At last Reliance Jio’s 4G services will become a paid service from April 1, 2017. Thus, the free services running from September 2016 will come to an end. However, in an effort to retain its customers acquired through the free services, Reliance Jio has announced new prime membership offering similar benefits as that of ongoing Happy New Year offer.
Reliance Jio Prime Membership Offer
At present, Reliance Jio is offering free Happy New Year Offer which gives users unlimited daily data (cap at 1GB per day), unlimited voice calls, videos calls and SMS. But from April 1, these services will be paid. The customers can opt for Reliance Jio’s Prime membership scheme. The customers have to pay Rs 99 for one year to enjoy the Jio’s Prime membership Offer. The membership will be valid till March 31, 2018, as per the announcement.
After subscribing to Rs 99 prime membership for a year, your Reliance Jio number will continue to offer the same services as provided under the current Happy New Year Offer, however, you will have to pay Rs 303 monthly. Effectively, customers after paying Rs 303/month & Rs. 99 for a year will get unlimited voice, video calling services with 1GB high-speed daily data. Post the FUP limit of 1GB, speed will reduce to 128 Kbps for the day. The 1GB daily data limit translates to 30GB monthly data limit which is enough for the majority of Indian customers. If Reliance Jio managed to offer quality services, it can also attract wireline broadband customers too because of very low monthly expenses and additional portability feature.
The above scenario may bring a lot of competition among telecom operators in India and we expect quality data at cheap prices will be on offer in the upcoming months from telecom operators of all kind.
Note: Customers need to sign up before March 31 to get the benefits of Reliance Jio Prime membership.