Reliance Jio has turned up to be quite memorable as far as the telecom industry was concerned . While reliance took the country by surprise other providers whined, howled and dropped profit in large number of crores (marketshare). Nevertheless, you may still find some puzzled spirits available who have no idea just why this can be a large deal for everybody, and what Jio is. This pocket guide is for those who missed the Jio storm 😉
What’s Reliance Jio?
Jio, also known as Reliance Jio and officially as Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), is an upcoming provider of mobile telephony, broadband services, and digital services in India. Formerly known as Infotel Broadband Services Limited, Jio will provide 4G services on a pan-India level using LTE technology. The telecom leg of Reliance Industries Limited, it was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Mumbai, India.
The services were beta launched to Jio’s partners and employees on 27 December 2015 on the eve of 83rd birth anniversary of late Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries. It will commercially launch its services on 5 September 2016.
Nevertheless, so what can one-get?
Jio offers SIM cards for 4G enabled phones and 4G personal hotspots for wireless internet on the go. Reliance also offers Jio apps like JioTV, JioCinema that promise to offer exclusive digital content (music, videos, TV and movies). The company is also offering budget-friendly smartphones via a subsidiary called LYF with Jio services.
Does it only work with LYF phones? Can I use on my iPhone OR Android?
No, purchasing a LYF telephone is not necessary. As of now, Jio services were only available on select Android phones that support VOLTE but Reliance promises that it will be available for any phone that supports 4G from September 5th, 2016.
Where may I get sim-card?
Jio Sim cards are exclusively available only at Reliance Digital Stores. You can download MyJio Android app to check the nearest Reliance Digital stores around you.
Is the sim-card free?
Can the activated Sim work on other devices?
No. Since the SIM card is IMEI bound, it will only work on the device it was first activated in.
Is a postpaid SIM also available?
Which other phones are additional suitable at this time?
Presently, services are available on Samsung, HTC, Micromax, Sony, Vivo, Intex, Lava, Gionee, Panasonic, Asus, Xolo, LG, Karbonn, Videocon, YU, Sansui, Alcatel and TCL handsets.
Has it been released or is still within the survey phases?
Jio is likely to be commercially released in 2017. It is still at the screening stage and that’s why all Jio services are now being free of charge price until 31st Dec. Anticipate some bugs, however.
Why is so much sound being made by it?
Because Reliance just showed India how cheap internet data actually is. They completely disrupted the market providing some jaw-dropping offers. Not only are they providing the internet to everyone at throw away prices, but are also making voice calls to any network whether local or roaming absolutely free.