Reliance Jio on Thursday announced three in-flight connectivity packs priced at Rs 499, Rs 699 and Rs 999. All the three plans have one-day validity and can be used in 22 airlines Jio has partnered with. Jio's website noted that data and SMS services are available in all Airlines. However, voice services are available in select Airlines. Incoming calls are not allowed on these packs. The in-flight connectivity plans will be applicable to prepaid and postpaid customers. Jio has also brought in value packs for with Wi-Fi calling. Let's have a look at these plans in detail.
Jio in-flight connectivity apps:
These plans can come in handy for users travelling internationally with longer durations of flights.
Jio in-flight Rs 499 plan: This plan gives 100 minutes of outgoing calls with 250 MB mobile data and 100 SMS. Incoming calls are not allowed.
Jio in-flight Rs 699 plan: This plan gives 100 minutes of outgoing calls with 500 MB mobile data and 100 SMS. Incoming calls are not allowed.
Jio in-flight Rs 999 plan: This plan gives 100 minutes of outgoing calls with 1GB mobile data and 100 SMS. Incoming calls are not allowed.
The 22 partner airlines include Aer Lingus, Air Serbia, Alitalia, Asiana Airlines, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Egypt Air, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Euro wings, EVA Air, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Users can further view the regions where internet connectivity will be present in the "view details" section through https://www.jio.com/jio-international-roaming-recharge-plans.
Jio has further rolled out two value packs with wifi calling:
Jio Rs 1102 value pack: Jio's Rs 1102 value pack offers unlimited incoming and outgoing voice calls with WiFi calling which includes voice calls to Indian numbers with video calls allowed for Jio numbers, data, and SMS benefits. The pack is applicable for more than 100 countries with a validity of 28 days.
Jio Rs 1202 value pack: Jio's Rs 1202 value pack also offers the same benefits as the Ra 1102 plan with the exception of availability in 170 countries. The benefits include unlimited incoming and outgoing voice calls with WiFi calling which includes voice calls to Indian numbers with video calls allowed for Jio numbers, data, and SMS benefits. The pack has a validity of 28 days. The development was first noted by Only Tech.
Outgoing local calls cost Rs 2 per minute whereas outgoing international calls cost Rs 100 per minute.
Jio noted that Wi-Fi calling facility is allowed only for call back to India. Incoming calls on Wi-Fi can be received from anywhere in the world at Re 1. While outgoing SMS over Wi-Fi is not allowed., all incoming text messages will be delivered without any charge
Further, voice calling through Wi-Fi will be charged at Re 1 per minute to India. Users must note that video calls through Wi-Fi can be made on a Jio number only. Users will be charged at Re 1 per minute plus the data deduction will occur from the data balance available in base plan.
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