On October 20, Jio’s spokesperson announced that benefits of free unlimited Voice and data will be available to all subscribers up to December 31, 2016. But, the Jio welcome offer will be available to new consumers for subscription till December 3, 2016.
The announcement came at the time after a communication sent by the telecom regulator to limit the promotional services till December 3 . The guidelines on promotional offer require all telecom operators to limit the promotional offers for a period of 90 days.
However, according to LiveMint, Reliance Jio has informed analysts that it may extend free data and voice calls services till March 2017.
“Mass scale free welcome offer could continue until March 2017 to attract subscriber growth towards the celebrated 100 million mark with RJio’s indicative data pricing at Rs130-140 per giga byte,” Motilal Oswal analysts wrote in a 21 October note.
Reliance Industries’ management said that there were no restrictions on the number of promotional offers a company can launch, analysts at Citi Research said.