We discuss Reliance Jio’s rumoured Republic Day offer, which offers up to 50 percent more data per day for prepaid customers. Gadgets 360’s telecom expert Ravi Sharma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about how long these discounts are going to keep flowing and whether it makes sense to be on postpaid anymore. We begin by talking about details of the Republic Day offer from Reliance Jio and all the plans that are available as part of that offer. We mention all the price changes in 2017 that Reliance Jio saw and then talk about the elephant in the room — postpaid. Will postpaid users be getting the same benefits from Reliance Jio? Listen to the podcast to find out what we think.
Next we talk about competition from Vodafone and Airtel, and how much the price of voice and data has decreased since 2016. We talk about whether Airtel’s competing packs, and whether we can expect the prices of prepaid packs to fall further. Then we discuss the caveats of Jio’s constant discounts, whether you will have to cancel your existing plan to get the Reliance Jio Republic Day offer, and once again, what postpaid customers need to do to get these offers.
Finally, we talk about the saga of Reliance Jio, Airtel, and Vodafone discounting their prepaid data packs, and how long this will continue. We mention their average revenue per user, how telcos could try and raise their revenue and whether they need find things to improve in their service as opposed to cutting prices constantly, and whether the market cares much about that.
That’s all for this week’s episode of Orbital, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, or just hit the play button below.