free until 31st of December as a part of JIO welcome offer. RJIL will provide eKYC based SIM activation. Hence, SIM activation task will complete within 30 minutes you submit the Aadhar card’s xerox as a verification document.

JIO preview and welcome offers are applicable to handsets from HTC, Micromax, Sony, Apple, Videocon, Intex, Samsung, Asus, Karbonn, Gionee, Panasonic, TCL, LAVA, Alcatel, and Sansui 4G-LTE phones.

No roaming charges

If you have to travel frequently from one city to another, JIO has good news for you. JIO SIM card users will not have to buy special roaming packs to avoid call rate during an incoming call. Roaming is free for the JIO network subscribers.

Other announcements

If you’re a student, you will get 25% more data as compared to normal users.

Reliance has revised the pricing of its JIOFI hotspot to 1999 from Rupees 2999. It comes bundled with the preview offer which lets users enjoy free unlimited 4G data for 90 days.

RJIL will roll out FTTH services in the coming month with speeds up to 1 gigabit/s. Mobile number portability services will be available starting from next year.

Conclusion:

Jio plans are superb for voice users and 4G-LTE plans are affordable. Data users might have expected JIO plans to be as cheaper as local ISPs, but this didn’t happen.

While the bulk of the revenue of most telecom companies in India comes from the voice calls, the free STD and Local calls offer from JIO is a major impediment for the telecom firms. Whether consumers use data or not, they’ll have to pay at least 149 Rs per month to make voice calls. Will you move from Airtel, Idea, RCOM, Vodafone to JIO?

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