Reliance Jio to offer free voice calls, data, roaming till year-end

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) Burying all speculation, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday the commercial operations of Reliance Jio will start from Dec 31. The company also offered several freebies to attract customers.

The chairman gave this information while addressing the 42nd annual general meeting of the company.

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.