Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited had a bevy of announcements centered around Jio on Friday. Friday was also supposedly the last day before Jio starts charging customers to avail its 4G services. The company informed that its promotional Prime offer had received a whopping 7.2 crore subscriptions in one month, and that it was extending its timeline to April 15, albeit with a slight twist.
“Customers who could not enroll for Jio Prime by March 31 for whatever reason can still do so by paying Rs 99 along with their first purchase of Jio’s Rs 303 and other plans till April 15,” the company said in a statement. This means, all existing and first-time Jio users can still avail Prime and the host of benefits that the scheme brings along with it until April 15 provided they make their first-time recharge of Rs 303 or lower depending on the tariff they wish to chose. Prime was supposed to technically end on March 31 previously.
At the same time, RIL also announced that those who have already enrolled for Prime can make their first recharge until April 15. This means, they can continue to use Jio 4G services until the said date without subscribing to a tariff plan. They will, however, need to make a decision regarding the same (and purchase a desired plan) on or before April 15.
“This extension will provide the necessary breathing room for users to avoid service disruption during the transition from free to paid services,” the company said.