Hot Deal Is Jio Prime (Rs 99) recharge mandatory on Ported Number?

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I just got my number ported from Voda to Jio.

Does anyone know if it’s mandatory to recharge with Rs 99 for Prime Membership ?
I plan to do Rs 459 recharge but not sure about this 99…

Thanks in advance

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Yes every good plan is applicable to prime members.. So yes

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I meant only to prime members

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arunrathod55 wrote:

Yes every good plan is applicable to prime members.. So yes

OMG, this was a lightning fast response.

Thanks for confirmation.

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arunrathod55 wrote:

I meant only to prime members

I’m not a prime member yet.

Just ported.
Haven’t done even first recharge.
Should I recharge with 459 or 99 first?

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goldigger wrote:

I’m not a prime member yet.

Just ported.
Haven’t done even first recharge.
Should I recharge with 459 or 99 first?

No there is recharge for 499. Or 498 for new customers which includes plan + prime
I’m not sure about the price
Verify with your circle

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goldigger wrote:

I’m not a prime member yet.

Just ported.
Haven’t done even first recharge.
Should I recharge with 459 or 99 first?

Yeaterday i done one recharge for 399 to one non prime no, thru Amazon app.
Immediately it got rejected.

I tried the same no. in Jio app. It adds 99 default for prime and asks me to select remaining plans.

So if ur not a prime member and want to use 309,399,459,499, etc…, it will not go through.

You have to recharge that pack + 99.

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arunrathod55 wrote:

No there is recharge for 499. Or 498 for new customers which includes plan + prime
I’m not sure about the price
Verify with your circle

they don’t have combined (prime+plan) any more.
thanks anyway.

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is voda bad???
https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

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Scorpion wrote:

Yeaterday i done one recharge for 399 to one non prime no, thru Amazon app.
Immediately it got rejected.

I tried the same no. in Jio app. It adds 99 default for prime and asks me to select remaining plans.

So if ur not a prime member and want to use 309,399,459,499, etc…, it will not go through.

You have to recharge that pack + 99.

spot on.
this is exactly what I wanted to know.

I have a feeling other operators will soon follow this concept of Prime…

anyway
thanks

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goldigger wrote:

spot on.
this is exactly what I wanted to know.

I have a feeling other operators will soon follow this concept of Prime…

anyway
thanks

I called those guys to tell, you are cheating users. The is no Non-Prime thing. Everybody should be prime. It is mandatory to pay 99/-, you don’t have an option. And never try through Niki,Haptik, They would give you a recharge successful but there would be no recharge, I was lucky enough to get the refund in case of Haptik. I found another user in DD who did not get refund for this transaction on this very issue. So be cautious.

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desiman wrote:

is voda bad???
https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

My region there is no 3G for voda, but we have Jio 4G. So I had to port. Worst part was I had around 400/- balance still remaining. Could not find a way to utilise it, so tranferred it to another number. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

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saymyname wrote:

My region there is no 3G for voda, but we have Jio 4G. So I had to port. Worst part was I had around 400/- balance still remaining. Could not find a way to utilise it, so tranferred it to another number. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

Could have used the balance to purchase apps from Play Store. 16% extra.

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LIMBO wrote:

Could have used the balance to purchase apps from Play Store. 16% extra.

for me only airtel comes up in options.. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

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161508 wrote:

for me only airtel comes up in options.. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

can we use airtel voda or idea balance to purchase in play store

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saymyname wrote:

I called those guys to tell, you are cheating users. The is no Non-Prime thing. Everybody should be prime. It is mandatory to pay 99/-, you don’t have an option. And never try through Niki,Haptik, They would give you a recharge successful but there would be no recharge, I was lucky enough to get the refund in case of Haptik. I found another user in DD who did not get refund for this transaction on this very issue. So be cautious.

I agree.

If they are charging Prime fee for Prime plans, there should be Non-Prime plans for those who don’t wish to pay for Prime. This is unethical and nobody is complaining about this… very sad

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gauravrockz wrote:

can we use airtel voda or idea balance to purchase in play store

I have seen Airtel option.. haven’t tried paying though.

