Will Jio Lose its Telecom Monopoly after Discontinuing 12 Recharge Plans?

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Here’s How Jio quietly discontinues 12 recharge plans that include a Disney+ Hotstar subscription

EReliance Jio has quietly discontinued several prepaid recharge plans that provide subscribers with a Disney+ Hotstar subscription. According to reports, the company has removed a total of 12 prepaid recharge plans from its bouquet. These prepaid recharge plans range in price from Rs 151 to Rs 3,119. Before this change, Jio prepaid recharge plans included a Disney+ Hotstar premium subscription. Currently, the company’s portfolio includes only two prepaid recharge plans that include a Disney+ Hotstar subscription. Jio has discontinued all recharge plans that included a Disney+ Hotstar subscription. Prepaid Jio recharge plans that still include a Disney+ Hotstar subscription. As previously stated, Jio now offers two prepaid recharge plans that include a Disney+ Hotstar subscription. Here are the specifics:

 

Jio prepaid recharge plan of Rs 1499

This recharge plan provides 2GB of data per day for 84 days, for a total of 168GB of data in that period. In addition, the Rs 1,499 recharge plan includes unlimited voice calling and SMS, as well as access to Jio apps such as JioTV, JioCinema, JioSecurity, and JioCloud. Finally, this package includes a one-year premium subscription to Disney+ Hotstar.

 

Jio prepaid recharge plan of Rs 4,199

This recharge plan provides 3GB of data per day for 365 days, for a total of 1095GB of data per year. In addition, the Rs 4,199 recharge plan includes unlimited voice calling and SMS, as well as access to Jio apps such as JioTV, JioCinema, JioSecurity, and JioCloud. Finally, this package includes a one-year premium subscription to Disney+ Hotstar.

 

Why did Jio stop offering these recharge plans?

It is worth noting that Jio has not stated why it has discontinued these recharge plans, but it is widely assumed that the decision has something to do with streaming rights for the upcoming IPL season. The Indian Premier League was previously streamed on Disney+ Hotstar. Viacom 18, which is owned by Reliance, has now acquired the rights. So, losing access to IPL streaming rights could be one of the reasons for Jio’s decision.

Reliance Jio is one of the telecom operators that has offered a variety of prepaid plans as well as the free Disney+ Hotstar service to users. Jio has now quietly canceled the majority of its Disney+ Hotstar plans in India. Customers could watch the IPL season and other content with the Disney+Hotstar plans. Jio has canceled 12 prepaid mobile plans in total. Jio provided a total of 12 prepaid plans, ranging from Rs. 151 add-on recharge plan to Rs. 3,119. With a Jio prepaid recharge plan, it used to offer up to a year of free Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription. This is determined by the plan selected by the user. Now, 12 Jio mobile plans have been quietly canceled. Even now, it is giving away a free one-year subscription to Disney+ Hotstar Premium. That, too, is just two plans. Both plans are costly.

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