Reliance Jio Republic Day offer: Now, get 500MB more on popular data plans

Reliance Jio steps up the tariff war with its new Republic Day offer. Here are the details.

tech Updated: Jan 23, 2018 19:57 IST
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Reliance Jio launches Republic Day offer: Now, get unlimited data at Rs 98 for 28 days(REUTERS)

Shortly after Airtel revised its select data plans, Reliance Jio has announced offering 500MB more data to its subscribers. The benefit is available for select plans including 1GB and 1.5GB per day data packs with effect from January 26, according to company sources.

The telecom operator as part of its ‘Republic Day offer’ will double the validity of Rs 98 pack to 28 days from the current 14 days from January 26 onwards, they said.

“Jio will always offer more value to its customers, and offer Rs 50 lower price than competition and 50 per cent more data on its plans. As part of Republic Day offer, all existing 1 GB per day packs enhanced to 1.5 GB per day, 1.5 GB per day packs enhanced to 2 GB per day,” sources said.

IANS reports that the flagship Rs 399 plan will now provide free voice, unlimited data of 1.5 GB daily, unlimited SMS (short message service) and premium subscription to Jio Apps for 84 days.

“Jio packs to be Rs 50 lower than competition and to provide 50 per cent more data at similar price points,” added IANS.

With this new offer, Jio’s flagship Rs 399 plan will provide free voice, unlimited 4G data with 1.5 GB daily, unlimited SMS and premium subscription to Jio Apps for 84 days.

The Rs 98 pack at present offers 2.1 GB data at 4G speed and thereafter speed drops to 64 kilobit per second with 14 days validity.

According to Bharti Airtel MD and CEO, India & South Asia, Gopal Vittal, the battle among telecom operators is now for market share and the pressure on tariff will continue for some time even though it is at an unsustainable level at present.

Earlier, Airtel revised its prepaid plans priced at Rs 199, Rs 448, and Rs 509 to offer 1.4GB of 3G/4G data daily. Previously, these three Airtel prepaid plans came with 1GB data per day limit.

(With inputs from IANS)

First Published: Jan 23, 2018 19:55 IST