As the Jio Happy New Year offer comes to an end today, i.e. on March 31st, an announcement by the company was much awaited even though it was already known that you are going to get additional benefits with the Jio Prime plans that are available to recharge if you are a Jio Prime subscriber.
It was the last two days when people actually started subscribing to the Jio Prime plans, many of which were failing due to the payment gateway errors. Mukesh Ambani, chairman of the company just sent out a press release announcing that the Jio Prime subscription can now be done till 15th April, which should be a welcome news for many who couldn’t recharge their Jio number with Rs. 99 for Jio Prime or the other recharges to start using the Prime plan.
Jio also announced the Jio Summer Surprise for its JIO PRIME members. Every JIO PRIME member, when they make their first paid recharge prior to 15th April using Jio’s Rs 303 plan (or any higher value plan), will get services for the initial 3 months on a complimentary basis. The paid tariff plan will be applied only in July, after the expiry of the complimentary service. The Jio Summer Surprise is the first of many surprises for JIO PRIME members.
To make it easy to understand, if you are making a single recharge of Rs. 303 after subscribing to Jio Prime (by paying Rs. 99 initially), you will still be able to use the services for free for three months and the paid plans will start from July 2017 when the free complimentary service ends.
Here’s an excerpt from the release.
We have heard your voice, and we are EXTENDING the deadline for purchasing Jio’s Rs 303 (and other) plans till 15TH APRIL. This extension will provide the necessary breathing room for users to avoid service disruption during the transition from free to paid services.
Customers who could not enrol for JIO PRIME by 31st March for whatever reason can still do so by paying Rs 99 along with their first purchase of Jio’s Rs 303 and other plans till 15th April.
Jio’s free service period is COMING TO AN END. Users who do not recharge by the extended date of 15th April will experience degradation and/or discontinuation of services.