Reliance Jio Prime Plans Revealed, Here’s the Entire List

Reliance Jio’s free services, which helped it amass 100 million users in 170 days, are set to end on March 31, meaning that customers will finally have to start paying to use 4G data. However, the telecom operator has launched a new subscription service called Jio Prime that aims to soften the blow on Reliance Jio users by providing the 4G data and other bundled services in the Jio Happy New Year Offer at ultra-low prices. Here’s all you need to know about the new Reliance Jio Prime subscription service.

Reliance Jio Prime Plans Revealed, Here's the Entire List

The new Jio Prime service entails a one-time fee of Rs. 99, followed by monthly recharge packs to lower the cost of 4G data usage and other Reliance Jio services. The Jio Prime subscription plans are now available for consumers to choose from. Until March 31, both new Reliance Jio subscribers and those enrolled in the Happy New Offer can upgrade to the Jio Prime subscription for an annual fee of Rs. 99. This subscription has a validity until March 31, 2018. Apart from the one-time fee, Jio Prime subscribers will need to buy a Jio Prime plan or pack to avail the benefits, and can now choose from a wide variety of prepaid and postpaid options.

So, how do you subscribe to Reliance Jio Prime? Reliance Jio says you can either head to the MyJio app to subscribe to the Jio Prime service, or use the Jio.com website. You can also choose to visit any Jio store or Jio partner store near you to enrol for the plan.

Reliance Jio notes that if new subscribers buy a Reliance Jio SIM before March 3, Friday, they will enjoy Jio Happy New Year benefits until March 31. If they buy a Jio SIM after March 4, Saturday, they will need to apply for the Rs. 99 Jio Prime subscription right away if they want to enjoy unlimited benefits until March 31, 2017.

To recall, Reliance Jio had last week disclosed just the new Rs. 303 monthly tariff plan when it announced the subscription. The new Jio Prime plans are now listed on the company’s website and are divided for Postpaid and Prepaid customers, alongside the regular non-Prime plans.

Rs. 149 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 2GB 4G data for 28 days, no daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); 100 SMSs free per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Rs. 303 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 28GB 4G data for 28 days, 1GB daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); Unlimited free SMSs per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Rs. 499 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 56GB 4G data for 28 days, 2GB daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); Unlimited free SMSs per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Rs. 999 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 60GB 4G data for 60 days, no daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); Unlimited free SMSs per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Rs. 1,999 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 125GB 4G data for 90 days, no daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); Unlimited free SMSs per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Rs. 4,999 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 350GB 4G data for 180 days, no daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); Unlimited free SMSs per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Rs. 9,999 Jio Prime Recharge Pack – 750GB 4G data for 360 days, no daily FUP limit; Free unlimited voice calls (Local+STD, roaming, to all operators); Unlimited free SMSs per day (Local+STD, on roaming, to all operators); Jio Apps subscription
Non-prime plans have the same tariffs, however, do not come with the same benefits. So for example, if you’re a Prime subscriber then a Rs. 19 one-day plan gets you 200MB data, but, non-Prime subscribers get just 100MB of data.

Those interested in Jio Prime prepaid plans can buy from the following packs: Rs.19 – which comes with one day validity, and also offers 200MB 4G data; Rs. 49 – comes with three days validity, and offers 600MB 4G data; Rs. 96 – which comes with seven days validity, and offers 7GB 4G data with a cap of 1GB daily data, and Rs. 149 – comes with 28 days validity, and comes with 2GB 4G data, and 100 SMS cap. Notably, all Jio Prime plans offer unlimited voice calls to all operators as well as on roaming. Reliance Jio’s Rs. 303 plan, which was announced last week, comes with 28 days validity, and offers 28GB 4G data with 1GB daily data cap.

Some of the other packs available for Jio subscribers wishing to switch to prepaid include Rs. 499 pack – comes with 28 days validity, and offers 56GB 4G data with a daily limit of 2GB. Reliance Jio will be also offering some long-term plans to its prepaid subscribers – Rs. 999 pack will come with 60 days validity, and offers 60GB 4G data with no daily limit. Other packs listed are Rs. 1,999 (90 days), Rs. 4,999 (180 days), and Rs. 9,999 (360 days) with 4G data limit of 125GB, 350GB, and 750GB 4G data respectively.

