Jio Rs 98 recharge with 28-day validity and 2GB data silently discontinued

The lowest prepaid pack from Jio now starts at Rs 129.

Highlights
  • Jio Rs 98 prepaid pack has been replaced by Rs 129 recharge
  • The Rs 129 Jio recharge offers the same benefits as Rs 98 pack but offers non-Jio calling minutes as well

Jio has discontinued its entry-level Rs 98 recharge for prepaid smartphone users in India. The pack, which used to offer 2GB data and 28-day validity and free voice calls, is no longer listed on the company’s website as well as on the MyJio app. The discontinuation of Rs 98 Jio recharge means that Rs 129 is the now lowest recharge from the telco. The latter is listed on the company’s website and My Jio app and is available for all regions across India. Customers can head to the company’s JioMoney platform or use third-party apps such as Google Pay or Paytm to recharge their accounts with the pack.

Rs 129 Jio recharge

The Rs 129 Jio recharge is bundled with pretty much the same benefits as the Rs 98 pack. You get 2GB high-speed internet for 28 days, along with unlimited Jio-to-Jio voice calls, 300 SMSes, and complimentary access to Jio apps and services such as live TV. The only notable difference is IUC minutes. The Rs 129 prepaid pack comes with 1,000 minutes for non-Jio calling, whereas the Rs 98 recharge would have required a separate recharge.

The Rs 129 Jio recharge offers the same data and validity benefits, along with the free Jio-to-Jio calls, as the Rs 98 pack. However, the former also gives 300 minutes of non-Jio calling, which is missing from the latter.

The Jio Rs 98 recharge has been discontinued just days after the telco introduced a new Rs 999 prepaid pack in the country. The newly launched pack ships with 84 days validity and a quota of 3GB high-speed 4G data per day. It’s also bundled with unlimited Jio-to-Jio free voice calls, 3,000 minutes for non-Jio calls, 100 SMS messages per day, and free access to JioTV, JioCinema, and JioSavn, among other Jio services. The Rs 999 Jio recharge is listed on the company’s website and is available for all customers across India.