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Jio Price Increase – Prepaid Recharges Now 20% Expensive

Jio Raises Prepaid Tariffs by 20%  Starting from 1st December 2021

Based on some of the industry sources, Reliance Jio is going to increase the price for prepaid recharges by 20% starting from 1st December 2021.

Jio Price Increase
Jio Price Increase

We are still awaiting the official confirmation on price increase but as usual, our sources are impeccable.

Readers may be aware that Vodafone-Idea and Airtel have already increased the prices a couple of days back.

Let’s have a look at the new Jio Prepaid Plans that are applicable from 1st December 2021

Jio Phone Plan – Increased from Rs. 75 to Rs. 91

Current Price (Rs) Validity (days) New Price (Rs) Benefits
75 28 91
3 GB/month, Unlimited Voice, 50 SMS

Unlimited Data Plans – Price Increase By 20%

The unlimited Data Plans have also become expensive and all of the plans now costs 20% more. Most users doing an Rs. 199 recharge for 1.5 GB/day data for 28 days will have to shell out Rs. 239. Also, there is no 1 GB/Day plan with 28 days validity.

The three-month plan that was available for Rs. 555 will now cost Rs. 666 for the 1.5 GB data per day.

Current Price (Rs) Validity (days) New Price (Rs) Benefits
129 28 155
2GB/month, Unlimited Voice, 300 SMS
149 24 179
1GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
199 28 239
1.5GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
249 28 299
2GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
399 56 479
1.5GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
444 56 533
2GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
329 84 395 6GB, Unlimited Voice, 1000 SMS
555 84 666
1.5GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
599 84 719
2GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day
1299 336 1559
24GB, Unlimited Voice, 3600 SMS
2399 365 2879
2GB/day, Unlimited Voice, 100 SMS/Day

Data Add On

The Data Add On have also become expensive and for 12 GB data you will have to shell out Rs. 121 instead of Rs. 101 earlier.

Current Price (Rs) Validity (days) New Price (Rs) Benefits
51 61 6 GB
101 121 12 GB
251 30 301 50 GB

Should You Do a Yearly Jio Recharge?

Yes, you should go ahead and do the yearly JIO recharge that will ensure that you don’t have to pay any extra tariff for the next 1 year on Telecom.

In fact, I have just done the 1 year recharge for all my family members. As mobile is an essential requirement and we will have to shell out more money whether we like it or not.

Thoughts on Jio Price Increase

Lower income groups are already struggling with inflation and the price increase by all Telecom players add to the woes.

If we consider a family has 4-5 members – the Telecom price increase can add add Rs. 250 to 500 to monthly expense as most users are hooked to data and prefer the 1.5 GB/day or even higher data plans.

 

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Do you want to know which are the Best Jio Recharges available currently?

In this article, let’s look at some of the best-prepaid Jio recharge offers that you can currently buy to get the maximum benefit.

There are different plans available for JIO subscribers with a different monthly budget.

I will try to address and cover most of the plans that are the best value for money and will also add some discounts and cashback offers that you can avail of.

We will start with some of the most affordable plans and then will move higher per day data plans.

How do we find out which are the best Jio Recharges?

I created an excel sheet with validity and data benefit and got the price per day. Based on this calculation, we got the best plans from JIO.

You don’t need to worry about anything, my friend. We have the latest plans, and we keep updating them every month.

Note* – Jio has removed the IUC charges and hence all calls from JIO to Other networks are now free and there is no capping of minutes. Now you can call for unlimited minutes not only from JIO to JIO but to other networks like VI, BSNL or Airtel without worrying about any call charges if you are on unlimited Voice calling plan.

5 Best JIO Recharges For Everyone
5 Best JIO Recharges For Everyone – Photo Credits Al Hakiim

Best Unlimited Voice and Daily Data (1.5GB – 2GB)

For those who have high data usage and want unlimited talk time then the table given below will help you to find your best plan.

If you are going with the 28-day validity plan the Rs. 249 plan is an ideal choice for you. You can also do the Rs. 666 recharge to get 56 days of validity with 2 GB daily data, and also a Disney+Hotstar subscription(1-year).

