Reliance Jio is giving out 8 GB additional data to its users for the IPL season. The company that changed the Indian cellular landscape with free internet and calls for months on end, will provide 8 GB additional data to its cricket crazy users for experiencing IPL action on their smartphone or any cellular device.
The data is available for a span of four days and for users who haven’t even purchased the Rs. 251 plan (the lowest available with internet). The data given out to its users in this plan will be standalone, which means that there will be no calling or SMS coupled with this promotional package. Jio is likely to introduce this free deal to promote their ‘Cricket Season Pack’, which comes with 2 GB data for 51 days. This means that the user gets almost 102 GB data during the IPL at almost less than Rs 2.50 per GB.
The Jio Cricket Teaser Pack offers 2 GB 4G data on a daily basis for four consecutive days. After the end of the plan, the users will get unlimited access at 64 Kbps. It can be availed through the My Plans section on the My Jio app. Last month, Jio released a live mobile game ‘Jio Cricket Play Along’ available across IPL matches in 11 different languages. Claiming to offer real-time interaction with other players during the cricket matches, the game also offers certain prizes to participants. Jio also launched a web show with comedian Sunil Grover and many others featuring “unseen off-the-field experience, a hearty dose of laughter, exclusive comments by Cricket experts and celebrity guests”. Users can watch the show every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday throughout the IPL season. The show is available on Myjio App only.
Users need the Rs 251 pack in order to avail all these benefits, but the additional data is available for free without the need of any other pack for all users across the country. After the launch of Rs 251 pack, BSNL also launched a Rs 248 pack that offered 3 GB data for 51 days hereby leaving Jio behind. But the only problem is that BSNL doesn’t offer 4G in all circles of the country, except Kerala, and hence people prefer Jio with 4G service. Airtel is also likely to announce its own plan, to tackle these plans, soon.