Reliance Jio announced its Republic Day surprise for all JioPhone users. As per the company statement, JioPhone users shall soon benefit from 1GB high-speed data for Rs 49 along with unlimited calling for 28 days. The plan comes into effect starting 26th January 2018. Additionally, revised Jio prepaid plans go live the same day itself. So for sure, big savings await all Jio users this Republic Day.
Since Jio’s new Rs 49 plan is limited to JioPhone users, it won’t work with any other phone available out there. Not only other phones but the plan is not available for existing Jio prepaid users not using a JioPhone as well.
In terms of benefits, Jio Rs 49 plan offers 1GB high-speed data. Upon exceeding the FUP limit, the connectivity speed is expected to come down to 64 kbps like any other Jio plan. We are awaiting more details about this, though. Similarly, customers shall also benefit from free, unlimited voice calls (local, STD and roaming). The plan has a validity of 28 days.
Furthermore, Jio also announced several data add-ons for Rs 11, 21, 51 and 101. Reliance JioPhone comes at an effective price of Rs 0. Interested buyers have to pay a one-time refundable security deposit of Rs 1500. The amount is refundable after three years when users return the handset.
Reliance JioPhone runs Kai OS and offers a single Nano SIM slot, dual-core processor 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage. It sports a 2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display.
In other news, Jio provides a new entry-level data and calling combo plan starting at Rs 98. Users get unlimited local, STD and roaming calls, up to 100 SMS per day and 2GB high-speed data for 28 days. This plan is valid for all Jio prepaid users, not just JioPhone owners.