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Jio will become a paid service from April 1, that is tomorrow, because today Jio Happy New Year offer will end.
So in case you are using Jio SIM cards, what are the options in front of you? A lot has been reported about what happens next, after you take the Prime subscription or if you don’t take the Prime subscription. Most of Jio users, by now, know what is Jio Prime and what all it offers. But for, those who still are little confused about Jio Prime postpaid, Jio Prime prepaid, non-prime postpaid plans and similar things, here are some answers.
Take Jio Prime membership: This will get you entry into the Jio special membership club and that will give you access to special Jio plans. Needless to say, this also means you will be able to continue using Jio services. It costs Rs 99 for one year. Once you take Jio Prime membership, you will still have to subscribe to some monthly, weekly or a day plan.Use Jio without Prime: This is also possible but you will pay more for data and services. Plans are explained down in this article.
Don’t recharge after Prime subscription: The Jio SIM will continue to work. You will get SMS. You will receive calls. But you won’t be able to make calls or send messages. This will work until 90 days. After that your SIM will be deactivated.
No Prime, no recharge: This will mean no service on your Jio SIM. If you don’t recharge then after a stipulated period — possibly 90 days — your SIM will be deactivated.
Now the plans…
Jio Prime postpaid plans: Reliance Jio offers three recharge plans to its Prime postpaid users. The three plans are- Rs 303, Rs 499 and Rs 999. Under Rs 303, you get unlimited free voice calls and SMSes, unlimited data, 30GB 4G data with 1GB per day limit and subscription to Jio apps. For Rs 499, you get unlimited free voice calls, SMses, 60GB 4G data with 2GB per day FUP. Rs 999 plan will get you unlimited voice calls, SMSes and 60GB 4G data with no FUP limits.
Jio non-Prime postpaid plans: Non-Prime members who have taken postpaid connection will also get the same three prices of plans but with different data limits. Rs 303 gives 2.5GB 4G data, Rs 499 gives 5GB data and finally the Rs 999 plan that offers 12.5GB.
Note for Jio postpaid users: Bill will generated monthly. Also, Jio will keep a refundable amount of Rs 4000 as security deposit for the connection. Applicable taxes will be extra for all Postpaid tariffs plans.
Jio Prime prepaid plans: Jio offers total ten plans to its prepaid customers. However, the prime members have an advantage over the non-prime members. The Prepaid plans for Jio Prime members starts from Rs 19 and goes all the way up to Rs 9,999. Below are the details of these plans:
— Rs 19 plan: The pans has a 1 day validity and offers unlimited voice calls – 200MB 4G data.
— Rs 49 plan: You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 600 MB 4G data. Validity is for three days.
— Rs 96 plan: This is a seven-day pack with free voice callings, SMSes and 7GB data with FUP 1GB per day.
— Rs 149 plan: You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 2GB 4G data for 28 days.
— Rs 303 plan:This is 28 days valid pack that offers unlimited free voice calls, SMSes and 28GB 4G data with FUP limit of 1GB per day.
— Rs 499 plan: User gets unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 56GB with FUP of 2GB a day for 28 days.
— Rs 999 plan: Under this plan, the prime members get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 60GB 4G data. The plan is valid for 60 days.
— Rs 1999 plan: You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 125GB 4G data with a pack validity of 90 days.
— Rs 4999 plan: There’s unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 350GB 4G data with a validity of 180 days.
— Rs 9999 plan: Under this plan you get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 750GB 4G data with a pack validity of 360 days.
Jio non-Prime prepaid plans: Non-prime members again get ten packs for their prepaid connection. Here are they:
— Rs 19 plan: This is the cheapest recharge offered by Jio and comes with a one-day validity. You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 100MB 4G data in this.
— Rs 49 plan: You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 300MB 4G data for three days.
— Rs 96 plan: This is a seven-day pack with free voice callings, SMSes and 0.6GB 4G data.
— Rs 149 plan: You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 1GB 4G data with this recharge. It has a validity of 28 days.
— Rs 303 plan: The non-Prime members subscribing to this offer get free voice calling and SMSes and 2.5GB data. The plan is valid for 28 days.
— Rs 499 plan: User gets unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 5GB 4G data with this plan. It is valid for 28 days.
— Rs 999 plan: Under this plan, the non-prime members can enjoy unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 12.5GB 4G data for a month.
— Rs 1999 plan: You get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 30 GB 4G data for a month with this recharge.
— Rs 4999 plan: There’s unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 100GB 4G data for a month under this plan.
— Rs 9999 plan: Under this plan you get unlimited free voice calling, SMSes and 200GB 4G data for a month.
Jio Prepaid top up vouchers: There are three top ups available for Jio prepaid users. Rs 10 which gives a balance of Rs 7.7, Rs 20 that gives a balance amount of Rs 15.39 and Rs 50 will claim you Rs 40.48 balance.
Jio prepaid full talktime: There are nine full talktime recharge options given on Jio.com – Rs 100, Rs 150, Rs 200, Rs 300, Rs 500, Rs 750, Rs 1000, Rs 2000 and Rs 5000.
Note for Jio prepaid users: Prepaid tariffs are inclusive of all applicable taxes.
How Jio fares against Airtel and Vodafone
Airtel and Vodafone launched two aggressive plans to match against Jio Prime. Airtel’s Rs 345 plan offers 28GB of high-speed data for 28 days. The FUP is set at 1GB but the users will be able to use only 500MB of data during the day, while the remaining 500MB can be used between 12am to 6am. For no limits on timings, users can go for Rs 549 recharge. Also calls beyond the 1,200 bundled minutes will be charged at 30 paise per minute. This pack is available only for prepaid users.
Vodafone offers Rs 346 pack under which user gets 28GB of mobile data and unlimited free calls. FUP is 1GB per day and once the limit is reached, user will be charged. The interesting bit here is that the Jio plans are available to all users. However, the Airtel and Vodafone plans, along with those offered by others, are only available to select users. It’s like a lottery. Some users get them, most don’t.