Some of the postpaid offers available for Jio subscribers include Rs. 303 which offers 28GB 4G data for a month with 1GB daily data limit; Rs. 499 pack which offers 58GB data with 2GB data limit per day, and Rs. 999 that offers 60GB data for a month. All postpaid packs will follow bill cycle for validity.

Additionally, Reliance Jio has also listed Booster packs for consumers if they have run out of data in the middle of the month, they can take a data add on to continue using uninterrupted Internet. The Booster packs include Rs. 51 that offers 1GB 4G data; Rs. 91 offering 2GB data; Rs. 201 offering 5GB data, and Rs. 301 offering 10GB data.

The Jio Prime plans come into effect from April 1, 2017, the day the existing Jio Happy New Year Offer expires. To recall, the company last week announced its new Jio Prime subscription plan, which will now charge over 100 million subscribers for data and other services from April

Call Drops: Telecom Operators to Install 150,000 More Towers by March 2017

Trying to solve call drops, the telecom service providers have installed more than 130,000 additional base transceiver stations (BTS) across the country between June to October and plan to install more than 150,000 more BTSs till March 2017, an official statement said in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Call Drops: Telecom Operators to Install 150,000 More Towers by March 2017“In order to obtain direct feedback from subscribers and use that feedback to solve the problem of call drops, DoT (Department of Telecommunications) has launched an Integrated Voice Response System (IVRS) in Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra and Goa on December 23, 2016,” the statement said.

The IVRS will be extended to the entire country very soon, it added.

“The platform is a channel to capture direct feedback from the consumers and this voice of the customer can be used to improve the services that are being offered to them,” Communications Minister Manoj Sinha said.
He said, initially the government will use the platform for call drops and will extend this to receive consumer feedback in other areas as well in the future.

“Subscribers will receive an IVRS call from the short code 1955. They will be asked a few questions on the subject of call drops such as: Are they facing call drops in their area or not? They can also send a toll-free SMS to the same short code 1955, containing the location of city/town/village, where they might be facing the problem of frequent call drops,” the statement said.
The feedback of the subscribers will be shared with the TSPs so that they can take corrective steps in the identified areas, to improve the mobile network for addressing the problem of call drops, it added.

Reliance Communications Launches Unlimited Voice Calling Plan at Rs. 149, With 300MB of Mobile Data

Reliance Communications Launches Unlimited Voice Calling Plan at Rs. 149, With 300MB of Mobile DataAnil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications, seemingly in a bid to counter Reliance Jio’s much-hyped plans, has announced an unlimited calling plan of its own. The new plan, called ‘149 Unlimited’ allows Reliance Communications customers to make unlimited voice calls to mobile networks across India, including STD calls. It also includes 300MB of mobile data that can be consumed over 2G, 3G or 4G networks.

Despite its similarities to the Reliance Jio plans, the new Reliance Communications unlimited voice calling plan does not require a 4G VoLTE-capable smartphone and works on any mobile phone.

Even though Reliance Jio is currently offering all of its services for free, the regular monthly telecom plans for the company will start from Rs. 149 as well. The base plan by Reliance Jio will also offer unlimited voice-calling and 300MB of mobile data. The two companies have spectrum trading and sharing agreements.

(Also see: Reliance Jio, Reliance Communications Virtual Merger Is Complete: Anil Ambani)

“Our new pioneering yet simple Unlimited Plan has the potential to trigger a paradigm shift in the way Indians recharge their mobile phones, creating a significant shift in the telecom market-as it moves away from the ‘Unit Rate’ charging regime to a ‘Single Recharge and Unlimited Usage’ regime,” Co-CEO of Reliance Communications Gurdeep Singh was quoted as saying in company’s release.

“Our Unlimited Plan will see millions of Indians benefit, and help RCOM ramp up its customer base and engage with higher-value customers and greater ARPUs,” Singh added.

The new telecom plan by the company seems to be targeted especially at those mobile users who don’t own 4G capable smartphones. The company has clearly mentioned in its release that there are no hidden charges or any additional conditions that are associated with its new plan.