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All you need to know about Reliance Jio Prime membership that opens today

The luxury enjoyed by Reliance Jio users is about to end, but there are goodies in store too

Surbhi Gloria Singh  |  New Delhi 

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The luxury enjoyed by users is about to end. However, as a smart entrepreneur, Group chairman Mukesh Ambani has taken attractive measures to keep his loyal 100 million customers content. While users will now be charged for data and other services from April 1, the company is seeking to retain them through special prime memberships at a one-time fee of Rs 99 and Rs 303 a month for unlimited voice, data and content.

Prime subscriptions open from today and will close on March 31, 2017 for those who have signed up since September 5, 2016, when the services were first offered.

Jio Prime membership

Prime requires one-time membership charge of Rs 99 to be paid before March 31, 2017. It is an extension of the unlimited services offered under the Happy New Year Offer. Users can apply for Prime subscriptions till March 31, 2017. The Prime plans come into effect from April 1, 2017, the day the existing Happy New Year Offer expires

Here is what Jio Prime subscribers will get:

* Customers who sign up for Prime subscription will be able to use unlimited data and voice services for a year at Rs 303 a month under a special offer (effectively just Rs 10/day)

* User can continue enjoying unlimited offering for another 12 months after enrolment.

* All domestic voice calls to any network will always remain free. No roaming charges will be applicable and there won't be black out days either.

* According to NDTV, will offer a Rs. 149 pack under which subscribers will receive unlimited voice calls and 2GB 4G data without any daily cap for a month.

* For Rs 499, subscribers will get 60GB 4G data with 2GB daily data cap and unlimited voice calls.

* will offer long duration plans priced at Rs. 999 with a validity of 60 days and data allowance of 60GB, Rs 1,999 for 90 days with 125GB data, Rs 4,999 for 180 days with 350GB data, and Rs. 9,999 for 360 days with 750GB. All these Prime plans are said to come with no daily limit.

On Jio's latest offer by is at least 20 per cent cheaper than the unlimited plans announced by incumbents, analysts said. Jio’s free offer last September forced Airtel to announce unlimited plans at Rs 549, down from Rs 749 a few quarters ago. 

According to Reliance, Jio, users consumed over 100 crore GB data, more than 3.3 crore GB/day, making India the number one country in mobile data usage.

"carries nearly 5.5 crore hours of video daily on its network. has more than double the number of 4G base stations when compared to all the other Indian operators put together," Ambani said.


Jio's impact on Airtel

While users may be delighted by the offer, has left its competitors anxious, with Bharti Airtel's Chairman Sunil Mittal saying, "Tariffs that they (Jio) have announced are still very aggressive, which means you got to respond. You got to do more packages... You have to throw in more data. All those things need to be done".

While Mittal affirms that Airtel's balance sheet remains "healthy and strong", pressure remains on the Indian telecom czar. Airtel on Monday waived roaming charges to compete with free voice calls and roaming offered by

"First of all, good news is that eventually they have announced that they will charge from April 1. But yes, still to our mind, it is the pricing which is unsustainable. 1GB a day (of data) for that price is pretty low. It is better than zero (free services)," he said.

Bharti Airtel had reported over 54 per cent fall in net profit to Rs 503.7 crore for October-December quarter of 2016 due to what it had at the time termed "turbulence" from "predatory pricing by a new operator".

All you need to know about Reliance Jio Prime membership that opens today

The luxury enjoyed by Reliance Jio users is about to end, but there are goodies in store too

The luxury enjoyed by Reliance Jio users is about to end, but there are goodies in store too
The luxury enjoyed by users is about to end. However, as a smart entrepreneur, Group chairman Mukesh Ambani has taken attractive measures to keep his loyal 100 million customers content. While users will now be charged for data and other services from April 1, the company is seeking to retain them through special prime memberships at a one-time fee of Rs 99 and Rs 303 a month for unlimited voice, data and content.

Prime subscriptions open from today and will close on March 31, 2017 for those who have signed up since September 5, 2016, when the services were first offered.

Jio Prime membership

Prime requires one-time membership charge of Rs 99 to be paid before March 31, 2017. It is an extension of the unlimited services offered under the Happy New Year Offer. Users can apply for Prime subscriptions till March 31, 2017. The Prime plans come into effect from April 1, 2017, the day the existing Happy New Year Offer expires

Here is what Jio Prime subscribers will get:

* Customers who sign up for Prime subscription will be able to use unlimited data and voice services for a year at Rs 303 a month under a special offer (effectively just Rs 10/day)

* User can continue enjoying unlimited offering for another 12 months after enrolment.

* All domestic voice calls to any network will always remain free. No roaming charges will be applicable and there won't be black out days either.

* According to NDTV, will offer a Rs. 149 pack under which subscribers will receive unlimited voice calls and 2GB 4G data without any daily cap for a month.

* For Rs 499, subscribers will get 60GB 4G data with 2GB daily data cap and unlimited voice calls.

