So here we are again, one more post about Reliance Jio. This one is the one you need to give a serious thoughts about. Read along to find out why.
We are nearing the deadline for the Jio Happy New Year Offer i.e. March 31st, 2017. Mr. Mukesh Ambani, in his recent announced the new tariff plans that will be effective starting April 1st, 2017. Before we get down to the tariff plans, here are some facts about Reliance Jio's journey so far...
Jio has enrolled over 100 million users since commercial launch on September 5th, 2016. This is roughly 7 users per second every single day on an average for the last 170 days.
With the advent of Jio, India is now ranked no. 1 in terms of mobile data usage across the globe.
The Jio network has seen tremendous volumes of data and voice usage with about 100cr GB of data being used on an average over a period of one month and over 200cr minutes of voice and video calls being made Jio users on an average per day.
So, come April 1st, 2017, Jio will have various tariff plans in place for you to choose from. There are some things that Jio aims to improve such as, increasing the no. of base stations, improving the quality of calls, data speeds and much more. Jio aims to provide you better value compared to the best plans of a competitor. MNP is fully active and also supports nation-wide MNP when you port into Jio network.
What is the tariff after the end of the Happy New Year Offer?
- No charges on all Voice calls to numbers in India
- No charges on SMS
- No black-out days
- No charges on Roaming
Jio will give you 20% more data vs what other operators give you for the same price or even lesser!
The launch of Jio PRIME Membership:
Jio PRIME is an exclusive membership plan for existing Jio users and the users who get a new sim activated anytime before the Happy New Year offer expires. Users have to pay a one-time fee of Rs.99/- to enrol in to this membership anytime from March 1st, until EOD March 31st, 2017. Once you are enrolled, you will enjoy the same benefits as in the Happy New Year offer for one more year till March 31st, 2018. This membership is COMPLETELY OPTIONAL and can be signed up for on the MYJio app, Jio website or by visiting your local Jio Partner store. Please note that enrollment into the membership will not give you any other benefits like free data or free access to the Jio apps.
Benefits for Jio PRIME members:
- Access to all the Jio apps for free
- 1GB high-speed data and then unlimited data at 128kbps
- Exclusive offers from partners
- The charges for all this will be a fixed Rs. 303 per month i.e. effectively Rs.10 per day
If you enroll into the PRIME membership, all you pay is Rs.303 every month for unlimited usage with certain FUP. If you don't enroll, then you will have to choose between multiple tariff plans that will be made available. So we'd recommend that if you've not bought a Jio SIM, this might be the right time to do it.
We will keep you updated on further developments and a HOW-TO when the PRIME membership enrollment starts.
Until next time,
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