Ported in to Jio. Can I recharge online?

Ported in to Jio. Can I recharge online?

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Hey fellas I just ported my decade old Vodafone no. to Jio and just few hours back I did that telecaller ID verification thingy, now I can receive calls. Obviously now I have to recharge for outgoing calls and data, but the question is, can I do it from online? Because when I visited Jio store few days ago for the porting request, they informed me that I shouldn’t do the first recharge online, only from their store. However, that sounded like BS to me.

Anyone ported their airtel/Voda SIM to Jio and in that case what is the procedure for recharge? Do I have to do the 99 recharge for Prime activation first and then the recharge as per my wish or what? Main question remains whether or not I can do it online.

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You need to buy Prime Membership too in addition to normal 399 plan.

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@ithehappy how much money they took for porting?

The last time when I checked they were asking me some 500rs (399 for base plan + 99 for prime)

I told them, I will recharge online, they didn’t listen.

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Tejaa wrote:

@ithehappy how much money they took for porting?

The last time when I checked they were asking me some 500rs (399 for base plan + 99 for prime)

I told them, I will recharge online, they didn’t listen.

They didn’t take any money mate. It was totally free.

Now the question is the first recharge has to be of Rs. 399? Can’t I do that 98 recharge? If I were to do the 399 one I would have stayed with Vodafone. I’ve absolutely no need of it.

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ithehappy wrote:

They didn’t take any money mate. It was totally free.

Now the question is the first recharge has to be of Rs. 399? Can’t I do that 98 recharge? If I were to do the 399 one I would have stayed with Vodafone. I’ve absolutely no need of it.

You can’t recharge just any amount. There is something called FRC. Call their customer care and ask the minimum amount FRC plan available and do recharge that amount.

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Was in same situation. Tried 498(399+99) in few apps even via jio website. All got cancelled. Finally did 500 top up from niki and activated 399+99 plan through jio account. The top up took almost half an hour to get completed.

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Okay exactly how can I talk to their customer care? I called on 1991 and pressed all possible options but they never gave that option of pressing 9 for talking to customer care rep! Sorta regretting my decision now!

PS- Got it. Talked with them. They said I can do any valid denomination of Jio from My Jio app, so did the same (99+98; 197) and it worked.

Thanks all.

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Tejaa wrote:

You can’t recharge just any amount. There is something called FRC. Call their customer care and ask the minimum amount FRC plan available and do recharge that amount.

I don’t remember any FRC for Jio..
Just need to recharge with required plan + 99(prime for 1st time)

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Cc : @ithehappy

However, confirm if 98/- plan can be done on 1st recharge.. or u need 399/- 1st time & 98/- from second onwards.

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But, even if 399/- plan is required, u can try with 98+99.. if willing to take risk of blocking 98/- for 3months.. because if service doesn’t start, u will have to recharge with 399/- (or 149/- min value with UL data, 28days Validity).. and 98/- will be in queue.

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

I don’t remember any FRC for Jio..
Just need to recharge with required plan + 99(prime for 1st time)…

Cc : @ithehappy

However, confirm if 98/- plan can be done on 1st recharge.. or u need 399/- 1st time & 98/- from second onwards.

But, even if 399/- plan is required, u can try with 98+99.. even willing to take risk of blocking 98/- for 3months.. because if service doesn’t start, u will have to recharge with 399/- (or 149/- min value with UL data, 28days Validity).. and 98/- will be in queue.

Do one thing recharge 100*5 using amazon …Etc
Then download jio app and select the plan and pay using wallet balance

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suplex_city wrote:

Do one thing recharge 100*5 using amazon …Etc
Then download jio app and select the plan and pay using wallet balance

@ithehappy
U can do this.. but go for multiple of 150/-
This way u can get 35/- cb from Amazon each time (if done from different accounts, as offer is once/user)
Do recharge only after offer collection.

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

@ithehappy
U can do this.. but go for multiple of 150/-
This way u can get 35/- cb from Amazon each time (if done from different accounts, as offer is once/user)

Yes

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Confirmed

There is no FRC..
You can recharge with any UL plan (starting with 149 min)    99/- (prime).  14999 is confirm.


