The Jio tariff revision that the company promised a week ago has become official, with the new or altered plans going live on October 19, the day of Diwali. Among the big changes is the introduction of the Rs. 459 pack that provides the benefits of Rs. 399 pack, but at 15 percent higher price. The Rs. 399 pack will provide less validity (and thus less data) to consumers, down from 84 days to 70 days. If you are looking for the Rs. 309 recharge, the validity is down from 56 days to 49 days. Another major change is that Jio users who exhaust their quota of daily high-speed Internet will now get Internet access at 64kbps speed, half of the 128kbps Jio offered till now.
Update: An earlier version of the article mentioned that Jio has axed the Rs. 309 plan. As it turns out, the plan has been removed from the list of Jio plans on its website, but it continues to be available a recharge option via the MyJio app. If this will continue to be the case in the future is unclear.
Jio’s new postpaid plans
For postpaid users, the rude shock seems to be curtailed validity, as all plans now have a validity of 1 billing cycle (30 days) only. Before this tariff revision, Jio offered validities of up to three months with its postpaid plans. Moreover, there is a security deposit with each postpaid plan now, and post-FUP speed will be 64kbps.
Moving to the plans now, the Rs. 309 plan still remains in the postpaid listing, with 30GB data doled out at 1GB per day; the security deposit for the pack is Rs. 400. Next is the Rs. 409 pack, with Rs. 500 deposit and 20GB data without any daily restrictions on consumption. The Rs. 459 plan doesn’t seem to be an option for postpaid users.