Posts Tagged ‘Reliance’

Millions Pre-Book JioPhone as Demand Soars

August 31, 2017

After millions pre-booked the ‘India ka smartphone’ on Thursday, 24th August, Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio paused the pre-booking for its new feature phone, JioPhone.

Heavy demand for JioPhone

 The pre-booking for JioPhone began at 5:30 pm on 24th August 2017. Some media reports claim that the telecom operator received around three to four million registrations for the JioPhone.

While this fits with the company’s target of making around 5 million phones available, other reports claim that the total number of bookings have surpassed that number. Jio hasn’t yet confirmed any of the claims.

While the company did not state that the heavy demand was the reason for pause in bookings, the message on the company’s website said that million had booked the phone and customers would be informed when the bookings resumed. No date was given for the same.

How to register interest

 The pre-bookings have been paused. However, interested customers may still register their interest on the Jio website. This will not be treated as a pre-booking but by registering, these customers will be notified as the pre-booking resumes.

Here are the steps for individuals to register their interest for the phone:

  • Go to the Jio website, i.e. jio.com
  • Click on the register now button
  • Select the individual option
  • Enter details such as name, phone number, email ID, and pin code.
  • Click Submit

Here are the steps for businesses to register their interest for the phone:

  • Go to the Jio website, i.e. jio.com
  • Click on the register now button
  • Select the Business option
  • Enter details such as company name, contact number, email ID, PAN or GST number, and pin code
  • Select the number of devices needed
  • Click Submit

If you have booked the JioPhone 

JioPhone is expected to reach the shops by the first week of September. Customers who have already pre-booked the phone online as well as offline are expected to get their phones then. For those who have already booked the phone, a message congratulating them on pre-booking the JioPhone and stating that the payment of INR 500 has been received was sent. The message also mentioned that once the phone is available, the customer will receive the store details.

Here is what happens once the JioPhones hit the stores:

  • For updates on the JioPhone’s delivery status, customers may dial 1800-890-8900 from the phone number registered while pre-booking the phone
  • Once the JioPhones reach their respective stores, the store details will be sent to the customer. These stores are expected to be allotted based on the pin code the customer filled in while booking the phone.
  • The customer will then have to go to the store to collect the JioPhone
  • The customer will have to carry INR 1,000, Aadhar card for identification, as well as the confirmation message or email received after pre-booking the phone

Summary

After an estimated three to four million people pre-booked the JioPhone, the telecom operator has paused the bookings.

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RIL Collaborates with Resysta International to Produce Natural Wood Alternative in India

April 28, 2017

On 26th April 2017, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) entered into a license agreement with Germany-based Resysta International GmbH. With this partnership, RIL bagged exclusive rights of production as well as marketing of a Natural Fiber Polymer Composite (NFPC), RelWood™, in India.

The Partnership

According to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Petrochemicals, RIL, Mr. Vipul Shah, with the strategic agreement with Resysta, RIL is planning to exclusively produce the RelWood™ compound so as to meet the growing demand for a real alternative to tropical wood.

He believes that the partnership indicates RIL’s dedication towards sustainable projects based on innovative technology. He added that along with the top German innovator Resysta, RIL is looking forward to offering a technologically advanced product as the alternative to real wood to the Indian consumers.

About Resysta

Located near Munich, Germany, Resysta International GmbH was established in 2011. It is a privately-headed technology company which co-operates with top industry partners around the world to leverage the huge potential of the exclusive Resysta material in its various wood replacement applications.

Resysta successfully developed a water and weather-resistant material which portrays the look and feel of wood. Moreover, the fully recyclable material is procured using a renewable resource, does not rot over a long duration, and is unaffected by termites.

It also has the capability to withstand the sun, wind, and salt water. The innovative material was required to combat the shrinking rainforests crisis as well as address the substandard quality of wood composite products that were used earlier.

This is based on a unique technology through which natural fiber is dispersed within the polymer matrix. Owing to the partnership, RIL will be using RelWood™ as the raw material for producing sheets and different profiles utilized in a large number of replacement applications of wood and plywood. The initiative will help prevent deforestation and offer water-resistant, durable, and recyclable raw material to Indian consumers.

