Reliance Jio on Thursday announced a new offer in collaboration with Chinese phone maker, Oppo. Under the Jio Oppo Monsoon offer, the telco says users are entitled to up to 3.2TB of free 4G data and benefits worth “up to Rs. 4,900” when buying a new Oppo 4G smartphone in the country, though there’s a lot of fine print you need to watch out for. The Oppo-Jio offer is applicable on both old and new Jio prepaid SIM cards though only the Rs. 198 and Rs. 299 prepaid packs are eligible for the offer benefits. The Rs. 198 Jio pack offers 2GB of 4G data per day, and the Rs. 299 Jio recharge gives the user 3GB worth of data benefits per day, for a validity of 28 days each.
The offers runs from June 28, 2018 to September 25, 2018. As for the benefits, Jio users will get 36 instant cashback coupons worth Rs. 50, taking the total cashback amount to Rs. 1,800. These vouchers can be used against subsequent monthly recharges for any Jio subscriber, and are valid till September 30, 2021. Apart from that, up to Rs. 1,800 will be issued to the user in three tranches of Jio Money credit, post the 13th, 26th, and 39th recharge – a wait of over three years to avail this “offer”. While the Rs. 299 pack subscribers will get up to Rs. 1,800 Jio Money credit, users subscribing to the Rs. 198 can only avail up to Rs. 600 in credit.
Lastly, Rs. 1,300 worth of discount coupons from MakeMyTrip will also be part of the offer, valid till October 31, 2018, taking the total amount to Rs. 4,900. In totality, two coupons will be provided, with one for domestic hotels and the other for domestic flight bookings. The coupons will be visible in your account within 48 hours of the first recharge. The cashback coupons (in fewer quantities) and MakeMyTrip vouchers have been part of other Jio recharge offers as well, so the real benefit on offer here is questionable.
As mentioned earlier, the Jio offer is applicable on all Oppo 4G phones, except the Realme 1 (Review).
Earlier this week, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) published its telecom subscription report for April which recorded the addition of 96 lakh new subscribers during the same month on to Jio’s 4G network. Jio currently comes in fourth in the Indian market with a market share of 17.44 percent.