Mukesh Ambani backed Reliance Jio recently announced the latest offer for Reliance Jio users – Happy New Year offer. The new offer, Happy New Year offer will be applicable for all Reliance Jio users from the first week of December. Mukseh Ambani was expected ted to announce an extension of their Welcome Offer sometime in December and the new Happy New Year offer did not really surprise a whole lot of people. Just the quickness with which it was announced came as a surprise. Since the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer was valid till December 31st, people did not expect the announcement of a new offer this early. Many had pegged at Mukesh Ambani would announce an extension of the Welcome Offer or the brand new offer on December 28th, which also happens to be Reliance founder Dhirubhai Ambani’s birthday. But then, the Happy New Year offer came nearly 3 weeks in advance and hey, we aren’t complaining!

The one reason many speculate the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer came earlier than expected was because the complaints made by Airtel, Vodafone and other competitor telecos to TRAI regarding Reliance Jio’s Welcome Offer. According to a TRAI ruling, no telecom operator in India can extend any promotional offer beyond 90 days. Though the Welcome Offer which Mukesh Ambani announced for Reliance Jio on September 5th was valid till December 31st, according to the TRAI mandate, it could not be extended beyond December 3rd. Though at no point of time did Reliance claim that their would be cutting short the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer  till December 3rd, Reliance Jio users were in a fix and confused as to what would be their state post December 3rd. Thus the haste in announcing the new offer which helped set everyone’s minds at ease. Mukesh Ambani launches “Reliance Jio Happy New Year” offer – all services completely free till March 2017!

Now, coming to the main features and the highlights of the all new Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer. What is this offer all about and what are the key highlights? let’s take a look:

1. The Validity: Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer commences on December 4th, 2016 and is valid till the end of this financial year that is, March 31st, 2017. Thus, the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer ends on December 3rd, 2016.

2. The Rates: Under the Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer, all calls, SMS, and internet stays free. There will be no charges levied for any of the above services till the duration or the validity of the offer. Just like the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer, Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer is a completely free offer.

3. The Cost of the SIM Card: Does the Reliance Jio SIM card cost anything under the new Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer? No. Just like the original Reliance Jio SIM card, if you purchase a SIM card under this new offer, it will also be free.  Reliance Communications now launches unlimited voice calls, with 300 MB internet for just Rs 149!

4. Is this Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer only for new users: Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer is for both, old and new users. users who already have the Reliance Jio SIM card are eligible for the new offer too. For all new Reliance Jio customers, the Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer will be auto activated.

5. What do I need to get the new offer: All you need is a Reliance Jio connection. If you already have a Reliance Jio SIM card, you don’t need to worry about anything, the Reliance Jio Happy New Year offer will automatically be validated for you. If you don’t have a Reliance Jio SIM card, you can either get a new SIM card or simply shift to Reliance Jio network through Mobile Number Portability (MNP).

6. What if I want Jio but don’t want to change my number: Reliance Jio is now supporting Mobile Number Portability or MNP. All users who want to retain their mobile number can simply sign up for mobile number portability and get the Reliance Jio network with their same number. Reliance Jio gets over 50 million subscribers in 80 days; but what about service and network Reliance?

7. How do I get a Reliance Jio SIM: You can get a Reliance Jio SIM card at any of the Reliance Jio Express outlets across the country. If you have the special invite, you can even get the Reliance Jio SIM home delivered to you. The activation can be done in just 5 minutes with your Aadhar card number and the eKYC form.

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