Mukesh Ambani had announced that the Reliance Jio 4G SIM will be available to all from September 5 at Reliance’s general meeting which was held on September 1.
The company said that it will offer the Jio SIM under Welcome Offer. Reliance Jio now has started to migrate the Preview Offer users, those who got the SIM before Sept 5, to Welcome Offer.
So what’s the difference between these two offers? Should you be worried about this migration? A little maybe.
Here is what was the earlier Preview Offer ?
Before September 5 launch, Reliance was giving the Jio SIM to people with a smartphone of specific brands. These people had their SIMs running under the Preview Offer. Reliance Jio Preview Offer gave free unlimited 4G data to users for three months from the activation of the SIM. There was no cap after which the speed drops. This offer also included unlimited voice calls and messages.
What is the new Welcome Offer?
A few things changed on September 5. Those who managed to get the Reliance Jio 4G SIM on or after September 5 have it running under Welcome Offer. Not just that even the old users who were using the SIM under Preview Offer have also been migrated to the Welcome Offer.
The Welcome Offer also comes with unlimited free data, but that unlimited comes with *Terms and Conditions. This means each day comes with a 4GB data limit. Once you have consumed 4GB data the speeds shifts to 128kbps. On the positive side, the unlimited call and message offer remains and 4GB data is not that less either.
The Welcome Offer will be applicable till December 31, 2016. From Jan 1, 2017 you will need to recharge your data just like any other SIM. No more free internet.
If you have been enjoying unlimited data under Preview Offer, the good old days are over for you. Still you have somewhat good days left till December 31. So enjoy it till you have it.