Reliance Jio 4G launches for employees: All key points you need to know

Reliance Jio's full-scale commercial launch will be a pan-India one, offering only 4G LTE connectivity and here are things to know about the service

By: Tech Desk | Updated: December 29, 2015 9:25 am
 Reliance Jio Infocomm, Jio launch, Jio 4G, Reliance Jio speed, Reliance, RIL Internet, RIL 4G, Reliance Jio launch, Reliance Jio speeds, Reliance Jio commercial launch Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the employee launch of the Reliance Jio 4G services.

Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom venture of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on Sunday, launched its 4G services for its employees, ahead of the full commercial roll-out in March 2016.

Reliance Jio offers 4G LTE connectivity for data and voice, currently the fastest and latest generation of cellphone network coverage. Reliance Jio’s full-scale commercial launch will be a pan-India one, offering only 4G LTE connectivity. Jio will not revert to older technologies like 3G or 2G unlike other players in the market.

Here are five things you need to know about Reliance Jio’s 4G internet.

1) Reliance holds the 2300 Mhz spectrum across the country, 800 Mhz spectrum in 10 circles and 1800 MHz spectrum in 6 circles. Reliance’s total investment is nearly Rs 34,000 crores.

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Airtel and Aircel also use the 2300 Mhz spectrum for deploying their 4G services in India. Vodafone and Idea are on the 1800 Mhz spectrum. However Reliance has the largest spectrum bank in the country, compared to any other operator in India and this puts Jio at a considerable advantage compared to other players.

2) Reliance plans to offer its services through an all-LTE (Long Term Evolution) network. Voice services on Jio will be through VoLTE (voice over LTE), which allows for calls over the faster LTE network instead of regular voice networks. VoLTE promises higher call quality, along with faster video and multimedia services.

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3) Reliance Jio won’t just offer high-speed Internet with 4G LTE, but also look at 4G-enabled devices and creating an app ecosystem around its services. Smartphone-maker Intex and Huawei have tied-up with Reliance to launch Jio compatible devices.

Reliance also launched , ‘Jio Chat’ that integrates chat, voice, video calling, conferencing, file sharing, photo sharing among others.  The company claims to have 1 million users already for Jio Chat.

In an earlier interview with Indian Express New Media Director and head, Anant Goenka, Reliance Industries’ President (technology) Jyotindra Thacker, had also said that the company plans to create a whole ecosystem of apps, devices with Reliance Jio.

He had said in the interview, “Devices will be at affordable prices. We did not want to just create a dump pipe for others to ride on it. We wanted to basically create some intelligence into the network, and apps and an economy around it. Apps and bandwidth typically go together and that’s when it becomes a viable proposition for the end user also.”

Also read: In rare interview, Jyotindra Thacker gives first real insight on Reliance Jio 

Additionally PTI had reported that Jio plans to offer high speed data, digital commerce, media and payment services for about Rs 300 to Rs 500 per month.

4) Reliance Jio has also laid more than 2.5 lakh kilometres of fibre-optic cables, covering 18,000 cities and over one lakh villages. The service claims to have an initial end-to-end capacity to serve in excess of 100 million wireless broadband and 20 million Fibre-to-Home customers.

 Reliance Jio Infocomm, Jio launch, Jio 4G, Reliance Jio speed, Reliance, RIL Internet, RIL 4G, Reliance Jio launch, Reliance Jio speeds, Reliance Jio commercial launch Shah Rukh Khan along with Akash Ambani, Nita Ambani, Anant Ambani, Mukesh Ambani and Isha Ambani at the launch of Reliance Jio.

Must read: Reliance Jio to brings Rs 4,000 4G smartphone by December, user bills to be under Rs 500 per month  

5) Reliance Jio will has also partner with State Bank of India to apply for the Payment Bank licence.  The company is working on its digital money and digital payment business strategy and Jio Money will try and provide secure, digital payments in India.