Not sure about 98+99/-.. you can try, either

  • It will be successful, plan will be activated
  • It will be successful, service won’t start, 98/- plan in Q
  • Unsuccessful, recharge amount refunded.

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Tejaa wrote:

You can’t recharge just any amount. There is something called FRC. Call their customer care and ask the minimum amount FRC plan available and do recharge that amount.

There’s no such thing with jio. Guys looted us by saying so to pocket their profits. Others taught us this BS for ages too, I know. This is how we got conned. expressionless

You can do whatever amount from wherever.. your choice. The only thing is 99 membership plan should be included in the first ever recharge plan.

@ithehappy Yes, you may go with the 98 plan along with 99 membership plan from jio app (i have tried myself with 399 and paid by paytm). Some even confirmed the same (mem+recharges) option from Amazon portal directly. Do check that.

Edit: Good to know that it worked for ya! plus1

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Yes you can do on amazon jio recharge non prime section or jio web/app. I did same

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Yeah thanks once again all. I simply logged into My Jio app, glanced at the denominations and the 98 plan was listed there. In fact Jio made it easier by adding the prime membership fee of 99 to reflect with the actual recharge denomination, so in my case, it automatically showed 197 for the 98 recharge. Simply didn’t want to take any chance for the first recharge and thus paid directly from within My Jio app with debit card. I’ll try to grab all the offers from next month though, even though other than the Amazon 35 CB nothing much else is there at all! Wish Freecharge started to send their codes like they used to back in 2018, that way I quite well recall of having the 98 recharge done at half the cost for over six months straight by utilising their 50 CB on 50 codes Lol.

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Great to see you figured it out.

Here is an additional tip…

Once you figure out which plan is best suited for your need recharge multiple times.

When the validity of the first plan gets over the 2nd voucher in queue is executed automatically so there is no disconnection in service.

Eg. Had cancelled my land line connection at home and bought a jiophone for 1500. I recharged with rs.49 vouchers via jio app or which ever like Amazon pay, paytm is throwing in a CB and just left it.

There is no disruption of incoming or outgoing service and vouchers automatically get activated when current expires.

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Tejaa wrote:

@ithehappy how much money they took for porting?

The last time when I checked they were asking me some 500rs (399 for base plan + 99 for prime)

I told them, I will recharge online, they didn’t listen.

lol, port through Jio stores, free of cost & recharge online.

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

Confirmed

There is no FRC..
You can recharge with any UL plan (starting with 149 min)    99/- (prime).  14999 is confirm.

Not sure about 98+99/-.. you can try, either

  • It will be successful, plan will be activated
  • It will be successful, service won’t start, 98/- plan in Q
  • Unsuccessful, recharge amount refunded.

you can also recharge multiples of Rs100 topup and activate Rs99 prime & Rs399 plan through your jio balance.

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@abhishek012 @deb3l @suplex_city

I want to port to BSNL, stores there are asking for ₹250.. Any idea if porting is free..& if its chargeable, what is normal charge & where can i get it done by paying less.

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

@abhishek012 @deb3l @suplex_city

I want to port to BSNL, stores there are asking for ₹250.. Any idea if porting is free..& if its chargeable, what is normal charge & where can i get it done by paying less.

why BSNL ?

exchange your old 2G phone with jio phone at Rs500.

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abhishek012 wrote:

why BSNL ?

exchange your old 2G phone with jio phone at Rs500.

Don’t have any old 2G phone.. Need to Port secondary sim to BSNL, so that don’t have to recharge with 35/- each month

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Ramesh1997 wrote:

@abhishek012 @deb3l @suplex_city

I want to port to BSNL, stores there are asking for ₹250.. Any idea if porting is free..& if its chargeable, what is normal charge & where can i get it done by paying less.

If you’ll take the pain to go to their office and submit documents there, then it’s totally FREE. Else 250 is the brokerage it seems, that must include some FRC as freebies.

Best is to visit their office.

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