Reliance Jio has officially stopped offering free services to users who have not subscribed to any plan. The telecom operator stopped free services last month on 15 April but unofficially it is continue offering free services (4G data) to non subscribed customers.
It has already launched a new Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer in which users will get Unlimited services for 3 months with a recharge of Rs. 309. As per TRAI, it cannot continue offering free services. So Reliance Jio started paid service from April 2017.
The Happy New Year offer launched in January, expired on 15 April 2017. Later Reliance Jio introduced Jio Prime membership in which users can get additional benefits for 12 months with a yearly recharge of Rs. 99.
Last month in the first week April, the company also introduced a Jio Summer Surprise offer in which Prime member would get four months of Unlimited 4G data, unlimited services with a recharge of Rs. 303 or more. But TRAI objected the offer and Reliance Jio scrapped the offer and launched Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer.
Now what about non subscribed Reliance Jio customers?
Well the company is not leaving its non paying customers behind. The telecom operator is still offering free Unlimited 4G data to customers who have not any recharge for over a month.
Reliance Jio is offering daily 1GB data at 4G speed and Unlimited data at reduced speed on daily basis. However non subscribed users are unable to make free calls to other networks but free calls are available for calls made to Jio subscribers. Incoming calls are available to free customers.
One month on and Reliance Jio is continue offering free Unlimited 4G data to customers who have not paid a penny to the company. It is offering free data, Jio calls and incoming calls to all non subscribed customers which also included non prime members.
It is unfair for the customers who have paid for the service. It is unclear till when Reliance Jio will continue offering free services to non subscribed customers. It is good for users who use Jio only for free data, as they are getting free 4G data without paying anything.
We will contact Reliance Jio about free services given to non paid customers. We will update this once we get a replay from the operator.