Bhubaneswar: Amidst the ongoing nationwide lockdown, Reliance Jio has launched a unique ‘Jio Associate’ programme enabling customers and small businesses to make recharge on Jio mobile numbers of friends and others easily, while simultaneously earning 4% commission on the amount.  This has been launched keeping in view difficulties in mobile recharge in the vast rural stretches and semi urban areas in Odisha.

With this Jio Associate programme, any customer of Jio can now recharge mobile phones of his / her family and that of friends, and people in their neighbourhood, from the comfort of sitting at home. Along with providing easy option for mobile recharge during this lockdown period, the Jio Associate programme provides 4 percent of the recharge amount as additional incentive to the person doing the recharge for friends and others. This will give Jio customers a comfortable option to get their phones recharged even if shops are not opened during the lockdown period.

For joining as Jio Associate, any Jio user can download Jio POS Lite from Google play store on his / her phone. Upon registration and payment of minimum Rs. 1000/- into the account, the customer immediate gets additional 4% in his account balance. For example, if the Jio user registers and pays Rs. 1000/-, then his registration account balance immediately becomes Rs. 1040 and he can use the total Rs. 1040 for recharging on Jio mobile numbers of family, friends or others.

Though the initial minimum amount has been fixed at Rs. 1000/-, the registered user can make multiple further recharges by recharging his phone for minimum Rs. 200 or more. In this scheme, the non-refundable Rs. 1000/- joining fees has been waived off as part of special initial offer to encourage more and more people to avail the benefits.

The beginning of this programme has been quite encouraging in Odisha wherein thousands of people have already joined and benefited from Jio Associate Programme in recent weeks of April 2020. On Google play store Jio POS Lite app has already surpassed over 5 lakh downloads.  

Going forward, Jio is set to add new features and conditions in the programme. For joining the Jio Associate Programme, a person needs to be minimum 18 years or more in age and must have a smartphone with Jio connection to operate.