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WAR! Reliance Jio Rs 199 offer gives 25 GB data; Airtel, Voda charge Rs 389 for 20 GB!

May 11, 2018, 16:39 PM IST
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Reliance Jio has unveiled a new postpaid plan priced at just Rs 199 with 25 GB data monthly and free unlimited calls. A quick comparison shows that Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular are providing similar plans but the price that they are charging is virtually double!

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In comparison to Reliance Jio Rs 199 offer, Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular are charging about Rs 389-399 for 20 GB data per month. This is according to the the information on their websites. Photo: Reuters

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War! It is now a fight to the finish! With the telecom industry having a cumulative debt of Rs 7.76 lakh crore, this latest Rs 199 Reliance Jio offer means the Mukesh Ambani led telco is going for the kill. Photo: Reuters

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Significantly, the new Rs 199 Reliance Jio plan, which will be effective from May 15, will have a pre-activated ISD facility along with international calling and international roaming for all prepaid and postpaid users. Photo: Reuters

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This massive new offer from Reliance Jio comes in the wake of a stellar quarter in terms of sales by the company. It reported a 1.2 per cent sequential rise in standalone net profit in the fourth quarter of FY18. The net profit stood at Rs 510 crore in the just-concluded quarter against Rs 504 crore notched in the October-December 2017 period. The Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) fell to Rs 137.1 per month against the previous Rs 154.

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