Reliance Jio leads featurephone segment during Q4 2017

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The company said this offer is the company's Republic Day gift for the over 500 crore Indians who do not have a smartphone yet. 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. This offer was a comparison to airtel offer which states that unlimited calls, SMS and 1 GB data regularly. Upon exceeding the FUP limit, the connectivity speed is expected to come down to 64 kbps like any other Jio plan.

Reliance Jio Infocomm has brought in the mobile industry's lowest price plan for a 28-day validity, offering 1 GB data with voice free at Rs 49, exclusively for JioPhone users. All the voice calls are free for the Jio users and the Jio users can make use of unlimited voice call facility and Jio has very good connection. There is no change in the pricing of all these plans but users will get now get extra data in all these plans.

For JioPhone users, the telco also has another plan of Rs 153, which was launched alongside JioPhone in July a year ago.

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Reliance Jio entered India's highly-competitive telecom market in late 2016 and disrupted the space with free-voice and cut-price data plans, forcing rivals to match its tariffs and dragging their margins lower. Jio's Rs 349 prepaid recharge plan will be valid for 70 days. We've summarised the benefits of Jio Republic Day offer, making it easier for you to choose a suitable plan.

Reliance Jio plans to cover 99 per cent of India's population in the coming years, and it plans on doing that by opening as many as 10,000 offices and 10 lakh outlets for physical distribution of its services, including devices like the JioPhone. Lately, Reliance Jio declared cost cut of its current data offers as fraction of the "Happy New year 2018" scheme. The plan offers 1.4GB daily 3G/4G data and validity of 82 days. Interested buyers have to pay a one-time refundable security deposit of Rs 1500.

The company has effectively reduced its price to as low as Rs2.70 per GB by offering more data. The validity stands at 28 days.

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