Reliance Jio has crossed 100 million subscribers since the launch of its commercial operations in September last year, Reliance Industry Limited’s Chairman Mukesh Ambani said in a statement today. This is up from 72 million subscribers as of January. On an average basis, the telco claims to have added “7 customers every single second, of every single day”. Jio users have consumed more than 2 billion voice and video call minutes, and more than 1 billion GB of data since launch, Ambani added. This translates to a usage of 33 million GB a day. A significant portion of the data consumption is led by video, with users consuming more than 55 million hours of video content on a daily basis. Currently, Jio has a 4G presence in 22 telecom circles it operates in. On the other hand rival operator, Airtel has a 4G presence in 21 circles, Vodafone has 4G in 17 circles, while Idea is currently in the process of rolling out 4G in 17 circles by March. Jio prime membership program The company announced ‘Jio prime membership program’ starting at Rs 99 per year open for all existing subscribers and for new subscribers onboarding the network up till March 31st, 2017. Users can start subscribing for the prime membership starting from March 1st via MyJio app and website. The program will provide: -Extended access to free data (capped at 1GB per day) and free voice calls valid up till March 2018 at an added monthly rate of Rs 303 per…
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