Trai forces Reliance Jio to withdraw Summer Surprise offer


Jio on Thursday announced that it was withdrawing the Summer Surprise offer, which aimed to give Jio users three months of additional free service after Happy New Year offer ended a week ago. The company said that the announcement has been prompted by an “advise” from TRAI, the telecom industry regulator in India. The offer was announced on March 31.

Jio Summer Surprise offer ends

So what does it mean for the users? If you had paid Rs 99 for Prime and done a Rs 303 recharge, then your Summer Surprise continues. This is also applicable to those who had done a recharge of Rs 499, Rs 999, Rs 1,999, Rs 4,999 and Rs 9,999. All these offers had three months extra free service, and the amount for these recharges will kick in from July. According to Jio’s statement, these customers still get the service.

But if you had not done a Rs 303 recharge till now and were waiting for the April 15 deadline, you have missed your chance to enrol for the Summer Surprise. You can still get 1GB data per day with Rs 303, but from now on your recharge pack will be counted. This means once the 28 period is over for the pack, you’ll have to pay again.

The key point to note is this: Reliance Jio has gone paid, and if you want to continue with the service, you’ll have to pay up.