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Everything You Need to Know About the Reliance JioGigaFiber Service

December 18, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is all set to launch the Reliance JioGigaFiber fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service across India. Ambani had announced this foray into the Indian broadband market in July 2018, at the company’s 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM). While the registrations for the service are already ongoing, the company is yet to officially announce details of the commercial rollout.

Details of Reliance JioGigaFiber service

According to Reliance Jio, this service will provide subscribers with a 1Gbps broadband speed. The telecom company will make the service available in 1,100 Indian cities. It aims to bring the service to approximately 50 million homes across the country.

The Reliance JioGigaFiber service is an all-in-one internet solution. Its objective is to provide several new services, which include IPTV, broadband, virtual reality, landline, Internet of Things (IoT), and the like. This service utilizes a network of an optical fiber to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity.

How to register for the service

Online registrations for the broadband service began on August 15, 2018. Subscribers who are interested in the service can register for it on Reliance Jio’s official website, Jio.com. They can also register for it via the MyJio app. The registrations are free of cost. When the company will roll out the service, the city and society/area, which reflects the maximum amount of registrations, will receive the service first.

The 29 cities that are expected to receive the service first include Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ranchi, Indore, Thane, Lucknow, Bhopal, Patna, Kanpur, Raipur, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Madurai, Ludhiana, Faridabad, Nashik, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Meerut, Agra, Srinagar, Rajkot, Amritsar, Jodhpur, Chandigarh, Sholapur, and Kota. It should be noted that the telecom company has not confirmed this yet.

Details of the preview offer

During the initial rollout, subscribers of the broadband service will enjoy the JioGigaFiber preview offer. The offer will last for three months and will provide subscribers with 100 GB of data at a speed of 100 Mbps.

In addition to this, the telecom company will offer 40GB extra data in case subscribers exhaust their 100 GB data limit. To avail of this, the recharge can be done via Jio.com or through the MyJio app. It should also be noted that, because this is a preview offer, subscribers must make a one-time refundable security fee payment of INR 4,500. This amount represents the fee for the router.

Speculations of the rollout

There have been some speculations regarding the rollout of the broadband service. Some speculations claim that it may take one or two years to spread the services across the country. BTWi news also speculates that the broadband service will be free of cost till March 2019. In addition, Reliance Jio may offer JioGigaTV/JioDTH before the end of December 2018.

Summary: Reliance Jio is all set to launch the Reliance JioGigaFiber fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service. While an official launch date has not been announced, registrations for the service have begun on the company’s website.

Reliance Jio to Become the Country’s Number 1 Telecom Company by 2021

December 11, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) may become India’s number 1 telecom operator by revenue in 2021. This is according to a report by Sanford C Bernstein & Co. Similarly, according to the report, Reliance Jio may become India’s number 1 telecom operator on a subscriber basis by 2022.

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio was founded in 2016 by industrialist Mukesh Ambani. It introduced free voice calls and affordable data offerings into the telecom industry. The voice calls are free for life. As of December 2018, it has acquired approximately 227 million subscribers. Currently, it is the third largest telecom operator in India.

Details of the report

The Sanford C Bernstein & Co report stated that during the initial coverage of the telecommunications market in India, the company knew that Reliance Jio would transform the digital landscape of the country. The telecom company was building out national fiber and it had national spectrum. Due to the entry of Reliance Jio, the Indian telecommunications sector is the world’s second-largest today. The Chinese telecommunications sector is the largest.

Analysts at Bernstein, Samuel Chen and Chris Lane, stated their ‘expert’ opinion in the report that becoming number 1 was difficult for the telecom company.  However, with the recent update of long-term forecasts, Reliance Jio may soon reach the number 1 position.

Reliance Jio is seeing a rapid and ongoing customer acquisition. The report stated that Reliance Jio’s strong subsidy of JioPhones will carry on until the 2021 and 2022 goals are fulfilled. The telecom company has been continuously adding six to ten million new active subscribers per month. It sells the 4G-enabled feature at a refundable deposit of INR 1,500. The report further stated Reliance Jio may reach 26 percent subscriber share and 28 percent revenue market share by the end of March 2019.

