It has been a busy few weeks for employees at the Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress and mini stores, as people are lining up in large numbers to get the Jio 4G SIM. From what we have learnt, it is going to get busier in the days to come as word on the street is that all 4G-compatible smartphones are going to be eligible for Reliance Jio Preview Offer (JPO).
The demand for Jio 4G SIM is on the rise due to its offer of 90-day free unlimited high-speed internet, calls and SMS. On the other hand, users of rival networks shell out about Rs. 250 for 1GB of 3G/4G data per month, plus the call charges and SMS costs that one endures throughout the month. Jio users have the privilege of unlimited usage for three whole months, saving them a lot on their mobile bills.
Jio SIM is available for free, but requires the handset to be eligible for the offer. Reliance has already expanded its JPO to several smartphone brands, such as Samsung, LG, Asus, Gionee, YU, Micromax and more. As long as the device is supported for the offer and the user presents all the KYC documents, the SIM card with 3-month unlimited data and other services will be issued. The pricing of internet and call charges after three months are still a mystery, but until then customers can enjoy the services with no strings attached.
When we visited some Reliance Digital stores in Bengaluru, they had no SIM cards in stock. But there are many stores around the city with sufficient stock, and people have been lining up before the store counters open, which is the case in all the stores across India.
People have also been tweeting about the long queues as they wait to get their free Jio 4G SIM. Given below are some of the most recent tweets: