JioFiber Launches New Tariff Plans (With 30-Day Free Trial)
One might be aware of how Reliance Jio transformed the telecom sector in our country. If you consider the launch of Jio on 5th September 2016, then one can say that the Mukesh Ambani-owned company created a remarkable effect of the digital revolution in India.
The introduction of 4G services by Reliance Jio brought down the pricing of data and subsequently 4G handsets got wider acceptance.
However, the launch of JioFiber on 5th September 2019 couldn’t recreate the magic. Though it brought 100Mbps high-speed broadband as the minimum speed, JioFiber didn’t live up to its expectations due to its non-aggressive pricing strategy.
This lower penetration of JioFiber is mainly attributed to the fact that India is a price-conscious market. But the latest announcement of JioFiber where the pricing starts at ₹399 could really storm the market.
JioFiber Unconditional 30-Day Free Trial:
The USP of the new announcement is a 30-day free trial for all new users. The fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband will now come with a 30-day free trial. Officially, the Reliance Jio has termed it as “Naye India Ka Naya Josh”.
Under this offering, JioFiber FTTH broadband plans will start at just ₹399 per month with unlimited data, symmetric internet speed and unlimited free voice call anywhere in India.
With this, JioFiber has launched 4 new plans namely ₹399 plan, ₹600 plan, ₹999 plan and ₹1499 plan offering a speed of 30 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 150 Mbps and 300 Mbps respectively.
As said earlier, the latest announcement says that these plans provide a truly unlimited internet and symmetric internet speed. That means you will get the same upload and download internet speed. Generally, we do observe higher download speed and lower upload speed.
But this could be a game-changer.
Free Subscription to 10 Paid OTT Apps:
The JioFiber ₹999 and ₹1499 plans that offer 150 Mbps and 300 Mbps internet speed respectively will give free access to 11 paid OTT apps.
That means JioFiber connectivity will enable free OTT app subscription including Disney Hotstar, Zee5, Sony Liv, Voot, Sun Nxt etc.
Starting September 1st, all the new customers of Jio Fiber will now get a free 30-day trial to try 150 Mbps internet and 4K Set Top Box (STB) with a subscription to 10 paid OTT Apps.
It’s been said that existing JioFiber customers will also be rewarded with upgraded plans as a voucher in MyJio app.
In a separate statement, the Jio Director, Mr Akash Ambani said that JioFiber will provide broadband services to 1600 cities and towns across India. This JioFiber Free 30-Day Trial is purely unconditional.
The company says, “If you don’t like it, we take it back. No questions asked”.
Summarizing, the JioFiber 30-Day Free Trial:
• 150 Mbps truly unlimited internet (No FUP limit)
• Symmetric internet speed (same upload and download speeds)
• 4K Set Top Box
• Free Voice calling
• No questions asked trial
• ₹2500 - One-time refundable amount
• Exclusive to the new customers
Truly Unlimited ₹399 Plan:
The new addition of JioFiber ₹399 plan has surprised the telecom analysts. Till now, Jio maintained that its minimum speed is 100 Mbps. But with ₹399 plan, the Jio has to curtail its minimum speed to 30 Mbps.
The user will get 30Mbps truly unlimited internet with unlimited voice calls at just ₹399. There’s a catch here. The user will not get free access to OTT app subscription.
Interestingly, the ISPs like ACT Fibernet do provide 30 Mbps broadband plan at ₹500 with a monthly data FUP of 500GB. Post FUP, the speed will be decreased to 512 Kbps.
Similarly, the state-owned telecom company BSNL has also got a 30 Mbps plan at ₹430. The FUP limit is 150GB. Beyond FUP, the speed will fall down to 2 Mbps. Here, the user will get unlimited calls to any network.
What’s Your Opinion?
By comparing it with the established players (like Airtel Xstream, ACT, Tata Sky, BSNL), JioFiber has the advantage of claiming itself as truly unlimited internet.
Let’s wait and watch how the customers will react to the new ₹399 plan offered by JioFiber. Do you think that they will get attracted to the marketing promotions of Jio and switch their loyalty to the new JioFiber?
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There seems to be an important update from Jio team.
As per the JioFiber service terms and conditions, there would be 3300 GB limit on all Truly Unlimited Plans. That means the subscriber will get a FUP limit of 3.3TB of data. Post the FUP limit, the speed will be reduced.
However, there is no mention of post FUP speed.
One should keep a note that all JioFiber plans till 300Mbps will have a FUP limit of 3.3TB data. This is similar to Airtel’s Xstream Fiber plans where you get a data benefit of 3.3TB
The other plans featuring higher speeds namely 500Mbps plan or 1Gbps plan do not come under this FUP limitation. They will not have any FUP capping.
The other important to be noted down is regarding voice calls. There is no FUP limit on the number of voice calls.