Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani-led telecom giant, which has become synonymous with 4G Smartphone owners in India has announced some interesting news today at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited held in Mumbai.
Jio is India’s first all-IP network, which is future ready for 5G and 6G technology. It will allow the company to adopt future mobile technologies quite faster than non-IP networks. Today, the company has covered 18,000 cities and 2 Lakh villages. He promises that by March 2017, 90% of India’s population.
Today, Jio has announced LYF smartphones price at as low as RS 2,999 and JioFi personal router Rs 1,999. This makes LYF handsets the most affordable 4G handset provider in the country. You can move to higher speced handsets in the range to Rs 3,999, Rs 4999, and Rs 5,999. Apart from the new LYF handset announcement, Mr Ambani announced the Rs 15,000 worth of Jio Premium Apps subscription would be available for free up to December 2017.
Starting with Mumbai and Delhi, Reliance would be offering e-KYC procedure, any JIO customer carrying an Aadhaar card would be able to walk out with an activated SIM in just 15 minutes. talking about tariffs, there won’t be any charges for voice calls charges as well as roaming for Jio customers. Meaning Jio subscribers would get free unlimited high quality voice calls and can roam around across India without worrying about roaming bills.
The telecom giant has announced data tariffs starting at Rs 50/ GB, which is being touted as the lowest in the world. It is ten times affordable than any existing data plans by other private players in the country. Additionally, no more double rates for SMSs during public holidays such as Diwali, Holi, etc. Meaning no blackout days.
Talking about the tariffs, there are no upfront commitments are required as well as there are only simply one plan with data, voice and SMS benefits. No confusion among users. The tariffs starts at Rs 149 and goes up to Rs 4999 with validity varying for 28 days. Moreover, there are a day’s charges starting at Rs 19, 199 and 299 with all the benefits of voice, data and SMS. Nearly 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots across India, colleagues, schools and other public places.
The company is unveiling a Student Plan under which the college and school students would be able to get 25% more data in same tariff plans. They have claimed to connect up to 30,000 schools and college. There is a separate plan for Enterprise as we reported earlier. Creating a set of unique services, like affordable international rates, first of it’s kind concierge services and view conference services.
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Mukesh Ambani has also announced the Free Welcome Offer which includes unlimited data, voice, video, Wi-Fi and Jio Apps. It would be valid up to December 31st 2016.
Top 100 cities would be getting Fibre network rollout in the coming days starting with select cities. Under this, 1 Gbps high speed data would be offered. This is a solution for enterprise, therefore company has tied up with small as well as big firm in the country. There is a startup fund announced for young startup in country. There are works going on for apps related to education, health and agriculture.
Mukesh Ambani has set a target of 100 Million subscribers for it’s JIO team to set a record of reaching this mark in shortest period. Moreover, a 250 Crore GB data usage is expect by company when they reach 100 million mark. He addressed the issue of interconnectivity and appealed other private telecom players for a easy MNP services if there users want to switch to JIO.
Reliance JIO welcomes India to sign up for JIO services starting September 5th as it marks the commercial launch of their services.
While on one hand RJio has sent telecom firms into a data war zone, consumers seem to be benefitting the most from it.
With several telecom companies joining the cheap-price bandwagon, telecom tariff ranging from mobile data, SMS and voice calls –all have seen a major price cut.
Reliance Jio which has pumped $21 billion into its new telecom venture, is now gearing up for the commercial launch any time soon.
The 4G Preview Offer gives access to free 4G internet, VoLTE voice-calling, video-calling and SMS for 90 days.
But what happens once the preview offer is over? Will Jio be able to meet customer’s constant hunger for more? Here’s the leaked data plan that mobile website 91mobiles.com has revealed.Though we can’t authenticate the source the mobile website has used, but given the range of data and voice plan in the leak, Rjio will definitely leave behind other telecom companies in the competition!