Reliance Jio 3 month ‘Summer Surprise’ offer cancelled after TRAI’s order

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Highlights

    • Complimentary 3 months offer cancelled
    • Jio Prime remains, but new 303 recharge not valid for offer
    • Already subscribed customers will still get free 3 months

Reliance has withdrawn its 3 month complimentary Jio Summer Surprise offer because of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s order, which means no more freebies from Jio and all users will now have to pay for the recharge after April 15th.

Today, TRAI advised Jio to withdraw its 3 months complimentary benefits of Jio Summer Surprise, and since Jio need to comply with regulator’s norms, the company has issued a press statement announcing the discontinuation of the Jio Summer Surprise.

“Jio accepts this decision. Jio is in the process of fully complying with the regulator’s advice, and will be withdrawing the 3 months complimentary benefits of JIO SUMMER SURPRISE as soon as operationally feasible, over the next few days.”

However, all customers who have already subscribed to Jio Summer Surprise offer, which means Jio users who have recharged with Rs. 99 and Rs. 303 till date will remain eligible for the offer, and those will get Free 3 months of 4G data, calls and messages until July 15, and their next recharge will be due for August 12.

After Jio Summer Surprise cancellation, users will still be able to recharge for Rs. 99 for Prime until April 15 and then enjoy Jio Prime Plan benefits with regular recharge.

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Here’s full Press Statement from Reliance Jio:

MEDIA RELEASE

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR JIO CUSTOMERS

Regulator advises Jio to withdraw 3 month complimentary offer

Mumbai, 6th April 2017: On 31st of March, Jio announced its JIO SUMMER SURPRISE offer.

Under JIO SUMMER SURPRISE, all JIO PRIME members making their first recharge payment of Rs 303 (or higher) plans got 3 months complimentary services in addition to the benefits of their purchased plan.

Today, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has advised Jio to withdraw the 3 months complimentary benefits of JIO SUMMER SURPRISE.

Jio accepts this decision. Jio is in the process of fully complying with the regulator’s advice, and will be withdrawing the 3 months complimentary benefits of JIO SUMMER SURPRISE as soon as operationally feasible, over the next few days.

However, all customers who have subscribed to JIO SUMMER SURPRISE offer prior to its discontinuation will remain eligible for the offer.