Reliance Jio's 4G services, which is free to users till December 31 of this year, will be extended for another year to new Apple iPhone users preferring to use Jio as their primary SIM card. This offer kickstarts from January 1 2017 after the end of the Jio 4G Welcome Offer, which is now in place till the end of December.
As per a PTI report, which quotes unnamed sources, if you purchase a new Apple iPhone now from any retailer in India and procure the Reliance Jio 4G SIM card, then in addition to the current free Jio 4G Welcome Offer, you will also be able to enjoy the Rs 1,499 tariff plan for free from January 1 next year. This means that you will be able to use as much as 20GB of LTE data for free along with free voice-calling functionality and limitless text messaging.
The validity of the above Reliance Jio 4G "iPhone offer" is 1 year and that means you will be able to enjoy Jio 4G freebies till December 31 2017. If you plan to purchase a new iPhone with Reliance Jio 4G, your current tariff plan would be the free Welcome Offer that goes on till December 31, after which the one-year special iPhone freebies from reliance Jio would begin.
List of eligible devices for the Reliance Jio "iPhone bonanza" initiative
All major Apple iPhone handsets would be eligible for the above Reliance Jio 4G offer (offering the Rs. 1,499 pack for free from January 1 2017 after the end of the Welcome Offer period). These are; the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6S and finally the iPhone 6.
Reliance Jio's latest initiative, at this point in time, seemingly runs parallel with its recent purchase of additional spectrum along with renewal of expiring spectrum. The latest spectrum acquisition makes Reliance Jio's service uniform across all 22 service regions of India. This development hints at better network quality, thereby potentially reducing call drops and improving quality of internet speeds across the country.