New Reliance Jio Offers Four International Roaming Plans: What Do They Deliver?
Reliance Jio introduced the concept of unlimited voice calling service to Indian telecom subscribers. For postpaid users, Jio introduced the concept of no international roaming activation charges, which was recently followed by Bharti Airtel as it also removed international roaming activation charges. Last year, Jio stepped into the postpaid segment in style by launching an affordable Rs 199 plan with 25GB data and unlimited calling. Right now, Jio is providing four international roaming plans of Rs 575, Rs 2,875, Rs 5,751 and Rs 1,101. These four plans are applicable to both the prepaid and postpaid customers of Reliance Jio. Here’s what these four plans from Jio offer.
Jio International Roaming Plan of Rs 575
The Rs 575 plan by Reliance Jio comes with a single day validity, and it ships 100 minutes of international and national calling. There are also 100 SMS bundled with this plan along with 250MB of high-speed 4G data. Once the FUP limit is exhausted, the speed is throttled down to 64 Kbps. This plan is available in 20 countries including UAE, United States, Thailand and Singapore among many.
Jio International Roaming Plan of Rs 1,101
There is also another global roaming pack by Reliance Jio which is applicable for 170 countries. This plan ships benefits worth Rs 1,211 with outgoing international calls being chargeable at Rs 100 per minute. Whereas calls to India, local calls, and incoming calls will be charged at Rs 2 per minute. Whereas, outgoing SMS in this plan will be charged at Rs 2 per message, while mobile data ships for Rs 2 per MB. These rates of the 2-2-2 scheme by Reliance Jio apply to countries like US, Canada, UK and Singapore among others. In other countries like Taiwan, and China, and a few other countries, the plan follows a 10-10-10 scheme where outgoing calls and SMS bear a tariff of Rs 10 per minute, and per message. Mobile data in this plan is also charged at Rs 10 per MB.
Jio International Roaming Plan of Rs 2,875
This plan ships the same benefits to the Reliance Jio subscriber as the Rs 575 recharge, however, this plan comes with seven days validity. There is the cap of 250MB daily data, after which the speed is throttled down to 64 Kbps. The subscribers of this plan also get 100 minutes calling every day.
Jio International Roaming Plan at Rs 5,751
This is the highest priced plan by Reliance Jio which offers international services, and it comes with 30 days validity. This plan ships 1500 minutes of usage which includes local calls in the country and back to India, 1,500 SMS and unlimited data usage with a maximum cap of 5GB. After the exhaustion of this FUP limit, the speed throttles down to 64 Kbps. This plan proves to be the best choice for subscribers who are planning for a long trip. Like other Reliance Jio plans, this one also covers 20 countries.
Pay-as-you-go International Plan by Reliance Jio
This is one of the plans by Reliance Jio which sets it apart from other private telecom operators. Unlike other operators like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea who offer plans with a high base price, Reliance Jio provides pay as you go option for subscribers. As part of this plan, Reliance Jio is offering 2-2-2 rates, which means voice calls will be chargeable at Rs 2 per minute, data at Rs 2 per MB and SMS at Rs 2 per message. On the other hand, outgoing international calls will cost Rs 100 per minute to the subscribers.