6) According to a recent report by brokerage firm Credit Suisse, download speed on 4G network of Reliance Jio during its beta-test phase peaked at 70 MB per second but remained in 15-30 mbps range on most occasions. At 70 mbps speed, a full movie can be downloaded in about half a minute, while at 15-30 mbps the download time is about three minutes.

The report said download speed of Reliance Jio 4G service was impressive and found urban coverage of RJio network at par with incumbents but remarked that rural coverage remains “poor”. “We experienced peak download speed of 70 Mbps during our trials, and on most occasions in the 15-30 Mbps range, even on the move,” a report by Credit Suisse Research Analysts Sunil Tirumalai and Chunky Shah said.

More on Jio: Reliance Jio 4G network peaked at 70 mbps during beta-test phase: report

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First Published on: December 28, 2015 9:51 am
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    Ab
    Mar 24, 2016 at 8:00 pm
    I love jio 4g sim is too good network iam emplo of jio 4g sim
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      bhabatosh mishra
      Jul 21, 2016 at 5:10 pm
      what should be the plan after the lunching of jio.
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        Bhargav. B.
        Jul 12, 2016 at 6:53 am
        This 4G Technology is excellent and will built up a New technocrat India in short time.I am giving it to 10 star rating.
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          Ankush
          Apr 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm
          How to recharge me my number through lt;br/gt;Bank account or debit card
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            gulab baria
            Apr 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm
            Is good nice speed....
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              Javeed pasha
              Mar 22, 2016 at 6:14 pm
              Very good
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                bondhujit
                Mar 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm
                felling good...bt my areas no network...dats the prblm...plz try to fix
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                  John Squash
                  Jan 15, 2016 at 7:35 am
                  It's really surprising to see Intex and Huawei in collaboration to make 4G lte compatible smartphones for Jio. I mean, I just read an article about top 50 companies who are most active in research and development in 4G domain. Even Nokia, LG, and Samsung comes in top 5 list. I must say Huawei still takes a good place on the list. But Intex? seriously? Anybody interested in top 50 companies who are innovating the 4G lte domain. you can also read it from here -
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                    haresh parmar
                    Jun 25, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                    This is new platform for 4g technology
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                      Rajiv Kumar
                      Jun 17, 2016 at 6:42 pm
                      Very good lt;br/gt;Evey thing good exile ant performe
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                        Rakesh
                        Jul 18, 2016 at 12:31 pm
                        Worst! Worst ! Worst ! Network till date I have not seen any network like this. Speed of this network is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Badddddddddd! . After service is also worstttttttttttt! I suggest you alllll not to use this network at all! .unnecesaary deduction from account! No network coverage at many places customer care service is also worst! Very bad network! �! Dont use it I personaly hate this network alot
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                          Shubhrangshu Sengupta
                          May 31, 2016 at 9:31 am
                          On 31-May-2016 11:29 am, MyLYF Care wrote:lt;br/gt;Dear Mr. Sengupta, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I understand your concern and I regret the inconvenience caused to you.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In order to avail Jio SIM, If you have any friends or family working for RIL then only you can request them to send you the invite.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In case of any queries, please write to .