Hot Deal

After how many days does Jio disconnects number?

305°
Deal Cadet
Musky

I have 2 jio sims which I use as secondary (one has UPI registered and other one is Aadhaar registered for one of the family member).

For one sim rechaged on 21-Nov-23 with Rs395 and expired on 14 -Feb 2024 (73 days without recharge)

For one sim rechaged on 09-Jan-24 with Rs155 and expired on 06-Feb 2024 (81 days without recharge).

I remeber both have around 30+ balance. Though I am unable to check now as without plan app does not show balance, can I check it out somehow?


I want to know how much longer can I keep them without recharge? I do no want the numbers to be disconnected, yet I want to recharge them minimally.

What is your experience with JIO?

Top Comments
Deal Hunter Deal Hunter
Link Copied

Jio network is never disconnected without recharge for years. All thanks to Motabhai. 

All others are chor. No plans for 1 days , 7 days etc just to keep the connection in any network. Soon there will be No plan in market without data pack like jio. TRAI must make rule to provide users incoming validity plans talktime only like we get earlier (like 49 rs recharge in Chortel for 28 days). Jio gives free incoming validity for years whereas in chortel & vi we need to pay to get incoming calls. 

Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied
I had ported multiple nos. to Jio since Jan 2023 and no issues even if not recharged for 4-5 months at a time. Once I started maintaining talk time balance the calls to recharge also stopped. All the Jio nos. are regd. with various banks and so are in use all the time.
Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied
@LIMBO Brother, you didn't understand it. 
When I say after 84 days, this is the general behavior faced by many people but not a hard & fast rule. If you're not facing this then great enjoy.
40 Comments  |  
22 Dimers
  • Sort By
Budding Star Budding Star
Link Copied

90 Days 

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
Link Copied

Nothing jio never discounted sim because I uses last 3 years same u

Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied

5 years and still counting but it's advisable to recharge your jio sim atleast once in a year

Vanguard Vanguard
Link Copied

Never

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

I didnt do recharge for 2 years, still active.

Finance Mentor Finance Mentor
Link Copied

Technically, it goes to churning db after 84 days, purging may start or not based upon the whims of jio...

Some incoming calls (received, not just missed) shall put back the number in action...

Deal Hunter Deal Hunter
Link Copied

Jio network is never disconnected without recharge for years. All thanks to Motabhai. 

All others are chor. No plans for 1 days , 7 days etc just to keep the connection in any network. Soon there will be No plan in market without data pack like jio. TRAI must make rule to provide users incoming validity plans talktime only like we get earlier (like 49 rs recharge in Chortel for 28 days). Jio gives free incoming validity for years whereas in chortel & vi we need to pay to get incoming calls. 

Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied

Neither Airtel nor Vi disconnect the nos. even after years of no recharge. All the nos. had plenty of talktime balance but Rs 20 for Number Retention was never deducted. Only in one Vi no. a couple of months ago Rs 20 got deducted but CC couldn't shed any light as to the exact reason but since VAS/WAP deductions had stopped completely more than 3 years back I guess it was towards NR. This no. spent the entire time switched off and very rarely Vi credited free OG so it wasn't active as well.

View 1 more reply
Tech Guru Tech Guru
Link Copied

A lot of users have reported of losing their number because of inactive sim. Please don't take any unnecessary stunt. 

Tech Guru Tech Guru
Link Copied

Transfer the aadhaar number to the other. And be prepared to lose one sim. 

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied
Which one?
View 6 more replies
Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

As long as sim is inserted in phone your number will remain active. If you put sim aside without any network or activity your number will be disconnected in around 90-120 days

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
Link Copied

What about incoming validity 

Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied

IC is always active.

View 1 more reply
Benevolent Benevolent
Link Copied

Old Sim - never

new sim after 2021 - 84 days

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
Link Copied
Please avoid misinformation dissemination.
Unless Airtel, Idea, Jio are above the law, they cannot terminate the customers connection for at-least 90 days since last validity plan expired or 90 days since one received a call or sent a message or made an outbound call.
View 2 more replies
Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
Link Copied
As mentioned by user bikidas2060 and users limbo above, many operators try to project high numbers of active subscribers by not only not disconnecting, but also adding data validity or other packs from time to time
but at the same time, it is completely discretionary and operators are free to terminate inactive subscription and recycle the numbers.

As such, Jio never adds complimentary service validity, but initially they extended the 'Prime' without the customers asking for it or recharging.
This allowed the number to still be on the same name, even with a paisa of new recharges.

But as highlighted by the users I mentioned, in critical use cases like Aadhar or bank linked number, it is best to keep recharging within 90-100 days.

I have personally had Airtel numbers without even the SIM (SIM lost/damaged) or an active pack for 15-16 months and in December- January (2024) when I got a duplicate AIM issued and sent port message, I even got a call back from the retention team.
(Very strange but the person even sounded/acted as sad as if I had broken up with her. Kept insisting that all grievances, including poor network in the locality, can be fixed and that I should send the CANCEL request.)
Comrade Comrade
Link Copied

USING FROM LAST 5 YEARS WITHOUT RECHARGE...EVERY SIX MONTHS SOMEONE CALLS AND THREATN TO DISCONNECT NUMBER BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.....

Helpful Helpful
Link Copied

Still gets SMS ?

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied
yes
Helpful Helpful
Link Copied

Old series numbers which were activated during the initial launch are active without recharges.

Generous Generous
Link Copied

20 dedication rule was there isnt it? I read somewhere it was some order to not disconnect untill balance in acc?

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

How to check balance when there is no active recharge in JIO?

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
Link Copied
https://jio.com/selfcare/dashboard
Account management and checking account details can all be done via 'selfcare' mode.
https://jio.com/selfcare/dashboard/recharge-history

'selfcare' is available both on the portable applications and on the website.

ℹ️Tip:ℹ️ The log-on access code/OTP is sent even if number has no active plan and the operator website too can be opened in the browser in the device which the SIM/ e-SIM is present, EVEN WITHOUT ANY ACTIVE outgoing PLAN.
That is right, jio dot com will open in the browser if the mobile data is set to the slot in which jio SIM is there, even if otherwise the jio number has no active service validity or plan.
Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

Jio App is showing Rs50 JioPay cashback voucher for autopay I setup once (though I remember I withdrew it the next day after eceiving voucher),

How do I use those vouchers?

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
Link Copied

Had 3 spare sims. vi - last rechrge 399 84 days 2019  Airtel-49 pack  2021 jio - 399 56 days 2021 luckily all still working. Vi randomly gives 1gb 7days every month& Airtel 1gb 2-3days in 4-5months which might be the reason for going on but heard about jio many nos were closed within 40-60 days after pack expired

Comrade Comrade
Link Copied

Mine still works for incoming... Last recharge was before corona time... Jio dosnt seem to disconnect

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

How to know if the Jio has deducted from mail balance? I remember I had around Rs50 in main balance in Feb but now I have around Rs30. 

Where can I check deduction history in jio?

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
Link Copied

If the sim gets expired and transferred to other person, can they use upi of previous person

replyuser
Click here to reply
Reply