Airtel seeks Trai intervention on Reliance Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer

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The new plans with benefits for Jio Prime members are aimed at encouraging subscribers to "live the digital life without restrictions", Jio said in the statement released post the announcement on the website.

When contacted, industry association COAI's director general Rajan Mathews said, "TRAI is the competent authority to determine whether it (the offer unveiled by Jio) is continuation of the old tariff, a new offer or whether it complies with the regulations".

Jio, in the beginning, provided 3 months of free internet and phone calls to the users from September till January, surprising the whole country the offer was extended to three more months until March 31st.

Ever since Reliance Jio entered the Indian telecom space, incumbent telecom operators have been vocal about the new entrant offering freebies to attract users.

You will either get an option to recharge for 1GB per day data plan or 2GB per day data offer, or you'll get both.

The Rs 509 plan offers unlimited SMS, voice calling and 2GB of data per day at 4G speed for 3 months on first recharge.

What if I am already on the Summer Surprise offer? Vodafone has request TRAI for "immediate intervention and issuance of suitable directions to Reliance Jio for withdrawing the said offer on immediate basis and notifying the consumers about withdrawal of said offer from the date of advisory received from TRAI".

So, now that Reliance Jio's services come for a price, are you planning to complete the recharge process?

Reliance Jio recently launched the Summer Surprise Pack.

If you are not a Prime member, you can still get the offer by paying Rs.349.

Vodafone India has called for the "immediate intervention" of market regulator TRAI, claiming that Reliance Jio is still "luring" customers to its "Summer Surprise" offer, local newspaper The Hindu reports.

What is good about the new offer is that even non-Jio Prime members get the opportunity to use either 1GB or 2GB of data per day for up to 84 days depending on the value of recharge they make.

Reliance Jio has unveiled two tariff plans under the Dhan Dhana Dhan offer. According to a leak, Jio is coming up with 'Dhan Dhana Dhan Offer', that will offer similar benefits like the 'Jio Summer Surprise Offer'.

Sure, Reliance Jio has been exploiting the system loopholes to continue offering freebies to its subscribers.

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