Reliance Jio today announced that the registration for Prime Membership will be extended by 15 days. The last date for subscribing for it will be 15 April. The company had announced earlier that the user will have time till 31 March to register. Reliance Jio has also announced the Jio Summer Surprise offer, which works out to three months of free usage for anyone who subscribes to Jio Prime and signs up for a Rs. 303 (or higher) Prime Plan before April 15 and additional benefit of free services for the initial 3 months on a complimentary basis. The paid tariff plan will be applicable starting July, after the expiry of the complimentary service under this Jio Summer Surprise offer.
Reliance Jio claimed over 72 million people had signed up for Jio Prime, and added that the deadline for purchasing a Jio Prime subscription (applicable for one year) along with Jio Prime plans, which offer more data that regular plans from Jio, will be available to customers until April 15.
“In just one month, over 72 MILLION (and still counting!) Jio customers have signed up for JIO PRIME. We, at Jio, are honored and grateful for this tremendous response. I want to personally thank you for choosing Jio, and for being a founding member of the Jio movement. A movement to transform India. A movement to empower and enrich each one of you with the revolutionary power and possibilities of Digital Life,” Chairman Mukesh Ambani said in a letter.
The extension is aimed at providing users the necessary time and to avoid service disruption during transition from free to paid services. However, Jio’s free services will come to an end after April 15. Jio users who don’t recharge by the extended date of 15 April 15 will experience degradation and/or discontinuation of services, said the company.
Ambani also made a reference of the network issues and promised an improvement in service quality in the days ahead.
“We are acutely aware that we have small pockets of congestion on our network. With our investment in network expansion, you will see a dramatic improvement in service quality in the coming weeks,” Ambani said.