Jio, a digital arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has played a significant role in India’s journey towards digitalization.
It has also become a leading player in India’s telecom sector, mainly because of its extremely low priced prepaid and post-paid calling plans and big internet data packs.
Because of such attractive benefits, good quality voice calling, and high-speed internet compared to its rivals, the company has around 400 million subscribers with a market share of roughly 33%, followed by other major players such as Airtel and Vodafone Idea.
During the launch of Jio, the company provided its users with free calls and internet data plans for at least 6 months, thereby developing its consumer base.
Furthermore, after the expiry of free services, Jio had launched various economic plans as per daily data usages, which currently ranges from as low as Rs. 199 has a validity of a month to as high as Rs. 2599 which comes with the validity of 365 days.
During the recently concluded 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of RIL, the organization aims to achieve the feat of half a billion Jio sim card users in the next 3 years.
With the rising usage of the internet on smartphones both in semi-urban and rural areas, the number of Jio users will rise continuously in the coming years.
Now, if you have recently transferred from another network provider to Jio or just bought a new Jio sim card and don’t know how to check Jio balance, tariff plan, and validity, then you should follow the below guidelines.
How To Check Jio Balance And Validity Details?
To check Jio prepaid balance through SMS, you need to type “BAL” and send it to 199. Within a few seconds, you should receive an SMS mentioning your Jio mobile number.
In the SMS, you will receive information related to your daily data usage, number of SMS used in a day, voice calling Jio to non-Jio minutes, plan expiry, data voucher balance (in case you have data vouchers) and top-up balance.
Users need not have to pay any extra charges to enjoy this service. For post-paid customers, send an SMS “BILL” to 199. You will get an SMS containing details about your Jio post-paid balance that will be billed.
Via Toll-free Number
Dial 1299 from Jio number to receive balance information. After dialing, automatically, the call will be disconnected after 2 to 3 seconds, and the system will deliver you an SMS with information about your Jio balance and validity.
Alternatively, call 1991. As soon as you call, an automated call will ask you to choose your preferred language using IVR options.
After selecting your preferred option, it will inform you about your current data balance, calling Jio to non-Jio minutes, international roaming balance (if you have purchased international roaming vouchers), data voucher balance, and plan validity.
Via MyJio App
To check Jio balance through a mobile application first, you need to go to google store (for android running smartphone) or app store (for iOS devices) and download “MyJio” app.
- 1Log in to the app using either your Jio number or with the help of QR code.
- 2After login, you will see your balance right on to the home screen with details of your currently active plan along with internet data left for the day.
- 3Tap on “Go to telecom section” to know more about your current plan, data balance, Voice to non-Jio calling minutes, international roaming minutes, and talk-time balance.
Please refer below images to have a better understanding of the above explanation.
Through Jio Website
Click on this link www.Jio.com/en-in/apps/my-Jio and do sign in. This will lead you to a page where you will see four options offering various Jio services. Click on “Mobile”, enter your Jio number, and log in by generating an OTP.
Directly on the home screen, you will be able to see your balance, current plan, plan validity, international roaming plan information, and other details such as historical statement, recharge history, invoice history, and so on. Refer below images for more clarity.
Via Auto Alert SMS System
Jio plans provide fixed amount of high-speed internet data depending upon the plan of your choice. After you exhaust your high-speed data limit, the internet speed gets reduced.
It is important to take notes about your data usage so that you do not exceed the daily limit of your Jio data plan. By following these steps, you can always keep track of your data usage.
Otherwise, you will automatically receive an SMS alert once you reach the half-way mark of your data plan, the next alert will be sent when you cross 90% of your daily data usage limit.
Furthermore, after exhausting all of your remaining high-speed internet data, you will be alerted with an SMS after then your internet speed will be reduced to just 64kbps.
How To Check The Current Tariff Jio Plan?
Just like you can check Jio balance by sending an SMS to 199, you can also check about your current Jio plan via messaging service. Type “MYPLAN” in an SMS and send it to 199. This is a free service, but will only provide information about your current plan.
Via Myjio App
To know about your current tariff plan through a mobile application, open “MyJio” app, then open the menu by swiping right from the extreme left edge. You will see the “My Plans” option, click on it, and you will be able to see your current tariff plan containing details about internet data, plan expiry, voice to non-Jio numbers calling minutes, and other information.
To have a better understanding, please refer to the images below.
Through Jio Website
Checking about your Jio plans via the website is very easy. Just like you check your Jio balance by signing in with your Jio number, you can also similarly check your current active Jio plans.
When you are logged in, directly on the home screen, you will be able to see the “My plans” section (refer below image), which will provide you details about your current tariff plans. To know more, click on “More details”.