In the latest move, Reliance Jio has reduced the validity of Rs 1299 Annual Prepaid plan to 336 days. Earlier, the same plan is offered for a validity period of 336 days. So, with this move, the validity of the Rs 1299 prepaid plan is reduced by 29 days. However, the data, voice calling, and SMS benefits offered under the plan remain the same. Meanwhile, Jio’s rival players such as Bharti Airtel, BSNL and Vodafone Idea is offering various annual plans with a validity of 365 days. Reliance Jio of late has revamped some of the existing prepaid plans and has also introduced many new plans to its subscribers. For instance, Reliance Jio has discontinued its Rs 2020 annual plan and introduced another long-term plan Rs 2121. Similarly, the telco has introduced two short term validity plans Rs 49 and Rs 69 for Jio Phone users.
Reliance Jio Rs 1,299 now Ships with Reduced Validity Period of 336 days
Reliance Jio initially offered two long-term prepaid plans with 365 days validity that include Rs 2020 (earlier Rs 2,199 prepaid plan) and Rs 1,299 prepaid plans. However recently the Mukesh Ambani-led telco has ended the Rs 2,020 prepaid plan and introduced a new long-term Rs 2,121 prepaid plan with 336 days validity. However, the new long-term plan offered the same benefits as the Rs 2,020 prepaid plan. Following on the similar lines, the telco has reduced the validity of Rs 1,299 prepaid annual plan from 365 days to 336 days. However, the prepaid plan offers the same benefits as earlier and also includes complimentary access to Jio apps.
The Rs 1,299 annual prepaid plan offers 24GB of 4G data, unlimited Jio to Jio voice calling, 12,000 non-Jio minutes and 3600 SMSes, valid for 336 days. The plan also offers a complimentary subscription to Jio apps. So, with this change, the Rs 1,299 prepaid plan validity is reduced by nearly one month(29 days). The monthly plans from the leading telecom offer 28 days validity period. Reliance Jio seems to have extrapolated the same to the annual Rs 1,299 prepaid plan (28*12 =336 days). It remains to be seen whether the other telcos follow the footsteps of Reliance Jio and reduce the validity period on their annual prepaid plans.