Our good days are over, Reliance Jio is no more free. On March 1st, Reliance Jio launched enrollment for its Jio Prime service. Now there are so many stories, plans, and rumors coming out about everything Jio that none of us is sure of anything, so as a good Samaritan, I have noted down everything we could find about Jio Prime and answer all your frequently asked questions in this comprehensive list. Let’s start with the basics:
1.How do I enroll for Jio Prime?
You can enroll by recharging with Rs. 99 for Jio Prime membership before 31st March 2017 from MyJio, JioMoney, Jio.com or nearest retailer. Note: You can opt for Jio Prime only before 31st March, 2017.
2.When will the enrollment for Jio Prime membership start?
Enrollment for Jio Prime membership will be available from 1st to 31st March, 2017 and the Jio Prime Offer will start on the 1st of April 2017.
3.I am not a Jio user and want to join Jio. What is the offer that I will get?
All customers who join Jio before 3rd March, 2017 under the Jio Happy New Year Offer will continue to enjoy free benefits until 31st March, 2017.
New customers who join from 4th March 2017 can get the same unlimited benefits till 31st March,2017 by simply opting for the Jio Prime one-time membership fee of Rs. 99. This is an additional benefit for Jio Prime members only.
If you get on the network after 4th March 2017 or choose not to opt for the Jio Prime Membership, other non-Prime recharge packs are also available on the app and on the site.
4.I am a Jio Prime member but I have not recharged with any plan. What will happen after 31st March?
Post 31st March, 2017, if you have not recharged with any plan, your services and benefits will stop. You will be able to get incoming voice calls and SMS for certain period as long as your number is active.
In order to continue enjoying extreme value and unlimited usage, please recharge with Rs. 303 pack. There are multiple high value packs to choose from. Visit jio.com or MyJio app for more details. If you do not do any recharges in 90 days, your number might get disconnected.
5.Where do I sign up for Jio Prime?
You can sign up for Jio Prime with a one time membership fee of Rs. 99 before 31st March 2017 from MyJio, JioMoney, Jio.com or nearest Jio store or affiliated retailer.
6.What is the procedure for registration for Jio Prime?
The steps are as follows:
- Go To My Jio App or click the link on Jio’s official website.
- Select the Debit Card/ Credit Card/ NET Banking For Online Payment of Rs 99.
- Go to JIO Prime Membership Option and Subscribe.
- Pay the amount and you will get a confirmation message.
- Now you are the Jio Prime Member and eligible to get all unlimited benefits for lifetime.
- Recharge your account with any of the available plans after 31st March to get unlimited voice calls and data options.
7.If we sign up for Jio Prime membership, will we be postpaid or prepaid members?
Jio Prime benefits are available in both postpaid and prepaid form to choose from.
8.I am a Jio Prime member but I have not recharged with any plan. What will happen after 31st March?
Post 31st March, 2017, if you have not recharged with any plan, your services will stop. You will be able to get incoming voice calls and SMS for certain period.In order to continue enjoying extreme value and unlimited usage, please recharge with Rs. 303 pack. There many other packs to choose from. Visit jio.com or MyJio app to view the plans in details.
9.What are the plans for JioFi? Does that also have Prime Membership?
All Jio SIM customers, irrespective of their device-type can enroll for Jio Prime and avail the same benefits. Jio provides free domestic voice calling anywhere in India, to any operator, across all its plans, so, there are no different Prime plans specifically for the JioFi data.
You might be pleased to note that for the first time in India Jio has introduced a technology that allows you to make Voice and Video calls using a JioFi from any Wi-Fi enabled device.
10.I want to port to Jio? Do I need to port before 3rd March to avail the Jio Prime offer?
You will need to get a new Jio number to avail of the Jio Prime membership offer. All existing subscribers of RJIL and the subscribers enrolled till 03.03.2017, will continue to enjoy the benefits under Jio Happy New Year Offer up to 31.03.2017. Post this date, tariffs as per the opted plan will be applicable.
All new Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers enrolling with Jio between 04-March-17 to 31-March-17, with any of the applicable prepaid Prepaid vs Postpaid plans should use First Recharge of Rs. 99 to avail benefits of Jio Happy New year offer upto 31st March and then get on the Jio Prime Membership service. Enrollment to Jio Prime is open only till 31st March, 2017 for Jio customers.
11.Will unlimited night data be available to Jio Prime Members?
Jio Prime Membership provides data to consumers keeping in line with telecom regulations to prevent skewed use of data, as a result they can only provide a fixed amount of data during a specific period. Hence there is no differentiation in day or night as data is free 24 hours for Jio Prime customers on 303/499 recharges
This is hugely beneficial as the customer can now enjoy the benefits of data during any hour of the day, and nobody has to necessarily wait for night time.
12.I am a Jio Prime member, must I avail of the Rs.303 or Rs.499 plan only or can I switch between plans?
You can avail of any prepaid or postpaid plan as long as it has a one month validity. No plan is mandatory, but logically the one month validity for plan begins from Rs.149 on wards. Hence the Rs.149 plan is the minimal you can subscribe to under the Prime membership. The Rs.303 and Rs.499 plans are highly recommended as they offer the most value for money. But any Prime plan can be subscribed to as long as it has a one month validity.
13.Does the 149 plan have a 1000 minute talk-time cap per day?
Jio has always maintained and will continue to maintain that there will be NO FUP ON CALLS for lifetime, consumers can get the benefits of 4G HD voice calling on the Jio network for free and this data will not be eliminated from the daily data limit.
14.Do I need to buy a new Jio SIM for Jio Prime?
If you are an existing Jio customer you do not need to purchase a new SIM. You can simply recharge with Rs. 99 to avail the Jio Prime membership.
If you are not a Jio customer yet, you will need to purchase a SIM before 31st March 2017, and recharge with Rs. 99 for Jio Prime membership.
All new Jio customers joining till 31st March, 2017 will get unlimited free services till 31st March, 2017, on purchasing a Jio Prime membership.
15.I am a postpaid customer. Will I have to pay upfront for Jio Prime membership or I can choose to reflect it in my monthly bill?
You will have to pay Rs. 99 upfront for the Jio Prime membership, similar to a prepaid recharge. For more, refer here:
16.If I call via Jio4GVoice, will the calling data be deducted from my plan?
No, voice calling in Jio is similarly free and without FUP even with the Jio4G Voice app. Data will be deducted only if you use other apps from the app suite or any kind of internet surfing.
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