Reliance Jio will start disconnecting accounts that have not been recharged

Reliance Jio will soon start disconnecting users who have not recharged their numbers with any offer. This means that users who have neither enrolled in the Jio Prime offer nor recharged using any of the plans will no longer be able to use the free service.

Reliance Jio has not issued any official statement about the people who will have their services disconnected as reported by Deccan Chronicle. We are waiting for an official statement from Jio, to clarify if the disconnection will be applicable to people who have not enrolled for Prime membership as well as non-prime plans. Or will it include the users who have enrolled in for Jio Prime membership and have not enrolled in for any Prime plan.

One thing to note here is that the people who want to enroll to the Dhan Dhana Dhan offer can still visit the Jio website or MyJio App to recharge for Rs 149, 309 or 509 for the monthly benefits as outlined on the website.

The recharge plans for Rs 309 and 509 are the plans applicable under Dhan Dhana Dhan that includes 84-day validity and 1 GB or 2GB 4G data limit per day according to the plan. Non-Prime members will need to recharge for Rs 349 or 549 to get the same benefits as outlined by the offers. The interesting thing is that the company has still listed the ‘Sachet’ plans along with Top-up and Booster plans de-marking the difference in benefits for Prime and Non-Prime members. The company has removed the Postpaid plans from the Jio website at the time of writing.

To make it easier, If you have not enrolled in for any offer, you can still enroll for the Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. If you enrolled only for Prime membership, it is still not late for you to enroll in the latest offer. If you recharged for Rs 303 and above plans before 11 April 2017, you will get the promised benefits of Jio Summer Surprise offer. However, if you have not shelled out any money and don’t plan on recharging your Jio number then be ready for account disconnection.

Reliance Jio Happy New Year Offer was sent to expire of 15 April 2017 requiring users to recharge to any of the Prime or Non-Prime offers. The company had set the deadline to enroll in for Prime membership from 1 March 2017 to 1 April 2017. However, the deadline was extended to 15 April 2017.

The company also launched a new offer, Jio Summer Surprise Offer for users who recharge with Rs 303 or more, while the users with plans lower than Rs 303 would enjoy normal usage according to the defined plans. The company had to drop the offer after Trai asked Jio to discontinue this offer as it would further hurt the telecom sector.

Disclaimer: Reliance Jio is owned by Reliance Industries, who also own Network18, the publisher of Firstpost and tech2

Published Date: Apr 18, 2017 12:32 pm | Updated Date: Apr 18, 2017 12:32 pm