Reliance Jio 4G launch: Mukesh Ambani says all voice calls will be free on Jio, data at Rs 50 per GB

Mukesh Ambani sets Reliance Jio target of 100 million customers in shortest possible time.

By: Tech Desk | Updated: September 1, 2016 2:14 pm
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Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday dedicated the much-anticipated Reliance Jio 4G services to the nation and called it an effort to fulfil the Digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 4G VoLTE service, even in its beta phase has been generating a lot of user interest across the country and millions of people have already bought the Reliance Jio SIM for the free data during the trial period. Ambani said his goal was to acquire 100 million customers as soon as possible.

Reliance Jio services have been on a trial run for a few months now, initially being limited to employees and then to those buying a Lyf smartphone from the company. From September 5, everyone will be able to access the service, which will still be free till the end of the year. Voice calls, meanwhile, will never be charged on the Jio service. The data rates are also cheapest in the world, he said, announcing tariffs starting Rs 50 per GB or 5 paise per MB. The entire bouquet of apps will also be free till end of 2017.

READ DETAILS OF THE RELIANCE JIO TARIFF STRUCTURE HERE

Over the past week or so, Reliance Jio has opened service up to people owning devices from most brands selling in India. The services are free for the first 90 days and that has been a huge driver for the adoption along with the high Internet speeds in the relatively new network.

The RIL AGM was held at Birla Matushri Sabhagar in Mumbai on September 1.

Watch Video: All you need to know about Reliance Jio 4G services 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AGM BELOW

# Mukesh Ambani starts by talking about youngest member of Reliance family. Says Jio is aimed at realising Digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He dedicates Jio services to India.

# “Life is going digital… I believe in next 20 years we will collectively achieve much more that before.” He says we will become irrelevant if we are not digital in this era. “India and Indians cannot be left behind”. He says Jio will improve India’s digital ranking.

#”Data is the oxygen of digital life. Jio is more than just a business. It is a commitment to enrich the life of every Indian.”

# Data demand is growing. Jio’s mission is to meet this exploding need, to go from data shortage to data abundance.

SEE VIDEO HERE

#Ambani lists five pillars of Jio services.

# Network: Most service providers have infrastructure for voice, not data. They have had to retrofit, have had to push an unnatural act. There is one language spoken on Jio, the language of the Internet: IP. The all IP design makes Jio the most extensive and future-proof in the world. Jio is a data strong network, built for the Internet from the ground up. Will cover 90 per cent of India’s population by March 2017. Only 4G on Jio network. Largest only 4G network in the world today.  Largest VoLTE network in the world. Jio is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data. We can transform India from a high price data market to one with the lowest data rates anywhere in the world.

#Devices: More 70 per cent of all smartphones in India are 4G LTE. Ambani announced new Lyf devices with prices starting at Rs 2,999 and going up to Rs 5,999. 4G LTE JioFi router at 1,999. Ensured that entry price for using the network will be low for Indians.

#Content: Jio TV will offer access to 300 plus channels. Jio Cinema will have a library of 6000 movies and 1,00,000 episodes of TV shows. Jio music as 10 million songs. Jio Money allows you to go cashless. Apps will be free for all users till December 2017.

#Services: Redesigned sign up process which will roll out in Delhi and Mumbai today. Rest of India within six weeks. Capacity to acquire a million users a day. Want to make onboarding experience as simple as possible. E-KYC will give you a working connection with Aadhar card in just 15 minutes.

#Tariffs: Have always put customer first. Jio tariffs are built on three principles. 1) customer should play for only one service — voice or data. So all voice calls will be absolutely free. No roaming charges across India. 2) Data must be affordable: Jio will have a base rate which is 1/10th of market rates. 5 paise per MB, or Rs 50 per GB. More you use, the cheaper it gets. “Absolutely the lowest rates anywhere in the world.” 3) Pricing structure should be simple so just 10 tariff plans. No blackout dates.

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#No strings attached. International calling rates will be best away, says Ambani. Indians will no longer have to turn off data.

READ THE FULL RELIANCE JIO TARIFFS HERE

#Students will be able to get 25 per cent more data on Jio’s main tariffs. Platinum customers to get white glove services.

#Mukesh Ambani rounds up. But says there is one more thing. Starting September 5, all Jio services will be availabe for everyone free till end of the year.” He calls it the Jio welcome offer. However, free services have been running for a while now. Now every Indian can do ‘datagiri’. “Do unlimited good things with unlimited data.”

#Jio is rolling out fibre-to-the-home wireline network. He announced a Rs 5,000-crore venture fund to help Indian entrepreneurs to set up their businesses.

#He announces 100 million customers target, a new world record. Have 5,00,000 partners across India. Jio family is nearly 50,00,000 strong across India. This is the employment Jio has created.

