New Delhi: With the Reliance Jio Prime membership drive coming to an end on March 31, the company has signed up over 50 million users for its subscription plan, according to a source within the company who did not wished to be named. The 50-million figure represents half of Reliance Jio user base of 100 million, announced back in February.
An official announcement by Reliance Jio regarding the total number of Jio Prime members might be made after March 31, the source said. The last date for Jio Prime memberships is March 31, and those who do not subscribe to the plan by then will be moved to postpaid or prepaid plans automatically.
According to a report late last week, Reliance Jio had set itself a target of 50 million Jio Prime subscribers, but only 22-27 million people had signed up for the plan. The report added that the operator was mulling extending the last date for Jio Prime subscription by a month in order to achieve this target. However, with the 50-million mark now achieved, an extension to the deadline is unlikely now.
In order to lure users to its subscription plan, Reliance Jio has been offering up to 120GB data free to those who sign up by March 31. It has reportedly been reminding users of the Jio Prime last date via pre-call announcements as well.
Jio Prime subscription for prepaid and postpaid users provides them with extra data, free SMSs, and bundled apps worth Rs. 10,000. To subscribe to the plan, users need to buy a Rs. 99 recharge to become a member, followed by a recharge of denominations between Rs. 19 and Rs. 9,999 to enjoy the extra data and other benefits.