With effect from December 1, Jio has announced an increase in its prepaid prices
The statement by India’s biggest mobile carrier came just days after Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea raised their tariffs, signalling the end of the telecom sector’s low-tariff environment.
On Sunday, Reliance Jio announced an up to 21% increase in its prepaid pricing beginning December 1. The statement by India’s biggest mobile carrier comes days after Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea raised their tariffs, signalling the end of the telecom sector’s low-tariff environment. Airtel and Vodafone Idea announced a rate rise of up to 25% on their prepaid plans last week.
JioPhone Plans, Unlimited Plans, and data add-ons would all be affected by the recent pricing rise of 19.6 percent to 21.3 percent. Customers may subscribe to the new unlimited plans using current touchpoints and channels, Jio added.
“Jio today unveiled its new unlimited plans, as part of its commitment to continue strengthening a sustainable telecom market in which every Indian is equipped with a real digital existence. These plans would be the most cost effective in the business “According to a statement by Reliance Jio.
“By adhering to the Jio promise of offering the greatest service at the lowest pricing anywhere in the world, Jio consumers will continue to be the primary beneficiaries,” it said.
As of September, Jio has 42.48 crore mobile customers, well ahead of rivals Airtel and Vodafone, despite a net loss of 1.90 crore people. While announcing the company’s October quarter results, Kiran Thomas, president of Reliance Jio Infocomm, said that the epidemic has been very difficult for a large number of people in India, particularly at the bottom of the pyramid.
“We took a number of measures at the height of the second wave… providing free voice minutes to keep people on our network… keeping the lifeblood alive. However, two quarters later, we discover that a sizable proportion of persons at the base of the pyramid have been unable to keep up with recharges “As Thomas said.