Jio Prime Tariff 4G Plans & Addon Details after 1st April 2017

We just got preview of Jio Prime tariff plans to be announced from 1st March 2017. Everyone knows about Rs.303 tariff plans which offers 1GB/day data. Infact most people were satisfied with this.

However many people who are currently using more than 1 sim or 1GB of data per day were wondering what if one needs more data? Didn’t Jio have something for everyone. To them these diff plans would prove crucial.

Plan Rs.149
Includes 2GB 4G Data free for 28days
Free Voice Calls Local+STD+ Roaming
Free 100 Sms Local+std+roaming
Free access to all jio apps

Plan Rs.303
Includes 1GB/day 4G Data free everyday for 28days
Free Voice Calls Local+STD+ Roaming
Free Sms Local+std+roaming
Free access to all jio apps

Jio is offering another Rs.499 Jio Prime plan(details below) which offers 2GB/day 4G data. Along with all other free benefits.

Plan Rs.499
Includes 2GB/day 4G Data free everyday for 28days
Free Voice Calls Local+STD+ Roaming
Free 100 Sms per day Local+std+roaming
Free access to all jio apps

So we have two jio Prime 4G plans One is above Rs.499 and one is Rs.303 plan made public while prime announcement. This Rs.499 plan brings per GB cost of 4G data further lower to Rs.8.91 only. Much lower than Rs/10GB of Rs.303 plan.

Update: No free night time data from 1st april 2017
Q- Add-on Data packs after 1GB per day in Rs.303 gets finished
A- Yep many addon packs are available
Rs.11(100MB) , Rs.51(1GB) , Rs.91(2GB) , Rs.201(5GB) , Rs.301(10GB)
Validity of add-on pack is same as base plan.

Q- What if I don’t take with Jio Prime membership, what plan recharge I am entitled to?
A – Jio Non-Prime customers can opt for below plans

  • Rs.149 Plan with 1GB data + 100sms and unlimited voice calls valid for 28days.
  • Rs.303 Plan with 2.5GB data + unlimited voice calls&sms valid for 28days.
  • Rs.499 Plan with 5GB data + unlimited voice calls&sms valid for 28days.
  • Rs.999 Plan with 12.5GB data + unlimited voice calls&sms valid for 60days.
  • Rs.1999 Plan with 30GB data + unlimited voice calls&sms valid for 90days.
  • Rs.4999 Plan with 100GB data + unlimited voice calls&sms valid for 180days.
  • Rs.9999 Plan with 200GB data + unlimited voice calls&sms valid for 360days.

Q – Can a Jio Prime member recharge with non Prime plan like Rs.149 plan?
A- Yes ofcourse prime members can opt for any plan as all plan are applicable for both prime and non-prime members.
Ofcourse benefits for prime members is many times.

Q: What will happen if I don’t recharge Rs.303 or miss it after recharging with Prime Membership for Rs.99?
A: Only Incoming calls/sms would work. Outgoing call/sms won’t work. Sim can expire after 90days of no chargeable usage i.e. outgoing call/sms or recharge as per TRAI rule.

Have a look at below tariff plan for Prime members only

These attractive prime plan benefits in comparison non-prime shows that Jio wants you to lock-in for one year where person doesn’t even think about porting away to other operators as it would result in customer could not return to same prime benefits back if he comes back to jio after 31st March 2017.

So for prime members even in lowest plan recharge customers opting for Rs.149 plan can enjoy 2GB data along with free calls. If he finishes 2GB data then can get additional for as low as Rs.30/GB in Rs.301 data top-up. I think Jio has hit incumbents where it hurts them the most with free voice calls as not much is left to compete here. This would bring India to rock bottom data rates along with cheapest unlimited voice combo plans.

Expecting a whole lot of people opting for Rs.149 plan for free calls. Infact 2GB is enough for many monthly data needs. Though Jio has ruined data usage habits of many people who would be feeling very hard to survive on low data plans.

Airtel’s Infinity Rs.549 plan and Vodafone Red 499 plans stand nowhere near these Rs.499 prime plans or Rs.999 non-prime plans with more 1/5th data even after giving away new 4G handset promos data.

Update: Acc. to some sources the Rs.149 plan won’t be true unlimited and would come with 1000 mins offnet(Jio to others) and unlimited onnet(Jio to Jio) calling.

Another update is that if the user didn’t recharge before the end of the Rs.303 or Rs.499 pcak then prime membership would lapse. Not sure though, last two update looks more of a rumor to me.

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