According to sources, Reliance Jio is working on a new tariff plan to be implemented for subscribers after the free offer ends on March 31. Based on early insights, the tariff plan would offer free voice calls and data services for a very nominal rate. The new tariff would be valid till June 30 and may be priced at as low as Rs. 100.
RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani had set a 100-million customer target in the shortest possible time while announcing the launch early September last year. Anshuman said the point of interconnect has improved drastically but is still 15 perc
ent in some areas. He noted that the figure is three times more than the ideal five percent of call drops.
Though Jio is internally battling the risks of losing its customers, finding a midway between the current, free and nominal charges to the post June charges will be a challenge. Finding a suitable price point which will reflect the market rates and will remain profitable, will remain a mystery for now.