Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Reliance Jio shook the entire telecom market with its foray into the 4G market offering Jio Welcome Offer giving unlimited free calls to subscribers for lifetime.
This has also raised objection from many rival telecom operators in the country stating predatory and discriminatory pricing.
Incumbent operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and others approached Trai against free call service being offered by Reliance Jio, calling the tariff plan predatory, discriminatory and non-compliant to present rules.
The key feature of RJIL's tariff packs is free voice calling for Local, STD and National roaming for all times.
Besides this, it is offering unlimited free 4G mobile broadband till December 31.
Rival telecom operators had also contested free data service offered by Jio beyond 90 days but same have been set aside by the regulator.
"The revised offer of free services by Reliance Jio has been limited to 90 days i.E. December 3, 2016 and therefore is consistent with the guidelines on promotional offers," TRAI said in an order.
Reliance Jio said that the free service, including unlimited mobile data, will be available for its subscribers till December 31.
"As per RJIL' s filing with the TRAI, the Jio Welcome Offer will be available to all the customers for subscription till December 3, 2016. RJIL wishes to reconfirm that JWO benefits of free unlimited voice and data will continue to be available to all subscribers till December 31, 2016," the company said.
RJIL said that the consumers, who cannot subscribe to the RJIL services till December 3 2016 will continue getting opportunities to avail new offers and tariff plans.