TRAI: Jio Welcome Offer Valid Upto Dec 3, New Users to Get New Offers
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has stated that the Mukesh Ambani-owned new telecom Reliance Jio cannot extend its free services beyond 90 days. The promotional Jio Welcome Offer (JWO) which was introduced on 5th September is limited only till December 3rd.
Jio Free Calls for Life-time Compliant?
In another twist in the tale, TRAI has given a clean chit to the new operator saying all its tariff plans, including free voice and data services, permissible, non-predatory, compliant with existing rules and not discriminatory at present. The TRAI has clarified the same in a letter to the heads of the incumbent operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, Telenor India and Videocon Telecom.
However, it is to be noted that the new telecom operator didn’t make any mention of free voice calls for life time. Moreover, the company has mentioned 2 paise per second as tariff for voice calls. Thus, this free voice calls is a part of promotional offer and it can’t run beyond 90 days. If the sources are believed, Reliance Jio may file fresh tariff plans with TRAI to clear confusion regarding promotional offers.
What Does it Mean?
So, for a common user, what does this mean? It states that Reliance Jio can have this promotional Jio Welcome Offer until December 3rd where the subscriber can enjoy unlimited free voice calls and unlimited data till December 31st. However, for the new subscribers post December 3rd, Reliance Jio will have to charge.
The company made a quick statement reacting that the consumers who have not subscribed services till 3rd December will be able to subscribe to new offers as well as tariff plans that are available from Jio. The company added, Jio voice calls on its network will remain free for lifetime and that’s a commitment given by Reliance Jio.
Reliance Jio Prepaid Tariff:
Jio Tariffs ₹19 ₹129 ₹149 ₹299 ₹499 ₹999 ₹1499 ₹2499 ₹3999 ₹4999 Free Voice Calls (Local+STD+Roaming) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 4G Data 0.1GB 0.75GB 0.3GB 2GB 4GB 10GB 20GB 35GB 60GB 75GB Unlimited 4G Data at Night Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes WiFi Data (JioNet Hotspot) 0.2GB 1.5GB - 4GB 8GB 20GB 40GB 70GB 120GB 150GB Jio Apps (Subscription worth ₹1,250) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Unlimited SMS (L + N) Yes Yes 100 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Validity of Pack (Days) 1 7 28 21 28 28 28 28 28 28