This is a bad news for us that yesterday Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised Jio to withdraw the 3 months complimentary benefits of Jio Summer Surprise.”Reliance Jio has decided to withdraw its Jio Summer Surprise offer in accordance with telecom regulator’s advice.
Reliance Jio, the only Indian network to use only fourth-generation airwaves or 4G, has been accused by competitors of violating laws that restrict free or promotional offers. By February, it had collected 100 million users, while the number of Jio Prime subscribers stood at 72 million on March 31.
The shift to paid services, even at a sharp discount compared to established players, will test the appeal of Jio and the fundamentals behind a $20 billion investment in telecoms by billionaire Mukesh Ambani. Jio, launched after years of delays, has roiled India’s telecoms market. Its free voice and cut-price data plans – that run through to the end of March 2017 – have forced rivals such as Bharti Airtel to respond with price cuts of their own.
“Jio will be withdrawing the 3 months complimentary benefits of Jio Summer Surprise as soon as operationally feasible, over the next few days,” according to the statement.
Key Points of the Reliance JIO Offer
- Reliance Jio is withdrawing the Summer Surprise Offer
- TRAI advised Jio to withdraw the offer
- Customers who have already signed up for it will get the benefits
Users who signed up for the offer by making a first-time recharge will, however, continue to get complimentary benefits. “All customers who have subscribed to Jio Summer Surprise offer prior to its discontinuation will remain eligible for the offer,” Jio said.