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Reliance Jio 4G offer open for all smartphones? No official word, yet

Reliance Jio 4G preview offer might be extended to all phones soon, but the company has not yet confirmed this.

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Reliance Jio appears to be gearing up for a full scale commercial launch of its 4G and VoLTE services. This week the free 4G Jio SIM offer was extended to all Samsung and LG smartphones with 4G capabilities. Now according to reports on Twitter, it would appear the Jio SIM can be freely purchased from the store by anyone who has a 4G smartphone, which is not a Samsung or LG or Lyf phone. One tweet shows a screenshot of an Excel sheet where it claims the 4G Jio preview offer is now open for all 4G-capable smartphones.

However JioCare has also issued a response on Twitter saying the 4G Preview offer is only limited to Samsung and LG smartphones. Reliance Jio’s tweet reads, “Currently Jio SIM is only available with LYF smartphones & select Samsung models. Stay tuned for future updates.” The tweet doesn’t make it clear if  offer will be expanded beyond Samsung or LG phones, but given that Reliance has extended the list of devices which can get the Jio SIM, it won’t be surprising if new announcements are made soon.

It was earlier reported the Jio 4G SIM preview offer will be extended to Apple iPhones as well, though that has not happened so far. In our own case, we’ve been able to run the Jio 4G SIM from a Lyf phone on a Redmi 3S Prime (data only) as well as iPhone 6s, though we did this only for a brief period. Interestingly one of the sales representatives at a Digital Xpress Mini store told us explicitly that we should not run the Jio SIM on a non-LYF/non-Samsung/LG smartphone.

For Samsung and LG smartphones users, they will have to download the MyJio app and generate a code. After that go to a Reliance Digital or Digital Xpress Mini store with your identity proof and address proof, and purchase the Jio 4G SIM. Users will need to carry the code generated on their eligible device as well.

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After that, insert Jio SIM, go to MyJio app, tap on ‘Avail Offer’ and click submit. All other Jio apps like JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats and JioMoney will be installed. Once tele-verification is done after calling 1977, Jio Preview offer gets assigned to your number.

Also read: Reliance Jio 4G SIM: Here’s how to purchase, verify and activate

On the Reliance Jio website it says users will get “interim benefits of 2GB Data, 100 minutes voice / video and 100 SMS will get credited in your account,” once tele-verification is done. However the full Reliance Jio 4G preview offer will give a user unlimited HD Voice and Video calling, unlimited SMS, unlimited High-Speed Data, and free data on Jio apps. The benefits last for 90 days.

Check out JioCare tweet on 4G preview offer 

For those who don’t have a VoLTE capable smartphone, they will need to download the JioJoin app to make calls.

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List of Samsung devices eligible for Reliance Jio 4G offer are: Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A5 2016, Galaxy A5 Duos, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A7 2016, Galaxy A8, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Core Prime, Galaxy Grand Max, Galaxy J max, Galaxy J1 Ace, Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace, Galaxy J2, Galaxy J2 (2016), Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7, Galaxy J7 (2016), Galaxy K Zoom, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 5 Duos, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S 5 Plus, Galaxy S4, GALAXY S4 4G, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Grand Prime, ON5, ON5 Pro, ON7 and ON7 Pro.

Also read: Reliance Jio 4G SIM activation: Here is what the experience was like

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The below LG devices are part of the Jio Preview Offer: K332 (K7 LTE), K520DY (Stylus 2), K520DY, H860 (LG G5), K500I (X Screen), K535D (Stylus 2 Plus), LGH630D (G4 Stylus 4G) & LGH 442 (LGC70 Spirit LTE)

First published on: 22-08-2016 at 09:43 IST
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