As expected, Reliance Jio has announced the extension of its benefits to Jio Prime subscribers. The company announced today that it will offer 12 months of complimentary prime benefits to existing prime members. This basically translates into the extension of the additional data and exclusive content access by another year. Also Read - Reliance Jio: How to set caller tune on your smartphoneAlso Read - Jio likely to launch affordable Android phones in India by Dec 2020: Report
The Jio Prime membership was introduced last February and is scheduled to end tomorrow, i.e, March 31, 2018. The service now boasts 175 million users. With the extension, existing members will continue to enjoy the benefits at no additional cost. It is to be noted that this is a limited period offer, which means the company may soon add a charge to retain or continue the membership. Also Read - Vodafone Idea now rebranded as Vi in India to take on Jio and Airtel
Non-prime members can still sign up
The timing of the announcement arrives exactly a day before the previous membership benefits expire. This theoretically means, if you have not been a prime subscriber yet, you can become one before the March 31 deadline and get another year of complimentary prime benefits for no additional fee. As for the new customers, who sign up for the services after March 31, the charges will remain at Rs 99 for a year.
Jio Prime benefits
As part of the membership, Jio promises best tariffs where members get up to 50 percent more value to compared to non-prime users. Jio prime members also get complimentary access to Jio suite of apps which include a content library of live TV channels, movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, newspapers, and more. Some exclusive content is also available for prime members.
How to avail new Jio Prime benefits
Now that you have understood the benefits and costs of the Jio Prime membership, this is how you can avail the latest offer. Existing Jio members, who have joined on or before March 31, 2018, need to download the MyJio app and express your interest to get the complimentary membership for the next 12 months. Once you do that, your benefits will be automatically rolled over to the next year. It is to be noted that this is a limited period offer.
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For new Prime members, who join after March 31, 2018, you will be required to pay Rs 99 during on-boarding for the Prime annual subscription. Your benefits will then begin for the next 12 months or until Jio decides to extend them.