With on four more days remaining before the start of paid services on Reliance Jio, India’s largest telecom operator by volume, the company has urged its sales agents to promote the idea of ‘queuing’ up recharges for a year.
“We have been told to encourage users to do recharges for multiple months before the offer period ends,” said a Jio marketing official in Mumbai.
The offer period refers to the ‘Buy One Get one’ deal that the company unveiled earlier this month.
Under it, anyone who recharges for the monthly pack of Rs 499 or 303 is eligible to get 10 GB and 5 GB extra data during the 28-day validity of that recharge.
According to multiple sources within Reliance Jio, the company’s software has been provisioned for queuing up these recharges one after the other for later use.
In other words, if you do 10 recharges of Rs 303 one after the other, you will get the benefit of the first recharge starting Apr 1, the second recharge on Apr 29 and so on for the next 9 months or so.
In addition to giving the daily quota of 1 GB or 2 GB, these recharges will also give you the bonus data of 5 and 10 GB.
If, on the other hand, a user does not do the ‘queuing’ up and opts to recharge for each month when the validity of the previous recharge expires, he or she will not get the bonus data of 5 or 10 GB.
Jio, owned by Reliance Industries, is scheduled to wind up its free, trial services at the end of this month. It has unveiled a special membership called Prime, whose members are eligible to get higher data allocations than others for the same recharge amounts.
It is expected that Jio will manage to convert between 40 to 50 mln of its existing 100 mln connections into paying subscriptions.