New Delhi: After making the record of connecting with over 7.2 crore customer in just four months, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio finally decided to make earning from the project. Sources said Reliance which is currently providing all its services for free till 31 march, will charge for providing 4G internet. However, calling is believe to remain free for its customer.
A person associated with the Reliance Jio team told that company, these days, is analyzing the stats of people’s trends about using Jio over other networks. The monitoring process will last until February end and after which, the final call on tariff will be taken.
Source confirmed that company is not planning to give complete free services any further. “we will have to start earning now. However, the price will be very nominal for our user,” an officer on the request of anonymity said.
When officially asked for the comment on Reliance Jio paid plans, the company didn’t reply to the e-mail of economic times. Jio was launched on 5th of September last year with completely free internet and voice call services. This move made other established players like Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone India limited to revise their tariff plan. There was a steep reduction in the traffic rates in other telecom companies plan post-Jio launch.
Reliance Jio had earlier claimed that their production cost for providing 4G services was very low in comparison to other players in the market. Despite giving free services, the company is not operating Jio in the loss.
Jio management is contemplating the suitable price for its paid 4G services post 31 march. However, the company is also fearing that if the price goes beyond 100 rupees, it would lose the customer as the maximum of it customers who are using Jio are also associated with another network.