After getting used to free high speed 4G data, millions of users may finally have to come to terms with paying up. Potential users who were contemplating moving to Jio, may just have to pay up. The sweet deal just got snatched away. According to a statement by Reliance Jio, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised it to stop the complimentary 3 months Reliance Jio Summer Surprise offer. Jio has said it accepts the decision. Also Read - Jio Freedom Plans 2021: Jio launches 5 new prepaid plans with no daily data limit - check detailsAlso Read - How to recharge your Jio number via WhatsApp
After months of free high-speed 4G data, 72 million customers in India were enjoying tariffs that were close to nil. As per the new Reliance Jio Summer Surprise offer, new users could simply sign up for Prime membership by paying Rs 99. Once they have signed up as Prime members, they could recharge their account with either Rs 303 or Rs 499 to avail 3 months of complementary data of 1GB/day (roughly 28GB per month) or 2GB/day (rpughly 56GB per month), respectively. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio records fastest download speed in February: TRAI Also Read - 5G JioPhone launch could be around Diwali this year, price to be around Rs 3,500
The official TRAI statement says “Under Jio Summer Surprise, all Jio Prime members making their first recharge payment of Rs 303 (or higher) plans got 3 months complimentary services in addition to the benefits of their purchased plan. Today, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised Jio to withdraw the 3 months complimentary benefits of Jio Summer Surprise.” ALSO READ: Reliance JioTV users can now live stream IPL 2017 matches on Hotstar for free
Abiding by the decision, the statement says, “Jio accepts this decision.” The company is in the process of “fully complying with the regulator s advice.” Jio will completely withdraw the 3 months complimentary offer under the Jio Summer Surprise plan. It is expected to find a workaround and once it is “operationally feasible”, which it expects will happen over the next few days according to the official statement. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio laptop with 4G SIM slot, Apple MacBook-like design coming soon: Report
For customers who have already enrolled for Jio Summer Surprise prior to today’s statement will continue to be eligible for the offer, the statement said.