02/09/2016 5:41 PM IST | Updated 02/09/2016 6:04 PM IST

There Is A Catch In Reliance Jio's Unlimited Welcome Offer

Jio has set a data cap of 4 GB LTE data per day.

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Yesterday, Mukesh Ambani made a big announcement regarding Jio's services. He said that all the consumers will get free unlimited data until the end of the year. Between many applauses, the offer sounded unbelievable. The catch here is that it is not truly unlimited.

Reliance Jio has set a daily cap of 4 GB LTE data usage per day. So those of you who were thinking of downloading big games on Xbox and Playstation should say goodbye to your dreams. Post 4 GB, the speed will be reduced to 128 Kbps.

Having said that, 4 GB is no small limit by any means. According to a report in Business Standard the average 3G usage in India is 758 MB per month. So the 4 GB data limit is still quite high.

The terms and condition in the PDF uploaded by Reliance also state that the free welcome offer is valid for one SIM only for a customer. If the customer buys another SIM he or she won't be getting any free benefits from the company.


Reliance announced a total of 10 tariff plans in yesterday's AGM of the company. The plan starts from as low as 19 plan for a day. Every plan has unlimited night time (2 am -5 am) data usage, free voice calls, and no roaming charges.

Ambani said that from 5 September anyone would be able to get a Jio SIM and enjoy the welcome offer. The offer would give the consumer unlimited data, voice and video calling, Jio Wifi access and premium subscription the Jio apps.