Airtel offers 30GB free data under Monsoon Surprise

Reliance Jio effect Incumbent telcos lost significant market share

It can be recalled that Bharti Airtel was the first operator to launch 4G services in the country, though in pockets, way back in 2012 and Reliance Jio launched its commercial service only in September 2016. Now, this year Reliance Jio is going to surprise us again with something really exciting. The company has been offering customers ultra-low cost data tariffs and even free call plans since it launched operations in September a year ago.

The offer is only valid for postpaid users, but there's a catch.

However, the Trai's broadband speed chart showed the average download speed on Jio network slightly dipped from 19.12 mbps recorded in May, but it continued to maintain a lead over others as the fastest 4G mobile service provider for the last seven months. However, Reliance is expected to either launch a new offer or extend the current ones for the coming months.

Suppose you purchased a pack of Rs 99 after opting for the summer surprise offer. For example, the Rs. 149 plan gives 2GB data for just one month, while the Rs. 309 plan provides 1GB data per day for 28 days. As for the standard Jio Prime users, they will get 2GB data at Rs. 149 with 28-days validity.

-Once the JioFi device is delivered, visit your nearest Reliance Digital/DX Mini /Jio Store with the original invoice and JioFi Box for availing Jio SIM (carry your local Aadhaar card for completing the activation through e-KYC).

As per some users, Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer for 90 days is still on for those who have not signed up for the Prime service, even when Reliance said in April it would terminate the enrolment "when operationally feasible". So once the offer expires customers will most likely have to start purchasing recharge packs on a monthly basis to continue receiving the bundled data, unlimited calls, SMSs, and Jio apps subscription. This, too, is higher than the 168GB data they get with the Rs. 509 pack for a regular SIM card.

However, a new study by market research firm Velocity noted that four of 10 respondents are using Reliance Jio's service, but 82 percent of the connections are being used only as secondary connection.

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