Reliance Jio services are expected to come out of the beta stage in January 2017. As the date of full launch of paid services comes closer, the new kid on the block is experimenting with new ways to enroll customers. To start with the company has started a pilot programme; to get Jio SIMs home delivered for individuals. Airtel tried a similar strategy when it launched its 4G services some time back.
The Jio pilot programme will be rolled out in a phased manner and individuals will receive an invite to schedule a Jio SIM delivery at home at a time of their choice. The program is currently in beta and is being rolled out area wise in Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Vizag, Chandigarh and Jaipur.
In another initiative, Jio is offering housing societies and offices the option to invite a company representative to set up a desk where users can get a SIM activated instantly through their Aadhar card. Users can avail this option through Jio’s website or by giving a missed mobile call to 1-800-200-200-9 and get the invite link. Users can register their interest on jio.com/en-in/register-interest.
Reliance’s free Welcome Offer is expected to end December 31, and after the free subscription is over; users will have to buy a 4G plan as per their requirement. Jio promises the cheapest 4G plans, at Rs 50 per GB. Reliance Jio will be offering 2GB of data for Rs 299 a month, 4GB at Rs 499 per month, 10GB at Rs 999, with the highest plan of 75GB for Rs 4,999. Users will also be getting unlimited data from 2am to 5am.