Mumbai, December 2, 2016: Reliance Jio Infocomm, the company behind the Jio mobile service says it has crossed 50 million subscribers in just 83 days from commencement of services on 5 September 2016. The average rate of addition of 600,000 subscribers per day is the fastest achieved by any technology company in the world including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.
Jio has also introduced Home Delivery of Jio SIMs, so that the enterprise and high-end customers can get a Jio SIM home-delivered and activated in 5 minutes through eKYC. This feature is being progressively launched across India through MyJio application and will be available in top 100 cities by end December 2016.
Jio’s Data, Voice, Video and the full bouquet of Jio applications and content, will be available free, up to 31 March 2017 -- it was originally till December 31. There is a small tweaking: the daily limit of fair usage has been cut from 2 GB to 1 GB following which the speed will be reduced to 128 Kbps.
Jio also announced the launch of the Jio Money Merchant Solution. This solution provides access to Jio’s suite of services, including customised offerings such as digital money, for a very important segment of the Indian economy. This will enable digital transactions of all types, whether they be at Mandis, small shops, restaurants, Railway ticket counters, for Bus and mass transit and even for person-to-person money transfers