As Jio Turns One, It Gets Another Reason To Celebrate

Reliance Jio tops Trai's average monthly speed test chart for July

The prepaid users can activate the Rs 87 SuperWeek pack through the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data service code or USSD. Among the new data plans the country's biggest operator has launched recently are the Rs. 349 and Rs. 5 prepaid recharge packs. Now, there are slew of plans from companies other than Reliance Jio that also offer 1GB data (or even more in some cases) per day.

Since the launch of Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio, telcos including Bharti Airtel are involved in a battle to retain customer base in wake of attractive offers by the latest entrant in the telecom industry.

The third one starts at Rs 15 where users will be able to call any network at 10 paise per minute for a period of 27 days.

One thing to note here is that the unlimited calling is limited for Vodafone users while users calling to other numbers will get 100-minute worth of talk time for local as well as STD calls. Instead of the original 84 days validity, users will only get 28-day validity with the plan now.

The new BSNL plan will give free local and STD calls on any network and 90 GB data (1 GB per day) for 90 days on pan-India basis (except Kerala Circle). Another plan in the same range of Rs 8 will give users local and STD mobile calls at 30 paise/minute for duration of 54 days.

Rs 349 plan offer: 10% cashback on recharge of Rs 349 by opening Airtel Payments Bank account. Vodafone also has a Rs. 392 pack with 1GB data per day for 28 days and unlimited calls.


The Sunil Mittal-backed company has come up with a Rs. 349 plan as well as a Rs. 5 prepaid offer.

As per an Icra report new pricing plans and products (such as 4G-enabled smartphones) are keeping the industry dynamic.

We all saw what happened to the telecom sector after Jio's entry and we can certainly expect a similar kind of disruption in the low-end smartphone market as well.

Reliance Jio "Welcome Offer" was eventually extended for three months, under a new name - Jio Happy New Year Offer. The pack only comes with free 4GB data, there are no free calls in this pack. For the last seven consecutive months, Jio has topped the 4G data speed chart. These plans aggressively compete with Jio's Rs. 149, Rs. 349 and Rs. 399 plans. It offers that are focused on hourly, nightly, daily and weekly usages.

The Rs 4,999 plan now offers users 380GB data as opposed to 350GB data with validity increased to 210 days from 180 days.

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