The success of Reliance Jio

According to Reliance Jio, every subscriber of the telecom company now consumes an average of 11GB of data per month. Subscribers also have the benefit of unlimited free voice calls on their Reliance Jio mobile numbers. As a result, the network experiences an average of 761 minutes of voice calls per user per month.

In terms of data consumption on the Reliance Jio network, the driving factor seems to be video consumption. According to the telecom company, Reliance Jio users consume 410 crore hours of video content per month. Based on this, each subscriber consumes an average of 17.5 hours of video content per month.

Reliance Jio’s market share

Currently, Reliance Jio holds 16 percent subscriber and revenue market share. It is expected that at the end of 2020-21, Reliance Jio will hold a 34 percent revenue market share. By 2021-22, Reliance Jio will be the number 1 telecom company with the highest share of subscribers with an estimated subscriber market share of 32 percent.

Summary: Reliance Jio is expected to become India’s number 1 telecom operator by revenue in 2021. By 2022, it is expected to become the country’s number 1 telecom operator on a subscriber basis.

Reliance Jio Collaborates with Google and Meizu to Launch New Phones

December 7, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is collaborating with Google and Meizu to launch their new phones in India. The Google Pixel 3 will receive support for the eSIM from Reliance Jio. The Meizu C9 phone will be sold in collaboration with Reliance Jio’s channel partners.

Details of the Google Pixel 3 collaboration

In the coming months, Reliance Jio will roll out the Google Pixel 3 with eSIM support. This is in line with Google’s announcement that it will expand the eSIM support on the phone to more network providers in India, as well as, half a dozen countries. There is no exact timeline slated for the rollout. However, Google stated it will happen soon. The company also promises to add eSIM support to the Pixel 3 for other countries, like Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Reliance Jio has also been providing eSIM support to other phone brands like Apple. This technology uses a digital SIM, which allows subscribers to switch their network operators without needing to replace their SIM card. It is useful when traveling abroad or for subscribers who wish to have professional and private numbers stored on one device.

Details of the Meizu C9 collaboration

Meizu has stated that, in the collaboration with Reliance Jio, it will sell the C9 phone via the telecom company’s channel partners across India. Reliance Jio will sell and stock the Meizu C9 smartphone in its expansive distribution channel in the country.

Sunil Dutt, Reliance Jio’s Head of Sales and Distribution, was present at the launch event. At the event, he stated that customers can avail of 50 GB extra data and a cashback worth INR 2,2,00 when they purchase the Meizu C9 phone or the Meizu M6T phone. He further stated that customers who purchase the Meizu M16TH phone can avail of 100 GB extra data and a cashback with INR 2,200.

The C9 model is priced at INR 5,900. It has a 5.45-inch display with a screen resolution of 720×1440. It also features a 13 MP camera and 3,000 mAh battery. Meizu also stated that, in a special introductory offer with Reliance Jio, the device would be sold at INR 4,999 for the first ten days of sale.

Specifications of the Meizu M6T and Meizu M16TH

The Meizu M6T features a 3,300 mAh battery along with a 13 MP and 2 MP dual-camera. It is priced at INR 7,999.

The Meizu M16TH has two variants, which are 8GB and 128 GB. It features a rear 12 MP and 20 MP combination camera with a dual imaging system. It sports a 20 MP front-facing camera as well. It has a 3,010 mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

Summary: Reliance Jio is collaborating with Google and Meizu to help launch their new phones in India. The Google Pixel 3 will receive eSIM support from the telecom company, while the Meizu C9 will be sold via Reliance Jio’s channel partners.

RIL Launches JioSaavn – South Asia’s Largest Streaming Platform

December 4, 2018

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the oil-to-telecom conglomerate, has launched JioSaavn, South Asia’s largest entertainment, streaming, and artist app. The company has launched this platform via its subsidiary, Saavn Media Private Limited. The new integrated app will be available to Reliance Jio users on every app store, which includes the Jio app store, which is available on the JioPhone and jio.com/jiosaavn.

Details of the Saavn acquisition

RIL had acquired Saavn in March 2018. It was the most valuable music streaming platform in South Asia, with an implied valuation of the combined entity at more than USD 1 billion. Currently, Reliance Jio has more than 252 million subscribers. The JioSaavn app combines the streaming media expertise of Saavn and Reliance Jio’s digital ecosystem services.

