Reliance Jio Is It Really Worthy? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Reliance Jio Is It Really Worthy? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

In the recent launch of Reliance Jio postpaid and prepaid services, people were excited to know about the free voice calls for life offers and other attractive tariffs, but if you closely look to the chart below, you will find a lot of things not that exciting. There were also quite a handful of tariffs and offers which were missed out in the announcement.

Below are the list of Postpaid and prepaid plans Reliance Jio is offering, and following that is a FAQ section for you to better understand the services and technology for its customers. It is disappointing if you see the data services provided to the customers in comparison to what was advertised initially, but it’s still satisfactory, if you’re looking at the overall package offered.

 

Plans and Tariffs of Jio 4G Postpaid

Tariff 149 499 999 1499 2999 3999 4999
4G Data 0.3 GB 4 GB + Night Unlimited 10 GB + Night Unlimited 20 GB + Night Unlimited 35 GB + Night Unlimited 60 GB + Night Unlimited 75 GB + Night Unlimited
Wi-Fi Data on JioNet Hotspot 8 GB 20 GB 40 GB 70 GB 120 GB 150 GB
Unlimited SMS No, 100 SMS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validity (Days) Billing Cycle Billing Cycle Billing Cycle Billing Cycle Billing Cycle Billing Cycle Billing Cycle

 

Plans and Tariffs of Jio 4G Prepaid

Tariff 19 129 149 299 499 999 1499 2999
4G Data 0.1 GB + Night Unlimited 0.75 GB + Night Unlimited 0.3 GB 2 GB + Night Unlimited 4 GB + Night Unlimited 10 GB + Night Unlimited 20 GB + Night Unlimited 35 GB + Night Unlimited
Wi-Fi Data on JioNet Hotspot 0.2 GB 1.5 GB 4 GB 8 GB 20 GB 40 GB 70 GB
Unlimited SMS Yes Yes No, 100 SMS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validity (Days) 1 7 28 21 28 28 28 28

 

Tariff 3999 4999
4G Data 60 GB + Night Unlimited 75 GB + Night Unlimited
Wi-Fi Data on JioNet Hotspot 120 GB 150 GB
Unlimited SMS Yes Yes
Validity (Days) 28 28

 

FAQ’s

Q1.   Are these plans/tariffs tentative or final for postpaid plans?

Ans: No, postpaid plans will be subjected to taxable charges. In auto-debit options using various electronic methods like credit card/debit card/online transfer for paying the bill and opting for e-bill options will be offered an additional 15% discount.

Q2. Do voice calls exhaust my data?

Ans: The Jio websites states that even though the voice calls will exhaust data, but it will not be charged from your data plan. The first T&C clearly states, Voice is truly free, no charge towards voice or the data used to make 4G calls, and this has been confirmed by one of the employees of Jio. However, for Video calls data costs will be charged as per the data plan subscribed.

Q3. What is the exact timing for the Night Unlimited plans?

Ans: The time for Unlimited services, Reliance is offering is a little inconvenient, starting from 2a.m. to 5a.m.

Q4. What is JioNet Hotspot? How is it used?

Ans: JioNet is the Public Wi-Fi spot, which Reliance has planned to put in a number of a million covering all the prime locations. To use this service, the user must login into the Hotspot and then get access to the data.

Q5. If some data is left unused in my account, at the end of the monthly cycle, will it be carry forwarded to the next month cycle?

Ans: No. Every month the bill and balance cycle will be renewed, hence no possibility of carrying over previous month’s data.

Q6. Are there any complimentary apps with this subscription offer?

Ans: JioTV, Jio Cinema, JioMusic, JioMags, JioNewspaper, JioCloud (Upto 5GB), and JioSecretary are the complementary apps that come with this subscription offer.

Q7. Are there any add-on packs for Postpaid users?

  • Rs. 151: 1 GB – 4G LTE Data & 1 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 251: 2 GB – 4G LTE Data & 2 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 451: 4 GB – 4G LTE Data & 4 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 1001: 10 GB – 4G LTE Data & 10 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 1501: 20 GB – 4G LTE Data & 20 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 2501: 35 GB – 4G LTE Data & 35 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 4001: 60 GB – 4G LTE Data & 60 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 5001: 75 GB – 4G LTE Data & 75 GB – WiFi Data

Q8.  Will the voice calls be free to all the other networks or only from Jio to Jio users?

Ans: The calling is possible to any other network across the country, and in case you observe any calls blocked during the Welcome Offer, blame it on the other service providers. For Jio, calling to any number in under any network and any number of times, will not be charged across the entire country.

Q9. Am I free to use any plan once the Welcome Offer is finished on 31st December?

Ans: No,  you can only recharge with the plans which have a validity of 28 Days. Recharges of value Rs 19, Rs 129 and Rs 299, will not be permissible as the first recharge options.

Q10. Are these the final charges for prepaid customers?

Ans: Yes, the plans and tariffs are all inclusive of applicable taxes.

Q11. There is a limit of 100 SMS for the month in the Rs 149 Plan. Why is it not common for all the other plans and what is it for other plans?

Ans: They may say ‘unlimited SMS’, but it isn’t exactly true. 100 local and national SMS per day, will be offered in all the other plans, except Rs 19, whose SMS limit is same as Rs 149 plan.

Q12. What are the prices on the prepaid plans, once the data of the plan is exhausted?

Ans: The average cost of the data rounds up to Rs 250/GB for which you will be charged on per 10KB basis. Hence if rounded up, the charges for every 10MB download will be around Rs2.5. If more data is required, one can always recharge with the same or another suitable plan.

Q13. Are there any Data plans separately designed, so as to avoid the Rs 250/GB charges?

Ans: Yes, below are the plans provided for such a situation:

  • Rs. 151: 1 GB – 4G LTE Data & 1 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 251: 2 GB – 4G LTE Data & 2 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 451: 4 GB – 4G LTE Data & 4 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 1001: 10 GB – 4G LTE Data & 10 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 1501: 20 GB – 4G LTE Data & 20 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 2501: 35 GB – 4G LTE Data & 35 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 4001: 60 GB – 4G LTE Data & 60 GB – WiFi Data
  • Rs. 5001: 75 GB – 4G LTE Data & 75 GB – WiFi Data

Q14. I heard that at the AGM presentation they talked about Data at the rate of Rs 50/GB. What is this scheme about?

Ans: It is actually the average of the charges mentioned for some plans. The actual reference is to the data used when with the access of JioNet WiFi, where the data rate is Rs 50/GB.

Q15. If we want to execute a conference audio/video call, is there a special plan for that ? or that is also free ?

Ans: If the conference does not include more than three people, then it will not be charged at all. But if more members are to be added, then the user will be required to take the subscription. For a conference with 4-9 people, a recharge of Rs 49 will suffice and will last for 28 Days. For a conference with 4-6 people, a recharge of Rs 99 will suffice and will last for 28 Days.

Now this is all about Jio, Its up to you whether you are going for it or just using it till the free trial plan. Best Wishes Jio!!

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