Reliance Jio has extended the last date for Jio Prime memberships to April 15, giving customers a breather of 15 days in case they had been unable to sign up for the plan before the original deadline of March 31. Along with this, the operator announced the new Jio Summer Surprise offer, which provides free 4G data, SMSs, apps, and other bundled services for another three months. This will come as a welcome surprise for Jio customers who were unable to sign up for the Jio Prime plan on the last day due to system errors. If you have questions regarding the new Jio Summer Surprise offer, we have all the details you should know before buying the recharge.
Jio Summer Surprise is essentially an extension of the Jio Happy New Year Offer for another three months, where users get unlimited mobile data (with a 1GB daily data FUP) for free, 100 SMSs per day, as well as free access to the company's suite of apps. Voice calls will remain free for all subscribers, whether they are enrolled in the Jio Prime membership or not. However, unlike the Jio Happy New Year Offer, the Jio Summer Surprise offer is only applicable to Jio Prime members who purchase the Rs. 303 (or higher) prepaid recharge or enrol in the Rs. 303 (or higher) postpaid plan.
Thus, those Jio Prime members who buy a recharge of Rs. 303 (or higher) or enrol in the same value postpaid plan automatically become eligible for the Jio Summer Surprise Offer, and will only be charged for services after the "initial three months of complimentary services" expire in July. Reliance Jio subscribers and Jio Prime members who do not buy the Rs. 303 recharge or postpaid plan will have to pay for services from April 15. Here's a full list of Jio recharges and postpaid plans for you to choose from.
For the 3-month period of the Jio Summer Surprise Offer, you get benefits of the Rs. 303 (or higher) recharge. Such that, 1GB daily data FUP for the Rs. 303 recharge, and 2GB daily data FUP for the Rs. 499 recharge, and so forth.
Still confused? Here are answers to common questions about the Jio Summer Surprise Offer
If I recharge on the last date, i.e., April 15, will I get free services until then?
Yes, paid services now begin from April 15, which means that the Happy New Year Offer now extends till that date - what is being termed as a "grace period" by Reliance Jio. However, if you enrol in the Jio Prime membership and recharge for a value greater than Rs. 303, services will only become paid after the initial 3 months (from July).
I am a Jio Prime customer but have only made a recharge of less than Rs. 303. Will I still be eligible for Jio Summer Surprise offer?
No. According to the terms and conditions, a Prime customer needs to recharge with the lowest denomination of Rs. 303 prior to April 15 to be able to get through the Jio Summer Surprise Offer. Jio Prime customers who have made a recharge of less than Rs. 303 must still recharge with Rs. 303 to avail the complimentary services for three months until July.
You will get the benefits of Rs. 149 or lower value plan in July for the respective validity - for example, Rs. 19 gets 1 day validity, Rs. 99 gets 7 days validity, and Rs. 149 gets 28 days validity. In August, you get will get the benefits of the Rs. 303 or higher value plan's benefits.
I still have time till April 15, so if I sign for Jio Prime on the last day, will I receive the Jio Summer Surprise offer?
Yes, you will be eligible. However, to avoid the the last-day rush and recharge failures, we recommend you subscribe to Jio Prime and make a recharge of Rs. 303 as soon as possible. There is no benefit gained from waiting.
We hope that this guide answers all your questions about the Reliance Jio Summer Surprise Offer. If you have any doubts remaining, let us know in the comments section, and we will answer them as soon as we can.