Jio will start charging customers from April 1, but will offer sharply discounted prices for a year to those who sign up by the end of March under the Prime offer, Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani said today. The Prime offer will open for enrolment on March 1 and close on March 31, Mr Ambani said. Under Jio’s Happy New Year offer, customers currently enjoy free data and voice services till March 31, 2017.
To enrol for the Prime offer, existing and new subscribers of Jio (till March 31) will have to pay a one-time fee of Rs. 99. Jio Prime offer will come at an introductory price of Rs. 303 per month, effectively just Rs. 10 per day, Mr Ambani said.
Mr Ambani also announced that the subscriber base of Jio has touched 100 million in just 170 days of its launch.
Jio launched its trial services on September 5, 2016 and since then the company has been offering free voice and data services to its customers. Rival companies like Airtel have accused Jio of offering predatory pricing and have raised the matter with the competition commission as well as Telecom Regulatory Authority of India as well.