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Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio hikes mobile services tariff, Checkout the new prices

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Sumit Vishwakarma
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Jio tariff hike

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's son Akash Ambani-led Reliance Jio has announced a significant tariff hike of 12% to 25% on its prepaid and postpaid plans. 

This is the first increase in prices in two and a half years, with the new rates taking effect from July 3.

The most active plan, which offers 1.5 GB of data per day with a 28-day validity, saw the sharpest increase. Another popular plan with an 84-day validity saw a 20% rise from Rs 799.

The development comes a day after Jio acquired 14.4 MHz of spectrum in the 1800 MHz band for Rs 973 crore during the recent spectrum auction.

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The auction concluded with telecom service providers purchasing over Rs 11,300 crore worth of radio waves.

Revised rates for Jio's popular plans

Existing Plans:

1. The Rs 155 (Existing plan) now provides 2 GB for 28 days and has increased to Rs 189.

2. Existing plan of Rs 209, offering 1 GB per day for 28 days, now costs Rs 249.

3. The Es 239 existing plan, providing 1.5 GB per day for 28 days, has been adjusted to Rs 299.

Monthly Plans:

1. For Rs 299, which previously gave 2 GB per day for 28 days, the price has risen to Rs 349.

2. The Rs 349 plan with 2.5 GB per day for 28 days is now Rs 399.

3. The Rs 399 plan now offers 3 GB per day for 28 days at a new price of Rs 449.

2-Month Plans:

1. The two-month plan, which provided 1.5 GB per day and was priced at Rs 479, is now Rs 579.

2. The 2 GB per day plan, previously Rs 533 for 56 days, is now priced at Rs 629.

3. The Rs 395 plan offers 6 GB for 84 days and is now priced at Rs 479.

3-Month Plans:

1. Plans costing Rs 666 and Rs 719 have been revised to Rs 799 and Rs 859, respectively, offering 1.5 GB and 2 GB per day over 84 days.

2. The Rs 999 plan for 3 GB per day over the same period is now Rs 1,199.

Annual Plans:

1. An annual plan priced at Rs 1,559 for 24 GB over 336 days is now Rs 1,899.

2. The Rs 2,999 annual plan now costs Rs 3,599, offering 2.5 GB per day over 365 days.

3. The 1 GB base plan has increased from RS 15 to Rs 19.

Data Add-ons:

1. The 2 GB base plan is now priced at Rs 29, up from Rs 25.

2. The 6 GB base plan costs Rs 69, rising from Rs 61.

3. The 30 GB add-on for the billing cycle is now Rs 349, previously Rs 299.

Postpaid Plans: The postpaid plan offering 75 GB per billing cycle has risen from  Rs 399 to Rs 449.

What did Akasg Ambani say about the hike?

Akash Ambani, chairperson of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, said, "The introduction of new plans is a step in the direction of furthering industry innovation and driving sustainable growth through investments in 5G and AI technology."

He highlighted Jio's role in India's 5G rollout, noting that 85% of the country's operational 5G cells are by Jio. Ambani reaffirmed Jio's dedication to contributing to Digital India by continuing to invest in high-quality, affordable internet services.

“With Jio True 5G – the fastest-ever 5G rollout of this scale anywhere in the world, India now leads the world in 5G. Nearly 85% of the total 5G cells operational in India are by Jio. With India’s only Stand-Alone True 5G network, Jio continues to provide superlative 5G experience with truly unlimited 5G data on its leading plans at no additional cost to its users,” the company said.

Launching JioSafe and JioTranslate

Jio also introduced new services, including JioSafe, a quantum-secure communication app for calling, messaging, file transfer, and more (priced at Rs 199 per month), and JioTranslate, an AI-powered multi-lingual communication app for translating voice calls, voice messages, texts, and images (priced at Rs 99 per month).

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