Reliance Jio 4G full services from today: Everything you need to know

Reliance Jio 4G services have officially launched in India today, and here's a look at tariffs, prepaid plans and more.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 5, 2016 8:32 am
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Reliance Jio is set to roll out its full-fledged 4G services in India today. This means that Jio services will be open to all smartphone brands, which were not under its umbrella earlier. Though Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) opened its 4G service to most brands like Samsung, LG, HTC, Asus, Lava, Micromax etc; there still were a few left out. This includes iPhone, Xiaomi, Motorola and Lenovo. Now, any user with a 4G-enabled handset is eligible for Jio SIM card. News agency PTI cited sources and said, “The SIMs will be available at nearly two lakh stores across the country, including locations where SIMs from other vendors are also sold.” The SIM cards were only available at Reliance Digital Store o Digital Xpress Mini stores.

Reliance Jio SIM card comes with the Preview offer which gives users an access to free unlimited 4G data for the first three months. Users will, however, have to pay for Jio services from January 1, 2017. RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani called this the ‘welcome offer’ that starts September 5. Other benefits include free voice calling, and no roaming charges for Jio customers forever. Also, Jio customers will be able to access Jio premium apps like JioChat, JioMusic, MyJio, JioMoney etc for free. Ambani claims Jio’s data plans are the cheapest in the world at Rs 50 for 1GB. Reliance Jio prepaid 4G plans start for as low as Rs 19 and goes all the way up to Rs 4,999. The postpaid plans start at Rs 149.

Reliance Jio 4G services are going to launch fully tomorrow. Here’s what it means:

Video: Reliance Jio 4G Sim: How To Buy & Device Compatibility

Services:

Reliance Jio 4G services come bundled with several benefits for its users including cheap 4G data prices. Most of the Reliance Jio 4G plans gives come with free SMSes and free WiFi data. Then there’s voice calls, which is now free for life for Reliance Jio customers. Also, the Reliance Jio’s wide suite of Jio apps offers access to on-demand music, video, chat to name a few.

New features:

RIL has made it very clear: free voice calls (both local and STD) and no roaming charges within India. Ambani, on September 1 announced the company will make voice calls free for all its customers for life. Users will not need to pay for roaming (within India) either. The Jio 4G data plans include free SMSes as well. There’s free 100 SMSes per month for certain plans and free 100 SMSes per day for others.

Tariff plans:

Reliance Jio tariff plans start at Rs 19 for prepaid and at Rs 149 for postpaid users. Reliance Jio postpaid plan starts at Rs 149 for 300MB (1 month validity) and access to 100 free SMSes. There are 7 more plans, all of which come with a validity of 28 days and offer 100 free SMSes per day.

Read: Reliance Jio vs Vodafone vs Airtel: Here’s what 4G tariff looks like across these networks

The 4GB data plan at Rs 499 and gives users an access to 8GB of free WiFi data. There’s 10GB plan at Rs 999, which also comes with 20GB free WiFi data. The 20GB plan is priced at Rs 1,499. It comes with 40GB free WiFi data.

Video: Reliance Jio SIM speed test

Up next is 35GB plan, which costs Rs 2,499 and gives users an access to 70GB free WiFi data. The 60GB and 75GB 4G data plans are priced at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively. These come with 120GB and 150GB of free WiFi data respectively. Additionally, the 20GB, 35GB, 60GB and 75GB data plans come with 30, 50, 80 and 100 free ISD minutes.

Read: Reliance Jio’s 4G data rates are the world’s cheapest; starts at Rs 50 for 1GB

Reliance Jio prepaid has 10 data plans ranging from XXS to XXXL. The XXS plan gives users an access to 0.1GB data and 100 SMSes. There’s 4GB plan, 10GB, 20GB, 35GB and 60GB. The biggest (XXXL) plan comes at Rs 4,999 and gives users access to 75GB of data.  The company’s S plan costs Rs 149 and comes with 0.3GB of data and 28 days validity. The M plan is priced at Rs 499 for 4GB data and another M plan at Rs 999 for 10GB data. Reliance Jio’s L and XL plans are priced at Rs 1,499 and Rs 2,499. These gives users an access to 20GB and 35GB data respectively. The XXL and XXXL plan offer 60GB and 75GB data at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively.

