Last week brought good news for Jio Prime members, with the Mukesh Ambani-owned telecom operator announcing a free extension for another 12 months. While that brought to end suspense over the future of the programme, Jio Prime membership renewal will not be automatic for existing subscribers. Thankfully, the process is simple enough, especially if you are familiar with the My Jio app. Jio Prime membership expired ended on March 31, regardless of when you paid Rs. 99 to become a member.
Here’s how you can renew your Jio Prime membership for another year.
While everyone was expecting Reliance Jio to continue charging at least a nominal amount for Prime membership, the telco has surprised everyone by making it free for another year. It's really simple to extend your membership - just follow these simple steps to get Jio Prime for another year:
That’s pretty much it for the process of extending Jio Prime for one more year. In a couple of hours, you should get a message saying your Prime membership has been extended for a year.
The Prime subscription was announced in February last year as the company went from a free service and adopted the paid model. Priced at Rs. 99 for the whole year, the subscription came to an end on March 31. At the time of the announcement, members were to be given additional data at the same prices compared to non-Prime members. While it was an opt-in service initially, the Prime membership fee was later automatically added to the recharge cost when a user tried to purchase a pack, thus making it effectively mandatory.
Jio Prime subscription is essential if you want to benefit from the offers the company provides from time to time, such as the Rs. 50 discounts on recharge packs with daily data allocations. Similarly, the Jio promise to offer data tariffs 20 percent lower than the nearest competitor works out for Prime users only. Moreover, the access to content apps, which the operator values at Rs. 10,000 for the whole year, comes only with plans for which Prime subscription is a pre-requisite. Jio's suite of apps includes Jio TV, Jio Music, Jio News, etc.