Reliance Jio offers free voice calls, cheapest data packs

Reliance Jio data packs will come for Rs 50 for 1GB, around 5 paise per MB – “cheapest in the world”

GN Bureau | September 1, 2016


#Reliance Industries   #RIL   #Digital India   #TRAI   #Vodafone   #Airtel   #free voice call   #mobile data   #Reliance Jio 4G   #Mukesh Ambani   #Reliance Jio  
Mukesh Ambani, chairman, RIL
Mukesh Ambani, chairman, RIL

The anticipated blood bath in the telecom sector is about to begin. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani launched the Reliance Jio service at the company’s annual general meeting in Mumbai on Thursday. Giving details of the much anticipated service, Ambani said, “We are calling this the Jio welcome offer.” 

 
By offering one gigabyte (GB) of data for Rs 50 to the Reliance Jio subscribers, Ambani urged the subscribers to do “data giri”. “If [you] use more data, your price will drop to Rs 25 per GB,” he added. 
 
In a bid to fulfill prime minister Narendra Modi’s vision for India, Ambani said, “World’s demand for data is growing. Quality education should reach each corner of the country, quality healthcare should be powered by e-healthcare, e-banking should ensure financial inclusion. The world should look towards India.” 
 
Following are the highlights of the new service
  • Starting September 5, voice calls, SMS and roaming services will be free for Reliance Jio subscribers. 
  • Reliance Jio data packs will come for Rs 50 for 1GB, that is around 5 paise per MB – “cheapest in the world”.
  • The data packs will give access to many premium Jio apps to the users. The premium apps will be free till December 31, 2017. Users will be charged as per data packs after December 31. 
  • Around 2.8 million songs, 6,000 movies and thousands of magazines and newspapers will be added for Jio subscribers.
  • Jio will not follow the industry practice of blackout days, occasions like Diwali, when free SMS offers are not applicable.
  • Students can avail 25% extra discount on data packs by showing their valid ID proofs. 
  • Reliance had already rolled out 4G services for a limited number of subscribers - around two million - including its own employees, in the initial test phase.
  • India’s biggest profit making corporate house expects that by 2017 it will cover 90 percent of country’s population. Reliance Jio is currently present in 18 cities and towns and 2 lakh villages.
  • With the launch of Jio, India’s rank among cellular country users will shoot up to the top 10 list. 
  • To protect their own turf, the existing telecom service providers have heavily cut down data charges. Airtel has reduced the price of 4G data by 80 percent, Vodafone and Idea Cellular by 67 percent. Until now consumers paid Rs 250 for one GB data on an average.

Comments

 

Other News

Five years after Nirbhaya, have things changed?

Far away in the other world, she must be weeping seeing the flames of fire she lit for justice slowly fading. On December 16, 2012, the 23-year-old Delhi woman, better known as Nirbhaya now, was brutally raped. She eventually succumbed to her injuries, but not before triggering a storm acorss the count

Income inequality has rapidly increased: Report

The rise in income inequality has been gradual in India, said the World Inequality Report which noted that at the global level, inequality has risen sharply since 1980, despite strong growth in China. The report said that inequality within world regions varies greatly. In 2016, the share of

BHEL launches coal-fired power project in Indonesia

 BHEL has successfully commissioned a 54 mega watt coal-fired captive power project in Indonesia. The project located at East Kalimantan in Indonesia has been set up by BHEL for PT Citra Kusuma Perdana (PT CKP) for its coal-mining operations.   For the project, B

Five years after Nirbhaya: A lot needs to be done

Have things changed five years after the Nirbhaya incident? I see Delhi as the capital of protest, not just capital of rape as it is often painted. In terms of legislation, in 2013 one-stop-centres were set up after the landmark report of Justice Verma Committee and Justice Usha Meh

Winter session will be productive: Modi

The winter session of parliament is starting and I am confident that it will be productive session, said prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday. He hoped that there is “constructive debate and we come up with innovative solutions to our nation`s problems”. Speaking

Know more about Project 75

When prime minister Narendra Modi dedicated Kalvari submarine to the nation, it was significant for more than one reason. Not only did the submarine enhance India’s capability as a blue water navy, it also highlighted Project 75 that focused on a major exercise to build six submarines.



Video

Govt. approves draft legislation to ban triple talaq

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter