Mumbai: Finally, Reliance Jio has a new offer for its 72 million paid customers. The telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries was last week advised by TRAI to stop Summer Surprise.
Under Summer Surprise, an offer within Reliance Jio’s paid service Jio Prime, customers were supposed to get a three months complimentary offer for Rs 303, a plan that TRAI said was against regulatory framework of telecom sector.
Within days of TRAI ruling, Reliance Jio has come up with Dhan Dhana Dhan offer that promises 1 GB 4G data everyday for existing Reliance Jio Prime users at just Rs 309. “Benefits every month for three months,” Reliance Jio said in its promotional advertisement.
Jio has changed its earlier monthly recharge of Rs 303 under Summer Surprise to Rs 309 under Dhan Dhana Dhan and also changed the validity period from one month to three months.
Reliance Jio’s non-Prime or new subscribers can avail benefits of Dhan Dhana Dhan offer by paying Rs 408 that included the annual sign up fee of Rs 99 plus recharge value of Rs 309.
In another plan of Dhan Dhana Dhan offer, Reliance Jio will offer 2 GB 4G data everyday for existing Jio Prime users for Rs 509. The plan will come into effect on April 15, last date for signing up for paid service Jio Prime.
Till March 31, Reliance Jio offered free unlimited 4G data and free voice calls in 180 days period since its launch on September 15 last year. Jio Welcome Offer was valid from September 5 to December 31, 2016. Whereas, Jio Happy New Year Offer was valid from January 1 to March 31, 2017.
Reliance Jio has been mired in controversy since its launch in September last year. Incumbent telecom operators Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have leveled serious allegations against the new entrant at Telecom Disputes Settlement Appellate Tribunal.
Interestingly, Reliance Jio has alleged in the past that the incumbents did not give Jio enough Points of Interconnection, that barred Jio users from making outgoing calls to non-home networks.