* will offer long duration plans priced at Rs. 999 with a validity of 60 days and data allowance of 60GB, Rs 1,999 for 90 days with 125GB data, Rs 4,999 for 180 days with 350GB data, and Rs. 9,999 for 360 days with 750GB. All these Prime plans are said to come with no daily limit.

On Jio's latest offer by is at least 20 per cent cheaper than the unlimited plans announced by incumbents, analysts said. Jio’s free offer last September forced Airtel to announce unlimited plans at Rs 549, down from Rs 749 a few quarters ago. 

According to Reliance, Jio, users consumed over 100 crore GB data, more than 3.3 crore GB/day, making India the number one country in mobile data usage.

"carries nearly 5.5 crore hours of video daily on its network. has more than double the number of 4G base stations when compared to all the other Indian operators put together," Ambani said.


Jio's impact on Airtel

While users may be delighted by the offer, has left its competitors anxious, with Bharti Airtel's Chairman Sunil Mittal saying, "Tariffs that they (Jio) have announced are still very aggressive, which means you got to respond. You got to do more packages... You have to throw in more data. All those things need to be done".

While Mittal affirms that Airtel's balance sheet remains "healthy and strong", pressure remains on the Indian telecom czar. Airtel on Monday waived roaming charges to compete with free voice calls and roaming offered by

"First of all, good news is that eventually they have announced that they will charge from April 1. But yes, still to our mind, it is the pricing which is unsustainable. 1GB a day (of data) for that price is pretty low. It is better than zero (free services)," he said.

Bharti Airtel had reported over 54 per cent fall in net profit to Rs 503.7 crore for October-December quarter of 2016 due to what it had at the time termed "turbulence" from "predatory pricing by a new operator".
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All you need to know about Reliance Jio Prime membership that opens today

The luxury enjoyed by Reliance Jio users is about to end, but there are goodies in store too

The luxury enjoyed by users is about to end. However, as a smart entrepreneur, Group chairman Mukesh Ambani has taken attractive measures to keep his loyal 100 million customers content. While users will now be charged for data and other services from April 1, the company is seeking to retain them through special prime memberships at a one-time fee of Rs 99 and Rs 303 a month for unlimited voice, data and content.

Prime subscriptions open from today and will close on March 31, 2017 for those who have signed up since September 5, 2016, when the services were first offered.

Jio Prime membership

Prime requires one-time membership charge of Rs 99 to be paid before March 31, 2017. It is an extension of the unlimited services offered under the Happy New Year Offer. Users can apply for Prime subscriptions till March 31, 2017. The Prime plans come into effect from April 1, 2017, the day the existing Happy New Year Offer expires

Here is what Jio Prime subscribers will get:

* Customers who sign up for Prime subscription will be able to use unlimited data and voice services for a year at Rs 303 a month under a special offer (effectively just Rs 10/day)

* User can continue enjoying unlimited offering for another 12 months after enrolment.

* All domestic voice calls to any network will always remain free. No roaming charges will be applicable and there won't be black out days either.

* According to NDTV, will offer a Rs. 149 pack under which subscribers will receive unlimited voice calls and 2GB 4G data without any daily cap for a month.

* For Rs 499, subscribers will get 60GB 4G data with 2GB daily data cap and unlimited voice calls.

* will offer long duration plans priced at Rs. 999 with a validity of 60 days and data allowance of 60GB, Rs 1,999 for 90 days with 125GB data, Rs 4,999 for 180 days with 350GB data, and Rs. 9,999 for 360 days with 750GB. All these Prime plans are said to come with no daily limit.

On Jio's latest offer by is at least 20 per cent cheaper than the unlimited plans announced by incumbents, analysts said. Jio’s free offer last September forced Airtel to announce unlimited plans at Rs 549, down from Rs 749 a few quarters ago. 

According to Reliance, Jio, users consumed over 100 crore GB data, more than 3.3 crore GB/day, making India the number one country in mobile data usage.

"carries nearly 5.5 crore hours of video daily on its network. has more than double the number of 4G base stations when compared to all the other Indian operators put together," Ambani said.


Jio's impact on Airtel

While users may be delighted by the offer, has left its competitors anxious, with Bharti Airtel's Chairman Sunil Mittal saying, "Tariffs that they (Jio) have announced are still very aggressive, which means you got to respond. You got to do more packages... You have to throw in more data. All those things need to be done".

While Mittal affirms that Airtel's balance sheet remains "healthy and strong", pressure remains on the Indian telecom czar. Airtel on Monday waived roaming charges to compete with free voice calls and roaming offered by

"First of all, good news is that eventually they have announced that they will charge from April 1. But yes, still to our mind, it is the pricing which is unsustainable. 1GB a day (of data) for that price is pretty low. It is better than zero (free services)," he said.

Bharti Airtel had reported over 54 per cent fall in net profit to Rs 503.7 crore for October-December quarter of 2016 due to what it had at the time termed "turbulence" from "predatory pricing by a new operator".

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