Mukesh Ambani says Jio won't be free after March 31, introduces Jio Prime
Ambani claimed that Jio users consume as much mobile data as the entire US and nearly 50 per cent more mobile data as China, as he promised to double Jio's capacity in coming months.
Clearing the air on Reliance Jio's free offer beyond March 31, Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani has now said that Jio free offer will end on March 31, but there's a new tariff plan, Jio Prime, which brings free calls and internet to the customers at minimal cost.
Addressing the media, Ambani said Jio has crossed 100 million customer base in 170 days of its launch, which is unprecedented of any telecom network. He further said that 100 crore GB of data was consumed by Jio users, that's more than 3.3 crore GB per day.
He further claimed that Jio users consume as much mobile data as the entire US and nearly 50 per cent more mobile data as China, as he promised to double Jio's capacity in coming months.
Mukesh Ambani went on to declare that from April 1, Jio will offer tariff plans instead of its welcome offer. He promised to provide better value for the same price of the other competitive networks. He assured that on all of Jio’s tariff plans, all domestic voice calls to any network will always remain free. He said, "Jio will match the highest selling tariff of other operators and provide 20 per cent more data than what other operators provide."
Ambani introduced, Jio Prime, where the one-time fee for membership is Rs 99 and the unlimited benefits of Jio New Year Offer would then work till March 2018.
Check out how to avail this benefit:
1- Rs 99 per year will get the Jio Prime membership. This is only available to existing Jio users. Also users who join Jio network will be eligible for the Prime membership.
2- Once you are a Jio Prime member, you will be able to pay Rs 303 per month and get the same free Jio services that you get now. This means unlimited data (subjected to 1GB FUP limit per day) you will get for a price of Rs 303 per month for 12 months.
3- The voice calls will continue to be free.