Reliance Jio, who offered free services for six months will start charging customers under the JioPrime membership scheme from April 1, 2017. It is now reported that the new entrant will allow queuing the Rs. 303 and Rs. 499 plans in order to offer more data to the consumers.
For example, if you recharge with the Rs. 303 one after the other for the next 12 months before March 31, then you will receive the extra 5GB of data as well for 12 months, which means that 60GB of additional data. That said, the 5GB of data will be added at the start of every month.
The same applies with the Rs. 499 plan, as well as users, will be rewarded with 120GB of free 4G data for 12 months, which sums to 10GB data per month. The customers, who do not recharge before March 31 will get only 1GB of data per day with the Rs. 303 plan and 2GB of data per day with the Rs. 499 plan.
There are some other rumors as well stating that the JioPrime membership scheme will be extended up to April 30, 2017, due to the lackluster response from the audience. So far, the company has received only 25 to 27 million JioPrime registrations, which is nearly 25 percent of the total subscriber base, claims multiple reports.
After the JioPrime subscription plan, the company has reportedly added 20 million more customers, which takes the total customer base to over 120 million. All said, the company expected a better response for the JioPrime, but that did not go the company’s way either.
Apart from this, Jio has been involved in various allegations with Airtel and today morning, the Advertising Standards Council of India has raised voice against the Jio’s misleading ad of ‘Best 4G Network with lowest data rates, ‘ and that’s another setback for the Mukesh Ambani-led company.
All said, Jio is having a tough time in the market, and with only one day left for the free services expiry, it is interesting to see what Jio has under its sleeves. Some rumours claim that Jio will be releasing the data of JioPrime plan tomorrow. All we can say for now is to wait until tomorrow.
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