Reliance Jio has been disruptive in the Telecom market right from their lauch last year and they continued their work in 2017 with the Happy New Year offer which will be ending on March 31st, 2017 (April 15th) and it has sent panic across India who were enjoying the free calling and free 4G data from some months now. Reliance has announced that to continue to enjoy the services of Reliance Jio, existing users should subscribe to Prime Membership by recharging with Rs. 99.
Update on March 31st: Mukesh Ambani has mentioned in a press release that the last date for getting Jio Prime membership and to do any recharge has been extended up to April 15th and not March 31st. So you can do the Prime Recharge and other recharges till April 15th. Reliance has also revealed a new offer – Summer Surprise Offer which gives three more months of Free Data and Calling.
With this everyone is confused into thinking what will happen if you do not recharge or Subscribe to Jio Prime Membership? First thing first is, what will you be getting with Jio Prime Membership – Free Voice calls (Local, STD and Roaming to any operator), SMS and Jio Apps. But for Data you will be eligible to purchase 1GB of 4G Data for as low as Rs. 10. Reliance has revealed multiple plans for Prepaid and Postpaid connections which can be seen here – Reliance Jio Prepaid and Postpaid plans. The plans start from as low as Rs. 19 for 1 day to Rs. 149 for 28 days.
What will happen if you do not Recharge or Subscribe to Reliance Jio Prime Membership:
I am attaching a Photo to give you a clear picture of what will be the difference in the amount of data being given for users with Prime membership and users without prime membership. In the image, you can see that both Prime and non-prime members are getting Free Voice calls and SMS but the amount of Data being given is differing largely. For the Rs. 303 plan,
- Prime members get 28GB of 4G Data for 28 days at 1GB/day while the
- Non-Prime members get just 2.5GB of 4G Data for 28 days without any daily FUP.
So it is clear that Reliance is giving more benefits to users who have taken the Prime membership as compared to those without Prime membership. The cheapest plan starts from Rs. 19 with 200MB data for Prime members and 100MB for Non-prime members for a single day and goes all the way up to Rs. 9,999 with a validity of 360 days giving 750GB data for Prime members and 200GB data for Non-Prime members (30 days validity).
Will I get Free Voice calls if I do not recharge after April 1st 2017 (April 15th)??
No, you will not get free calls or SMS from April 1st if you do not recharge with any of the plans mentioned by Reliance.
Reliance Jio will terminate or cancel the SIM cards who have not Subscribed to Jio Prime membership and do not recharge after April 15th.
What will happen If I take Prime membership but do not recharge after March 31st (April 15th)?
Even after you enroll or subscribe to Jio Prime Membership you need to do a recharge from any of the packs given by Jio which start from Rs. 19 / day or Rs. 49 / 3 days etc to get the free calls for the given period of time based on the plan and get the mentioned amount of data.
When will be Jio SIM be closed or Blocked if I do not recharge after March 31st (April 15th)?
If you do not recharge after March 31st (April 15th) with any of the packs, your Outgoing calls and data services will be blocked immediately or after the validity of the current pack expires and Incoming calls and SMS will be disconnected after 90 days.