Jio Discontinues ₹149 and ₹179 Prepaid Plans Amid Price Hikes

Reliance Jio has shocked its users by discontinuing the ₹149 and ₹179 prepaid recharge plans. This move follows recent price hikes by Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone.

Although Jio had initially retained these two plans with reduced validity, a new report from TelecomTalk indicates that these plans have been quietly removed from Jio’s platform.

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Impact on Users

The discontinuation of these low-cost recharge plans means that keeping a Jio SIM active for outgoing calls has become more expensive.

However, Jio users can still receive incoming calls even without an active service validity plan.

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This change primarily impacts customers looking for affordable recharge options, who will now have to opt for higher-priced plans to make calls.

Current Cheapest Plan and Price Increases

After this change, the cheapest recharge plan offered by Jio is now ₹189. This plan includes 2 GB of mobile data, unlimited calling, 300 SMS, and a subscription to Jio apps, with a validity of 28 days.

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Previously, this plan was priced at ₹155 but increased to ₹189 starting July 3. For comparison, Airtel and Vodafone offer similar plans at ₹199.

Other Jio prepaid recharge plans have also seen price increases:

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The ₹209 plan for 28 days is now ₹249.

The ₹239 plan for 28 days is now ₹299.

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The ₹349 plan for 28 days is now ₹399.

The ₹399 plan for 28 days is now ₹449.

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