All domestic voice calls to any network will be free across India, to any network, according to new plans announced by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries. "There will be no roaming charges, no hidden charges and no blackout days," said Ambani, while announcing details of the scheme, which will be applicable from April 1, 2017.
Jio will offer unlimited voice and data for existing customers opting for Jio Prime membership by paying a one-time fee of Rs 99 and Rs 303 per month.
Know more about today's announcement:
Jio Prime Membership program
Jio Prime Membership program will be available for only for current Jio customers and for those who join Jio on or before March 31. All of these jio customers can enroll for the Jio prime membership program. For the full year, there is a nominal one-time fee of Rs 99. Jio prime members can enjoy happy new offer at Rs 303 a month.
20% More data
Jio will not only match the highest selling tariffs of each of the other leading telcos, but will also provide 20 percent more data in each of these plans.
From April Jio will charge
All domestic voice calls to any network will be free across India, to any network from April. There will be no roaming charges, no hidden charges and no blackout days.
Happy New Year Offer
Jio's Happy New Year offer was launched last year. Per day data cap for all service users was at 1GB under this offer. As part of the promotional offer, users was able to make unlimited phone calls and enjoy 1GB of free high-speed data per day. Happy new year offer lapses on March 31.
India is now the no.1 in the world for Mobile internet usage. Every single day, Jio users make more than 200 crore minutes of voice and video calls. Before Jio, India was 150th in world's broadband penetration for data.
Last month, Jio users consumed more than 100 crore gigabytes of data. Jio has added 7 customers on its network every single second of every single day within those 170 days, says Ambani. Jio carries 5.5 crore hours of video daily on its network
100 Million users
Mukesh Ambani says within 170 days of its launch, Jio has crossed the 100 million customer mark on the wireless broadband network. He thanked every of Jio customers for this greater achievement.
Presence of Jio
By end of 2017, the Jio network will be present in nearly all cities, towns and villages of India and we will cover 99 percent of our country's population.
Telecom shares trade mixed following Jio news
Shares in Idea Cellular, Bharti Airtel and Reliance Communications were trading mixed following the news. Bharti Airtel shares were down 2.5 per cent at Rs 365, while Idea Cellular was unchanged at Rs 107 and Reliance Communications was trading higher by 2.5 per cent at Rs 35.