Reliance jio discontinued its Rs98 cheapest prepaid plan. Now, the cheapest plan being offered by the company is of worth Rs. 129 STV, which offers 2GB of total data along with unlimited Jio-to-Jio voice calls, 1000 minutes for non-Jio calling, and 100 free SMSes daily for 28 days.
This change in Rs98 cheapest prepaid plan will hit marginal users who barely use any data and make only calls. After a few days of the launch of its most expensive prepaid plan in terms of cost per month, the company makes changes to Rs 98 cheapest prepaid plan. The most expensive prepaid plan is priced at Rs. 999, the so-called ‘Work From Home plan’ comes with 3GB of daily full-speed data, and once the data is exhausted, the data speed will be reduced to 64Kbps. The plan also offers unlimited voice calls for jio-to-jio and 3,000 minutes for non-jio alongside 100 SMSes per day for a period of 84 days.
The latest change to Jio’s tariff plans is keeping in line with the series of recent tariff hikes implemented by the company last year. It all started when the company launched 4 new All-in-One “IUC Plans” worth Rs. 222, Rs. 333, Rs. 444 and Rs. 555 in October 2019. That was quickly followed by the second round of tariff hikes in December after price hikes from both Airtel and Vodafone Idea.
In February, the company increased the price of its most popular long-term plan while reducing its validity. The annual pre-paid voucher worth Rs. 2,020 was replaced with an 11-month plan priced at Rs. 2,121. Reliance jio also similarly reduced the validity period of another long-term plan that costs Rs. 1,299. As if that wasn’t enough, jio also proposed to increase data prices from Rs15 per GB to Rs 20 per GB.