Jio apps:

Reliance Jio 4G comes with free unlimited access to Jio apps, which includes JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioMags, JioXpressNews, JioDrive, JioSecurity and JioMoney.

Read: Reliance Jio 4G services: Here is all you need to know about Jio Apps

Those who wish to use Reliance Jio 4G services but do not have a smartphone which supports 4G VoLTE, there’s another way. Reliance JioFi is a hotspot device that connects up to 10 2G/3G devices and one more through USB. The JioFi device is now cheaper by Rs 900 and is available for Rs 1,999 from the company’s website.

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    sanjeev kumar
    Apr 22, 2017 at 6:26 am
    Nice
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      Vir
      Apr 12, 2017 at 9:46 am
      Ambani sir u r rock
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        Prasad
        Jan 26, 2017 at 1:26 am
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          Sunil Kumar
          Jan 4, 2017 at 1:39 pm
          How to upgrade Joe digital life? Because I got a message from Joe service.ml to upgrade my sim
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            Harsh
            Sep 4, 2016 at 8:11 pm
            In My jio app not able find "GET Jio SIM" Options I also installed all jio app what to do for Sim ????
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              Vasu
              Sep 5, 2016 at 8:55 am
              I am using Coolpad. Jio not. Recamand this phone
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                Solankiijanaksnih
                Sep 5, 2016 at 3:04 am
                Joi
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                  P mani
                  Sep 4, 2016 at 8:18 pm
                  Acer mob use jio sim
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                    Knrao
                    Sep 5, 2016 at 2:22 am
                    Comment Karense phele purithara jankari lo then post here Jo Maine aye bhol na teeknahi first collect information like what is volte and technology used by Jio how they able give such low price, what are other countries using this technology in which category it comes, since how long Jio working on this project why other not able use this technology how my much Jio spending how much others are spending so.. on then comment on this Technology iam fan of technology used by Jio
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                      Nandu Patil
                      Sep 5, 2016 at 6:07 am
                      All store asking for rupees 500 to get gio the sim. Else they are saying sim is not available. It should be available online.
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                        Nandu Patil
                        Sep 5, 2016 at 6:08 am
                        Or porting option should available.
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                          Sandhya P
                          Oct 11, 2016 at 3:22 pm
                          Not getting any phone connections through Jio set hence as per your commitment please immediately correct it and connect for incoming and mainly out going calls
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                            Rajendra sharma
                            Sep 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm
                            What is cost of jio sim
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                              Rajendra sharma
                              Sep 21, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                              What is the cost of jio sim
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                                Rajendra
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm
                                What is the validity of 0.3gb data in 149 pack of jio ...
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                                  Shyam
                                  Sep 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm
                                  But as per today how any one can use wifi data.. That will be useless... and if u dont count free wifi data then data cost is comming much above what decleared...
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                                    Sunil
                                    Sep 7, 2016 at 5:12 am
                                    M shopkeeper hu sim bacne k lea sim lene h
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                                      Sunil
                                      Sep 7, 2016 at 5:08 am
                                      Sim karedane h bacne k lea
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                                        Vijay
                                        Sep 5, 2016 at 1:16 am
                                        Bro, the voice service is called Volte. Means Voice over LTE. This means Voice calls need Data connection (LTE). How much data is consumed for a call is unclear. But definitely there will be data consumed.
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                                          info tech
                                          Sep 12, 2016 at 10:30 am
                                          JIO invests “big” in world’s best SIM card manufacturing technology from Pack-Smart. See how JIO sim cards are made:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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                                            info tech
                                            Sep 12, 2016 at 10:30 am
                                            JIO invests “big” in world’s best SIM card manufacturing technology. See how JIO sim cards are made:lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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