Details of the JioSaavn app

Using the integrated JioSaavn app, Reliance Jio users can anticipate a suite of new music experiences and in-app products. This includes localized vernacular display, interactive lyrics feature, exclusive video content, and custom integrations with live events and concerts. These will roll out over the next few months. Additionally, Reliance Jio users will get an extended free trial of JioSaavn Pro for 90 days. JioSaavn Pro is the streaming service’s premium product.

The JioSaavn service will be offered on the ’freemium’ model to those users who have access to the ad-supported product. In addition to this, Reliance Jio users will gain seamless access to the integrated app.

In March 2018, RIL had acquired a majority stake in JioSaavn. The investors included Liberty Media, Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital, Bertelsmann, and Ward Ferry Management, among others. RIL stated that JioSaavn would continue to build on Saavn’s artist development platform and groundbreaking original programming. The Co-Founders of Saavn, Paramdeep Singh, Rishi Malhotra, and Vinodh Bhat, continue in their leadership roles to boost the progress of the company. JioSaavn has a team of over 200 employees. They operate from five offices around the world in the cities of  New York, Mountain View, Mumbai, Gurugram, and Bengaluru.

Statement of Akash Ambani

Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, stated that JioSaavn is a turning point for the Indian music streaming industry. India continues to experience rapid adoption of digital services, accelerated tech innovation, and a digital music industry at par with leaders around the globe. He stated that JioSaavn will be India’s largest streaming platform when powered by Reliance Jio’s widespread user base and advanced digital services infrastructure.

Statement of Rishi Malhotra

The Co-Founder and CEO of JioSaavn, Rishi Malhotra, stated that since March 2018, the Saavn and Reliance Jio teams have been collaborating to reimagine and integrate a combined platform. The result was JioSaavn. He stated that it is one of the world’s most capable and personalized media platforms with a regionalized editorial, unparalleled content catalog, and original programming. It also offers music, which redefines how creators and artists connect directly with worldwide audiences.

Summary: RIL launches JioSaavn, via its subsidiary Saavn Media Private Limited. It is South Asia’s largest entertainment, streaming, and artist platform and will be offered on a ’freemium’ model to Reliance Jio users.

Reliance Jio Announces Diwali Plan with 100% Cashback and Free Services for 1 Year

November 16, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has announced a Diwali plan worth INR 1,699, which has a validity period of one year. Under this plan, subscribers will not only receive free 4G services, 100 text messages per day, and unlimited phone calls but also 100 percent cashback. Additionally, under this plan, subscribers will receive 1.5 GB of data per day for a year. Subscribers can avail of this offer till November 30, 2018.

How to avail of the 100 percent cashback offer

Subscribers can avail of the 100 percent cashback offer through Reliance Digital coupons, which they can receive via the MyJio app. Subscribers can also find these coupons at any Reliance Digital store. To get the coupons, Reliance Jio users must make a purchase of INR 5,000 at the store. The coupons can also be used for mobile recharge. The cashback offer also gives subscribers a free subscription to MyJio.

The success of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio has made a strong presence in the telecom sector of the country. It has performed well in terms of both profitability and revenue-per-user perspectives. As a result, the telecom company has seen a boost in its market share. Reliance Jio had a market share of 19.6 percent in July 2018. However, according to a report, the telecom company has been able to secure a market share of 20.8 percent in August 2018. As a result, it has become a market leader in this sector.

The popularity of the Reliance Jio network is attributable to its affordable pricing schemes and quality services provided to the Indian masses. The report also stated that the telecom company’s launch of the Reliance JioPhone, the 4-G enabled feature phone, has helped it add the maximum amount of subscribers at 12.2 million.

In terms of Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), Jio has also performed strongly. It has introduced a competitive environment to the telecom sector with accessible technologies. Reliance Jio has an ARPU of INR 135, which was the highest in the industry in the first quarter of 2018. In the second quarter of 2018, the telecom company reported a net income of INR 681 crore.

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is the telecom division of RIL. It began operations in 2016. Today, Jio has amassed over 250 million subscribers across India. It consists of a digital ecosystem that allows citizens across the country to have a digital life. Therefore, Reliance Jio is customer-oriented. It provides smart devices, strong broadband networks, and useful applications. The telecom company has also made forays into the entertainment industry, education sector, and content carriage and distribution. This ensures that customers receive a very comprehensive range of services to choose from. Reliance Jio is dedicated to making India a technologically savvy nation.