CEO speaks

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Resysta International, Bernd Duna, stated that currently, Resysta is licensing its technology across the globe. According to him, RIL is Resysta’s perfect partner for India. He believes that the local manufacturing of Resysta Compound will enable the products to become easily available and more environmentally friendly. Since RIL is a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals in India, it is ideally poised to manufacture at par with Resysta’s high global standard. In partnership with RIL, Resysta looks forward to continuing its success story in India, he added.

About RIL

The largest Indian private sector company, RIL, has a consolidated turnover of INR 330,180 crore and a net profit of INR 29,901 crore for the financial year 2016-17.

Moreover, RIL is the first Indian private sector company to make it to Fortune’s Global 500 list of ‘World’s Largest Corporations’. Currently, RIL is on the 215th rank with regard to revenues, and 126th rank with regard to profits.

Mukesh Ambani led RIL also ranks 238th in the FT Global 500 list (2015) of world’s largest companies by Financial Times. Furthermore, RIL stands at the 21st position on the Forbes Global 2000 list (2016). RIL’s businesses include petroleum refining and marketing, hydrocarbon exploration and production, retail, petrochemicals, and 4G digital services.

Summary

RIL went into a partnership with Germany-based Resysta International to manufacture an innovative alternative to natural wood in India.

Jio Partners with Wallet Apps to Enable Recharges and Collaborates with Google to Manufacture Affordable 4G Smart Phones

March 15, 2017

According to a report by Business Line, Mukesh Ambani -led Reliance Jio is working with the global tech giant, Google, to design an affordable 4G smart phone.

Reliance Jio’s collaboration with Google

Reliance Jio and Google will develop the smart phone exclusively for Jio’s 4G network. The companies may launch the smart phone in late 2017. The Business Line report stated that Reliance Jio will be able to extend its reach further with the help of the brand name, Google. Besides, Google will also enable Jio to manufacture phones at a lower cost while also ensuring deep integration and efficient performance of Jio apps on Android platform.

Apart from this, the two companies will develop software for Jio’s smart TV services, together. This software is likely to be launched in the second half of 2017.

Partnership with device manufacturers

The retail arm of Reliance Industries Limited, Reliance Retail, is already working with Taiwan-based company Foxconn and many Chinese Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs) to produce Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) enabled 4G smart phones and pocket routers. Some of the Chinese ODMs include Wingtech, CK Telecom, Zhongxing Telecommunication Equipment (ZTE), and Tinno Mobile. Besides, Jio is also working with Indian manufacturer, Lava International.

Recently, Reliance Jio asked all its Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers to make LYF smart phones, automobile telematics devices, home automation systems, and smart set-top boxes in India. The Jio devices will be offered together with digital content and unlimited voice and video calling services.

Jio is also expected to partially subsidize its 4G feature phones and sell them for around INR 1,000.

Recharge option for Jio users through mobile wallet apps

Reliance Jio recently joined hands with a number of online recharge platforms including Paytm and MobiKwik. These platforms enable Jio prepaid users to recharge their connections. The facility will soon be available for Jio postpaid users as well.

Prepaid Jio Prime users can recharge and activate plans on their numbers using the Paytm app or website. MobiKwik is offering Jio Prime subscription for prepaid users at a discounted rate. RechargeItNow has also made Jio prepaid recharge option live on its platform. However, FreeCharge is yet to include Jio in its recharge list. These online recharge platforms will enable Reliance Jio to reach out to customers more efficiently.

Reliance Jio Prime offer

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio announced the Jio Prime membership last month. Under this, the telecom company will be offering a number of affordable plans. The plans provide users with unlimited 4G data, unlimited voice calls, free national roaming, free SMS services, and unlimited access to Jio apps.

Reliance Jio said that these offers are a part of the introductory plan and it will soon announce a number of ‘Extreme-Value Plans’ for Jio Prime members. The Prime membership subscription is open until the end of March 2017. Reliance Jio will end its Happy New Year Offer and start charging customers from 1st April 2017.

Summary

Reliance Jio has joined hands with Google to manufacture an affordable 4G smart phone that will work only on Jio’s network. Jio users will be able to recharge their numbers using MobiKwik and Paytm.

JioChat App’s New Feature Lets Users Send Money via Their JioMoney Account

February 8, 2017

Reliance Jio’s offerings span data services, 4G-compatible devices, free voice calling facilities, and premium applications. The brand’s apps have received a positive response for their superior functionality and convenience. JioChat and JioMoney are amongst the leading apps that have received impressive reviews.