#Incumbents have significant advantages, the onus is on incumbents not to create unfair hurdles on points of inter-connect. In the last week alone Jio customers suffered five crore call drops because of these issues.

 

Read: Reliance Jio 4G launch: Mukesh Ambani could make crucial announcement at AGM today

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    Mahesh Reddy
    Jan 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm
    Official Now unlimited reliance jio for 3 hours at Nightlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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      rohit thakur
      May 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm
      Mana kuch bhi jio ka recharge nah I kiya ha ambani sar na to bola tha Mumbai Indian win hogi to jio free hogi 1 year par asa to hua hi ni I complain it
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      Aakash gabel
      Sep 2, 2016 at 4:00 am
      Specially congratulations mr. Mukesh ambani aapka jiodigital plan best gift for all indian
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        akash
        Sep 2, 2016 at 8:26 am
        Reliance jio ki sim chahiye mujhe bhi
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          Akshay S
          Sep 1, 2016 at 6:12 am
          Giving cheaper and better internet will make life of people better as we are now looted by the telecom companies.lt;br/gt;This will change India and the world like xiomi mi3 and moto g changed the way how we bought the phones.lt;br/gt;Looking forward to more such pan india revolutions.
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            Amit kumar
            Sep 17, 2016 at 10:07 am
            Jio sim not available in muzaffarpur
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              Amit kumar
              Sep 17, 2016 at 10:06 am
              Sim not available in muzaffarpur
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                Amitkumar Amitkumar
                Sep 2, 2016 at 5:37 am
                This is what we want and what we are awaiting. But ours is a rural area, no network is covered for Relience except Airtel and Aircel.lt;br/gt;To use the sim we need to move around half kilometer, where network is available. We are still expecting to install a Relience Tower. This will give facility to about 20,000 people.lt;br/gt;Pliz resolve a solution for fixing a tower.
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                  amol
                  Sep 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm
                  congracts ambaniji,and thank you sir, launched 4g for a common peoples, its a very beneficial and affordable for a common people.
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                    anil sanwale
                    Sep 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm
                    Good plan thank to mr mukesh ambani
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                      Ashim
                      Sep 1, 2016 at 2:39 pm
                      Will it granted by TRAI and other telecom company?????lt;br/gt;If it is true.....it will be the evolution in Indian telecom history.lt;br/gt;Great...great......great...lt;br/gt;Jai hind ....Sir.
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                        Harish g
                        Sep 2, 2016 at 6:40 am
                        Can I use reliance jio for my iPhone 5c?
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                          Tarun
                          Sep 1, 2016 at 7:54 am
                          Today there was a news of Reliance looting India through siphoning off Natural Gas from ONGC gas field.Most Newspapers and none of TV Channels reported this looting of ten thousand crores . Why ? , Who controls media?
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                            Chaitanya
                            Sep 1, 2016 at 6:34 am
                            yes the rates are cheaper...no one know how the coverage will be..what will be the use of unlimited calls and data when you don't have proper signal :O
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                              RAM DAYAL
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 9:26 pm
                              Now on roll out of RJIO,.AIRTEL promotor must surrender his grafting tactics to use forcibly my green land in my absence as a page to his BTS site in my village-Lutsan,Distt-Htathras ,UP WITH HEAVY LOSSES SUSTAINED BY ME BY REASON OF MY LAND WHICH STANDS INTIRUPTED/DISRUPTED FOR THE PURPOSES and IN THE MANNER I LIKE MOST BENEFICIAL,,MY HEALTH INJURIES,andOTHERS DIED OF CANCER BY THEIR EXPOSURE TO E.M.RADIATION BEING EMITTED BY THE TOWER BEFORE 01/09/2012 ,
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                                madhu
                                Sep 1, 2016 at 6:38 am
                                thanks for great ambani sir
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                                  dhiraj
                                  Oct 10, 2016 at 5:15 am
                                  My requirement is only 1GB per month at rs. 97 on airtel network. why i should go for jio where minimum expenditure will be rs.450 to 499 for crores of low data users ? (What is your opinion?)
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                                    dinesh sharma
                                    Sep 1, 2016 at 6:59 am
                                    mobile kab se milega fitures kaise honge
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                                      dorababu
                                      Sep 1, 2016 at 7:22 am
                                      బాగుంది...
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                                        deependra nahar
                                        Sep 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm
                                        How to get sim
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                                          deependra nahar
                                          Sep 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm
                                          Its amazing offer..great
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                                            PKR
                                            Sep 1, 2016 at 7:59 am
                                            Reliance after skimmimg off thousands of crores are trying to spread goodwill by introducing lesser tariffs. The media is sold on the idea ,considering the huge ad expenses by Reliance in the future. Who says media is freee?
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