In a major jolt to both the new and existing users of JioFiber, Reliance Jio has stopped offering Preview Offer. The users must now opt for any of the paid plans to continue using broadband service. As of now, the company has been offering two months of free service to new JioFiber users. The same applies to the existing subscribers who are availing the JioFiber Preview Offer. As part of the Preview Offer, Reliance Jio offered a total of 1.1TB data at 100 Mbps speed at no extra cost.
JioFiber New Subscribers Can Now Opt for Only Paid Plans
Users opting for a new JioFiber connection must choose any of the prepaid plans announced during the commercial launch of JioFiber in September. The company has announced a total of six broadband plans dubbed Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum, and Titanium with monthly FUP limits. Of the six plans, the Bronze plan is the most affordable offering from the company and priced at Rs 699. From now on, the new customers need to opt for any of the available JioFiber plans.
Users opting for a new connection must shell out Rs 2500 one time charges for availing the service. It includes non-refundable installation charges of Rs 1,000 and Rs 1,500 will be refunded to the customer upon disconnection of the service. After successful payment of Rs 1500, Reliance Jio is offering a free 2.4Ghz wi-fi router and a new ONT box.
Reliance Jio May Witness a Decrease in the Number of JioFiber Users
The move from the company certainly comes as a shock to the new as well as existing JioFiber users. Users who are currently enjoying the preview offer are left with two options-1) to either move to the paid plan or 2) disconnect their existing connection and receive a partial refund amount of Rs 1500. There might arise a scenario wherein a major portion of the existing JioFiber subscribers might opt out of the JioFiber service. JioFiber’s competitors, like Airtel Xstream and ACT Fibernet, are offering better overall plans than JioFiber at the same price range. Unless and until the company comes up with something interesting, JioFiber, for sure, is set to witness a decline in its subscriber base in the coming days.