New feature on JioChat

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio recently made an announcement on a leading social networking platform that users may now seamlessly integrate the two apps, JioChat and JioMoney. This will make it possible for them to transfer money via their JioChat window. The design of the JioChat app has been modified to include the Rupee icon. Users may tap on this icon and transfer money even while having a conversation with a contact. Tapping on the icon will enable users to enter the amount they wish to have transferred. Once users enter the amount and submit the details, the specified amount would be subtracted from their JioMoney account balance. After the transaction is complete, users will receive a confirmation message on the JioChat window itself.

Announcement made via social networking platform

The announcement made on the social networking platform was followed by a short clip to offer users an insight into the app’s new transaction feature. This clip revealed how users could benefit by transferring money simply from a single app. The features have been cleverly depicted through a GIF. In addition to this, the telecom company released a video via its YouTube channel, ‘Jio’, which guides users on linking and unlinking JioChat with JioMoney.

Linking JioChat and JioMoney apps

To link the JioChat app with JioMoney, users need to ensure that the number registered for these services is common to both. Thereafter, users may visit the JioMoney account segment and click on the ‘Payments’ option. They must select ‘More’ and then tap on ‘Link’. This will lead to OTP authentication, which will result in the JioChat app getting linked to users’ JioMoney account. This procedure could even be completed while sending money through chat. Therefore, if a user attempts to send money by entering the amount, he will be requested to authenticate the same through OTP. To unlink the services, users may visit the ‘Payments’ segment on JioMoney, tap on ‘Unlink Account’, and thereafter click on ‘JioMoney Account’.

Currently, none of the OTT apps or digital content apps offered by incumbent operators includes this feature except JioChat. This makes the app unique in its functionality as compared to competitor applications. Currently, the app can be used by individuals having the JioMoney application.

Jio’s main idea is to create a comprehensive digital ecosystem and by integrating JioChat and JioMoney, the brand has reinstated its performance in the industry. The multitude of services being offered by Jio has also compelled incumbent operators to refine their facilities to meet the growing demands of customers. Jio’s services have become the precursors to many such innovative offerings that will be launched in the country in the upcoming years.

Summary

JioChat app now includes a new feature that will enable users to integrate the app with their JioMoney account in order to transfer money to their contacts.

JioTV App Increases its Channel Base from 368 to 412

January 3, 2017

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio launched its 4G services in September 2016 together with a range of premium Jio applications. These include TV streaming, music and movie streaming, and digital wallet applications, among many others. JioTV has been one of the most popular apps on Google Play offering users access to some of their favorite TV shows. The app has now added a collection of 44 new channels, bringing up JioTV’s channel count from the earlier 368 to 412.

Number of channels included

Of the channels included, 9 belong to the entertainment segment, 18 to the news segment, 3 to the music segment, 4 to the movie segment, and 6 to the devotional segment.  While earlier, there were 112 news channels, the recent addition has taken the number to 130. Additionally, there are 99 entertainment channels in all now. The number of music channels sums up to 34, while the movie channels total up to 36. The collection on JioTV also includes a channel on infotainment business news and two channels in the lifestyle segment.

The most comprehensive channel list

Jio is among the first mobile TV apps to offer such a large number of channels. This easily makes Jio’s services similar to those offered by multi-system operators (MSOs) and direct-to-home (DTH) operators. JioTV includes channels offered by the leading broadcasters in India. These include Discovery Networks India, TV Today Network, ABO News Network, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI), Star India, NDTV, Turner India, Viacom 18, TV 18, Sun TV, and ZEEL.

Rich digital experience

Through JioTV, users can enjoy live television channels. If they miss out any program, JioTV’s past seven-day collection of shows will enable them to view the missed episodes. The app is also Star India operated, Hotstar’s digital partner. Moreover, Google Play has recorded about 10 to 15 million JioTV downloads by users.

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio has strengthened its customer base with over 50 million users. Although the total worth of apps, including JioCinema, JioMags, JioMusic, JioXpress News, JioMoney, Jio Cloud, and JioTV for a month is Rs. 1,250, all these applications are currently offered for free under the Jio Happy New Year Offer. This offer, which is valid until the end of March 2017, gives users access to free data services as well as Jio apps. Before this new offer was introduced, customers were using the services available under the initial welcome offer. Existing as well as new Jio customers can conveniently avail of the Jio Happy New Year Offer. However, the only difference that exists between the former offer and the new one is the revised data limit. The Fair Usage Policy (FUP) limit for the former was 4 GB, while the FUP limit for the new one is 1 GB. With a customer base of more than 50 million, the company intends to increase the number to 100 million by the end of March 2017.

