“The Rs 102 Jio recharge offers 7-day validity, meaning the customer gets a total of 3.5GB data with the pack”
A new Rs 102 Jio recharge has been launched by the Reliance Industries Limited-owned telecom operator for pilgrims undertaking the holy Amarnath Yatra. Notably, this new prepaid Rs 102 Jio recharge pack will work without a hitch at Amarnath, which is located in J&K; the government has restrictions on prepaid mobile connections in J&K under most conditions. Now, customers just need to purchase a local J&K prepaid SIM from Jio and purchase the Rs 102 recharge to get access to mobile data and other cellular services in the region. The validity of the new pack is 7 days.
Talking about benefits, the Rs 102 Jio recharge offers 500MB high-speed data per day, after which the speeds will go down to 64kbps. The total high-speed 4G data offered with the recharge, therefore, is 3.5GB. Subscribers will also get unlimited local and STD calls and 100 SMSes per day with the new recharge. However, they will not get access to Jio’s proprietary apps since the new pack doesn’t fall under the operator’s Prime membership.
The new Jio recharge for Amarnath pilgrims will be available via several Jio retailers in J&K for the entire duration of the yatra. This means subscribers will need to purchase the recharge at the end of every week for continual services if they plan to stay over a week as part of the pilgrimage. Over 600,000 people undertake the pilgrimage every year, which is held in the months of July and August. This year, over 67,000 people have already undertaken the yatra in the first five days, according to media reports.
In a recent report by OpenSignal, Jio was ranked as the most widely available 4G network in the country. It has also been consistently ranked as the fastest mobile network by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India’s MySpeed app. In fact, the Jio GigaFiber broadband service — which is limited to only 1,100 cities for now — has also been rated as the fastest broadband service in India by Netflix’s ISP Speed Index. The company is also said to be working on a “super-app” that will provide over a hundred services through a single platform.