There's a lot going on in the telecom industry right now. The three major telcos, Reliance Jio, Airtel and Vodafone-Idea recently announced new prepaid plans with increased tariff prices and introduced an FUP on voice calling as well. However, the latter two companies then revised and removed voice calling capping from all of its new plans. Now, Reliance Jio has removed the base recharge plan for JioPhone users, which was priced at Rs 49. While the telco has not released a statement for the move, it can be speculated that the plan was no longer viable for the company.
The now-scrapped Rs 49 JioPhone recharge offered 1GB 4G data, 50 SMSes and unlimited Jio-to-Jio voice calling for 28 days. From now on, JioPhone users will have to opt for the Rs 75 prepaid recharge or higher plans. Jio introduced the Rs 75 prepaid option for JioPhone users back in October this year and it comes with 3GB data and 28-day validity. However, one gets to use merely 0.1GB or 100MB of high-speed data per day, after which their speeds will be down to 64Kbps. The option also offers 500 minutes of calling users on other networks and unlimited Jio-to-Jio calling. It comes with a total of 50SMS.