Reliance Industries chairman and managing director Mukesh Ambani on Tuesday announced that Reliance Jio crossed a subscriber base of 100-mn in record time. He went on to announce Jio Prime for all the existing customers.
2.07 pm: Mukesh Ambani announces Jio Prime membership: All customers who subscribed to our service on or before March 31 can enroll in the Jio prime membership for a one-time fee of Rs 99. Prime members will be eligible for all the unlimited benefits availed during the introductory offer for another 12 months till March 31, 2018 by paying a fee of Rs 303 per month.
2.04 pm: Mukesh Ambani: We will monitor all plans announced by other operators across the country. We will match all these and will provide 25 per cent more data than anyone else.
Our solemn promise is to offer better plans at best price, he adds.
2.03 pm: From April 1 all domestic voice calls to any network will remain free, no roaming charges, no black out days and no hidden charges: Mukesh Ambani.
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2.01 pm: Mukesh Ambani: WE are obsessed to deliver world class connectivity and superior experience to all our customers. Data is the oxygen of digital life. We will provide all this at affordable prices. While we are best today we will strive to be better.
2.00 pm: Mukesh Ambani: Our network will soon cover 99 per cent of India.
1.57 pm: In the coming months we will more than double our data capacity which means better quality for customers: Mukesh Ambani.
1.56 pm: 100 crore gigabytes of data has been consumed on the Jio network. Today India is the number one consumer of data in the world today: Mukesh Ambani.
1.53 pm: Jio added 7 subscribers every sec, every single day. It is an unprecedented level of acceptance: Mukesh Ambani.
1.52 pm: Mukesh Ambani calls its a historic day as Reliance Jio crosses 100-mn subscriber mark.
1.50 pm: We are live now. Ambani takes stage amid thunderous applause.
1.38 pm: The event seems to be delayed. It’s almost 10 minutes after the announced time and the event hasn’t started.
1.29 pm: News agency Reuters, citing a source in Reliance, reports that Mukesh Ambani is expected to say Reliance Jio hit 100 million subscribers. Ambani has already hinted Jio surpassed the 100 million subscriber mark in comments at a tech industry conference last week.
“When we started Jio and we set a target for ourselves in terms of saying that we will acquire a 100 million customers in the shortest time, even we didn’t imagine that we will do it in months in terms of that,” Ambani said at the time.