Reliance Jio s freebies have been the biggest reason why the company has been able to garner 100 million subscribers in next to no time. But these freebies are finally coming to an end. Unlike what was rumored before, Jio won t be extending its Happy New Year offer, which will come to an end on March 31, 2017. Also Read - Jio 5G service: Reliance Jio, Intel partner to develop 5G network for IndiaAlso Read - Reliance Jio introduces chatbot to answer questions regarding its 5G phone, laptop and more
From April 1, Jio users will have to switch to regular tariff plans that were announced during the commercial launch last year. These tariff plans start from as low as Rs 19 for prepaid users or Rs 149 for postpaid users. Prepaid tariffs go up to Rs 1,499 per month that offers 20GB mobile data (unlimited usage at night), 40GB Wi-Fi data, access to Jio apps, free voice calls and texting. Postpaid tariffs go up to Rs 4,999 per billing cycle, wherein users get 75GB mobile data, 150GB Wi-Fi data, access to Jio apps, free voice calls and texting. To continue disrupting the telecom market in India, Jio has promised every-day more value , wherein it will continue to offer up to 20 percent more mobile data than incumbent players. Also Read - Jio maintains lead in 4G download speed, Vi in upload in May: TRAI
Before ending his speech, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani had an interesting announcement for existing Reliance Jio customers. Called Jio Prime Membership , existing Jio users will be able to reap the benefits of the freebies for an year by paying Rs 99 between March 1 and March 31 via the MyJio app, Jio.com or visiting any Jio store. To continue using the current data offer of 1GB per day for another year, Jio Prime members will need to pay Rs 303 per month, which comes down to about Rs 10 per day. As a part of the Jio Prime Membership, users will continue to get free voice calls, text messaging, and Jio’s bouquet of content services for the enrolled time period.