Reliance Industries Ltd-head Mukesh Ambani announced the much awaited launch of Jio 4G services in India on Thursday. Sept. 1.
Reliance Jio 4G is confirmed to commercially launch on Sept. 5. The notable aspect of the new network service is that users will no longer have to pay for voice and roaming charges and they will have to pay just the internet bill. Thats not all, there are special offers for students and corporates as well.
How to get new Reliance Jio SIM card?
From Sept. 5, consumer can directly head to local Reliance Digital/ Xpress outlets with Aadhar card, 2 passport size photos, photo copies of valid proof of identity and residential address. Fill the required KYC (Know Your Consumer) form and get the SIM. Follow the procedure as explained by the Reliance Jio agent and get the SIM activated.
As part of "Welcome Jio Plan," new users will enjoy free trial offer till Dec. 31. This means consumers will be entitled to get unlimited HD Voice (VoLTE), video calling, unlimited SMS (9000) and unlimited high speed data.
Furthermore, they can also avail premium Jio applications â€“ My Jio, Jio on Demand, Jio Beats â€“ with unlimited options of latest movies, TV shows and songs across multiple languages till the end of 2016. Post the trial offer, users can enroll for data tariff plans of their choice.
To begin, 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. Currently, to avail the same internet benefit in other carrier networks, people have to shell out more than Rs.250.
Other salient aspects of Reliance Jio service:
- Reliance Jio consumers will not be charged extra for calls and SMSs on festivals, Friendship day, Valentine day and other socially significant days.
- Students with valid ID are entitled to get 25 percent additional discount on any tariff plans
- 'Enterprise' plan for corporate are also expected to be launched soon with subsidised data tariff.
Watch this space for more updates.
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|
|Wi-Fi (JioNet HotSpot)||-----||8GB||20GB||40GB||70GB||120GB||150GB|
|ISD||-----||Rate cutter||Rate cutter||30 mins+ Rate cutter||50 mins+ Rate cutter||80 mins+ Rate cutter||100 mins+ Rate cutter|
|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.
|Tariff Plans||Rs. 19(XXS)||Rs. 129 (XS)||Rs. 299 (M)|
|Free Voice (Local/STD/ no roaming charges in India)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4G Data||0.1 GB + ULtd at night*||0.75 GB + ULtd at night*||2GB + ULtd at night*|
|Jio Apps subscriptions worth Rs. 1,250||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited SMS (L+N)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Wi-Fi (JioNet HotSpot)||0.2GB||1.5GB||4GB|
|Validity Pack (Days)||1||7||21|
*Night: 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m.