Mukesh Ambani has announced free voice calls and free national roaming along with rock-bottom data prices on his new Reliance Jio network that debuted on September 5. Devoting two-thirds of his 90-minute speech at Reliance Industries’ shareholder meet to make a slew of announcements on Jio, he took competition head-on by announcing free services on Jio for four months beginning Sept. 5.
Voice calling will be free on Jio phones for life and post Dec. 31, 10 data plans will be offered starting at Rs 19 a day for occasional users, Rs 149 a month for low data users, and Rs 4,999 a month for heavy data users.
He also announced 25 percent more data for students, 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, “best-ever international calling rates,” unlimited subscription to the Jio app and special solutions for enterprises.
Reliance Jio has set a target to bring onboard 100 million customers in the “shortest possible time,” Ambani added. Jio will compete head on with players like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone.