Bye Jio Summer Surprise... But You Can Get it For Some More Time

Jio’s three-month complementary offer was withdrawn after TRAI’s advice to Reliance.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has ordered Jio to withdraw their Summer Surprise offer, subscription for which was due to end on 15 April. Jio has accepted the terms and is abiding by the decision.

Reliance JioJio is in the process of fully complying with the regulator’s advice, and will be withdrawing the three months complimentary benefits of Jio Summer Surprise as soon as operationally feasible, over the next few days.

RS Sharma, chairman, TRAI added that the telecom regulator has advised Reliance Jio to stop “complimentary” service offer as it was not in accordance with the regulatory framework.

RS Sharma, Chairman, TRAIWe examined it and found that it was not in accordance with regulatory framework, so we advised them to stop it.

Jio has specified that it will withdraw the offer as soon as it’s operationally feasible, till then customers can still recharge and become eligible for the Jio Summer Surprise offer.

This verdict from TRAI comes only a few days after the regulatory body had declared Jio download speeds to be the fastest in the country, ahead of Airtel, Idea & Vodafone.

Also Read: TRAI Says Reliance Jio Has the Fastest Speeds, What About Airtel?

Though this move hasn’t been welcomed with open arms by many Jio subscribers, it is a huge relief for rival telecom operators like Airtel and Vodafone who were constantly under the pump due to continuos free offers by Jio. Undoubtedly, the added pressure from these telcos forced TRAI to take action.

A Race to Recharge!

Now, existing Jio customers and more are rushing to recharge and avail the Summer Surprise offer till it officially closes.

Seeing that there are still a few more days to subscribe to Jio’s offer, their 72 million user base could see a substantial rise in the next couple of days. Till then other telecom operators will be busy re-working their data plans and restoring pricing rationality over the next few months.

(With PTI inputs.)