Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani addressed the Annual General Meeting in Mumbai today. Amongst other things, he announced that Reliance Jio data packs will start at Rs 50 for 1GB, which comes down to 5 paise per MB. The Jio data rates are 1/10th of compared to what other players in the market are offering, says Ambani. According to Ambani, 1GB data at Rs 50 is the lowest data tariff in the world.
Reliance Jio data packs with access to Jio premium apps is free till December 31, 2017. Users will be charged as per these data packs after December 31. Ambani said, all Jio services will be available for everyone free till end of the year, starting September 5." He calls it the Jio welcome offer. However, free services have been running for a while now.
Reliance Jio has data packs ranging from Small (S) to XXXL. The small plan starts at Rs 149 for 0.3GB data along with access to 100 SMSes. There's a Rs 499 Medium pack which comes at Rs 499 for 4G 4G data and access to unlimited 4G at night. The Large, XL, XXL and XXXL 4G packs are priced at Rs Rs 999, Rs 1,499, Rs 2,499, Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999. The Reliance Jio data packs gives users an access to free voice calls and Jio premium apps. Jio Premium apps include JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioMags, JioXpressNews, JioDrive, JioSecurity and JioMoney.
During the AGM event, Ambani announced that all voice calls for Jio customers will be free of cost. Also, there will be no roaming charges for customers for Jio customers. He added, the company has always put customers first.