Jio Happy New Year 2018 Offer: 1GB Data Per Day Plans to Get Price Cuts

Reliance Jio will bring down the prices of its plans with 1GB data per day by up to Rs. 60 as part of a new Happy New Year 2018 offer. This will cut the base price of Jio plans with 1GB data per day to Rs. 149, down from the current Rs. 199. Interestingly, this move will cancel out the tariff revision implemented by the operator in October. Apart from this price cut, Jio will also launch a host of plans with 1.5GB data per day as part of the exercise. These changes will come into effect on Tuesday, January 9 and the first of many such announcements to come.

Starting Tuesday, the Rs. 199, Rs. 399, Rs. 459 and Rs. 499 Jio plans will cost Rs. 149, Rs. 349, Rs. 399 and Rs. 449, respectively. Details of the plans, such as the data allocation, calling, and SMS benefits as well as access to free apps, will remain the same as before.

Current price

New price

Validity

Total data (1GB/day)

Rs. 199

Rs. 149

28 days

28GB

Rs. 399

Rs. 349

70 days

70GB

Rs. 459

Rs. 399

84 days

84GB

Rs. 499

Rs. 449

91 days

91GB

The new 1.5GB data per day plans the operator is bringing in are priced at Rs. 198, Rs. 398, Rs. 448, and Rs. 498. These are the price points of the 1GB data per day plan, meaning consumers are essentially getting 50 percent more data at roughly the same price.

Price

Validity

Total data (1.5GB/day)

Rs. 198

28 days

42GB

Rs. 398

70 days

105GB

Rs. 448

84 days

126GB

Rs. 498

91 days

136GB

It is not yet clear when the price cuts will end, but more clarity can be expected on Tuesday. The move will come into effect just days before the ongoing Jio promotion with cashback and vouchers of up to Rs. 3,300 ends. The operator has 160 million users across the country, and has been dictating market terms since its launch. In the past few weeks, operators have started offering more data without raising prices on certain popular recharge packs, so this move can be seen as a means to keep Jio users from moving to other networks.

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