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Thank you lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sayali Kesarkar lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Team LYFlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;--Original Message--lt;br/gt;From: lt;br/gt;Date: 05/31/2016 01:44 AMlt;br/gt;To: lt;br/gt;Cc: lt;br/gt;Subject: Re: Prayer for Reliance 4G Jio Sim [#109345]lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dear Sir,lt;br/gt;This is fully untrue that "From the day of employee launch, the Jio services are only available to RIL employees".lt;br/gt;Attached attachment will show you the real picture as the 4g sim was issued on the name of Mr Prabir Dhar, who is not at all a employee of your reliance Jio.lt;br/gt;It is clear that your company are now very much interested to sell more mobile hand set on the name of Jio 4g preview offer. So why don't you advice me to purchase another handset to avail the preview offer ? Simply because of your very honest nature you can never revert back to me like that.lt;br/gt;Thanks for your valuable comments and your valued writing. Though your declaration are fully untrue.lt;br/gt;If I wish to buy another handset, I definitely may not waste any single moment to write any such letter to you any more. It is just a simple reminder to you to re verify yourself ( about your honesty and the power as you utilise on the chair as you hold).lt;br/gt;Thank you once again.lt;br/gt;Sincerelylt;br/gt;Shubhrangshu Senguptalt;br/gt;9774014544lt;br/gt;9863048279lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;On 30-May-2016 9:00 pm, MyLYF Care wrote:lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Dear Mr. Sengupta, lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Thank you for writing to us. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; I understand your situation and sorry for the inconvenience caused to you due to misinformation. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; From the day of employee launch, the Jio services are only available to RIL employees. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; And the Jio preview offer is only applicable to customers who have received an invite from a RIL employee. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; In case of any further queries, write to . lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Thank you lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Shymon Achari lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Team LYF. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; --Original Message-- lt;br/gt;gt; From: lt;br/gt;gt; Date: 05/30/2016 08:28 PM lt;br/gt;gt; To: lt;br/gt;gt; Cc: ; lt;br/gt;gt; Subject: Re: Prayer for Reliance 4G Jio Sim [#109345] lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Dear Sir lt;br/gt;gt; With due respect I would like to inform you that I understand your company policies as you wrote that "Currently the Jio SIM and services are only available to RIL employees and for those customers who have received an invitation mail from a RIL employee for a Jio preview offer." lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; But the real fact speaks another story about 4G Jio SIM distribution. Presently your company provides 4G Jio sim absolutely free to those customer those who are willing to purchase a new 4G handset from your authorised retail stores. Even one of employee told me that if I buy a new mobile from them now they will instantly issue a sim on my name. Today one of my friend Mr Prabir Dhar purchased one hand set ( Wind-IV ) worth of Rs 6900/- and they instantly provide him one Jio 4G Sim on his name. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; That means your company now taken a policy to sell more mobile handset on the market on the name of Jio preview offer ? Those who purchased your product months later are not eligible for a Jio preview offer ? Should I purchase another 4G Jio mobile from your store to avail the Jio 4G sim ? lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Looking forward for your kind response. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Shubhrangshu Sengupta lt;br/gt;gt; 919774014544 lt;br/gt;gt; 913812314544 lt;br/gt;gt; 919863048279 lt;br/gt;gt; lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; -------------------------------------------- lt;br/gt;gt; On Mon, 30/5/16, MyLYF Care wrote: lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Subject: Re: Prayer for Reliance 4G Jio Sim [#109345] lt;br/gt;gt; To: lt;br/gt;gt; Date: Monday, 30 May, 2016, 5:19 PM lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Dear customer, lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Thank you for writing to us. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Currently the Jio SIM and services are only available to RIL lt;br/gt;gt; employees and for those customers who have received an lt;br/gt;gt; invitation mail from a RIL employee for a Jio preview offer. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Please wait till the services gets commercially launched. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; The commercial launch will informed through various media lt;br/gt;gt; channels, lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Meanwhile we appreciate your time and patience. