Reliance Jio 4G service goes live in India on Monday; Where to get new SIM, tariff plans [everything you need to know]
Reliance Jio 4G service goes live in India on Monday; Where to get new SIM, tariff plans [everything you need to know]Relaince Jio official website (screen-shot)

Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Ltd. is set to throw open the much awaited Jio 4G service in India on Monday.

Reliance Jio SIMs, which was offered only at Reliance Digital, Xpress, Jio stores, will also be made available in close to 2 lakh shops including multi-brand outlets, mobile phone shops and regular currency re-charging outlets across India.

How to enroll for the new Reliance Jio SIM card?

Starting today, consumers can directly head to local Reliance Digital/ Xpress outlets or any other mobile phone shops with Aadhar card, 2 passport size photos, photo copies of valid proof of identity and residential address. Fill the required CAF (Consumer Application Form) document and get the SIM. Follow the procedure as explained by the Reliance Jio agent and get the SIM activated.

Via e-KYC:

Anticipating huge demand, select Reliance authorized shops are also offering Aadhaar based e-KYC (electronic-Know Your Customer) service, an instant verification process. There, customers who plan to purchase a new SIM, just need to submit/verify their Biometrics (iris scan / fingerprints) at the Point of Sale. The details will be instantly matched with the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) database and following the validation, the connection will be activated instantly in the name of the customer.

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Via Coupon Code:

If you already own any of the Reliance Jio-eligible branded smartphones, you need to download the MyJio app from Google Play Store (HERE) or Apple iTunes (HERE). Then follow the procedure below:

Step 1: Open MyJio App on your smartphone.
Step 2: Type-in your details including full name and mobile number for verification
Step 3: Check availability of Jio Preview Offer in your location
Step 4: Once finding the nearest shop, generate your exclusive Jio preview offer coupon code
Step 5: Take the screen-shot of code on your phone and show it to sales executive at Reliance Digital/Xpress store and submit with two passport size photos and a photocopy of a valid government-issued identity card for residence verification
Step 6: Collect the new Reliance Jio SIM and insert it in your phone
Step 7: Activate Jio SIM card by dialing 1977.
Step 8: Go to MyJio and click on avail offer to start your free services

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What are the benefits of 'Free Welcome Offer'?

As part of trial offer, new users are entitled to get unlimited HD Voice (VoLTE), video calling, unlimited SMS (9000) and unlimited high speed data till Dec. 31, 2016.

Furthermore, they can also avail premium Jio applications – My Jio, Jio on Demand, Jio Beats – with unlimited options of latest movies, TV shows and songs across multiple languages till the end of 2017.

[Note: If you are an existing Jio Preview Offer consumer, you will be automatically migrated to the Free Welcome Offer on Sept. 5 and be able to enjoy same benefits till the end of December.]

Post the trial offer, users can enroll for data tariff plans of their choice.To begin with, Reliance Jio 4G data pack will cost Rs. 50 for 1GB, which translates to 5p/1MB, almost five times less than that of the cost offered by incumbent players. Furthermore, students with valid college/school ID card can avail 25-percent more data.

Here's the breakdown of Reliance Jio Internet Tariff plans:

Jio Tariff plans Rs.149 (S) Rs.499 (M1) Rs.999 (M2) Rs.1,499 (L) Rs.2,499 (XL) Rs.3,999 (XXL) Rs.4,999 (XXXL)
Free Voice(Local/STD/ no roaming charges in India) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4G Data 0.3GB 4GB + ULtd 4G at night* 10GB + ULtd 4G at night* 20GB + ULtd 4G at night* 35GB + ULtd 4G at night* 60GB + ULtd 4G at night* 75GB + ULtd 4G at night*
Jio Apps subscriptions worth Rs. 1,250 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Unlimited SMS 100 ULtd ULtd ULtd ULtd ULtd ULtd
Wi-Fi (JioNet HotSpot) ---- 8GB 20GB 40GB 70GB 120GB 150GB
Validity Pack (Days) 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days

*Night: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00.a.m

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As of now, close to 25 smartphone brands including Samsung, Asus, LG, Lenovo, Motorola, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Huawei (& Honor), Vivo, Micromax (& YU), Celkon, Karbonn have been listed as the partners of Reliance Jio service.

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Though Apple is yet to be named in the list, devices running iOS 8 version and later are eligible to avail the 4G service by downloading MyJio app on the phone and generate the coupon code as mentioned above.

Watch this space for more updates.

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