31st March came with an unexpected surprise for Reliance Jio users. The latest from reliance jio came as a surprise as the company extended their deadline to enroll for Jio prime and paved way for the “Summer Suprise”. The reliance 4G service promised prime subscribers three months of complimentary services free of cost, for a jio prime subscription and a recharge of rs 303 or higher, but had their plans dented by TRAI. Funny, you can still use the Jio Sim Services Free of cost till today!
Why Is TRAI Cancelling Reliance Jio Free Services?
The Telecom Regulatory authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday advised Jio to withdraw their summer surprise offer with Jio agreeing to terminate it “as soon as operationally feasible”.TRAI Chairman RS Sharma said
We examined it and found that it was not in accordance with the regulatory framework, so we advised them to stop it
TRAI had found nothing wrong with the previous promotional jio offers that rocketed their subscriber count to over 100 million is 170 days.
What happens to people who already subscribed to Summer Surprise?
Jio announced it will take at least two days to update the offers. With TRAI order, Jio Summer surprise stands canceled, but the Infocomm giant haven’t announced the last date yet. Jio customer care will give full benefits to the users who enrolled for the offer and recharged before TRAI announcement.
In over a month over 72 million people had already signed up for jio prime, making it one of the most successful customer privilege program around the word. The consumers who signed up for prime are still eligible for the jio offer.
Can you sign up for summer surprise?
In short, yes. When you open the page for Jio subscriptions, you will not find the option to do the Rs. 99 recharge, as was the case earlier. The Reliance jio update will show Jio Summer surprise plans now. Check the box next to the plan you want, and hit the buy button. The next page will show you that the Rs. 99 Jio Prime subscription is added to the checkout cart. Simply proceed to make the payment and enjoy 3 months of free services.
In light of the new services like VOLTE in the market, TRAI also said they will announce new cellular services to better fit the new era of connectivity.
Update: The Sim Services are still working for free after 15th April, find out why??