Reliance Jio disrupted the Indian telecom industry since its launch in September. They managed to do so with the Jio Welcome Offer. If the reports are to be believed, Jio is all geared up to launch the Welcome Offer once again. This time, it will be dubbed as Jio Welcome Offer 2.
Why Jio Welcome Offer 2
Earlier, we told you that according to TRAI regulations, any promotional offer could not last longer than 90 days. Since Jio was planning to charge for the voice calls (as mentioned in their proposed tariff plans to TRAI), therefore their Welcome Offer was nothing more than a promotional offer which has to end on December 3.
This means that their original Welcome offer has to be stopped on December 3. However, the existing users could still avail the free services till the announced December 31 deadline. It is pretty clear that Mukesh Ambani’s target of 100 million subscribers will not be attained this year. It is possible that they will try to achieve the same in the first quarter of 2017.
Jio Welcome Offer 2 launch date
There is no concrete evidence to support this theory but we believe that it will be launched on the same day as the original Welcome Offer ends. It means that the both the things will happen on the same day i.e. December 3. This seems to be the only logical possibility right now.
More about Jio Welcome offer 2
Once the Jio Welcome Offer 2 has been launched, it will again be valid for a period of 90 days. That period of 90 days will end on March 3 (2017). Another thing that you need to know is that the second welcome offer is only for new users.
If you have already purchased a Jio SIM under the current Welcome Offer, then you are not eligible to avail the second Welcome Offer. Disappointing, but fair. Isn’t it?
Since its launch, Jio has been able to catch hold of a rather very large market share. They managed to get millions of subscribers in just a matter of few months. This can be attributed mainly to the Welcome Offer. Also, the lowest tariff plans in the world did the rest.
The existing users of the Welcome Offer will be able to enjoy it till December 31. Jio Welcome Offer 2 will be launched on December 3 and will be valid until March 3, 2017. Will it offer anything new or extra? We don’t know that yet. Stay tuned for more updates on the same.