Reliance Jio Infocomm has extended the deadline for Jio Prime membership subscriptions till April 15, 2017.
In addition, the company has offered its services practically for free till end of June. This offer will be for all all those who register till April 15.
And, we say, CHEERS!
So, don’t rush now for the March 31 deadline. You still have 15 days to get Jio Prime by paying Rs 99 along. If you recharge for the Rs 303 or higher plans you will get free services till June end under the “Summer Surprise” offer, the company said in a statement on Friday.
What if you have already registered for Jio Prime?
You will be automatically shifted to the “Summer Surprise” offer and the paid tariff plan will be applied only in July 2017, Jio added.
The company say that as many as 72 million subscribers have signed up for Prime membership. It is expecting over 100 million users by mid-April.
“Jio’s free service period is coming to an end. Users who do not recharge by the extended date of 15th April will experience degradation and/or discontinuation of services,” Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries – parent of Jio – said in the statement.
“This extension (till April 15) will provide the necessary breathing room for users to avoid service disruption during the transition from free to paid services,” he added.
He further said that the company was aware of some pockets of congestion on its network, but said that services will see a “dramatic” improvement in the coming weeks as the telco invests more in its network expansion.
Jio, which has already invested over Rs 200,000 crore in its business, will double its telecom tower network by another 100,000 in the coming months, Ambani said.
Jio’s six months of free services – which started on September 5 and ended March 31 – had netted the telco over 100 million users and in the process hurt the industry’s revenue and profitability and forced players – big ones such as Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, and smaller ones such as Reliance Communications, Aircel and MTS – to merge among themselves, and some like Telenor to exit totally.