Reliance Jio : Compatibility to Plans, everything made easy to understand

Reliance is pushing its Jio 4G even before its official launch in the country. The Ambani-owned telecom network is available to consumers across the country in the form of Jio Preview that offers 90 days of free data and voice calls (across all networks and even on roaming).

Initially, Jio 4G was only available to those who bought the company’s branded Lyf phones, which start from as low as Rs 2,999. But after partnering with Samsung and offering its JioFi mobile router, there are now more people eligible for the preview offer. The list just keeps getting bigger by the day.

Want to try Reliance Jio’s new 4G data and free voice calls offer? Not sure which all smartphones the services will be available on? Here’s a comprehensive list of smartphones supporting Reliance Jio’s 4G services.

  • Samsung – All 4G phones from Samsung, including the recently launched Tizen Z2
  • LG – All 4G phones like the K7, K10 and going up to the LG G5
  • Micromax – All existing 4G compatible phones and the new models.
  • YU Televenture
  • Panasonic
  • Gionee
  • Asus
  • Lava
  • Karbonn
  • Alcatel
  • TCL
  • Sony
  • Sansui
  • Videocon
  • Intex
  • HTC
  • Vivo

More brands are expected to be part of the Jio Preview offer in the coming weeks.

How to Get Jio SIM card?

What About Everyone Else?

If you don’t have any of these phones, that doesn’t mean you can’t avail of the Jio 4G SIM. As we found out, the Jio 4G SIM bundled with the brands mentioned above are unlocked, which means they can be used on any 4G phone.

How much will you pay?

 

jio.pngHIGHLIGHTS

  • All Jio users will get free data, voice, video and full bouquet of Jio applications and content till December 31, 2016.
  • The telco is offering all Jio Apps worth Rs 1500 free to all Jio users till December 31, 2017.
  • The costliest plan offers 75GB of 4G usage at Rs 4,999, with unlimited 4G at night and

Mukesh Ambani’s game changing Jio will force the country’s top operators to rethink their tariff. Ambani’s offer is going to spike the demand for Jio connections.

Jio Combo Packs

Jio combo packs would be the main marketing pitch for Jio. The voice combo packs combine Voice minutes, Day usage LTE data, Night usage LTE data, Wi-fi data usage on Jio hotspots, bundled free SMS and subscription to Jio suite of apps into a single pack. Voice combo packs come in different sizes and with different validity, currently Jio has listed 7 voice combo packs, the details of these packs is mentioned in the table below.

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Starting from the base 28 days plan of Rs 149  , a consumer will get:
1) 300 MB 4G data
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls,
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free 100 local/STD SMS.
So, if consumers tend to buy this plan, they will end up paying Rs 508 for 1 GB 4G data. That’s a bit steep, isn’t it?

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With Rs 499 pack , a consumer will have benefits like:
1) 4 GB 4G data plus unlimited 4G data during night
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free unlimited local/STD SMS
5) 8 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access
With this plan, 1 GB 4G data will cost you Rs 124.75.

The next Jio plan is of Rs 999 . With this pack comes
1) 10 GB 4G data plus unlimited 4G data during night
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free unlimited local/STD SMS
5) 20 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access
This plans lowers the 1 GB 4G data rate to Rs 99.9.

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After Rs 999 pack, next is Rs 1,499 pack . The benefits are:
1) 20 GB 4G data pack plus unlimited 4G data during night
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free unlimited local/STD SMS
5) 40 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access
With this pack, 1 GB 4G data will cost around Rs 75.

The next plans are Rs 2,499 and comes with
1) 35 GB 4G data pack plus unlimited 4G data during night
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free unlimited local/STD SMS
5) 70 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access
With Rs 2,499 plan, 1 GB 4G data will cost a user Rs 71.4.

Reliance Jio has priced the next pack at Rs 3,999 and offers
1) 60 GB 4G data pack plus unlimited 4G data during night
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free unlimited local/STD SMS
5) 120 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access

And the Reliance Jio’s last offering is priced at Rs 4,999 . The benefits with this pack are
1) 75 GB 4G data pack plus unlimited 4G data during night
2) Free unlimited local/STD voice calls
3) Free Jio app subscription worth Rs 1,250
4) Free unlimited local/STD SMS
5) 150 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access

If you opt for Rs 3,999 or Rs 4,999 pack, 1 GB 4G data will cost around Rs 66.65.

 

 

The highlights of the plans include,

  • The user only needs to pay for the data
  • Unlimited 4G data at Night
  • Free Voice calling across the country
  • Students will get 25% more data benefit
  • No Blackout on messages during public holidays/festivals.
  • No roaming charges across the country

Furthermore, Reliance Jio attempts to solve the typical pain points of a regular cellular connection by facilitating faster document submission process, no roaming charges, unlimited 4G at night and free voice calls across the country. However, Reliance is yet to mention the night timings for the unlimited offer. On the contrary, Reliance has made it a point not to confuse users with an overwhelming number of tariff plans and instead has decided to keep the number of tariff plans limited to ten in numbers.

Well, the list of offers doesn’t stop yet as Reliance has also announced Free Welcome Offer, which will allow ANYONE to access free data, voice, video and the array of Jio applications free of cost till 31st of December 2016. The Free Welcome Offer will be made available starting from 5th of September.

Jio is not just restricting itself to the Mobile internet services and will also be rolling out a fibre to home wireline network at select cities with speeds of up to 1GB/s on the tap. Reliance Jio has also requested the telecom operators not to create unnecessary hurdles and let people use MNP services without any kind of restrictions or pressure. The caveat, however, is that Reliance will be offering the MNP only in 2017.

Jio is ambitious, mighty ambitious

Once it’s up and running, RIL expects usage of around 250 crore GBs per month on its network. It wants 100 million users connected via Jio network in record time. It will charge consumers for 4G data only. Using Aadhar, a customer will be able to walk out of a store with a working Jio SIM card in 15 minutes. The service will be available initially in Delhi and Mumbai with an all-India rollout expected to be rolled-out in 4-6 weeks.

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  1. Pingback: Reliance Jio is going live today for everyone. Here’s how you can get a SIM and everything else you need to know | Verdict

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