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Jio announces triple cashback offer for Prime members, plans to launch its VR app

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10th Nov 2017
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Reliance Jio on Thursday introduced a variety of ‘Prime Benefits for all Jio Prime customers, including triple cashback of up to Rs 2,599 on every recharge of Rs 399 or above.

The triple cashback offer includes 100 percent cashback vouchers of Jio worth Rs 400 on every Jio tariff plan recharge of Rs 399 or above and instant cashback of up to Rs 300 on every recharge by Jio's partner wallets, including leading digital payment wallets like Amazon Pay, Axis Pay, FreeCharge, MobiKwik, Paytm, and PhonePe.

The exclusive Jio Prime benefits will be available during the offer period from November 10-25, 2017.

The cashback redemption availability will have three categories — the Jio cashback vouchers worth Rs 400 (Rs 50 x 8) will be provided instantly in MyJio for redemption from November 15, 2017; the instant cashback from partner wallets will be credited to user wallets instantly and the e-commerce vouchers will be available from November 20, 2017, onward.

Jio Prime is a membership for customers who have joined Jio and enrolled for Jio Prime at a one-time annual membership fee of Rs 99. The triple cashback Jio Prime Benefit is the first set of exclusive offers announced for Jio Prime members. These offers go beyond the special tariff benefits that are already available to Jio Prime members.

Jio VR

Reliance Jio is also planning to launch its own virtual reality (VR) app in 2018 and is hoping to collaborate with experts at Birmingham City University in England, the university said.

Aiming to explore potential partnerships in the future, the Head and Creative Director of Jio Studios, Aditya Bhat and Ankit Sharma respectively, visited the university on Wednesday to learn more about how it is training the next generation of virtual reality (VR) professionals.

The Founder and Managing Director of philmCGI, Anand Bhanushali, also spent time with senior academics of the university as part of a visit organised by the UK's Department of International Trade.

Based out of both Mumbai and Pune, philmCGI is an animation studio where some 90 artists provide computer-generated images and visual effects services in films and television for some of the biggest studios in Europe and Asia, and is also expanding its offer in VR and augmented reality (AR).

"Today we have discussed a number of opportunities for collaboration," said Bhanushali.

"Lots of innovative solutions can be developed when applying fresh minds to companies such as ourselves," Bhanushali added.

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