Summary

Reliance Jio’s TV app, JioTV now has a total of 412 channels. The Jio Happy New Year Offer also gives customers access to free data and app services.

Reliance Digital Launches the Affordable LYF WATER 3 Smart Phone

December 28, 2016

Reliance Digital has so far launched a number of LYF smart phones under its elements series, which includes EARTH, WATER, WIND, and FLAME. The devices have been available across a diverse price range to cater to a wide audience. The recent smart phone launched under the brand LYF is the WATER 3. This device is available at an affordable price of Rs. 6,599. Users can purchase this smart phone from the online shopping portal, Flipkart. Since this device is available with a Jio SIM card, individuals who purchase it will also be able to enjoy the Jio Happy New Year Offer. This offer gives users the benefit of experiencing free data and app services till March 31st, 2017.

Performance of WATER 3

The LYF WATER 3 is a sleek device. It is a 5.5-inch smart phone with superior build quality. It comes with a high-definition (HD) display, which includes a pixel resolution of 1280 X 720. It runs on a Qualcomm MSM8939 Octa-Core processor. Combined with Adreno A405 3D GPU, it operates at a speed of 1.5 GHz. The device has an internal storage capacity of 16 GB, which can be expanded up to 32 GB. It also has a sizeable 2 GB RAM.

Specifications of the device

In terms of camera quality, the LYF WATER 3 is able to provide high-resolution pictures with its 5-megapixel front camera and 13-megapixel rear camera. The device is powered by a durable 3,000 mAh battery. It can offer up to six hours of talk time. The operating system of the smart phone is Android 5.0 Lollipop. WATER 3 has a number of connectivity options, such as Bluetooth version 4.1, GPS, 4G VoLTE feature, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and dual-SIM support.

Other offerings by Reliance Digital and Reliance Jio

The LYF WATER 3 is one of the best devices in the budget category. Reliance Digital has also launched smart phones like the EARTH 2, F, FLAME 7, WIND 7, and much more. All these devices are designed to meet the specific needs of customers and come with a budget-friendly price tag. Additionally, Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited, intends to launch a range of feature phones. These devices will be compatible with the 4G-VoLTE technology. The aim of the company is to extend its reach to rural areas and make 4G services available to a large number of people. The phones will not have a touch screen like regular smart phones. However, the design and build quality of these feature phones are expected to make them look appealing.

Mukesh Ambani led Jio’s high-speed data services have received an overwhelming response from millions of users across India. Recently, the telecom company also surpassed 50 million users. The free welcome offer and the Jio Happy New Year Offer are among the main reasons for Jio’s success.

Summary

Reliance Digital introduces new smart phone, WATER 3, under the brand LYF.

LYF WIND 7S – The Latest Addition to the Range of 4G-LTE LYF Smart Phones

December 23, 2016

Reliance Jio’s services have created a large-scale impact on the telecom industry. The brand known for its affordable yet high-speed 4G-LTE services is also emerging for its exclusive range of LYF smart phones. The most distinct quality of this smart phone brand is its pricing, which is targeted at a diverse audience. Among the range of LYF smart phones, one of the recently launched devices is the LYF WIND 7S.

LYF WIND 7S

This smart phone is budget-friendly and priced at Rs. 5,699. Customers who buy the device will receive a complimentary Jio SIM card. This will enable them to avail of the Jio Happy New Year Offer. As per this offer, individuals can enjoy unlimited free data, voice calling facilities, and a host of Jio applications till the end of March 2017.

Specifications of the device

Before unveiling the WIND 7S, Mukesh Ambani Jio had launched two devices, namely the LYF WIND 7 and WIND 7i. These two devices have a few features that are similar to the newly launched WIND 7S. The latter, however, is an upgraded version. The WIND 7S comes with a sleek 5-inch display. The screen is resistant to dust and scratches because of the Asahi Dragontrail Glass that protects it. Despite the reasonable price, users can rest assured of the device’s performance because of its Snapdragon 210 Quad-Core processing system. It operates at a speed of 1.13 GHz and is combined with Adreno 304 GPU. The device is also apt for multitasking since it has a sizeable 2 GB RAM. Additionally, it comes with an internal storage capacity of 16 GB. The operating system of the device is Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The phone is also powered by a 2,250 mAh heavy-duty battery, which offers 4G talk time of approximately nine hours and can last on standby mode for 180 hours.

