Jio has also reduced the 1 GB data rate to Rs. 4 for a 1-day validity plan.
The plan also offers unlimited local and STD calls, however, there is a daily limit of 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes for the week. While the ₹448 plan came with a validity of 70 days, the ₹509 plan came with a validity of 84 days.More news: Dimitrov and Svitolina advance in Brisbane
Airtel has given changes to two of their existing prepaid plans, adding extra validity in order to go in a tight competition with Jio, increasing the validity of its Rs 448 and Rs 509 prepaid plans. There's another pack of Rs 399 which provides similar benefits for 70 days from the date of recharge. Well, this translates to a total data of 82 GB (with ₹448 plan) and 91 GB (with ₹509 plan) being offered to Airtel prepaid customers. The validity of this plan will be 91 days. Prepaid users must recharge with a minimum Jio Rs 399 plan to be eligible for this Surprise Cashback offer. The company's revised recharge plans will come under Jio's "Happy New Year 2018" offer and will be available for subscribers from Tuesday i.e. 9 January 2018, a source reported. Importantly, it brought down the entry price of 1GB a day data plans to ₹149 for 28 days, the lowest in the industry, which will likely force its rivals to match up, hitting their average revenue per user. These present customers with the usual unlimited calling, SMSes, high-speed data up to a certain limit, and access to Jio apps.
Airtel has made a decision to also provide unlimited calling facility to its users but with "terms and conditions"; voice calls limited to 300 minutes per day and 1200 minutes per week. After the rollout of VoLTE services, Vodafone may offer unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, like Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. However, there is a daily cap of 300 minutes per day or 1,000 minutes per week of calls. These include the Rs 198 scheme which has increased its data promise from 28GB to 42GB, a 14GB boost. It comes bundled with 100 local, national SMS per day. In total, the plan is offering 70GB of data.