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Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said that the company will extend its free services by another three months.
“Starting December 4, 2016, every new Jio user will get the data, voice, and full bouquet of the Jio apps free till March 31, 2017,” Ambani said.
“This is the Jio Happy New Year Offer. All our existing 52 million users will continue to enjoy the Welcome Offer till 31st December, and then automatically be signed up for the New Year Offer. No need to buy a new SIM.”
During the announcement, Ambani revealed that 80 percent of its current users consumed 1GB data per day, while 20 percent consumed disproportionately higher amounts – which ended up congesting the network.
Thus, Reliance Jio has announced a new daily FUP limit of 1GB, which if exhausted will result in slower speeds.
At the announcement, Ambani also confirmed that Jio has signed up 6 lakh customers every day for three months, thanks to eKYC, and said, “On average, a Jio customer is using 25 times the data that an average broadband user consumes”.
In the three months since the launch, it has seen millions of Indians signing up, and Ambani added that he hopes millions more will join soon. He added that there are 2 lakh eKYC outlets – “nearly equal to the total number of ATMs in India,” Ambani pointed out – and that there will be 4 lakh outlets by March 2017.
“We are the fastest growing technology company, not only in India, but in the history of the world,” said Ambani, adding, “in the three months, it’s grown faster than Facebook, or WhatsApp, and the fastest growing LTE network.”