Summary: Reliance Jio has announced a Diwali plan, which offers 100 percent cashback and free services for one year. The aim of this is to provide the Indian masses with accessible and quality 4G services.

Reliance Jio Users to Receive Access to ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) Content

October 12, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh-Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has signed an agreement with ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). This collaboration is in an effort to bring access to ZEE’s entire library of content to Reliance Jio users. To achieve this objective, the two parties will jointly market the content offerings by utilizing consumer-facing touchpoints, which are independent.

Details of the collaboration

ZEEL stated that 227 million Reliance Jio subscribers will gain access to 37 live TV channels. They will also gain access to the content of ZEE5, which is the video over-the-top (OTT) app of the ZEE TV network. ZEE5 produces original content, including short films and web-series, among others. Reliance Jio users will also be able to download content to watch at their leisure.

Statements of key people

Amit Goenka, the CEO of Z5 Global and ZEE International, stated that ZEE intends to create engaging and rich content for its viewers across India as well as the world. This is their primary objective as content creators. The new collaboration with Reliance Jio will facilitate this goal. Goenka further stated that Reliance Jio’s expansive reach could help entertain a broader base of viewers, who have an appetite for content on-the-go, which is of good quality. Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, stated that the telecom company is committed to providing its consumers with strong content from India and around the globe. This will facilitate the mission of boosting digital inclusion in the country.

Reliance Jio’s foray into the content space

In addition to content from ZEEL, the telecom company has made agreements with other broadcasters, so that their content can be brought to Reliance Jio users as well. One such broadcaster is Viacom18.

Reliance Jio has also collaborated with Star India is to bring cricket content to all 4G users on Hotstar and the JioTV platform across the country. This collaboration intends to cover one-day internationals (ODIs), T20 matches, and premier domestic competitions of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is a telecom network and digital ecosystem that enables Indians to experience a digital life. The ecosystem is made up of smart devices, strong broadband networks, customer-oriented services, and useful applications. In terms of media, the telecom company’s offerings include programs of recorded and live sports, music, television, events, and movies. This presents a very comprehensive library.

Reliance Jio has three pillars that aim to transform the country’s digital future. The first pillar is a strong network coverage across urban and rural areas. The second pillar is quality services for its subscribers, in terms of HD quality voice, video streaming, and high-speed internet speeds. The third pillar is affordable services that are accessible to citizens in all parts of the country.

Summary: Reliance Jio and ZEEL have collaborated to bring ZEE TV network’s content to Reliance Jio users. The objective of this is to provide consumers with strong quality content across India.

Reliance Jio Provides eSIM Connection for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users

October 5, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is providing an Embedded-Subscriber Identity Model (eSIM) connection for postpaid and prepaid users of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. This is in an effort to make India a technologically savvy nation and boost the digital progress of India with the eSIM technology.

Reliance Jio’s eSIM connection for the new iPhones

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the first phones from Apple that have the capability to support the dual-sim functionality. However, Apple offers the secondary slim slot as eSIM only. eSIM is a technology that comes pre-installed on a device. It cannot be pulled out like normal SIM cards because it is a virtual SIM card. Therefore, users have the benefit of remotely activating their eSIM connection. For example, users do not have to change the network operators physically. They can make the switch remotely.

Reliance Jio is an official eSIM carrier for Apple in India. Reliance Jio is now offering both postpaid and prepaid connections for the two new iPhone models. The telecom company has stated that it is also the only prepaid eSIM provider for the new iPhone models.

Details of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the latest iPhone models introduced by Apple Inc. in September 2018. Both models are available in three storage variants of 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. The lowest-costing iPhone XS is priced at INR 99,900 and the highest-costing variant is priced at INR 1,34,900. The lowest-costing iPhone XS Max is priced at 1,09,000, while the high-costing variant is priced at 1,44,900.

Details of Reliance Jio’s first pre-order of the new iPhone models

The first pre-order for both new iPhone models was held between September 21, 2018, and September 27, 2018, via Jio.com. Interested customers were able to order both the iPhone models by visiting the MyJio app as well. Alternatively, they could pre-order the phones from Reliance Digital and MyJio stores.

