In a surprise move and reasons best known to the company, Reliance Jio Prime registration which is getting over on 31st March is expected to be extended by a month according to a report by TeleAnalysis.
Quoting sources familiar with the development the report said, “Jio’s Prime membership may get another months extension, maybe until April 30.” We have contacted Jio’s spokesperson for clarification but are yet to hear from them.
Reliance Jio had announced its Jio Prime membership in February wherein users could continue enjoying all the benefits under the Happy New Year offer by paying a subscription fee of Rs 99 and Rs 303 thereafter starting April 1st, 2017. To recall the benefits from the Happy New Year offer, one would get free unlimited calls and SMS across all the networks along with 1GB 4G LTE data per day. Further, Reliance Jio also claimed that Jio Prime users will get a bunch of other benefits including extra data value for the same price.
However, if you are looking to subscribe to the Jio Prime membership, here is a nifty little trick to save on the subscription fee.Reliance Jio last week introduced a special offer where one can get Rs 50 cashback on every recharge (for a Jio number) done from the Jio Money Wallet app. As per the offer, if you subscribe to Jio Prime membership through Jio Money wallet app, you get Rs 50 cashback. Thereafter, if you recharge your Jio number for Rs 303 or above to continue to enjoy the Happy New Year offer, you again get Rs 50 cashback which in total sums up to Rs 100.
In other words, you will actually pay only Rs 303 in total for subscribing as well as recharging your first monthly plan for your Jio SIM. However, note that the cashback will be available as Jio Vouchers in Jio Money app. Other than Jio Money wallet, you can also get the recharge done from Paytm or Mobikwik but you will not be able to get Rs 100 (in total) cash back in that case.
Meanwhile, Jio had recently clashed with Airtel after Ookla awarded the latter as ‘India’s Fastest Mobile Network’. Reliance Jio claimed that Ookla’s reward to Airtel was rather a paid affair rather than based on tests. However, soon after Ookla and Bharti Airtel came up with its own statements justifying the award.