Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director, Reliance Industries
(RIL) said that all Reliance Jio's new users will get free voice calls and data from December 4 to 31 March 2017 as part of the company's new year offer.
He also said that Jio is the fastest technology in the world. This is his first such appearance outside the company’s annual general meeting.
Addressing the company’s stakeholders on Thursday through a live broadcast over the firm’s social media channels, he said, "In the last three months, Reliance Jio
has grown faster than Whatsapp, Facebook and Skype".
Ambani took this day to congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the 'bold' and 'historic' decision to demonetize old currency.
"By doing this, our prime minister has given the strongest push to growth of digitally-enabled, optimal-cash economy in India", he said.
said that digitally-enabling transactions will boost economic growth, while bringing unprecedented transparency and accountability.
Here are highlights of Mukesh Ambani's speech:
From 4 Dec every new RelianceJio user to get data free until 31 March 2017
Jio New Year Offer will give users a maximum of 1 GB data free every day
All domestic voice call to be free
On 1 January, all existing customers of Jio welcome offer will be automatically eligible for the Jio Happy New Year offer
Ambani launches the Jio Money merchants solution app which will enable digital transactions of all types, be it at mandis, small shops, bus tickets, etc. Starting 5th of December, all merchants can download the app.
80% Jio users consume less than 1GB of 4G Data. 20% use a "Disproportionate" amount of high data
has crossed subscriber base by over 50 million
Users can get a Jio sim activated and home delivered in just 5 mins through eKYC
25 times more data is being used by a Jio customer than the average Indian broadband customer
Over the past months, the call block rate has come down from over 90% to nearly 20% as of yesterday
We are in the process of doubling Reliance Jio
network to 4 lakh digitally-enabled outlets by March 2017
Jio Happy New Year offer details:
Starting 4 December 2016, every new Jio user will get Jio’s Data, Voice, Video and the full bouquet of Jio applications absolutely FREE, till 31 March 2017. All existing Jio customers will get extended benefits of Jio Happy New Year offer till 31 March 2017 on current SIMs. In this period Jio customers will also be able to test-drive digital recharge, billing experience, using JioMoney wallet.
Under Jio Happy New Year Offer, customers will get 30 times the average usage on other networks free till 31 March 2017.
Due to solutions like Jio Money, every Indian has the ability to have a Digital ATM in their pocket. One of the key drivers for adoption of Digital Money and the Cashless way of living is people’s ability to convert physical Cash into Digital Cash and vice-versa. To make this possible, JioMoney is expanding its reach to millions of touch points where micro-ATMs will be deployed
To enable low-value, high-volume transactions, merchants, especially small merchants, are important component of economy. To fuel their transactions, Jio is working to empower Indian merchants by building a digital retail ecosystem, which will be called JioMoney merchant solutions. This will enable digital transactions of all types, whether they be at mandis, small shops, restaurants, railway ticket counters, for bus and mass transit and even for person-to-person money transfers.