1. Reliance Jio free service offer jolt: Trai orders scheme to be closed by Dec 3

Reliance Jio free service offer jolt: Trai orders scheme to be closed by Dec 3

Reliance Jio Infocomm’s welcome offer under which it is offering free connection and services to its subscribers will now end on December 3 against the earlier promised date of December 31.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 6:58 AM
jio2-rt-L The company has said that 75 calls are failing out of every 100 call attempts made.Clearly, the stage is set for more regulatory battles between the two sides.

Reliance Jio Infocomm’s welcome offer under which it is offering free connection and services to its subscribers will now end on December 3 against the earlier promised date of December 31. This was communicated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on Thursday to the CEOs of incumbent operators like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone India, Idea Cellular and Telenor. In a telex message to the CEOs of these companies, Trai said, “The revised offer of free services by RJIL has been limited to 90 days ie up to 03.12.2016 and, therefore is consistent with the guidelines on promotional offers.”

However, in a late-evening statement, Jio said its revised plan that has been approved by Trai provides that customers can enrol as its subscriber from December 3, while the free benefits will be available to all consumers till December 31. “As per RJIL’s filing with Trai, the Jio Welcome Offer (JWO) will be available to all the customers for subscription till December 3, 2016. RJIL wishes to reconfirm that JWO benefits of free unlimited voice and data will continue to be available to all subscribers till December 31, 2016,” the statement said.

Jio has also left another window open to extend the benefits beyond December 31, if it wants to. In its earnings statement on Thursday evening, Reliance Industries said, “Jio may extend the period of free services in case its subscribers are not able to get adequate experience of seamless connectivity across network due to interconnection congestion and the quality of service parameters are not as per the benchmarks desired by the Jio management.”

The company has said that 75 calls are failing out of every 100 call attempts made.Clearly, the stage is set for more regulatory battles between the two sides.The incumbent operators had jointly written to Trai on September 20 followed by a meeting with the chairman on September 30 where they complained that free services cannot exceed 90 days after filing the tariffs (Jio had filed the tariffs on September 5).

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While on the free offer Trai’s order many now seem confusing, on another front the incumbents have clearly lost. Trai has said that the tariff plans offered by Jio upon examination by it have been found to be IUC (interconnect usage charge) compliant and that they are not predatory and discriminatory at present. “However, the Authority would continue to keep a close watch on the tariffs being offered in the market by all players including RJIL,” it added.

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In their joint representation as well as in the meeting with Trai chairman RS Sharma on September 30, the incumbents had made out a case that as per a tariff order of 2004, tariffs cannot be lower than the termination rate, which is 14 paise per minute. As per their contention based on this order, Jio cannot offer free voice services for life and charge only for data. Clearly, Trai has ruled against their interpretation of the order and allowed Jio to offer free voice services.

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    Ashish
    Oct 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm
    Any organization all person will satisfied our position . And more than feel good our back achievement. Staff will be any timeCommunication “you are great incredible Riss , Better than” is not good.These comments will be prevents your future growthing .I requested all staffs you watching our company demerits and products faults .Share and consulta our bord of director . And feel good improve about your indicated faults,,,,,,,,,,,,
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      krishna tikadar
      Oct 22, 2016 at 7:51 am
      Nice
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        krishna tikadar
        Oct 22, 2016 at 7:52 am
        Very nice service
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          Raghavanaidu
          Oct 21, 2016 at 7:06 am
          Chalaasuperfastgaundee chalaasuperfastgaundee eanjyaga undee
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            Sanjay patel
            Dec 2, 2016 at 1:13 am
            My jio sim is active on 2 december till when i will get free service
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              Shylender tadishetty
              Oct 25, 2016 at 7:38 am
              Very poor call signals and very bad Internet almost 0% that to in city like hyderabad. 4G????? We're
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                R.M. Alakoppa
                Oct 21, 2016 at 7:06 am
                Very good signals
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                  Aramuthan
                  Oct 21, 2016 at 8:02 am
                  I like this then what plan and I want to know pleased sent message
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                  1. अनिल अरोड़ा,
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 2:27 am
                    Jio speed एंड call conectiviti is very पुअर last four days
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                      amarjit baruah
                      Dec 1, 2016 at 10:45 am
                      too much proble facing to connect with bsnl nos
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                        dadasaheb
                        Oct 23, 2016 at 6:02 am
                        Very bad and low speed
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                          gajendra singh
                          Oct 21, 2016 at 7:04 am
                          Gs
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                            Holash Kumar
                            Oct 21, 2016 at 4:42 am
                            I feel cheerful by using Jio.We are very greatful to Jio.The founder of Reliance, DhirubhaiAmbani taught to keep mobiles to us.He gave slogan Kar Lo Duniya Muthhi Main and inspired to have mobile like this Jio is also inspiring us to using Internet services and it's use. Thanks Jio.Sir/Sirs,I have an advice in my mind if Jio launched 3G sim also it would give better results because in our Indian folk mostly people have 3G Android mobile phones.
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                              jatin
                              Oct 22, 2016 at 7:35 am
                              Very nic n good service to other connections
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                                md kalim
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm
                                the best network in remote areas with a best 4g phone at the lowest price.excellent network and facilities
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                                  lokesh
                                  Nov 21, 2016 at 1:47 pm
                                  I enjoy with LYF mobile 5 July best enjoy unlimited net and voice call
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                                    Jyothipushplatha
                                    Oct 21, 2016 at 8:57 am
                                    I like this then plan I want know my sim is not working properly pleas send to me SMS
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                                      Rajneesh Srivastava
                                      Oct 21, 2016 at 9:10 am
                                      Not good.
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                                        Sri
                                        Oct 23, 2016 at 7:41 am
                                        Jio rarely goes over 2 Mbps in Chandigarh.
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                                          Surendra
                                          Oct 23, 2016 at 7:42 pm
                                          Ya, 4g internet is very poor
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                                            Anup Tota
                                            Oct 21, 2016 at 10:40 am
                                            Service is poor at this point of time Vs. Airtel.I hope, future will unfold surprises for all of us.
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