Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of Prime Membership for existing Jio customers and revealed tariff plans while addressing a press conference on Tuesday.
Ambani said Reliance Jio crossed 100-million subscribers, in less than six months of its launch. "Jio added 7 customers every second of every single day for the last 170 days," he said in his speech.
Jio had crossed 50 million subscribers in just 83 days, adding at an average rate of 6 lakh subscribers per day and surpassing the subscriber addition rates of global giants like Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.
"This milestone belongs to every member of the Jio community. We have created sustainable employment and this is an achievement for the entire country. We are humbled by the enormous trust placed on us by our customers," Ambani added.
Here's what Mukesh Ambani said in his address:
On December 2, 2016, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani announced the extension of free services offer for customers till March 31, 2017.
The company is in the process of doubling the network, to four lakh digitally enabled outlets by March 2017. Jio has also introduced home delivery of Jio SIMs, Mukesh Ambani had said.
More recently, announcing its third quarter results, Reliance Industries had said that its telecom subsidiary Jio has garnered 72.4 million subscribers as of 31 December, 2016.
Aadhaar enabled us to acquire a million customer a day which is unheard of in the industry as a whole," Mukesh Ambani said on February 16, 2017. Jio subscriber base is growing at a pace which it had itself had not expected at the time of launch.