Reliance Jio has announced All-in-One plans to counter Vodafone and Airtel after making calls to other network operators chargeable earlier this month. Reliance Jio Rs 222, 333 and 444 plans have been very competitively priced and seemingly offer more than what other network operators provide at similar prices. While Reliance Jio base All-in-One plan begins at Rs 222, Vodafone offers similar services at Rs 229 and Airtel at Rs 249.
Reliance Jio All-in-One Rs 222 Plan
Reliance Jio offers 2GB data per day at Rs 222 for 28 days along with Jio to Jio Unlimited calls, and Jio to non-Jio FUP of 1,000 minutes. Customers still have the option of going for IUC Top-Up vouchers starting at Rs 10, which can be used to make such non-Jio calls. To compensate customers for the cost of these additional IUC top-ups, an additional 1GB of data will be offered for every 10 rupees spent. Apps like Jio TV and Jio Cinema will be complimentary.
Vodafone Rs 229 Plan
Vodafone offers 2GB data per day for 28 days at Rs 229 along with unlimited calls to any network across the country as well as 100 SMSes free per day. The subscription to Vodafone Play App would be complimentary.
Airtel Rs 249 Plan
Airtel too offers 2GB data per day for 28 days along with unlimited calls to all networks (local and STD) across the country. Customers can also send 100 SMSes free per day and enjoy Airtel Digital TV premium services to watch movies and shows for free.
Reliance Jio’s decision that it would charge 6 paise/minute to its customers for outgoing calls to other network operators to recover the Interconnect Usage Charge (IUC) led to a lot of criticism and disappointment amongst its consumers. Reliance Jio claimed to have paid nearly Rs 13,500 crore as NET IUC charges to the other operators. However, whether the Reliance Jio All-in-One plans will make up for the same will be seen in due course of time.