Jio has launched a new Jio Phone recharge that offers customers 500MB data per day for 28 days. This new Jio recharge is in addition to the existing Rs. 49 and Rs. 153 packs for the company's 4G feature phone, and has been launched alongside the new Jio Phone Monsoon Hungama exchange offer. The new Rs. 99 Jio Phone recharge will reduce users' monthly spends straight away by nearly 50 percent, the company claims. There's also a Rs. 594 recharge that provides users with unlimited data for a period of six months.
The new Rs. 99 Jio recharge seems to be aimed at consumers who find the 1GB data per day bundled with the Rs. 49 pack insufficient but do not consume 1GB per day either (under the Rs. 153 pack). Along with the bundled 500MB data per day, it will give customers 300 SMS messages for the 28-day validity period. As usual with Jio plans, voice calls are free.
As for the Rs. 594 Jio Phone recharge, the validity period is 6 months and customers can consume unlimited voice and data, the company says. There are no bundled text messages with this pack.
Under the new Monsoon Hungama offer, customers can get the Jio Phone for a refundable deposit of Rs. 501 starting today upon exchanging a feature phone. The feature phone needs to be in working condition and less than three years old to be eligible for this Jio exchange offer. Those who avail the handset under this offer will also get 6GB of complimentary data, which the company says is worth Rs. 101. Customers will receive a new Jio SIM with the handset opting under the new offer, though they can opt for Mobile Number Portability (MNP) to retain their existing number.