Reliance Jio is one of the fastest growing telecom companies in India as it had crossed 50 million subscribers within 83 days of its launch. The company has already offered six months of free services including the existing Happy New Year offer which is valid till March 31, 2017. However, it seems like the Reliance Jio is ready for another free run extension offer. The Reliance Jio subscribers may enjoy the data services with nominal charges and free voice calls for additional three months.
Several reports are claiming that the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio Infocomm may announce a new tariff plan. The new plan will be valid until June 30, 2017. If the reports are to be believed, the latest introductory offer will offer data services at a price of about Rs 100, whereas the voice calls will be completely free.
Reliance Jio introduced its Welcome offer and managed to attract over 72 million customers in just four months. The company had launched its commercial services on September 5, 2016. To sustain in the race, the other telcos like Idea Cellular, Vodafone India, and Bharti Airtel have slashed their data and voice tariffs for 4G Volte mobiles to contradict Jio’s aggressive pricing. The extension of Happy New Year offer will attract more subscribers to Jio network, as per the officials.
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To tackle Jio, Bharati Airtel and Vodafone India have also started offering various unlimited voice calling plans for smartphones to its customers. Although Reliance Jio has 72 million subscribers, Jio is not the primary network for most of the users. If it increases the tariff rates significantly, then it may lose a heavy customer base. However, the extension of its freebies will force the rivals to offer even more affordable data plans to sustain in the highly competitive market.
At the same time, the decision to charge a nominal fee would also provide help to Reliance Jio to find out how many subscribers of the 72 million subscribers base are actually willing to pay for its services as many users have joined the network just because it’s free.