Reliance Jio Finally Extends their Welcome Offer till 31st March 2017
RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D Ambani on Thursday announced that the Reliance Jio welcome offer has now been extended till March 31, 2017. The offer has now been renamed the Jio Happy New Year Offer. The TRAI had earlier asked Jio to end the welcome offer by December 3 and not to give the free services to new users after that date. However the Reliance Jio Happy New Year plan will come with a Fair Usage Police or FUP which will cap data for Reliance Jio customers at around 1 GB per day. The Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer will be free for all customers till March 31, 2017.
After crossing the 50 million subscriber mark in just 83 days of its launch, Reliance Jio has emerged as the largest broadband operator in India.
According to a report by PTI, Airtel reached the same milestone of notching 50 million subscribers in 12 years, Vodafone and Idea took 13 years each.
The company had commercially launched its services on September 5, offering unlimited access to HD voice calls (on Jio eligible VoLTE phones), messaging, video calls, 4G data along with access to Jio's suite of apps till December 31.
Jio had also introduced Aadhaar-based paper-less Jio SIM activation across 3,100 cities and towns in the country.
Addressing customers and employees through a live stream, Ambani said a Jio user is using 25 times more data than the average Indian broadband users. He, however, expressed his displeasure at existing service providers not helping Jio reduce call drops.
Announcing his support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation efforts, Ambani announced that the JioMoney app would be available for download to everyone from December 5. He said the app will be able to make transactions across the country and over different kinds of businesses.