New Delhi: Jio made a not-so-surprising announcement on Friday. The company extended its Prime membership deadline to April 15. This means users can continue using the free services till April 15. The company said that out of its 100 million free users, more 70 million users have already registered for the membership.
Alongside the extension of deadline, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani also announced the launch of one more new offer-the Summer Surprise. March 31 was a transitional date for company as it saw the end of its the then going Happy New Offer and start of Summer Surprise offer.
What happens now? While the company calls this new offer as the largest and easy mode of transition from paid to free services in history, the fact is that it has only confused the “poor” Jio users. They have many questions. Like what happens to the money that they have already invested in Prime subscription and plans below Rs 303? Well, we try and answer all these questions here.
Reliance Jio has extended its free services for 3 more months as Jio Summer Surprise offer. Users get this offer only if they become a Jio prime member and recharge any prime plan above Rs 303 before April 15.
The new Summer Surprise offer is basically a continuation of Happy new Year Offer with different FUP limits for different recharges. This means you get free unlimited calls, free SMSes and free 4G data with different data limits for the next three months. In case you have paid only Rs 99 and made no other recharges, your number will continue working for a stipulated period of time and after that will be discontinued. To avail Summer Surprise offer, it is mandatory to recharge with a recharge plan of Rs 303 and above.
If you have recharged with 303 plan, then you will get 1 GB data per day until 30th June and your 303 plan will be activated from 1st July up to 28th July, 2017.
Users who have taken the Rs 149 plan will not get the Summer Surprise offer although they are eligible to get one. You have to take Rs 303 or above plan to become a Summer Surprise subscriber. This Rs 149 plan will kept as voucher and activated after three months plus one more month of Rs 303 plan after the Summer Surprise offer ends.
In other words, this means that if you have taken the Prime membership and has a done a recharge of Rs 149, you should now do a recharge of Rs 303. This will give you the Summer Surprise offer, which will last until July 15. From July 16, you will get the Jio services through the Rs 303 plan, for which you paid in April. This will end on August 15. From August 16, you will get the services through the Rs 149, the plan that you have already bought.
So essentially, the idea here is that your existing Rs 149 will be used. But if you take the Summer Surprise offer, it will be used only in August.