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; In case of any queries, please write to . lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Thank you lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Shymon Achari lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Team LYF. lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; --Original Message-- lt;br/gt;gt; From: lt;br/gt;gt; Date: 05/30/2016 01:53 PM lt;br/gt;gt; To: ; lt;br/gt;gt; lt;br/gt;gt; Cc: lt;br/gt;gt; Subject: Re: Prayer for Reliance 4G Jio Sim lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Dear Sir / Madam lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; With due respect I would like to inform you that today I lt;br/gt;gt; visited your Agartala Reliance Jio -oggice at Centrum, Surja lt;br/gt;gt; Chowmohani, Agartala along with my purchase copy of Lyf lt;br/gt;gt; water invoice and my valid photo ideny card details. lt;br/gt;gt; They said as I purchased the set as on 10th Feb, 2016 so I lt;br/gt;gt; need to carry the valid referral code , otherwise they could lt;br/gt;gt; not issue any sim right now. I have to wait till the lt;br/gt;gt; confirmation reached to my email. lt;br/gt;gt; I therefore requesting you please send me your referral code lt;br/gt;gt; on my email address so that I may able to get your lt;br/gt;gt; promotional 4G Jio sim at the earliest. lt;br/gt;gt; Thanking you, lt;br/gt;gt; Sincerely lt;br/gt;gt; Shubhrangshu Sengupta lt;br/gt;gt; 9774014544 lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Shubhrangshu Sengupta lt;br/gt;gt; 919774014544 lt;br/gt;gt; 913812314544 lt;br/gt;gt; 919863048279 lt;br/gt;gt; lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; -------------------------------------------- lt;br/gt;gt; On Fri, 1/4/16, Pearls lt;br/gt;gt; wrote: lt;br/gt;gt;lt;br/gt;gt; Subject: Prayer for Reliance $G Jio Sim lt;br/gt;gt; To: "" lt;br/gt;gt; , lt;br/gt;gt; "Shubhrangshu Sengupta" lt;br/gt;gt; Date: Friday, 1 April, 2016, 7:19 PM lt;br/gt;gt; lt;br/gt;gt; Dear lt;br/gt;gt; Sir, lt;br/gt;gt; This lt;br/gt;gt; is to inform you that as on dated 10 Feb,2016 I have lt;br/gt;gt; visited lt;br/gt;gt; your Reliance Digital Store at Chennai, and from there lt;br/gt;gt; I purchased one mobile LS -5008 silver Lyf lt;br/gt;gt; Water. lt;br/gt;gt; I am lt;br/gt;gt; from Agartala and I came to know that your company will lt;br/gt;gt; start 4G services soon at North East. lt;br/gt;gt; I am lt;br/gt;gt; eagerly awaiting for your Jio service. lt;br/gt;gt; Please lt;br/gt;gt; guide me whether I am eligible for getting a free sim with lt;br/gt;gt; my device , else how and where to apply for your 4G Jio lt;br/gt;gt; sim at Agartala. Attached herewith the scanned copy of Lyf lt;br/gt;gt; Water lt;br/gt;gt; Ls-5008 Invoice and my Ideny proof for your necessary lt;br/gt;gt; action. lt;br/gt;gt; Awaiting lt;br/gt;gt; for your kind response. lt;br/gt;gt; Sincerely lt;br/gt;gt; Shubhrangshu lt;br/gt;gt; Sengupta lt;br/gt;gt; 9774014544 lt;br/gt;gt; 9863048279 lt;br/gt;gt; Shubhrangshu lt;br/gt;gt; Sengupta 919774014544 913812314544
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                            Manu Tripathi
                            Feb 17, 2016 at 7:28 am
                            I am least interested as Suver Khan is involved.
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                              Vikas
                              May 17, 2016 at 7:27 am
                              How to get Jio 4g sim
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                                ABHISHEK PATHAK
                                Dec 28, 2015 at 11:23 am
                                Good answer bro. even i did not this fact.
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                                  Atis
                                  Dec 28, 2015 at 4:18 pm
                                  I had been the first Reliance landline customer in GhAZIABAD. I was advised from Ms gita from Mukesh Ambani's office to surrender my connection instead of getting it functional. Great is Reliance
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                                    Rudolph Furtado
                                    Dec 28, 2015 at 5:47 am
                                    Since i work from home through the conventional cable desk top internet have till date not purchased a "Smart Phone" and hence illiterate on "Internet phone" usage. With "Reliance Jio" will definitely purchase a 4 G phone and will have to util;ize it as a portable travel accessory.
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                                      ritesh
                                      Dec 28, 2015 at 4:52 am
                                      Ambani promised a Ferrari, but on Indian roards it won't go beyond 80 kmph.
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                                        Champion
                                        Dec 28, 2015 at 4:57 am
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                                          Champion
                                          Dec 28, 2015 at 4:57 am
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                                            Shankar
                                            Dec 28, 2015 at 5:59 am
                                            What's the big deal. We have had 4g services here in stan for a couple of years now. Four different carriers offering the service. What's the fuss about
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