In a move aimed at rapidly expanding its subscriber base from 52 million to over 100 million now, Reliance Jio on Thursday announced the extension of free services, including free voice call, and data services till 31st March, 2017 through a “Jio Happy New Year” offer.
“I want to announce today that starting 4th of December, 2016, every new Jio user will get Jio’s data, voice, video and the full bouquet of Jio applications and content, absolutely free, till 31st March, 2017. We are calling this the ‘JIO HAPPY NEW YEAR OFFER’,” said Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani. “Under the Jio Happy New Year Offer, customers will get 30 times more data than what is currently used on average,” Ambani added.
Existing subscribers will get the current free offers under the ongoing Welcome Offer plan till 31st December, and will then get automatically signed on for the Happy New Year offer which continues to 31st March, 2017.
“Jio has become the fastest growing technology company, not only in India but in the history of the world,” Ambani claimed. “In the first three months since its birth, Jio has grown faster than Facebook, WhatsApp or Skype. In 83 days, it has crossed the 50 million customers on its 4G LTE ALL-IP wireless broadband network. On an average, a Jio customer is using 25 times more data than the average Indian broadband user,” he added.
Jio has signed up over six lakh customers every day for the past three months due to fast-track Aadhaar based eKYC rollout nationally that, allowed SIM activation in less than five minutes. Jio has successfully rolled out eKYC across two lakh outlets in India, equal to the total number of ATMs and plans to double it to over four lakh by 31st March, 2017. Besides, activating Jio SIMs, these outlets are equipped to provide customer service and Aadhar based services because the digital infrastructure will have the capability for supporting a variety of offerings in the future.
Jio has introduced home delivery of Jio SIMs for the enterprise and high-end customers that can be activated within 5 minutes through eKYC using MyJio application available in top 100 cities by 31st December.