The new postpaid plan offers unlimited voice calling, 25GB of monthly data, and the rate for worldwide calling is priced at Rs. 50 paise per minute for the United States and Canada. At present, Jio has launched one new postpaid plan, and three global roaming packs. The "zero-touch" postpaid plan will be available to buy from Tuesday, May 15.
That said, Jio has always been a prepaid service provider, and the global roaming service in the past was messed up one. The plan costs Rs 199 per month and doesn't require any security deposit, and gives users unlimited voice calls, with India-wide roaming included, along with 25GB high-speed data per month. Also, JioPostpaid subscribers can consider worldwide voice calling from 50p per minute, and this rate will apply for United States and Canada. What it essentially means is the zero-touch Jio postpaid plan is a hassle free postpaid plan. However, it doesn't offer worldwide roaming call though.
Announcing the plan in a statement, Jio said "Jio Postpaid brings a differentiated connected living experience to postpaid users and will once again challenge the industry status quo by offering the lowest tariffs in India and overseas to the postpaid users, who end up paying disproportionately higher as compared to the prepaid segment". On Thursday the company announced a new postpaid plan named JioPostPaid that aims to disrupt the market in a fairly significant way. However, Jio is turning things around, especially in terms of worldwide roaming benefit.
Airtel, Idea and Vodafone are offering 20 GB of data for Rs 399, in addition to free voice and SMS. As for worldwide roaming (without any pack), Jio users would have to pay Rs 2 each for voice (per minute), data (per MB) and SMS (per SMS) services for several countries including USA, UAE, New Zealand, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Italy, Sri Lanka and others.
Also, there's no Security Deposit required to start global services and the calls start at Rs 50 per minute as mentioned above. There's no need for a rate cutter or service charges involved with the JioPostpaid service. Of course, as you might be aware of, the worldwide calling rates differ from one country to other.
The postpaid plan, however, will make more sense for people whose data consumption is not uniform.