Free JIO voice & data for every Indian till Dec 31: Mukesh Ambani at Reliance JIO launch

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Mumbai, Sept 1: "Data is oxygen of digital life; data should not be unaffordable to anyone," said RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday at the launch of Reliance JIO.

Mission of Reliance Jio is to take India from data shortage to data abundance, Ambani said as he unveiled the data and tariff plans for Reliance JIO. He said that Jio will transform the lives of Indians, it will realize potential of every Indian.

Data is oxygen of digital life: Ambani

Announcing the plans for the same he said: "Our data plans go further with a tariff of Rs.50/GB. The more data you use, lower will be the rate. JIO tariffs are explicitly designed to give you the full freedom and flexibility to use as much data as you want."

"In the spirit of One India, roaming charges will also be zero across India. No Jio customer will ever pay for voice calls to any network in India," Ambani announced. JIO services will be free for the month of September, he added.

I have set a target for team Jio to achieve 100 million customers in least time and set a record, Ambani said. "From the 5th of Sept, India will change for forever," he added.

Offering special tariff for students, Ambani said: "Special offer for Students with 25% more data and incentives to use more."Amongst a whole host of offerings Ambani made:

*Starting from Sep 5 till Dec 31, Jio's bouquet of apps, all services will available for free

*By March 2017, Jio will cover 90 per cent of India's population

*New handsets (LYF) will start at Rs 2,999

*Roaming charges will also be zero

*Jio will offer data at Rs 50 per GB (base rate) against Rs 250 per GB charged on average by other operators.

Speaking at the event, Ambani said: "Will connect 30,000 schools and colleges with wifi and high speed internet." "Healthy competition is lifeblood of market; incumbent operators should not misuse market and create hurdles for new entrants," Ambani said while addressing his competitors.

(with IANS inputs)

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