It won't be an exaggeration to say that Reliance Jio disrupted the telecom sector in India with the launch of the 4G service in September. Now, the service provider is in the headlines regarding the extension of the Welcome Offer.
Initially, when the service was announced, the Welcome Offer was rolled out with free and unlimited voice calls, 4G data, messages and app access, and the same is valid until December 31, 2016.
While the Reliance Jio Welcome Offer still exists, there are a lot of speculations regarding the Welcome Offer 2. It is believed that the Welcome Offer 2 will begin once the existing offer is over and will be valid for another 90 days. For those who are confused, here we come up with a few details related to the Welcome Offer 2 that we know so far.
Why Welcome Offer 2?
TRAI regulations impose a limit of 90 days for any promotional offer. The company's Welcome Offer that exists now was announced along with the service on September 5 and it was will end on December 3, 2016 that is after 90 days. After all, its just a promotional offer.
100 million users target will remain unachieved
Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio had a target of achieving 100 million subscribers this year. Notably, Welcome Offer comes to an end on December 3 but the free services will be offered until December 31, 2016. As the company won't be able to achieve its target of 100 million users by the end of this year, there is a possibility for the company to extend the offer in some way until March 2017. This way, it might be able to achieve the target in the first quarter of the next year.
Welcome Offer 2 launch date remains unclear
As mentioned above, the Welcome Offer 2 and the free services that will be offered under the same remain unclear. However, it is believed that it will be launched on the day the original Welcome Offer will come to an end that is December 3. Though this is possible, it contradicts with another speculation stating that the company might announce the extension of the free services on December 28.
Existing Jio users might not get Welcome Offer 2
This speculation about the Welcome Offer 2 might disappoint the existing Jio users. Well, it is claimed that the upcoming offer will be only for the new subscribers who jump onto the Jio bandwagon. So, if you are using a Jio SIM with the Welcome Offer, then you will not get a chance to enjoy the Welcome Offer 2.
Welcome Offer 2 to be valid until March 2017
Going by the original offer that is valid for 90 days, the Welcome Offer is also likely to be valid for 90 days. Eventually, the offer will come to an end on March 2017.