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161508 wrote:

for me only airtel comes up in options.. https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_rolleyes.gif

Its very fickle. Idea and Vodafone both worked over WiFi(did not work with cellular network of any different operator) but Airtel only if I connected via Airtel internet connection.

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gauravrockz wrote:

can we use airtel voda or idea balance to purchase in play store

Yes. See my comment above.

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Yes u need to get prime.

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Scorpion wrote:

Yeaterday i done one recharge for 399 to one non prime no, thru Amazon app.
Immediately it got rejected.

I tried the same no. in Jio app. It adds 99 default for prime and asks me to select remaining plans.

So if ur not a prime member and want to use 309,399,459,499, etc…, it will not go through.

You have to recharge that pack + 99.

Spoke with Jio CC. They say whatever plan you choose, you need to add Rs 99 (as FRC for Prime) to that amount and manually type that amount in (whatever) app you recharge from.

If someone wants to recharge with 399 (on ported or new sim), they need to add 99 to that. So 399 + 99 = 498.
Type 498 in the amount box and recharge.

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I got sim when Jio was given out free. I used that time and kept it for long time. Today I took our and did a recharge of ₹399 directly from Amazon . It worked without any issue. Also it shows prime membership in my Jio app https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

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M.MAHI wrote:

I got sim when Jio was given out free. I used that time and kept it for long time. Today I took our and did a recharge of ₹399 directly from Amazon . It worked without any issue. Also it shows prime membership in my Jio app https://cdn2.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_toungueout.gif

Don’t they deactivate in 3 months any more? Strange

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saymyname wrote:

My region there is no 3G for voda, but we have Jio 4G. So I had to port. Worst part was I had around 400/- balance still remaining. Could not find a way to utilise it, so tranferred it to another number. https://cdn3.desidime.com/assets/textile-editor/icon_sad.gif

how do you transfer balance

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panchabhut wrote:

how do you transfer balance

*111#
One of the opgion in the list is balance transfer, it is pretty much self explanatory

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goldigger wrote:

Spoke with Jio CC. They say whatever plan you choose, you need to add Rs 99 (as FRC for Prime) to that amount and manually type that amount in (whatever) app you recharge from.

If someone wants to recharge with 399 (on ported or new sim), they need to add 99 to that. So 399 + 99 = 498.
Type 498 in the amount box and recharge.

in my case 498 frc is failing i’ve tried on amazon paytm phonepe so far i believe it’s because 498 is shown as a 91 day prime plan in all third party sites whereas on jio.com it’s shown as 399 + 99 frc. i also tried 500 top up so that i could try activating through main balance but even that fails any solution or am i stuck paying the full amount wink

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waterloo wrote:

in my case 498 frc is failing i’ve tried on amazon paytm phonepe so far i believe it’s because 498 is shown as a 91 day prime plan in all third party sites whereas on jio.com it’s shown as 399 + 99 frc. i also tried 500 top up so that i could try activating through main balance but even that fails any solution or am i stuck paying the full amount wink

try 49₹ and insert sim in jiophone

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waterloo wrote:

in my case 498 frc is failing i’ve tried on amazon paytm phonepe so far i believe it’s because 498 is shown as a 91 day prime plan in all third party sites whereas on jio.com it’s shown as 399 + 99 frc. i also tried 500 top up so that i could try activating through main balance but even that fails any solution or am i stuck paying the full amount wink

You can also try 149+99 = 248. Should work…

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waterloo wrote:

in my case 498 frc is failing i’ve tried on amazon paytm phonepe so far i believe it’s because 498 is shown as a 91 day prime plan in all third party sites whereas on jio.com it’s shown as 399 + 99 frc. i also tried 500 top up so that i could try activating through main balance but even that fails any solution or am i stuck paying the full amount wink

I have recharged with 100 rs for 5 times using various offer.. After that I opened, Jio.com login and recharged 498 plan and paid through balance.. Try to recharged after 24 hour of activatng sim.. and restart the phone after activation

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goldigger wrote:

You can also try 149+99 = 248. Should work…

i wanted to take advantage of phonepe 75 cb on 399 but if all else fails will go for this thanks wink

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