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Jio's 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' offer

Jio's 'Dhan Dhana Dhan' offer

Those who are not subscribed to Jio Prime also can enjoy this offer for Rs.349. All the plans will be available from today onwards and those who have still not done their first recharge need to do it by April 15 to avoid discontinuation of services.

Reliance Jio's free data offers aren't in the best interest of India's consumers. Interestingly there is no plan, currently, for postpaid users. One is worth Rs. 309 and another one for Rs.509. After the first recharge expiry, users will get the same benefits at same prices, but it will be valid for just 28 days, as per the company's website. Once the daily limit is hit, the internet speed will be throttled down to 128Kbps until midnight. They can get the prime as well as the new offer for 84 days. Incidentally, there's no Rs 303 plan any more. The former recharge pack will cost you ₹309, while the latter will push you shell out ₹509 to be eligible for free data services. For pre-paid users, there were plans like Rs 999, Rs 1999, Rs 4999 and Rs 9999. It is available for existing and new customers till further notice, Jio added.

Shares of the company declined Rs 6.95, or 0.5%, to trade at Rs 1,374.10. With these plans, you could download as much data as possible at a stretch. Also, there is no information on the postpaid subscribers.

Under the new Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan, the telecom operator is offering three months of validity extension for Rs. 303.

According to sources, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India is not in favor of the company continuing with its free offers.

Reliance Jio said it had racked up over 100 million users and 72 million of them converted to paid users by March 31.

Though the reason given was different, TRAI had urged RJio to withdraw its "free services for 90 days" offer under its "Summer Surprise" plan last week.

The launch of this offer has benefited to those users who were unable to avail the JIO summer surprise offer as it was pulled back.

To this the company replied, "Jio accepts this decision".

"In our view, such promotion on an offer held as non-compliant is a blatant violation and disregard of Trai's advisory, " Vodafone said in a letter to the regulator.

Recently, Jio had to cancel its Summer Surprise offer that customers could avail of until 15 April for three months of complimentary data and calls as demanded by TRAI.