Reliance Jio bill for Rs 27,000? Don’t fall for this WhatsApp hoax

Reliance Jio customer getting a Rs 27,000 bill is not true, do not fall for this prank as your Jio connection is currently free

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 26, 2016 9:00 am
Reliance, Reliance jio bill, Rs 27000 reliance jio bill, Reliance Jio welcome offer, Reliance Jio welcome offer extension, Relaice jio fake bill, whatsapp hoax, Internet trolling, technology, technology news Reliance Jio might be extending the Welcome offer to March 2017 in an announcement expected to be made on December 28, according to reports

A new hoax is doing the rounds of India’s favourite messaging app, WhatsApp, claiming that a user was billed for Rs 27,718 by Reliance Jio while she was on the Jio Welcome offer. According to the image of the fake bill, Ayunuddin Mondal from Kolkata is required to pay this ridiculously large amount on the account of using 554.38 GB of data and 44 minutes of voice calling.

Considering that Reliance Jio is offering charge-free service for the duration of the Jio Welcome Offer (valid upto December 31), it is not possible for a user to receive a bill. Even while the meticulously photoshopped bill would make you believe that it is authentic, rest assured that you will not be receiving a shock like this in your mail tomorrow.

Reliance Jio in its Welcome Offer is giving unlimited free 4G Internet to users, with a data cap of 4GB per day – following which the speed drops to 128Kbps. On top of that, Jio is offering unlimited voice calling (over VoLTE) throughout the country along with free national roaming.

For Jio users who now feel at ease knowing that the bill was fake, there is more good news. According to a Business Insider report, Reliance Jio will be extending the Welcome offer to March 2017 in an announcement expected to be made on December 28.

Reliance Jio went live for all users in the country on September, and has since got millions of subscribers. Many of these subscribers have started complaining that the 4G Internet speeds have taken a serious hit, with some comparing it to slower than 3G speeds. But hey, it is still absolutely free.

Check out the tweets of the fake bill that was shared on Twitter 

Reliance Jio is also in the midst of war with other telecom operators and has been accusing them of not giving Jio enough inter-connect points. Reliance Jio claims the calls drops on its networks are high because other telecom operators are not sharing enough inter-connect points, an allegation denied by other players.

Reliance Jio has promised to disrupt the data rates in this country with Rs 50 per GB rates in its plans. However, other players like Vodafone and Airtel have also slashed rates for their data offerings and packs as well in order to retain customers.

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    Ringsat Narzary
    Jan 13, 2017 at 12:21 pm
    It's how possible ?
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      peeyush
      Jan 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm
      no bro
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        Ballu
        Nov 26, 2016 at 4:38 am
        Nothing is free in this world, not even a cup of tea
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          Ram Chandra Sekaran Tkcr
          Nov 26, 2016 at 3:36 am
          It may be fake today. May become true tomorrow for those who fall prey to free connectivity for a few months!
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            guru592006
            Nov 26, 2016 at 1:42 am
            If one has doubts about the services of Jio need not go for it. People are buying as it is free for some period. That is all. We have many options.
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              Harshal Binekar
              Dec 1, 2016 at 10:50 am
              i think the reliance jio team have to send sms on all no. who are using JIO that the w services is truly free and the other details are gimmick only which is serve by other operator.
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                Harshal Binekar
                Dec 1, 2016 at 10:49 am
                i think the reliance jio team have to send sms on all no. who are using that the w services is truly free and the other details are gimmick only.
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                  jay
                  Dec 11, 2016 at 9:52 am
                  Few minute ago i received call frm 918160711832 this num he said me that u r using jio sim nd you bill is 3000 rs. You pay with in 2 days otherwise your simcard block nd adharcard num is also blocl
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