MRP (Rs.) Benefit Validity
199 1.5 GB Data Per day (Total 42 GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls 28 days
249 2GB Data Per day (Total 56 GB), 100 SMS per day, unlimited voice calls 28 days
399 1.5GB Data Per day (Total 84GB), 100 SMS per day, unlimited voice calls 56 days
444 2GB Data Per day (Total 112GB), 100 SMS per day, unlimited voice calls 56 days
666 2GB Data Per day (Total 112GB), 100 SMS per day, unlimited voice calls, Disney+Hotstar subscription(1 year) 56 days

Best High Data Plans

If your daily data need exceeds the 2 GB limit then the below-mentioned plans are best suited for you.

The highlighted one that is Rs 499 recharge plan gives you free 1-year Disney+Hotstar subscription worth Rs. 399.

MRP (Rs.) Benefit Validity
349 3 GB Data Per day (Total 84 GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls 28 days
499 3GB Data Per day + extra 6GB (Total 90 GB), 100 SMS per day, unlimited voice calls, Disney+Hotstar subscription (1 year) 28 days

Best Long Validity Plans

Jio users who don’t want or don’t have time to recharge on a monthly basis. In the table below, You will get the 3 months (84 Days) plan that offer excellent value for the users.

Both the 888 or the 999 are ideal for 84 days, you can choose whichever suits you best. A lot of people can consume 2/3 GB of daily data while streaming movies, videos, etc, this can be an ideal offering for you.

Also, there are 2 other recharge plans that are Rs. 2599 or 3499 are the best among all 365 days recharge plans.

MRP (Rs.) Benefit Validity
555 1.5 GB Data Per day (Total 126 GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls 84 days
888 2 GB Data Per day + 5GB extra data (Total 173 GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls, Disney+Hotstar subscription (1 year) 84 days
999 3GB Data Per day (Total 252 GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls 84 Days
2121 1.5 GB Data Per day (Total 504 GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls 336 days
2599 2GB per day + extra 10 GB (Total 740GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls, Disney+Hotstar subscription (1 year) 365 days
3499 3GB per day (Total 1095GB), 100 SMS per Day, Unlimited Voice Calls 365 days

Best 4G  data Vouchers – Data Top UP Vouchers

Sometimes our data is exhausted before the daily renewal. So, here are some 4G data voucher plans that will add data to the existing plan and it expire with your existing plan.

Your existing plan will have no impact if you do a data recharge. Suppose you are on a 1.5 GB data plan and you exhaust your 1.5 GB data for the day and then do an Rs. 21 recharge. It will add 2 GB of data that you can use at any time but will not have any impact on the 1.5 GB/day data plan that you have.

MRP (Rs.) Benefit Validity
21 2 GB add-on data existing plan
51 6 GB  add-on data existing plan
101 12 GB add-on data existing plan

Best Global ISD Calling Plans

In the table given below is the ISD plan which you can use globally and the amount deduction varies by the country area code like to make a call in the USA, the charges apply Rs 0.5/min.

Click here to know JIO Call Rates to All Countries.

MRP (Rs.) Benefit Validity
501 424.58 ISD Talktime ( Rs 0.5/ min or Rs 100/min vary according to country)  28 days

If you want to know about some other company’s recharge plans then click the links below.

Which Jio Recharge Should You Get for Maximum Benefit?

If you are opting for the 84-day plan (Price Rs. 888 or Rs. 999) for either 2 GB/day data or 3 GB data it is the best value for money offering available for JIO users at the moment.

The 84-day plans are about 20% cheaper in comparison to the 28 days plan.

Should you buy the yearly 2599 Jio recharge?

Even if you are taking the yearly 2599 recharge, the benefit is not much to justify the 1-time cost.

If you recharge six times with the 444 plan, here is what you get

Price – 444*6= Rs. 2664 Validity = 56*6= 336 days. Daily data is the same for both the packs, but when you are doing a yearly recharge you are getting nearly 1 free month which is a good deal.

But in case the quality of the network becomes bad in your area then you will be stuck with Jio and can’t do an MNP. I usually do the three-month recharge to keep my options open.

You may want to change the connection, or if the service becomes unusable, you also have an option for MNP.

Also, Read: 

Latest Airtel Prepaid Recharges – (Talktime, Data, Unlimited Calls, ISD)

New Best Vodafone Idea Prepaid Recharges (Talktime, Data, Unlimited Calls, ISD)

Kanuj Sharmahttps://candytech.in/
Full-Time Blogger & Entrepreneur, Tech Enthusiast. A decade of experience in Telecom (Engineer & MBA) Read My Story,  Connect On Social.

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