To pre-order the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max on Jio.com, customers had to visit the website and select the available iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max variant they were interested in. After they entered their pin-code, customers proceeded to checkout, where they entered their personal details, like name, mobile number, and email address. After this, they selected the desired payment option and made the payment. Once payment was completed, customers received a pre-order confirmation notification via text message or email.

On purchase of these iPhone models, Reliance Jio offered free shipping and delivery as well. The iPhones models purchased by these customers were shipped within three to five business day from September 28, 2018.

Summary: Both postpaid and prepaid customers can obtain an eSIM from Reliance Jio to use on their new 2018-iPhone models. This is in an effort to boost the digital progress in India and make the country a technologically savvy nation.

Reliance Jio to Set Up Reliance Jio Hubs in Smaller Towns across India

September 21, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has plans in place to set up Reliance Jio Hubs to provide people in smaller towns a mall-like shopping experience. The aim of this project is to provide one-stop shops for RIL’s consumer items, ranging from groceries to electronics. The project will utilize the strengths of Reliance Jio’s digital infrastructure and Reliance Retail’s physical stores to increase sales in smaller towns, where online shopping and modern retail is rare.

Details of the Reliance Jio Hubs

At RIL’s 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM), which was held on July 5, 2018, Ambani stated that RIL sees a large business growth opportunity wherein it may make a new hybrid commerce platform, which will be online-to-offline.

A person familiar with the project, on the condition of anonymity, stated that after the Reliance JioGigaFiber broadband services, Reliance Jio Hubs is the next big focus area for the telecom company. The Reliance Jio Hubs project is in connection with Ambani’s vision to integrate retail, telecom, and e-commerce into one technology platform.

Views of a retail analyst

A retail sector analyst, on the condition of anonymity, stated that small towns require assisted e-commerce and the availability of after-sales service in a physical space. He stated that Reliance Jio Hubs could act as warehouses and hold inventory. This meets the 100 percent India-owned requirement as per the draft e-commerce policy. Under this policy, which is floated by the Indian government, only Indian-owned firms are allowed to hold inventory.

The analyst further stated the telecom company intends to set up approximately 800 Reliance Jio Hubs to sell all consumer items under RIL. Within a month, the investment required for this project will be finalized.

The significance of offline retail stores

Since a large percentage of the country’s population still does its shopping offline, plans to know local merchants, and reach local markets and customers are important. A report by eMarketer in June 2018 stated that the online retail market in the country has tripled since 2015. However, of the total retail sales in 2018, it is only expected to contribute 2.9 percent.

RIL already has a strong physical presence in India with 7,500 stores across 4,400 cities operating under the Reliance Retail subsidiary. This wing sells electronics, clothes, grocery, and jewelry under Reliance Digital, Reliance Trends, Reliance Fresh, and Reliance Jewels, among other brands. RIL also has approximately 5,000 Jio Points. These are compact 500 square feet offices in rural pockets and semi-urban areas. They offer customer assistance and after-sales service.

However, Reliance Jio Hubs would be spread across a bigger area. These hubs would work through Reliance Jio, which enjoys a good market share and market appeal in rural markets due to its 4G coverage.

Summary: Reliance Jio is planning to set up Reliance Jio Hubs in smaller towns. The goal of this is to provide the people living in such areas with a mall-like shopping experience.

Reliance Jio User Base to Cross 400 Million Customers by March 2020

September 14, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is likely to attain a user base of more than 400 million customers by March 2020. Industry analysts have stated that this number will include almost 150 million JioPhone users due to a strong performance in rural markets. They have also stated that to cross-sell a blend of digital content services, telecom, and retail products, RIL may soon deploy an omni-channel strategy.

Views of CLSA

According to CLSA, formerly called Credit Lyonnais Security Asia, Reliance Jio’s projected 414 million user base in March 2020 would be equivalent to 45 percent of the Indian population and would represent the 14 to 80 years age group. In addition to this, the foreign brokerage company has also estimated that RIL’s retail and telecom businesses may contribute 80 percent to RIL’s consolidated earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) through the financial years 2018 to 2021.

