Reliance Jio Collaborates with Paytm and Uber in Separate Deals

The telecom arm of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Jio Infocomm, has joined hands with India’s leading e-wallet brand, Paytm, and with the global taxi-hiring service, Uber, for two separate deals.

Reliance Jio’s deal with Paytm

With the partnership between Reliance Jio and Paytm, Jio users will now be able to recharge their connections using Paytm wallet.

The service is currently available only for Jio’s prepaid users. The Noida-based company, Paytm, made the partnership official with an announcement on Twitter. The Founder of Paytm, Vijay Shekhar, addressed Reliance Jio and tweeted, “Hello @reliancejio, welcome!”

Besides Paytm, there are certain third-party websites that enable Jio users to recharge their connections. These include websites like RechargeItNow and MobiKwik.

Jio’s partnership with Uber

Reliance Jio has signed a deal with leading cab aggregator, Uber. The partnership will benefit customers of both the companies.

As a part of this association, Uber will enable its users to make payments for their rides using the JioMoney app, across the country. Users will enjoy exclusive incentives from both Uber and JioMoney when they pay for their rides using JioMoney. Both the companies said that the alliance will encourage cashless transactions while traveling and provide more mobility to Jio users.

Tariff plans offered by Jio

Reliance Jio will start charging its customers from 1st April 2017. The company has been offering free services since it launched in September 2016. In the first 170 days of its launch, the telecom operator received 100 million customers.

In a press conference held last month, Reliance Jio Chairman, Mukesh Ambani announced new Prime membership plans for users. The Prime subscription costs INR 99 and will be valid from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. The registration for the same is open until the end of March 2017.

Under the Prime membership, Jio will be offering a number of affordable plans. Jio users will be able to extend their ‘Happy New Year’ offer at just INR 303 per month. With this, users could enjoy free unlimited data with a daily usage cap of 1 GB, free national and local voice calls, free national SMS services, free national roaming, and free access to Jio apps like JioXpressNews, JioMags, JioMusic, JioCinema, JioTV, JioChat, and JioCloud, among others.

Reliance Jio has a variety of data packs available at different rates. The packs start from INR 19 with a validity of 1 day and end at INR 9999 that is available with a validity of 360 days.

Apart from these plans, Mukesh Ambani promised that Jio will match the best-selling tariff plans of other telecom operators and provide 20 percent extra data over them. He also said that the company will announce several attractive offers for Jio Prime members.

Summary

Reliance Jio has partnered with Paytm to enable Jio users to recharge their connections using the latter’s e-wallet app. It has also partnered with Uber to enable JioMoney users to pay for their Uber rides.

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