Camera features and connectivity options

Users can easily capture high-quality pictures, owing to the device’s 5-megapixel front camera and 8-megappixel rear camera. There are also a number of camera features including Pro Mode, Face Detection, HDR, and Creative Filters. The device is offered with manufacturer’s warranty of two years. It also comes with the Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) feature, which allows users to make High Definition (HD) voice calls. Besides offering dual-SIM support, the device entails a range of connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB 2.0 port, and 4G. The device is lightweight and easy to grip, with dimensions of 143.5 x 72 x 8.7 mm.

Individuals can buy the device from any Digital Xpress or Reliance Digital store. It is available in variants of blue and black. The device is also expected to be offered on Jio.com, Reliance Jio’s official digital shopping portal. All devices by Jio are currently eligible for the Jio Happy New Year Offer, which will enable customers to harness the full power of data.

Summary

Reliance Jio launches new LYF smart phone, Wind 7S, with upgraded features.

Reliance Brands Partners with Swiss Luxury Brand Bally

December 16, 2016

Reliance Brands, the subsidiary of Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), recently collaborated with Swiss luxury brand, Bally on a joint venture. This agreement will enable marketing as well as distribution rights for Bally in India. The two companies are also keen on launching a store at New Delhi in 2017. Additionally, they plan on expanding the reach in future across cities like Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

Joint venture

The store, which is slated to open in New Delhi, is considered to be a part of Bally’s international expansion project. The brand has already made its presence felt by introducing two flagship stores in Rodeo Drive, Los Angeles and Ginza, Tokyo in 2016. A statement that was released said that the upcoming year will witness the opening of two more stores in China World Mall, Beijing and Madison Avenue, New York.

Brand expansion plans

The CEO of Bally, Frederic de Narp expressed his elation at the joint venture. He stated that along with Reliance Brands, Bally is creating a roadmap to facilitate its growth in major Indian cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Chennai. He added that consumers in India are discerning while selecting luxury products and appreciate the craftsmanship as well as quality that go into manufacturing the same. Bally, he believes is equipped to meet these specific demands of Indian customers. CEO and President of Reliance Brands, Darshan Mehta also expressed his views on the joint venture. He stated that it was a matter of pride to collaborate with the second oldest luxury brand in the world. Bally, according to him is the epitome of heritage and Swiss quality, with a contemporary and unique design ethos.

Mumbai Indians apparel by Diesel

Reliance-owned IPL team, Mumbai Indians, has signed a deal with Diesel, an Italian fashion brand. This will entail creating a line of limited apparel for fans of Mumbai Indians. Renzo Rosso, Diesel’s Founder launched an exclusive range of jackets, denims, t-shirts, sweatshirts, as well as accessories like caps and suspenders in Mumbai. The owner of Mumbai Indians team, Nita Ambani and the team’s captain, Rohit Sharma were also present at the launch. The apparel line by Diesel will have an indigo and gold colored Mumbai Indians branding on it. Nita Ambani spoke about the partnership stating that Mumbai Indians has emerged as the first team in India to partner with such a renowned global brand. She added that this partnership has been a turning point for Mumbai Indians, making it gain recognition as the partner of one of the most sought-after international brands. Nita Ambani also revealed that the move will help the team reach out to fans across the world.

Diesel considers the partnership as the right opportunity to associate with cricket, which is the most popular sport in India. The limited edition collection includes 32 products, which fans can purchase from 11 stores across India. The line of apparel will also be available in countries like Australia, South Africa, and England where cricket is popular. Diesel will promote the apparel range across two seasons and unique styles will be launched in both the seasons.

Summary

Swiss luxury brand Bally and Reliance Brands collaborate on a joint venture. Diesel will launch exclusive Mumbai Indians apparel across 11 stores in India.

Google Play Features Jio Apps on its Top Ten Free Applications

December 12, 2016

The Digital India initiative by the Indian Government was accepted as a welcome change. As per this initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi intends to digitize India and empower the citizens of the country. Telecom companies like Reliance Jio have joined hands with the Indian Government to support this movement. Mukesh Ambani led Jio, ever since its launch took the responsibility of providing affordable 4G services to customers. The first step in this direction was introducing the Jio Welcome Offer. This offer managed to add to the brand’s customer base by providing users with unlimited free data services and a suite of applications for three months. Additionally, Jio marked the revolution in the telecom sector by completely eliminating the costs associated with voice calls in the country. After the validity of the Jio Welcome Offer ends,  the company will be extending the same services under the Jio Happy New Year Offer until the end of March 2017.

