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Data rates fall further as Jio intensifies war

Data rates fall further as Jio intensifies war

Telecom operator Reliance Jio will cut tariffs by Rs. 50 in all its monthly schemes under which customers get 1 GB data a day.

All plans get 1GB data per day along with unlimited calling, SMS, and access to MyJio apps. This means the services that Jio offered at under Rs 199 will now be available at a cheaper price of Rs 149. The users of Reliance Jio can grab the offers for this Sankranthi. Under the plan, customers will get 28GB data with 28 days validity.

There are also Rs 399 and Rs 449 schemes which give away 84GB and 91GB of data, respectively. Previous similar priced offering included 70GB data with a validity of 70 days, resulting in 12GB more data and 12 days extra validity. The plans further offer 1GB 3G/4G data and 100 SMS per day.

-Rs 198: Under this plan, Jio now offers 28GB of 4G data for 28days, but post-Jan 9 - after Jio updates the plans - the plan will offer 42GB of data for the same duration - 28 days.

Reliance Jio's Rs. 499 prepaid recharge plan offers 91 GB of data.

-Rs 448: Jio under the Rs 448 plan now offers 84GB of data for 84 days with a daily limit of 1GB.

Meanwhile, Vodafone is yet to revise their prepaid plans and now offers 70GB data (1GB per day) with a validity of 70 days at Rs 458.

Starting with Airtel's revised tariff plans, it's most popular unlimited plan is Rs. 448 plan which was valid for 70 days previously, the plan's validity has now been increased to 82 days. In percentage terms, the rate cut ranges between 8 on the 91-day validity pack to 25 on the 28-day validity pack.

Apart from the change in the data part, other benefits will remain the same. Jio's Rs. 499 pack also gives unlimited free SMSes, unlimited local, STD and roaming calls.


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