Jio launches Emergency Data Loan offer: recharge with 1GB data packs and pay later

Jio has announced an new ‘Emergency Data Loan’ offer for its subscribers. Under the new initiative, the telco allows users who have run out of data to take a ‘loan’ in the form of a data recharge pack. The feature is targeted at users who run out of their daily high speed data, and require additional data for emergency use.

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With this offer, users will be able to recharge with up to 5 emergency data loan packs and pay the amount back later. The facility is available only for prepaid users.

Jio Emergency Data Loan: terms and conditions

Jio’s Emergency Data Loan allows users to recharge with a 1GB data pack when they run out of data. Prepaid users can borrow up to five data loans, totalling 5GB of data. Each 1GB data pack is priced at Rs 11, which the user will need to pay back later. Users are required to have an active pack to avail the facility, and the validity of the data loan will be the same as the user’s base plan. This means that users who have an inactive Jio number, or have run out of validity on their base plan, will not be able to avail the facility.

Jio Emergency Data Loan: how to avail?

Follow the steps below to avail a Jio Emergency Data Loan

Follow the steps below to avail a Jio Emergency Data Loan. You’ll need to do this via the MyJio app.

  1. Open the MyJio app and click on the three-line menu in the top left corner
  2. Under Mobile Services, tap on ‘Emergency Data Loan’
  3. Click on ‘Proceed’ under the banner
  4. Select the ‘Get emergency data’ option
  5. Tap on ‘Activate Now’

Users can pay for their data loans on the same page, once they have sufficient funds.

Ketaki Bhojnagarwala

Ketaki has over 10 years experience writing on tech, having worked at the Hindu Business Line and 91mobiles earlier. When she's not editing copies or reviewing the latest gadgets, she spends her time binge-watching Netflix and reading fantasy fiction.