Reliance Jio announced as it happened: Welcome Offer extended till March 31

Reliance Jio live updates: RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani has extended the Welcome offer to March 31 next year.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: December 1, 2016 5:12 pm
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Reliance Jio will be in the news today as Reliance Industries Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is expected to make a big announcement around the service. The event will start live at 1.30 pm on the company’s official Jio handle on YouTube as well as Jio Play app which will have the livestream. Reliance has not given any hint around what to expect from today’s event, although reports claim the company could extend Jio Welcome Offer to March 2017.


Below are live updates from the event

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:59 pm

“We hope that with Jio your life is Digital and beautiful. I wish you a happy, prosperous and digital 2017,” says Mukesh Ambani.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:57 pm

Jio Money Merchant app will also allow for supplier payments. Jio wants to sign up 10 million merchants across India. Looks like Paytm has some tough competition.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:57 pm

Reliance Jio Money: Jio Money merchants solution launched. This will enable digital transactions of all types, be it at mandis, small shops, bus tickets, etc. Starting 5th of December, all merchants can download this Jio Money Merchant app.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:52 pm

Mukesh Ambani congratulates PM over demonetisation. Says it is a strong push for a digitally-enabled optimal cash economy in India.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:52 pm

The Jio Happy New Year Offer: 80 per cent of users consumer less than one per cent of 1GB data on Jio. But 20 per cent of users are consuming disproportionate amount of data, which is causing congestion problem. The FUP policy is changed in the Happy New Year Offer. Users will be able test drive the bill payments option via the Jio Money app.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:50 pm

Reliance Jio Welcome Offer is extended to March 31, 2017. Jio calls it the Happy New Year Offer. All Welcome Offer users will be automatically signed up to this ‘Happy New Year Offer.’

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:47 pm

Ambani admits Jio suffered from congestion and speeds dropped for customers. He says while over 92 per cent of customers are getting high-speeds, they will work to decongest these 8 per cent towers where 4G speeds have suffered.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:45 pm

I’m happy to inform that Jio now fully supports MNP and all customers can retain their existing numbers when they migrate to Jio. We have introduced home delivery of Jio SIM for these customers who are too busy to go to the store: Mukesh Ambani. The SIM is then activated in 5 minutes. This facility will be available in top 100 cities in India by December 31, 2016.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:44 pm

We have not received the required support from our existing telecom operators. In the last three months.Benefits of Jio’s superior voice-calling technology have been denied to users by other telecos: Mukesh Ambani.

Company says it is still monitoring the voice-call capacity. The call drop rate has now come down to 20 per cent, he says.
Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:42 pm

“Jio has signed up on an avg six lakh customers every single day for the past three months. But thanks to govt of India and TRAI, we were able to fast-track Aadhaar-based eKYC across India:” Mukesh Ambani.

“We have rolled out eKYC in over 2 lakh outlets in India, and are aiming at 4 lakh outlets by March,” he adds.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:40 pm

We have received a lot of feedback. We have listened to your best ideas and working sincerely: Mukesh Ambani.

Nandagopal Rajan December 1, 20161:40 pm

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:39 pm

On avg: A Jio customer is using 25 times more data than the average India broadband user. A Jio customer today is using more data than sophisticated users in any part of the world: Mukesh Ambani.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:38 pm

Mukesh Ambani says Jio grew faster than Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype. They have 52 million customers in just three months. Ambani thanks all their customers; “thank you for reinforcing belief in digital India.”

Nandagopal Rajan December 1, 20161:36 pm

So now Jio has 52 million customers.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:32 pm

News around Reliance Jio’s Payments with SBI could also be announced at the event. Indian Express reported today the bank was incorporated on November 10, and the chairman could speak about this payments bank.

Shruti Dhapola December 1, 20161:30 pm

Reports indicate that Reliance Jio’s Welcome offer could be extended to March 2017. The offer gives customers free unlimited voice, video calling, SMS and unlimited daily data. While TRAI wants the free offer ended by December 4, Jio has assured customers the free offer will continue till December 31, 2017.
However, new customers who buy a Jio SIM post December 3 might be not able to get the free offer and will have to try out the paid tariff plans.