In the latest news, Reliance Jio has removed Rs 19 and Rs 52 Sachet packs from its prepaid portfolio. The move from Jio comes right after the introduction of the IUC Top-up packs. So, the Jio’s basic combo prepaid pack starts from Rs 98 that comes with a validity period of 28 days. The Rs 98 plan offers 2GB of 4G data benefits per day, unlimited voice calling, and 300SMSes per day valid for 28 days.
Introduction of IUC Top-up Vouchers Might be the Reason For the Removal of Sachet Packs
Reliance Jio has launched the sachet packs along with the long-term prepaid plans in January. The sachet packs come in handy for customers who wanted to avail unlimited calling benefits for a short period. The Rs 19 sachet pack offers unlimited voice calling without any FUP limit, 150MB of 4G data, and 100SMS and comes with a validity of one day. On the other hand, the Rs 52 sachet pack comes with 1.05GB data benefits per day, unlimited voice calling, 70 SMSes per day valid for seven days. Both these packs also offer complimentary access to Jio apps like Jio TV, Jio Cinema, and more.
Interestingly, the removal of sachet packs comes after the introduction of IUC Top-up vouchers. The telco has recently started charging the customers 6 paise per minute for calls made to other networks such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea (presently Vodaofone Idea), and BSNL. The Jio prepaid customers needed to recharge with a minimum of Rs 10 IUC voucher for calling. Hence, the overall cost for using both the packs would be increased by a minimum of Rs 10. Reliance Jio offers IUC Top-up vouchers starting from Rs 10 to as high as Rs 1,000 offering varying IUC minutes.
IUC Charges are a Dent to the Reputation of Reliance Jio
Reliance Jio has witnessed unprecedented success in the country ever since its launch on 5 September 2016. The telco, within no time, has emerged as the leading telecom operator in the country surpassing its rivals. It is only after the introduction of Reliance Jio that the other telcos have started offering prepaid plans at lower tariffs. Also, the telco even showered customers with free unlimited calling and data benefits for a certain period. All Jio prepaid plans are designed in a way to offer maximum value for money benefits to the customers. But with the introduction of IUC Top-up vouchers, the telco has been facing the wrath of customers. The rival telcos like Vodafone Idea and Airtel have been using the opportunity and started teasing Jio on social media platforms to lure customers to their platform.