Reliance Jio has quietly updated one of its prepaid packs to provide customers with unlimited data. The Rs. 149 plan till recently came with 2GB of bundled data with 28 days of validity – once the 2GB data cap was exhausted, the customer would have to buy a top-up voucher. In contrast, most other Jio plans came with unlimited Internet access at a lower speed even after the high-speed FUP was over. With Jio updating the Rs. 149 plan, customers will get unlimited data with this plan as well.
The Rs. 149 plan still comes with 2GB FUP for 28 days, but now users can access the Web at 64kbps speed after the high-speed quota is over. Notably, even though Jio has provided customers with unlimited Internet, the post-FUP speed is still lower than that of its other plans – the Rs. 96, Rs. 309 and plans priced higher all offer 128kbps speed, twice that of the Rs. 149 plan, once the data the high-speed is exhausted.
Jio’s Rs. 19 and Rs. 49 plans still do not have unlimited Internet access once the FUP is consumed.
The Rs. 149 plan costs a little less than half of the popular Rs. 309 plan that offers 56 days of validity and 1GB data per day FUP, and is a lot more lucrative. Even the Rs. 96 plan comes with 7GB of 4G data, even though the validity is just 7 days. The Rs. 149 plan is not available for postpaid consumers of Jio. Calls are free, of course, and the pack comes with Jio apps subscription and free SMSes.
With the updated plan, the Jio Rs. 149 plan has a slight edge over Airtel’s pack at the same price. The Airtel Rs. 149 plan for prepaid users comes with 2GB of data as well, and bundled Airtel-to-Airtel calls.