RJio top feature phone player in India in Q4: Counterpoint

Posted January 27, 2018

The JioPhone has, in fact, become so popular that it has propelled Reliance Jio to become the leading feature phone brand in India during Q4 2017, according to data released by research firm Counterpoint Research.

Next up are the existing 1.5GB data per day plans, which will offer 2GB data per day come January 26. The users will get 2GB 4G data for the period of validity, instead of the 150MB daily limit that the pack offers presently. The plan initially offers 2.1GB data for 14 days.

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To make its offerings even more attractive, Reliance Jio today introduced a plan with lowest rental of Rs 49 that will offer unlimited voice and data for 28 days to JioPhone users. The plan previously offered unlimited Airtel-to-Airtel calls, but now it has been upgraded to offer unlimited local and national calls, along with unlimited roaming.

"These users have always used the similar form factor device for voice usage but using data on a similar form factor ensured that users didn't need to go through a huge learning curve when it comes to using data on smartphones", Pathak added. And if you're a JioPhone owner, the new Rs 49 plan is worth checking out. As the JioPhone is breaking the price as well as technology barrier with its smartphone counterparts, Jio wishes to offer 4G data at the cheapest rate and the phone at an "effectively" zero price. The plan has a validity of 28 days. With this offer, users will be entitled to 1.5GB of 4G data per day with a validity of 28 days, making a grand total of 42 GB of 4G data.

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Since Jio's new Rs 49 plan is limited to JioPhone users, it won't work with any other phone available out there. Plan 509 is now changed to 449 plan and it now offers 136GB data.

Earlier, under the "Happy New Year offer", Jio had reduced cost of data per GB to Rs 4. These plans are Plan 198, Plan 398, Plan 448 and Plan 498.

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As of now, there are 4 plans of Jio that gives 1.5GB daily data. Now, after the revision, the plan will offer 1.5GB daily data with the same 84 days validity.