The last few days have seen Idea, Vodafone and Airtel update their existing plans/ launch new offers in order to take on Jio Prime. As a response, Reliance Jio has upped the ante yet again by introducing a ‘Buy One Get One Free’ recharge offer for those who sign up for Prime before 31st March, 2017.
To recap, Jio Prime allows users to continue enjoying unlimited data till 31st March 2018, albeit with a fair usage cap of 1GB/day by shelling out Rs 303/month. There is also a Rs 499/month plan which offers 2GB of 4G data a day.
To become a Prime customer, a user has to pay a flat entry fees of 99 rupees. The catch is that Jio Prime is only valid for existing Jio users or those who get a new SIM activated on or before 31st March 2017, the day the ‘Happy New Year’ offer ends.
According to PhoneRadar, there are two schemes on offer – If you recharge for Rs 303, you will get an add-on worth Rs 201 free which will give you 5GB of additional data – A recharge of Rs 499 and above will fetch you a free add-on of 301 rupees with an additional 10GB of data.
India Today Tech has confirmed the same with a Jio representative. These benefits will be automatically activated by Jio once you recharge you account. It is imperative however, to do a recharge before 31st March, 2017.
This seems like a neat way for Jio to ensure a majority of its 100 million users subscribe to Jio Prime and also to fetch new users on the platform.
To counter Jio Prime, Idea Cellular has just announced a plan which offers users 14GB of 4G data (500MB/day) along with unlimited calls at just Rs 345/month. Vodafone too has introduced a new Rs 346/month plan which gives 28GB of 4G data(1GB/day) along with unlimited calls with a validity of 28 days.