Reliance Jio has ended the Rs 2020 annual prepaid plan and introduced a new long term recharge plan of Rs 2121. The latest long-term recharge plan offers the same benefits as the Rs 2020 plan but comes with a reduced validity of 29 days. The new prepaid plan offers benefits for 336 days of validity as opposed to the 365 days validity of Rs 2020 plan. If you look back, Reliance Jio has initially launched the annual prepaid plan Rs 2,199 with a year-long validity. Recently, on the occasion of New Year, the telco offered the same plan for Rs 2020 for a limited period as a “Happy New Year Offer 2020”. Now, it seems the Mukesh Ambani led telco has completely removed the Rs 2020 plan. Jio’s rival players, Bharati Airtel and Vodafone Idea, also offer annual prepaid plans to its subscribers and are priced at Rs 2399 and Rs 2398 across all the circles. However, unlike Jio, which offers FUP Limit on non-Jio calls, both the networks do offer unlimited calling benefits.
Jio Rs 2121 Recharge Plan: Complete Details
In a surprise move, Reliance Jio has completely removed the Rs 2020 Annual plan and introduced the new Rs 2121 long-term plan. The new plan offers the same benefits as the Rs 2020 plan, but it comes with lowered validity. The Rs 2121 recharge plan offers unlimited Jio-to-Jio voice calling, 1.5GB data benefits per day, 100 SMSes per day, and 12,000 non-Jio minutes. The subscribers can avail the overall data benefits of 504GB. However, the new prepaid plan is valid only for 336 days a reduction of 29 days validity period. The Happy New Year 2020 annual plan is valid for 365 days. Besides the reduced validity, the other benefits remain the same. The Rs 2121 plan offers free access to its apps like JioTV and JioCinema as earlier.
Introduction of Reliance Jio IUC minutes- A Boon for Airtel and Vodafone Idea
Reliance Jio has been the go-to option for subscribers in India due to its attractive offerings on its prepaid plans. The telco used to offer unlimited calling and data benefits to its customers on all its prepaid plans. However, the telecom operator was taken aback in recent times due to the introduction of non-Jio calling minutes. Reliance Jio has revamped all its prepaid plans with IUC minutes, and as such, the customers need to purchase IUC packs (offer IUC minutes) alongside their prepaid plans for non-Jio calling. But on the other hand, Bharati Airtel and Vodafone Idea seem to be the beneficiaries as both the telcos offer unlimited calling benefits on their prepaid plans. Hence, it is obvious that customers might consider shifting to Airtel or Vodafone Idea.