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

May 11, 2018, 04:39 PM IST

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!


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


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


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


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.