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Hero, Honda offer discounts after SC bans on BS-III vehicles

A day after Supreme Court’s ban on non-BS-IV compliant vehicles, two-wheeler companies are giving heavy discounts to clear inventories. Discount level is going as high as upto Rs 12,500.

While asking for obscurity, two wheeler-companies have affirmed high discount are offered at dealerships to clear the stocks.

Hero is offering discount of upto Rs 12,500 separated from free protection on Hero’s BS-III bikes until March 31 or till stocks last.

Honda India on its Facebook page said that it is offering a cashback of upto Rs 22,000 on any Honda BS III consistent models on Wednesday night. The offer is material just to Honda’s BS-III cruisers and programmed bikes and the restricted period offer is substantial just till March 31, 2017. The plan is liable to the real accessibility of the concerned BS-III model at the dealership.

The organization’s Facebook reactions uncover that CB Hornet 160R is sold at a discount of upto Rs 18,500.

A TVS Motor dealer said that the company is offering Rs 3,000 discount for all the products. A Yamaha two-wheeler dealer said that it is offering around Rs 10,000 for some of its models. Some of the dealers assured that the registration would be done on Friday and finance could be arranged soon, so that the deal will be closed on the same day.

Reliance Jio Might Extend Its Offer Till June But Will Charge Rs. 100!

The current offer from Jio, the ‘Happy New Year Offer’ will expire on 31 March 2017, post which it has planned to charge for its 4G services and had also announced its lucrative 4G tariff plans too. However, it looks like Reliance Jio needs some more time for optimizing its network, sorting out call failures, and improving its coverage and capacity.


   

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 Ambani recently announced another investment of Rs. 30,000 crores into Reliance Jio, which would take the total capital invested in Jio to Rs. 2,01,000 crores.

Technically, any telecom operator cannot extend a promotional offer beyond 90 days so Jio would announce a new offer before the expiry of ‘Happy New Year Offer. This new offer would be valid from 1 April to 30 June 2017 and would cost Rs. 100 for data while voice will remain free.

This New Offer Would Be Like An Acid Test For Jio

It is always easy to attract people to try out your products for free, but the real achievement is when the users would want to pay for your services. So this new offer which would hopefully be announced soon would act as an acid test for Reliance Jio.

The test would not only give an indication about the stickiness of Jio customers but would also paint a clear picture as to why 72.4 million subscribers are using its services. Are they only there for enjoying the free services, or do they really like them? 

 its quarterly results, Reliance Industries had disclosed that Jio’s current debt is Rs. 49,000 crores plus the deferred spectrum payment liability of Rs. 21,000 to the government.

Other Telcos Are Putting Up A Stronger Defense Against Jio

Even though Jio’s tariff plans are the best-in-class offering huge amount of data plus the free voice calls, the incumbents are also launching new tariff plans to stay in the game.

Given the fact that Jio’s generous data benefits might poach the subscribers of existing telecom operators, Vodafone India was the first to react by launchings its truly unlimited data pack offering unrestricted 3G/4G internet @ Rs. 16 per hour under the SuperHour pack. Vodafone also announced unlimited voice calls @ Rs. 7/hour to any Vodafone number.

Now, following Vodafone’s suit, Idea Cellular has also announced similar unlimited hourly data pack offering 3G/4G internet access at Rs. 22/hour. Airtel is also expected to announce a similar pack soon.

When all these competitively priced data/voice plans are available, the mobile subscribers will find few reasons to make the shift to Reliance Jio. This, in turn, would force Jio to revise its plans for retaining its competitive edge, which would lead to very affordable 4G packs, at least in the short-run.

If you are an Idea customer, then kindly check the availability of this pack for your number with the customer care before proceeding. Do tell us how much data did you consume using this pack so we can arrive at a very low cost per GB.