Reliance Jio has been offering customers free or ultra-low cost data since it launched operations in September last year. However, with the ongoing Jio Summer Surprise and Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offers set to expire soon, it seems customers may have to start buying recharges on a monthly basis to continue receiving the bundled data, unlimited calls, SMSs, and Jio apps subscription. Now, Reliance Jio has launched a new offer that provides customers with data benefits, but this plan is limited to JioFi users only.
The new offer provides customers with up to 224GB data on purchasing a new JioFi device and a new Jio SIM card. The consumer will have to sign up for the Rs. 99 Jio Prime subscription service, and then choose one of the recharge packs on which the offer is provided. The basic pack comes with 2GB data per month for 12 recharge cycles (12 x 28 days) with one-time payment of Rs. 149; this means you will get 24GB data for a year with this pack at Rs. 149. In contrast, the standard Jio Prime user gets just 2GB data at Rs. 149 with 28-day validity.
Similarly, buying the Rs. 309 recharge pack gets you 1GB data per day for 6 recharge cycles (of 28 days), totalling to 168GB. This is twice the bundled data Reliance Jio is giving consumers at Rs. 309 under the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. Coming to the Rs. 509 recharge pack, users will get 224GB data (2GB per day cap) for 4 recharge cycles of 28 days. This, too, is higher than the 168GB data they get with the Rs. 509 pack for a regular SIM card.
Last is the Rs. 999 pack, which provides 120GB data for 56 days; the standard Rs. 999 recharge gives users the same amount of data for 120 days; in both cases, there is no limit to the daily data consumption. All the above mentioned recharge packs come with unlimited calls, Jio apps subscription, and SMSes. The offer is available only on prepaid SIM cards, and both the JioFi device and SIM can be purchased from Reliance Digital outlets, Jio retail stores, or online.
However, it should be noted that despite the data benefits Reliance Jio is providing with the new JioFi router and SIM, the router itself costs Rs. 1,999. So even though you will be saving on data cost on a monthly basis, you will still have to make a payment to the company for the hardware.