The time of free Jio 4G service is numbered. It is going away soon. The Jio Happy New Year is expiring on March 31, the Jio service will be no longer free. And that is some teething problem for both Jio and Jio users. A lot of people are using Jio as a data SIM card because it is free. And it is possible that a many of these Jio users will drop off the network once the Jio 4G is no longer free.
Currently, as Reliance Chairman said on Tuesday, Jio has over 100 million users. The main challenge for the company now is to retain these precious users after March 31. This is where the new offer from JIO, Jio Prime, comes in.
While saying that Jio going to offer the best data tariff plans in the whole country that will give JIO users 20 per cent more data compared to what Airtel, Vodafone and others may offer.
Mukesh Ambani also highlighted a new Jio plan. This plan is going to be called Jio Prime and it will be available only to a selected set of users, at least for now.
Now you are so excited to figure out what is Jio Prime, no worries. Here we simplify it.
What’s is Jio Prime?
Jio Prime is a new Jio plan, after Jio Happy new year, that will be available after March 31 to Jio users. However, it will also be a special plan and will not be available to all.
Who will be eligible for the Jio Prime?
As per Jio boss Mukesh Ambani, the Jio Prime is open to all existing Jio users.
After all, the plan is aimed at retain people from dropping Jio network. It means the current 100 million Jio users are eligible. Additionally anyone who joins the Jio network before March 31 will also get to apply for the Jio Prime membership.
Sounds good, what is the cost of Jio Prime?
Jio Prime will be a membership, similar to like Amazon Prime and it will come with some benefits, but those benefits will cost some extra. To start with, Jio Prime membership will cost users Rs 99 for 12 months, which is one year.
And what are the benefits?
Definitely, The main benefit of the new Jio Prime membership is its data plan. If you subscribe to new Jio Prime, you will be eligible for a special Jio plan where you have to pay Rs 303 per month for “unlimited” plan.
Now this unlimited data will actually FUP-attached plan. The FUP will be 1GB data per day at full 4G speed. When the limit is crossed, the speed will reduce. Also, It will go back to full 4G speed after the day is over.
So in other words, at the cost of Rs 303, you will get 30GB 4G data per month. It’s not as good as the free data but it’s not shabby either. To start with, this tariff will apply to the first 12 months. As far as the tariff after that is concerned, it has not been revealed yet.
Okay, so how do you subscribe to it?
To subscribe to Jio Prime, you can use the My Jio app. Or you can visit any telecom shop or Jio store that is offering Jio SIM. The staff at these stores will enable the Jio Prime membership for you Jio number.