Reliance Jio yesterday raised its tariffs and unveiled new plans which have seen a hike of up to 30-35%. However, the telecom operators’ new plans still remain cheaper than its rivals Airtel and Vodafone Idea.
The company has claimed that it has reaffirmed its customer-first promise by having the most affordable plan in the industry. It also said that its plans offer up to 300% more benefits to the Jio consumers. A comparison of Jio’s pack with rival operators pack’s confirms the fact.
Jio’s Rs 98 plan now at Rs 129 is 31.6% costlier and offers 1000 mins off-net calling more but still is cheaper than the plan of rivals by Rs 20 or 15%. The 149 plan now at Rs 199 is 33.6% costlier and offers 4 days extra validity and 700 more mins of off-net calling. It is cheaper than rivals by Rs 50 or 25.1%.
|Data||Validity||Jio||Airtel||Vodafone Idea||Price Difference||Savings for Jio Customers|
|UL 1.5 GB/day||28||199||248||249||Rs 49-50||25.13%|
|UL 2 GB/day||28||249||298||299||Rs 49-50||20.08%|
|UL 3 GB/day||28||349||398||399||Rs 49-50||14.33%|
|2 GB||28||129||148||149||Rs 19-20||15.5%|
|UL 1.5 GB/day||56||399||–||–||–||–|
|UL 1.5 GB/day||56||444||–||–||–||–|
|UL 1.5 GB/day||84||555||598||599||Rs 43-44||7.93%|
|UL 2 GB/day||84||599||698||699||Rs 99-100||16.69%|
|6 GB||84||329||–||379||Rs 50||15.20%|
|UL 1.5 GB/day||365||2199||2398||2399||Rs 199-200||9.10%|
|24 GB/day||365||1299||1498||1499||Rs 199-200||15.40%|
The 222 plan now at Rs 249 is 12% costlier but still is cheaper than the plan of rivals by Rs 50 or 20%. The 299 plan now at Rs 349 is 16.7% costlier and offers 1000 mins of off-net calling more. It is cheaper than rivals by Rs 50 or 14.3%.
The 449 plan now at Rs 555 is 23.6% costlier and offers 3000 mins of off-net calling more and 7 days less extra validity but still is cheaper than the plan of rivals by Rs 44 or 8%. The 444 plan now at Rs 599 is 35% costlier but is cheaper than rivals by Rs 100 or 17%.
Jio’s new 329 plan offering 6 GB data for 28 days is cheaper than rivals by Rs 50 or 15.2%. The 1299 plan offering 24 GB data for 365 days is cheaper than rivals by Rs 200 or 15.4%. The annual plan offering 1.5 GB per day in 1699 now at Rs 2199 is cheaper than rivals by Rs 200 or 15.4%.
Jio’s cheaper plans are in line with the expectations from analysts who predicted 15-20% cheaper plans from Jio. The telecom operator’s cheaper plans clearly indicate that it is not yet ready to end the price war in the Telecom sector.