An advertisement featuring Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan for Reliance Jio, the mobile network of Reliance Industries Ltd., is displayed at a bus stop in Mumbai. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Reliance Jio Launches New Postpaid Plan At 50% Discount To Rivals 

Intensifying the tariff war yet again, telecom operator Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. has announced a new post-paid plan with monthly rental of Rs 199, and an international calling service at a starting price of 50 paise per minute.

The Mukesh Ambani-led firm also announced international roaming service with outgoing calls at Rs 2 per minute onwards. Jio’s new plan announced yesterday is at a 50 percent discount to comparable packs by rivals and 60 percent discount of ARPUs, according to Jefferies.

The subscription for the plan will start from from May 15. At present, the lowest monthly rent of a Reliance Jio post-paid plan is Rs 309.

Customers opting for Rs 199 will not require to pay any security deposit, and they will get unlimited free voice, SMS and 25 GB data at 4G speed, the company said.

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On ISD calling and international roaming service, Reliance Jio said all its customers, pre-paid and post paid, will be able to activate these services through MyJio app. Jio subscribers on international roaming will be charged Rs 2 for outgoing and incoming calls and SMS to and from India in select countries if they travel without any special plan.

Jio will offer calls at 50 paise per minute to the U.S. and Canada, Rs 2 per minute to China, France, Italy, the UK, Singapore, Bangladesh. Calls to the Middle East countries will be charged in the range of Rs 4-6 per minute.

With inputs from PTI