While the full-scale launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G service is still awaited, Reliance Lyf phones have seen a price-cut. The price-cut is listed on the company’s website and Reliance Jio confirmed with IndianExpress.com, that the same will also be applicable in Reliance stores.
The interesting bit with the price-cut is that users can buy a Lyf phone for as low as Rs 2,999 and will get a Jio SIM free with 3 months of unlimited 4G data.
Lyf Flame 1 will now cost you Rs 4,999 (a discount of Rs 1,000); Lyf Water 5 is now priced at Rs 7,599 (original price Rs 11,699); Lyf Earth 1 is available for Rs 19,499 (price at launch Rs 23,990); Lyf Flame 3 and Flame 4 have both got a Rs 1,000 cut in price and are now available for Rs 2,999 each.
Reliance says more discounts could be available on some of its phones soon, and we could expect more details tomorrow. Currently users can only buy a Reliance Jio 4G SIM if they have a Lyf phone or buy a new phone. Users can also register on the Reliance Jio website in case they are interested in getting the 4G connection.
Reliance Jio 4G was launched last year, with only employees getting access to it on a trial basis to test the network’s capabilities. With the introduction of Reliance 4G, other telecom giants like Airtel and Vodafone are racing to upgrade their networks to 4G in order to stay competitive.
It should be noted that Reliance Jio will only offer 4G connectivity across India and has rights to the largest pan-India spectrum for the high-speed networks.