The features of the Re 1 plan have already been altered by Reliance Jio. TelecomTalk claimed on Wednesday that Reliance Jio has quietly launched the Re 1 prepaid package. The telco has substantially modified the plan’s advantages in just one day. It now has far less data and a relatively limited validity period.
Benefits of the Reliance Jio Re 1 Prepaid Plan have changed.
The plan is now available in the telco’s mobile app (MyJio) under the ‘Value’ plans category. The Re 1 plan will now have a one-day validity and only provide 10MB of data. The plan, in comparison, was marketed for the same price but included 30 days of validity and 100MB of data. Users will have to pay Rs 10 to get 100MB of data using this package. The Rs 15 4G data coupon, which provides 1GB of high-speed data, might be a better choice here. Spending Rs 10 on a Re 1 voucher from Jio would have provided consumers with 1GB of data for 30 days under the previous advantages.
However, the telco has revised the earlier benefits, and the changes are evident on the mobile application. The user’s internet speed would drop to 64 Kbps after ingesting 10MB of high-speed data.
It’s impossible to say who might benefit from a 10MB data plan. The strategy of Reliance Jio with this proposal is a little perplexing. With the amount of data that applications consume in the background on today’s smartphones, 10MB of data would vanish in a matter of seconds or minutes.
But, yet again, no other telco provides such a service. If there is a requirement for 50MB of data, a user can effectively purchase this package five times (total spending – Re 5). However, the Rs 15 ticket for 1GB of data would always be more valuable.