01/12/2016 1:59 PM IST | Updated 01/12/2016 2:46 PM IST

Reliance Jio Extends Free Data Offer Till March 2017 For Customers

The 'Happy new year offer' will offer free data for the new users signing up from 4 December.

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Mukesh Ambani Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

The new and the old customers of Reliance Jio will be able to use free data until March 2017, Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced today.

In October, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) directed the telecom operator to end its welcome offer by 3 December. The company will start a new offer called the 'Happy new year offer', under which the customers buying Jio SIM cards from 4 December will be able to use free data, voice, and premium subscriptions to Jio applications until March 2017.

The old customers will be rolled on to this offer automatically on 31 December. The major change is that the free daily data cap will be reduced to 1 GB from 4 GB.

Ambani said that the company will start supporting full MNP (Mobile Number Portability) starting today to port the same number on the Jio network.

The company recently started the home delivery of the Jio cards to the individuals. The delivery is on invite-basis and the users are selected from Jio. The company is also investing in different sectors such as home entertainment, fast internet, mobile wallet and more.

Ambani hailed the growth the of the network and compared it with WhatsApp and Facebook's user acquisition rate.

Jio achieved the mark of registering 50 million customers in 83 days a few days ago. The chairman also congratulated Narendra Modi on the demonetisation decision to combat black money.