Reliance Jio has quietly introduced a new prepaid recharge plan — said to be India’s cheapest.
The Re 1 recharge plan comes with a 30-day validity and is perfect for users unwilling to shell out huge amounts to purchase more data than they need. The Re 1 plan comes with 100MB data. Once users consume the data, the browsing speed will fall to 64Kbps.
The recharge plan is already visible on the MyJio app, but not on the website. On the app, the recharge plan can be found in the Value section under Other Plans. Recharging this plan 10 times would give users almost 1GB high-speed data, which will be cheaper than the company’s dedicated 1GB data plan that costs Rs 15 a month.
At this time, no other telco offers a prepaid recharge plan that costs so little. However, there is still no confirmation on how many users would be able to recharge with this plan.
The Reliance Industries-owned telco also revised the Rs 119 recharge plan earlier this week to make it the most affordable among its ‘unlimited plan’ lineup. The revised plan comes with 300 SMS and 1.5GB high-speed data a day as well as unlimited voice calls.
The new Rs 119 plan is essentially a revised version of the company’s Rs 98 plan that came with the same benefits. The only other difference, apart from the price, is the validity period. The Rs 119 is valid for 14 days, while the Rs 98 plan had a 28-day validity period.
Jio followed rivals Airtel and Vodafone Idea and raised prepaid recharge prices last month. The tariff hike spanned Jio’s unlimited voice and data plans and came into effect from December 1. The telco didn’t even call it a price hike, suggesting that it was offering new plans altogether.