Reliance Jio 4G Welcome Offer likely to be extended till March 2017

Reliance Jio 4G Welcome Offer likely to be extended till March 2017

For those who dreaded losing out on free 4G data usage on Reliance Jio from December onwards, have a reason to rejoice. Reports suggest that the company could probably extend its Jio Welcome Offer till March 2017.

This means that unless Reliance Jio alters its existing plan in near future, users on the network will get free 4G data up to 4GB per day, further extended till March 2017.

However, we’re apprehensive of making such announcements, at least till the company goes public with it. For now, such claims have only been made by analysts at Motiwal Oswal, who believe that Jio will go for the juggernaut to reach its targeted 100 million-user base.

Mass scale free welcome offer could continue until March 2017 to attract subscriber growth towards the celebrated 100 million mark with RJio’s indicative data pricing at Rs 130-140 per gigabyte (GB)

-Motilal Oswal Report

The analysts reason for such claims is directly linked with the ongoing point of interconnectivity (POI) issue. This is forced many users to rely on their non-Jio number to make calls.

The matter was recently taken up by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), suggesting that Airtel, Vodafone and Idea pay Rs 50 crore per circle as penalty for failing to provide POIs to Jio.

Even Reliance Jio has expressed its concerns about connectivity, and said that they might have to extend the period of free service, if the situation doesn’t improve in the coming months.

Jio 4G may remain free until March 2017: Report

The company’s division head also clarified that Reliance Jio won’t need TRAI’s permission, if they intend to extend the free offer. Even if Reliance Jio does end up extending the Welcome Offer, chances are they could find it hard to attract more users.

Their 4G speeds on their network has been gradually slowing down, in fact as per a recent TRAI report, Jio 4G is the slowest in the country.

Source :- The Quint 

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