Mumbai: After Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea, billionaire Reliance Jio, led by Mukesh Ambani, hiked telecoms tariffs by around 20% from December 1, a move likely to affect nearly half of phone users mobiles in India.
“In line with its commitment to further strengthen a sustainable telecommunications industry, where every Indian is endowed with a true digital life, Jio today announced its new unlimited plans. These packages will offer the best value for money in the industry. Delivering on Jio’s promise to provide the best quality service at the lowest price in the world, Jio’s customers will continue to be the biggest beneficiaries, ”Reliance Jio said in a statement.
Reliance Jio’s cheapest plan went from Rs 75 to 91, offering 3 GB of data per month, unlimited voice calls, 50 SMS with a validity of 28 days.
Reliance Jio’s most expensive plan went from Rs 2,399 to Rs 2,879, offering 2 GB of data per day, unlimited voice and 100 SMS per day with validity of 365 days.
The new unlimited plans will go live on December 1, 2021 and can be chosen from all existing touchpoints and channels, according to the release.
Vodafone and Bharti Airtel also increased their telecoms tariffs last week, a move seen as a positive for the telecommunications industry as Indian consumers enjoy one of the cheapest calling rates and data plans in the world.
Reliance Jio launched the Jio Phone Next last month with a down payment of Rs 1999 to migrate millions of mobile phone users to smartphones.
The Jio Phone Next was launched after Reliance Jio lost more than 19 million wireless subscribers in September, reducing its gross user base to 424.83 million, reflecting the massive cleanup of low-income customers.