Reliance Jio, India’s largest 4G network, has once again surprised everyone by extending the subscription term for Jio Prime. The last date, which was March 31, is extended to April 15. In addition, the operator also announced a new offer dubbed the ‘Jio Summer Surprise Offer’, which adds another three months of free unlimited data, calls, SMS and other services to Jio Prime subscribers.
You can now continue enjoying unlimited benefits until June 30, 2017 at no extra cost. However, only Prime members who have recharged with Rs 303 or more are eligible for the offer.
The ‘Jio Summer Surprise Offer’ comes with exactly the same plans and packages as the ‘Happy New Year Offer’. It includes unlimited data with 1GB of high speed 4G data per day, unlimited HD calls, SMSs and Jio app services like JioTV, JioNet, JioMags and more.
For those who recharged their Jio SIM with less than Rs 303, they need not worry. They can top up again with Rs 303 and enjoy the benefits of the offer. The previous recharge will only be activated when the ‘Jio Summer Surprise Offer’ ends i.e. July 1, 2017. Also, if you recharged with Rs 303 or more, it will also be valid after the recently announced offer ends.
Reliance Jio thrilled its consumers once again with the sudden release of the offer. Offer is only for loyal Jio customers who have signed up for Prime membership. To attract more customers, the last sign-up date has also been pushed back to attract more Prime members.
Announcing the deadline extension, Mr. Mukesh Ambani, president of Reliance Jio, said, “Jio’s free service period is coming to an end. Users who do not recharge by the April 15 extended date will experience service degradation and/or interruption.”
It is quite possible that the company expected a higher number by the end of March and fell short of the expected numbers. However, it will be interesting to see how competitors react after this announcement.