Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Good news for all Reliance Jio 4G Welcome Offer subscribers – the free offer which was slated to come to an end by December 3 is likely to be extended to March 2017.
Last week, there were reports that the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer which offers subscribers unlimited 4G data, voice call and free roaming would come to an end on December 3 and not December 31 as it was announced during the launch.
However, latest reports, though it cannot be confirmed at the time of filing of this story, suggest that the Welcome Offer could be extended up to March 2017 – a welcome news for subscribers.
According to a report, Reliance Jio has informed analysts that it may extend free data and voice calls services till March 2017.
Under the Jio Welcome Offer, Reliance offers 4GB of 4G data on a daily basis with unlimited 4G night data between 2 am – 4 am.
However, what is interesting is that, as per TRAI rules, a telecom service provider cannot give free services for more than 90 days.
Hence, the regulator had cut short the Reliance Jio offer to December 3 from December 31.
But considering the recent press statement of Reliance Jio's head of strategy and planning, Anshuman Thakur, it is very much likely that the company could extend the offer till March 2017.
He had said, "We have told Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and government that customers have faced issues with regard to the quality of service due to the interconnection congestion and they have not been able to enjoy the services that they deserve and what we want to deliver to them. And till we are in a position where we can deliver the quality of service as desired by the Jio management, it will be unfair to charge the customer."
But again, only time can tell if the offer will be extended. Till then, enjoy the free offer now.