CLSA also stated that the Kai-OS operating system, which is controlled by RIL and powers the JioPhone, might be utilized to open up advertisement revenue opportunities with higher customer engagement.

CLSA telecom analyst, Vikas Jain, stated that RIL may strengthen the e-commerce expansion of its established organized retail business in the upcoming months. This would help it acquire a larger customer base through its omni-channel fashion, grocery, and digital retail offerings.

The progress of Reliance JioPhone

Reliance Jio has stated that voice commands used on the JioPhone are surpassing those on smart-phones by nearly five times. Users of the 4G-enabled feature-phones are spending more time using the Internet and apps than smart-phone users do.

IIFL Institutional Equities stated that, in rural markets, JioPhone users spend hours watching videos daily, and data consumption may increase once the apps for YouTube and Facebook are available on the JioPhone.

Opinions of industry analysts and key players

Industry analysts expect Reliance Jio’s content apps, such as JioMusic, JioCinema, JioTV, JioMags, JioMoney, JioChat, and Saavn, to reap strong revenues for the company shortly. This is because Reliance Jio’s user base is already accustomed to using more than 10 GB per month. A likely increase in fixed-line broadband users of the JioGigaFiber service may also help in this regard.

Analysts believe that Reliance Jio’s 290 minutes-a-day of customer engagement, with the help of 150 million subscribers using the JioPhone, can be tapped to create sizeable revenue opportunities. Analysts also believe that Reliance Jio’s subscriber base will increase rapidly once WhatsApp becomes available on the feature-phones, which would happen by September 20, 2018. This may help the telecom company acquire more customers and a larger revenue share in the competitive market.

BNP Paribas stated that Reliance Jio is performing well, especially in rural markets. This is due to its affordable 4G services, which have good coverage, and the success of the JioPhone, which has sold nearly 25 million devices as of June 2018.

Summary: Reliance Jio’s user base is likely to cross 400 million customers by March 2020. This is due to a cross-selling omni-channel strategy, increased JioPhone usage in rural markets, and increased subscriptions for the JioGigaFiber service.

Reliance Jio Offers Complimentary 1 GB Data with Purchase of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate

September 7, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is now offering subscribers 1 GB free data if they have purchased a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. This offer is introduced in celebration of Reliance Jio’s second anniversary, which was on September 5, 2018. Subscribers can avail of the offer, which is valid till September 30, 2018, via the MyJio app.

Details of the free 1 GB data offer

To avail of the offer, subscribers must have an empty wrapper of a Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. This chocolate is available for a price as low as INR 5. Other Cadbury chocolates, which can be used to avail of the offer, are Dairy Milk Roast Almond, Dairy Milk Crackle, Dairy Milk Lickables, and Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut.

How to avail of the free 1GB data offer

To avail of the Jio offer, subscribers need to visit the MyJio mobile app on their smart-phones.

On the MyJio app, subscribers must tap on a banner on the homescreen, which highlights the free data offer. The MyJio app will redirect them to another screen where the ‘Participate Now’ button must be tapped. Subscribers must then scan the barcode of the empty Dairy Milk chocolate wrapper. After this, the free data will be credited to the subscriber’s MyJio account within seven to eight working days from the date they have redeemed the offer

Terms and conditions of the free 1GB data offer

The free 1 GB of data is being offered as an additional benefit over and above the subscribers’ regular entitlement of data.

According to the terms and conditions of this new Reliance Jio offer, the free 1GB data can be availed of through Cadbury Dairy Milk wrappers that have varying costs of INR 5, INR 10, INR 20, INR 40, and INR 100.

However, if the original Dairy Milk chocolate is not -garners-more-than-16-million-subscribers/”>Reliance Jio subscribers have the option of availing the free 1 GB data on their own accounts or transferring the free data to another Reliance Jio contact. Moreover, only one empty Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate wrapper can be used to redeem free 1 GB data per registered Reliance Jio account.

Reliance Jio has also offered a third option to subscribers, wherein they may donate the free data to an NGO named Pratham Foundation. This will help facilitate e-learning in far-flung areas of India.

Summary: Reliance Jio offers subscribers free 1GB data with a purchase of Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate. This is offered to celebrate the telecom company’s second year anniversary, which was on September 5, 2018.