At the ongoing Annual General Meeting (AGM), Reliance Industries’ (RIL) Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani has made a slew of announcements related to much awaited Reliance Jio’s commercial roll out. From offering student discounts, ultra low-cost VoLTE smartphones to aggressive data and voice plans, Reliance Jio seems set to take the telecom market by storm, and give a tough time to the incumbent telecom giants like Airtel and Vodafone. One of the key announcements Mukesh Ambani made today is the free Welcome Offer.
Reliance Jio subscribers can avail the offer from September 5, and the offer is valid till December 31, 2016. As the name of the plan suggests, new users will get free and unlimited access to Jio’s suite of services, including voice, data and its bundled apps. While announcing the new Offer, Ambani said that it will help all users get a chance to experience its high speed data services. It will also help them get accustomed to Jio’s ecosystem, and get more internet savvy. Moreover, the offer will help Jio test its network stability, and improve the services through feedback from customers.
Jio’s free Welcome Offer seems extension of its insanely popular Jio Preview Offer, under which users get free and unlimited access to Jio’s services for a 90-days period. The preview offer, which was extended to a slew of smartphones brands ranging from domestic players like YU and Intex to bigger brands like Samsung. The popularity of the preview offer had helped propel sales of Reliance Jio’s VoLTE enabled LYF smartphones. Reliance Jio Launch Live Blog: Mukesh Ambani to make major announcements at RIL AGM
Besides the Welcome Offer, Reliance Jio today announced that voice calls for Jio subscribers will be free. This means users can make calls to any network from Jio network for absolutely free. Also, Reliance Jio has abolished roaming charges altogether. These plans are aimed at helping getting and more users onboard. Some of the other notable announcements include digital KYC, 25 percent discount on data to students, and unlimited data usage during night time. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio to offer free voice calls for a lifetime, no roaming charges