Jio Enhanced its Average Mobile Data Speed and Promised an Extra 5 GB Data to its Prime Members

According to a report by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), Reliance Jio’s average peak download speed increased by more than twice in January end compared to December 2016.

In December end, Jio’s monthly average mobile broadband download speed was 8.34 megabits per second (Mbps). The same reached 17.42 Mbps during the end of January. At such a high-speed, a movie download will not even take three minutes.

TRAI gathered real-time data via an app, MySpeed and calculated Reliance Jio’s average mobile data speed over its network across India.

Reliance Jio’s additional data pool offers

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio announced that it will offer an extra 5 GB data to its Prime members who opt for the INR 303 plan.

Prior to this, Reliance Jio stated that Jio Prime members may extend their ‘Happy New Year’ offer with a monthly recharge of INR 303. Under this, they get 28 GB high-speed data with a validity of 28 days and a daily data usage cap of 1 GB. Once the 1 GB data for the day is over, the speed is reduced.

With the new announcement, Reliance Jio promised to give an additional 5 GB data over the existing 28 GB. This means that users will not face a speed slow down post 1 GB usage, till the extra 5 GB data is available. The extra 5 GB data is worth INR 201. It will be available to the users for the first month of the Jio Prime subscription.

Similar to this offer, users who make a recharge of INR 499 or more will get additional data of 10 GB. The INR 499 scheme already has a total data of 56 GB with a validity of 28 days and daily data usage cap of 2 GB.

Other benefits under the schemes like unlimited national and local calls, free text messages, and no roaming charges will be the same.

Reliance Jio’s announcements

At a press conference held on 21st February 2017, Chairman of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Mukesh Ambani announced that Reliance Jio crossed the mark of 100 million customers in just 170 days of its launch.

He said that Jio will closely monitor and match the best-selling tariff plans of its competitors and offer 20 percent additional data over those plans.

The company will begin charging for its data service from 1st April 2017 but continue to offer free voice calls and national roaming.

According to Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Jio will offer services worth INR 10,000 to its customers at ‘a rock-bottom introductory price’. The company has also promised to introduce more attractive offers for its Prime members.

Users may enroll for the Jio Prime Membership by 31st March 2017. The subscription for Jio Prime Membership costs INR 99 and will be valid from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.

Summary

Reliance Jio’s average mobile data speed increased by twice during January end. In its new announcement, Jio promised to offer additional 5 GB data over the INR 303 monthly plan to its Prime members.

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