Telecom
The new plans will go live from December 6, 2019.

Days after announcing that it will be hiking tariffs by 40%, Reliance Jio has unveiled its ‘new all-in-one' plans. The plans start at Rs 199 a month (28 days) for 1.5GB data a day, amid other inclusions.

Jio claims that these plans will provide up to 300% more benefits to customers. The new plans will go live from December 6, 2019.

There are plans that offer 1.5GB, 2GB, 3GB a day with validity of 1 month, 2 months, 3 months and 12 months. For all plans, Jio to Jio calls remain free.

The new plans are as follows:

All plans include Jio Prime benefits. These include access to Jio TV app, which comes with 600+ TV channels, including 100+ HD channels; Jio Cinema, which comes with 10,000+ Movies, lakhs of TV shows and access to premium content of partners like Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucas, Voot, ErosNow, Alt Balaji, Paramount, SunNxt and more; JioSaavn, which includes 5+ crore songs and free caller tunes.

Users will also get access to Jio News, which comes with 150+ live news channels, 300+ newspaper editions and 800+ magazines; Jio Security with access to Norton’s premium Mobility Security Suite, JioCloud with access to complimentary 5 GB cloud storage and Jio Health Hub where users can book tests, consult doctors, manage your weight and much more.

On Sunday, Vodafone Idea and Airtel hiked tariffs and introduced new plans. Airtel’s new plans, which will be applicable from December 3 will see an increase in prices between 50p/day to Rs 2.85/day, which translates to an increase of Rs 15-Rs 85 per month. 

Vodafone Idea’s new plans too, will be effective from December 3.

Hike in tariffs come after the Supreme Court order on Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) in which telecom operators have to shell out a whopping Rs 92,000 crore in total in past dues at a time when they are grappling with tough competition, debt pressure and shrinking revenues.

After provisioning for AGR, Vodafone Idea posted a massive loss — the biggest loss in India’s corporate history — of Rs 50,921 crore in Q2 FY20.  

Multiple telcos have filed review petitions with the court. This comes after the recent Cabinet decision cleared a two-year moratorium on spectrum payments but did not give any relief on the AGR front and the government announced in the Parliament that there is no consideration on its part to go for a waiver on any component of the Supreme Court's AGR order.