Reliance Jio, which has taken the Indian telecom sector by storm with its lucrative preview offers, is reportedly going to be launched officially on Thursday.
Mukesh Ambani, who is scheduled to chair the Reliance Industries' 42nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sept.1 in Mumbai, is said to formally launch the much-awaited Jio 4G service, Tech PP reported, citing company insiders.
Sources also revealed that the company will re-name 'Jio Preview Offer' to 'Jio Trial Offer' and expand the service to all 4G-LTE enabled phones. It has to be noted that there will no change in privileges. New users will still be entitled to get unlimited HD Voice (VoLTE), video calling, unlimited SMS (9000), unlimited high speed data and Jio Apps for a period of 90 days.
Besides that, Reliance is expected to announce the tariff plans for pre-paid and post paid plans, as well.
Currently, a little over 240 handset series of Samsung, HTC, Micromax, Sony, Vivo, Intex, Lava, Gionee, Panasonic, Asus, Xolo, LG, Karbonn, Videocon, YU, Sansui, Alcatel and TCL handsets are eligible for preview offer.
Starting Sept. 1, Reliance Jio is expected to be officially rolled out to Apple iPhones, Lenovo, Motorola and all other smartphone brands in India.
In a related development, Reliance has reportedly commenced offering free Jio SIMs to officials and reporters of select media outlets that are pre-registered with the Press Information Bureau (PIB).
Notable aspect of this offer is that the Jio SIM comes pre-activated, saving lot of time. For a regular consumer to get the Jio's preview SIM activated, it takes close to two weeks due to huge demand. As per latest reports, Reliance Jio users have crossed 4 million already and it would become more cumbersome to get the SIM, once the 4G service launches on Sept.1.
However, lucky corporate users just have to insert the SIM in to their 4G-LTE phone and they can start using the services on the go.
It has come to light that Reliance will have a separate 'Enterprise' plan for the corporate companies with huge discounts on call-rates and data packs, reported India Today, citing people familiar with Reliance's plans.
Stay tuned for more updates.