Reliance Jio has a Holi offer, but it's not for everyone
Reliance Jio has a Holi offer, but it's not for everyoneReuters file

Reliance Jio has consistently made its presence felt in the Indian telecom industry, either by launching new offers or giving away freebies. This Holi, the telco is at its best game again as Jio subscribers are being treated with free 4G data.

Reliance Jio users can simply dial 1299 from their Jio number and avail free 10GB 4G data valid until March 29, 2018. Jio's official website and Twitter handle (@reliancejio) does not mention of this offer, but several users on Twitter have shared screenshots and confirmations that the free data giveaway is indeed real.

International Business Times India has reached out to Jio for an official confirmation, but the company did not acknowledge the existence of any such offers on the occasion of Holi.

It's worth mentioning that Jio 1299 offer for free 10GB data isn't for all. Only select customers have been able to reap this benefit. We tested if the toll-free 1299 worked for us, but there was no change in data allotted besides the existing plan that we are currently on, which gives 1.5GB data per day, unlimited calls, 100 SMS/ day for 84 days for Rs 448.

If you are a Jio subscriber, Jio 1299 offer is worth a shot. When you dial the number, it will be disconnected after the first ring and an SMS with your plan details will arrive. If the SMS doesn't give any information about the free 10GB data, head over to the MyJio app.

The newly-added data balance can be checked from the MyJio app. Go to My Plans from the left side menu, and you'll see your 10GB add-on if you are an eligible customer. There's no clarity on the offer's eligibility criteria.

The free data will sit in your Jio's account balance and only be used when the daily FUP is exhausted. Under normal circumstances, your speed would drop after your daily FUP, but the Holi giveaway lets you continue browsing at 4G speeds.

Are you one of the lucky Jio users who got 10GB free data as a part of Holi giveaway? Let us know if Jio 1299 worked for you or not.