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Jio to Introduce ‘Emergency Data Loan’ Facility

Jio users that run out of data can get instant data on loan and pay later.

Jio is set to introduce a new facility to its users called ‘Emergency Data Loan’, which will allow the users to avail themselves an instant data loan when they run out of data.

Jio claims this is yet another consumer-friendly move to “deliver a great customer experience.” Jio users have started experiencing better network connectivity and higher speeds since the company recently augmented its network to almost double its data capacity and speed.

Still many users, including me, are able to consume their daily data quota much faster and are left without high-speed data for the rest of the day, eventually leading the users to get a data booster. However, sometimes it is not possible to instantly purchase a data top-up due to various reasons.

To solve this problem, Jio has decided to introduce an Emergency data loan facility that will offer a simple yet powerful solution to these users, ensuring the continuation of a seamless high-speed data experience.

What is Emergency Data Loan Facility By Jio?

The Emergency data loan facility provides the flexibility of ‘Recharge Now and Pay Later’ functionality to Jio users who run out of their high-speed daily data limit and are unable to recharge immediately.

Under this facility, Jio will allow its prepaid users to borrow a maximum of 5 emergency data loan packs of 1GB each (valued at Rs 11 / pack).

How to Avail Jio’s Emergency Data Loan Facility?

Jio users can easily avail this facility with the MyJio app with these simple steps:

  1. Open MyJio App and go to ‘menu’ on the top left of the page.
  2. Select ‘Emergency Data Loan’ under mobile services.
  3. Click ‘Proceed’ on the emergency data loan banner.
  4. Select the ‘Get emergency data’ option.
  5. Click ‘Activate now’ to get the emergency loan benefit.
  6. Emergency data loan benefit is activated.
How to Avail Jio's Emergency Data Loan Facility?
Steps to Avail Emergency Data Loan Facility
How to Avail Jio's Emergency Data Loan Facility?
Steps to Avail Emergency Data Loan Facility

Note: Payment for the emergency data loan utilized can also be done from the same page.

However, Jio is not among the first companies to introduce this feature. If you remember, Vodafone introduced ‘Chota Credit’ way back before 4G was even launched, which eventually allowed the customers to take a small credit and the loan amount was deducted upon the next recharge from the customer.


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