Truth Behind Reliance Jio’s Unlimited Offer

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While everyone’s going gaga over the Reliance Jio plans, there’s a catch. Over 1.5 million Indians are already making voice and video calls, sending messages and internetting on the country’s widest 4G network, all for FREE. While consumers are YAYing, rivals are NAYing, Reliance Jio is SLAYing… or is it?

Reliance Jio’s Data cap:

Reliance Jio has set a daily cap of 4 GB LTE data usage per day. However, post 4GB, the speed will be reduced to 128Kbps. So those of you who were thinking of downloading movies or big games on Xbox and Playstation should say goodbye to your dreams.

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All major operators aren’t sure of Jio’s practises. (Photo: iStockphoto)

According to a report in Business Standard the average 3G usage in India is 758 MB per month. So the 4 GB data limit is still quite high.

The unlimited night data is actually applicable only between 2AM – 5 AM

Reliance Jio’s Terms:

The terms and condition in the PDF uploaded by Reliance also state that the free welcome offer is valid for one SIM only for a customer. If the customer buys another SIM he or she won’t be getting any free benefits from the company.

What after Reliance Jio’s Preview Offer?

While the unlimited FREE voice, sms and data will stop after 90 days, consumers will be given a choice of tariff plans and will have to choose from them to continue using the services.

As per a letter submitted by Reliance Jio to TRAI, call drop rate on their network is above 65% right now. More than 1.6 crore calls fail between Jio and Vodafone, Airtel and Idea networks. Which means calls which initiate on the Jio network do not follow through on shared networks, because other players are not sharing their networks.

So choose wisely before you switch from your existing network provider to Reliance Jio.

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