Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani has reportedly announced that Jio’s happy new year offer would be extended up to March 31, 2018, for the Jio Prime members. JIO Users Can Avail Free Data Till March 2018, According to reports, the Prime members can avail this offer at an introductory price of Rs 303 per month, added Ambani. Notably, Jio’s happy new year offer ends on March 31, 2017
Reliance Industries’ Jio telecom unit hit 100 million subscribers in 170 days, chairman Mukesh Ambani announced.
That means, Jio added seven customers every second, Ambani added at a video conference today. He further announced that once Jio starts charging customers in April, all domestic voice calls to any network will always remain free.
“Jio users consumed more than 100cr GB of data per month on the Jio network. That’s more than 3.3Cr GB a day,” Ambani said, adding that it has more than double the number of 4G base stations when compared to all the other Indian operators put together.
Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd opened for business in September and shook up the country’s competitive telecoms market+ with its free voice and cheap data plans that are slated to run through the end of March.
Ambani had already hinted last week that Jio surpassed the 100 million subscriber mark+ , in comments he made at a tech industry conference.
“When we started Jio and we set a target for ourselves in terms of saying that we will acquire a 100 million customers in the shortest time, even we didn’t imagine that we will do it in months in terms of that,” Ambani said at the time.
Jio’s launch came after years of delay. Reliance Industries has already invested more than $20 billion into the venture.
Shares of some of Jio’s rivals fell ahead of Ambani’s speech, with Bharti Airtel down 2.2 percent. Idea Cellular fell as much as 1.1 percent but recovered to gain 0.41 percent later in the day.