Well, Reliance Jio has just announced that its subscriber base has crossed 175 million and to celebrate that, the company has announced massive thing for its existing subscribers. Reliance Jio, as expected has announced the free renewal of JioPrime membership for existing JioPrime subscribers for another 12 months. For the existing JioPrime members, Jio has renewed the membership until March 31, 2019, but the new customers still have to make a recharge of Rs 99 to enrol in the JioPrime scheme. “All JioPrime members who have subscribed to the exclusive membership benefits until March 31, 2018, will continue to deliver additional benefits and superior value to these founding members,” said Jio in a media statement.
As mentioned, for new Jio users, the JioPrime membership continues to be available at an annual membership fee of Rs 99. And the new subscribers should be considered from April 1, 2018. Reliance Jio has been offering different benefits for the JioPrime membership users. The highlight offering is the affordable tariff plans for the Prime subscribers. Last year’ subscription was set to expire on March 31, 2018.
For non-JioPrime membership users, Jio has a different set of plans, which doesn’t match with the benefits of JioPrime exclusive plans. This was always coming from Reliance Jio as the telco is still looking to provide dominate the Indian tariff plan market. Currently, Jio is offering cheapest 4G tariff plans in the market.
For example, the telco has a Rs 149 prepaid plan that gives 1.5GB data per day, unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. It’s been three months since Jio introduced these plans and still incumbent telcos did not match with Jio’s offering, and subscribers have stopped expecting from them.
As always, Jio is promising additional and better benefits for JioPrime subscribers going forward as well. We’re expecting that more than 90% Jio users must have got JioPrime membership scheme, thanks to the benefits offered by the telco.
Reliance Jio has stirred the entire Indian telecom industry with its affordable tariff plans and free LTE services during the first six months after the service launch. That said, during the testing period itself, Jio has amassed 100 million subscribers and very recently, Trai has stated that Jio currently has 168 million user base at the end of January 2018.