Popular Jio apps on Google Play

Apart from the positive response that Jio’s high-speed 4G services have been garnering, its range of applications has also managed to capture the attention of customers to a large extent. Some of the Jio apps have been ranked high on the Google Play Store. Post Jio’s launch, MyJio has been the leading app on Google Play. Apart from this app, Jio4GVoice, JioTV, and JioCinema have also been listed among the top 10 apps on Google Play store. The MyJio app has so far witnessed about 50 to 100 million downloads. This high download rate, though, does not come as a surprise since Jio has an impressive customer base of more than 52 million users. The application also received around 7, 14,000 ratings on Google Play.

Jio app rankings

Among the list of free apps available, Jio4GVoice is the third leading app on Google Play Store. The app encompasses features like 4G video and voice calling. Users who do not have 4G-enabled devices can also use this app seamlessly. To avail of this facility, a user’s 3G or 2G smart phone must have a connection to the Web through Jio hotspot or a JioFi device. A user will then be easily able to engage in high definition (HD) video and voice calling facilities. Additionally, users with non-VoLTE 4G devices can also try this app, simply through a Jio SIM card. The Jio4GVoice app has received a rating of 4 stars and has recorded around 10 to 50 million downloads since its launch.  Moreover, JioTV and JioCinema apps rank at fourth and tenth positions on Google Play respectively.

A spokesperson of Jio stated the positive response that Jio apps have been gaining, which according to him is clearly evident in the download rate of the apps. He added that the company is also working towards introducing many such digital solutions to Indian customers. The spokesperson further said that the increase in the number of downloads explains that people are soon embracing the digital movement unfolding in the country.

Summary

Reliance Jio’s apps reach to the top ten free applications list on Google Play.

The Jio Happy New Year Offer Set to Grant Users Free Jio Services till the 31st of March, 2017

December 2, 2016

Reliance Jio’s commercial launch set off a revolution in the telecom industry, bringing both high-speed and affordable 4G services to Indian customers. One of its noteworthy promotional strategies entailed the Jio welcome Offer, which managed to draw in a large number of users on the carrier’s network. Since this offer received a phenomenal response, the company will now be introducing another one of its kind, called the Jio Happy New Year Offer. The announcement regarding the same was made by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman, Mukesh Ambani. This scheme will allow both existing as well as new Jio customers to avail of data, calling, and app services till the 31st of March, 2017.

Jio Happy New Year Offer

Post the 4th of December, customers who subscribe to Jio will be eligible for the Jio Happy New Year Offer. This offer will succeed the Jio Welcome Offer that is scheduled to expire on the 31st of December. Individuals who are currently availing of the Jio Welcome Offer will instantly be granted access to the new offer from the 1st of January 2017. They will not have to engage in any sign-up procedure to avail of the new offer. Users can then continue to enjoy the benefits of the free offer till the 31st of March. The only difference users will witness is the FUP limit which will be set at 1GB per day in the new offer as compared to the earlier 4GB per day that was set under the welcome offer.

Difference between the Jio Welcome Offer and the new offer

One of the distinguishing factors between the welcome offer and the Jio Happy New Year Offer is the latter’s revised Fair Usage Policy (FUP) limit. This scheme will allow both existing as well as new Jio customers to avail 1 GB of free data. This disproportionate consumption of data had resulted in network congestion. He added that in order to combat the same, the Jio Happy New Year Offer has introduced a FUP limit of 1 GB per day, which will offer seamless connectivity to users. Individuals, who reach the limit of 1 GB per day, will then experience Internet speeds of up to 128 Kbps.

The Jio Happy New Year Offer will also grant unlimited access to Jio’s premium applications. These include live TV streaming, music streaming, news and magazine browsing, cloud storage facilities, wallet services, and much more. Post the expiration of the Jio Happy New Year Offer, customers will only have to pay for data subscription, that too at economical rates. Services like voice calls and messaging services will remain free even post the offer expires.

Summary

After the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer, Jio is now gearing up to extend its free data, calling, and app services to customers through the Jio Happy New Year Offer.