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Jio Happy New Year Offer: Free Data, Calls And Apps Till March 31

News18.com | December 1, 2016, 2:25 PM IST
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After crossing the 50 million subscriber mark in just 83 days of its launch, Reliance Jio has emerged as the largest broadband operator in India.

According to a report by PTI, Airtel reached the same milestone of notching 50 million subscribers in 12 years, Vodafone and Idea took 13 years each.

The company had commercially launched its services on September 5, offering unlimited access to HD voice calls (on Jio eligible VoLTE phones), messaging, video calls, 4G data along with access to Jio's suite of apps till December 31.

Jio had also introduced Aadhaar-based paper-less Jio SIM activation across 3,100 cities and towns in the country.

Reliance Industry Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani addressed employees and stakeholders on Thursday.

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(Disclosure: News18.com is part of Network18 Media & Investment Limited which is owned by Reliance Industries Limited that also owns Reliance Jio.)

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS: 

20% users use disproportionately higher rates of data.

Mukesh Ambani applauds PM Narendra Modi's demonetisation. "Every Indian will have a digital ATM in their hands."

Jio money is expanding its reach where Aadhaar based digital ATMs will be based. Jio Money Merchant Solutions.

Starting December 5 every merchant can download Jio Money Merchant Solutions. Merchants can also make supplier payments, transfer money to bank accounts and also use digital petty cash.

Dec 1, 2016 1:57 pm (IST)

Jio Money wants to reach to 10 million merchants across the country in the coming months. 

Dec 1, 2016 1:56 pm (IST)

Starting December 5, every merchant can download the Jio Money Merchant application. 

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With Jio Money, every Indian will have a digital wallet: Ambani

Dec 1, 2016 1:53 pm (IST)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS: 

-India on the path to top 10 digital countries in the world.

-Jio customer uses 25 times more data than an average Indian broadband user

-Users at par with high users around the world

Aadhar based eKYC activation. There are eKYC across 2 lakh outlets in India. This is nearly equal to the total number of ATMS in India. To be doubled.

-Voice Interconnect issue. Call block rates come down from 90% to nearly 20%

Jio now fully supports MNP. Recently introduced home delivery of Jio SIMs. Will be available in top 100 cities by December 31, 2016.

Network speed: 8% Jio towers experienced congestion. 92% experiencesing high data speeds. Working to decongest 8% towers.

Jio delivering 4 times more data than all other telecom services compared. And at higher speeds.

Dec 1, 2016 1:52 pm (IST)

We want to applaud Prime Minister Narendra Modi's bold demonetisation move: Ambani 

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Starting 4 December, every new Jio user will get the full bouquet of Jio content for free till March 31, 2017. This is the Jio Happy New Year offer.

All existing users will continue to enjoy unlimited offer till December 31 and will automatically be upgraded to Jio New Year offer.

Dec 1, 2016 1:49 pm (IST)

And YES! Jio will be free till March 31, 2017. Calls it Jio happy new offer. 

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I am grateful for all the feedback. Jio will remain a customer obsessed company.  

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Jio's network is built for capacity and speed.But with 52 million customers taking full advantage of the welcome offer, we faced some hiccups with 8 percent of our towers. We are working to improve these towers to deliver better speeds. 

Dec 1, 2016 1:44 pm (IST)

Call drops rates have come down from 90 percent to 20 percent. The rate will further drop to acceptable limits. 

Dec 1, 2016 1:43 pm (IST)

Not happy with anti-competitive behavior of incumbent telcos: Ambani

Dec 1, 2016 1:41 pm (IST)

Thanks to Government of India and TRAI for enabling Aadhaar-based Jio SIM activation. It helped in activating new users in just 5 minutes.

Dec 1, 2016 1:39 pm (IST)

The Jio welcome offer was intended to receive feedback. Jio is better today for this continuous improvement. 

Dec 1, 2016 1:38 pm (IST)

We look forward to more citizens joining the Jio network: Ambani

Dec 1, 2016 1:37 pm (IST)

Jio has grown faster than Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype: Ambani

Dec 1, 2016 1:36 pm (IST)

Reliance Industry Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is on stage. 

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