Reliance Jio prepaid subscribers who are disappointed with the steep rise in tariff hikes can breathe a sigh of relief. Thanks to Trai law, the Mukesh Ambani led telco allows Jio users to recharge with old tariff plans for a period of six months. But there is a catch! Only customers with no active Jio recharge in their Jio account will be able to access the old plans. They can then recharge their number with any of the old plans either through Jio website or via any of the third-party recharge providers such as retailers and online.
TRAI’s Tariff Protection
As per Trai (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), all the telecom operators needed to make any tariff plan available for six months. For instance, Reliance Jio has introduced All in One plan in October that includes Rs 222, Rs 333, and Rs 444 plans. The plans also came bundled with 1000 minutes of non-jio calling. Following the footsteps of other telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone Idea, Jio has revised its pricing of existing Jio plans by as much as 40%. Accordingly, the telecom operator has introduced the revised All-in-One plans with increased pricing in the first week of December. Hence, these plans would be available for recharge for a period of six months at least till April.
How to Access Old Jio Recharge Plans?
To access old Jio recharge plans, the preliminary criteria is that the users should not have an active plan in their account. Find below the detailed step-by-step procedure to access old Jio plans.
- Visit Jio.com and login to your account using your mobile number and OTP.
- Click on Settings gearbox that is present besides the “Switch Account” option
- Click on the Tariff Protection option to access the Old plans if you do not have any active plan.
- Select any of the following plans from the list and click the “Buy” option.
- You can then proceed with the payment to complete the recharge.
If you have an active plan, then you will find the message“You already have an active plan. These plans are applicable for customers without an active plan.”