New Delhi, Mar 31: The deadline to subscribe to Reliance Jio Prime Plan comes to an end on Friday (31 March). The Reliance Jio had been offering free high-speed 4G internet access to its subscribers until December 31. Reliance Jio, however, further extended the freebies till March 31, but reduced the free data limit. Reliance Jio users can either subscribe to the Reliance Jio Prime Offer or use their SIM cards without subscribing. Recently, a survey conducted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch suggested that 84 per cent of the current Reliance Jio users are expected to subscribe to Jio Prime Plan in April. Also Read - Reliance Net Profit Up 12% in Q3 at Rs 13,101 Crore; Jio Profit Up 15% at Rs 3,489 Cr

Reliance Jio:

Mukesh Ambani, owner of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) whose Reliance Jio is the telecom subsidiary, had unveiled details of Jio’s fourth-generation (4G) services on 12 June 2015 at RIL’s 41st annual general meeting (AGM). Reliance Jio initially offered 10 tariff plans starting at Rs 19 a day for occasional users, Rs 149 a month for low data users and Rs 4,999 a month for excessive data users. Reliance Jio also offered free voice calls to every network. (ALSO READ: Reliance Jio Prime plans official: Here is the difference between Jio Prime and normal Jio subscription) Also Read - Online Gaming Industry in India Expected to Grow at 40 % to USD 2.8 Billion by 2022: Report

Reliance Jio Prime Offer:

After March 31, Reliance Jio customers will have to let go of the “free” carrot and start paying. Jio users will not be able to avail the membership after March 31. The subscription can be availed by paying a one time fee of Rs 99. The fee can paid at any Reliance Jio Express outlet in the country or through the app. The validity of the Reliance Jio Prime subscription is for 1 year – till 31st March 2018. After paying the one-time fee of Rs 99, Jio users still have to choose from a variety of packs available depending on the amount of data they need and recharge using the pack. No free calls or SMS from April 1 onwards. Also Read - Look No Further to Shop, Reliance Set to Integrate JioMart With WhatsApp

Newcomer Jio that started operations in September 2016, has crossed the 100 million subscribers mark. “Starting April 1, Jio will start offering its tariff plans. On all of Jio’s tariff plans, all domestic voice calls to any network will always remain free. Across India, to any network, always. And no roaming charges, no blackout days, and no hidden charges,” Mukesh Ambani had said.