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Launches Jio Happy New Year Offer and Jio Money Merchant SolutionReliance Jio Infocomm announced that it has crossed 50 million subscribers in just 83 days from commencement of services on 5 September 2016. The average rate of addition of 6 lakh subscribers per day is the fastest achieved by any technology company in the world including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.
Jio has successfully rolled out eKYC across 2 lakh outlets in India, thereby allowing activation of SIM to get completed in under 5 minutes. More than 95% of the activations are being done in a paperless manner through eKYC. The Company is in the process of doubling the network, to 4 lakh digitally enabled outlets by March 2017.
Jio customers can benefit from the Mobile Number Portability facility such that they can retain their existing number when they migrate to Jio. Jio has also introduced Home Delivery of Jio SIMs, so that the enterprise and high-end customers can get a Jio SIM home-delivered and activated in 5 minutes through eKYC. This feature is being progressively launched across India through MyJio application and will be available in top 100 cities by 31 December 2016.
Jio also announced the launch of 'Jio Happy New Year Offer (JNO)', which will be effective from 4 December 2016. All the Jio subscribers will be entitled to certain special benefits under the JNO, which shall comprise of Jio's Data, Voice, Video and the full bouquet of Jio applications and content, absolutely free, up to 31 March 2017.
The benefits will be available to all subscribers signing up for Jio services up to 3 March 2017. The existing Jio Welcome Offer (JWO') users will continue to enjoy the unlimited benefits under JWO up to 31 December 2016, following which they would be automatically signed-up for the JNO as well.
Jio also announced the launch of the Jio Money Merchant Solution. This solution provides access to Jio's suite of services, including customised offerings such as digital money, for a very important segment of the Indian economy. 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.
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