Jio Rs 119 cheapest prepaid recharge plan, has been discontinued in India. The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator took this step to improve its Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) in the country. With this move, the new cheapest Jio prepaid recharge pack is the Jio Rs 149 plan. The telco has already removed the Rs 119 prepaid recharge plan from its official website and My Jio app. Here’s all you need to know about the latest development.
Jio Discontinues its Cheapest Rs 119 Prepaid Recharge Plan
Airtel discontinued its base Rs 99 prepaid recharge plan in India earlier this year to improve its ARPU. After the move, the most affordable Airtel prepaid recharge pack was the Rs 155 plan. By discontinuing the Rs 119 prepaid plan, Jio has brought its base plan closer to Airtel and possibly raced past Airtel in terms of the ARPU. Now, the cheapest Jio prepaid recharge plan is the Rs 149 pack.
The Jio Rs 119 plan offered users unlimited voice calling and 1.5GB of daily data. The subscribers also got free 100 SMS per day with this plan. However, the cheapest Jio prepaid plan was valid only for 14 days. The Jio Rs 119 prepaid plan offered no other benefits besides these.
Airtel Rs 155 Plan Vs Jio Rs 149 Plan: Cheapest Prepaid Plans Compared
The Jio Rs 149 prepaid plan comes with additional validity compared to the Rs 119 plan. It offers 20 days of validity to the subscribers. Users get a total of 20GB of data with the recharge plan with a daily cap of 1GB of data. Like all Jio plans, the Rs 149 plan also offers unlimited voice calls and 100 free SMS daily with the pack. Additionally, users got free JioTV, JioCinema, and JioCloud subscriptions with the plan.
In comparison, the Airtel Rs 155 prepaid plan comes with a validity of 24 days. It offers unlimited voice calling and a total of 1GB of data only. Moreover, the pack provides only 300 SMS in total for the duration of the validity. Other benefits include a free HelloTunes subscription and free Wynk Music.
Comparing the benefits of these plans, Jio is a more value-for-money plan for subscribers despite having lower validity. It offers 1GB of data daily compared to 1GB in total offered by Airtel. Additionally, Jio users get 2,000 free SMS (100 free SMS daily for 20 days) compared to just 300 free SMS offered by Airtel.