Reliance Jio’s 4G commercial launch likely in August

The major attraction for consumers is that the Reliance Jio SIM connection free for 3 months. - Sakshi Post

Mumbai: The much-awaited commercial launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s 4G services will be launched sooner than expected. The launch could be on August 15, according to the sources. The Reliance Industries Ltd’s (RIL) telecom company will offer free voice services bundled with data under maiden plan likely to be called ‘Freedom.’ The new plan is priced at least 25 percent lower than current offerings of top rivals. The Freedom plan is likely to unleash a tariff war in the domestic telecom market.

Three people familiar with Jio’s plans said teams across the organization have been informed about the impending launch, well ahead of the widely anticipated December timeline. The plan’s name is a reference to India’s Independence day falling in August, according to the people cited.

The new ‘Freedom’ plan is priced at least 25 percent lower than current offerings of top rivals. The Freedom plan is likely to unleash a tariff war in the domestic telecom market.

Described as the world’s biggest start up with an investment of Rs 1,50,000 crore, The launch has been six years in the making since RIL re-entered the telecom sector by buying Infotel Broadband Services Ltd for Rs. 4,800 crore and the acquired company won pan-India 4G airwaves in an auction in 2010.

How to get a Reliance Jio SIM
The Jio 4G service is available on a limited preview only. Users, who want to buy a Reliance Lyf brand smartphone, need to register on Reliance Jio website (www.jio.com). After registration, a code will be delivered to your email for Jio service. The code is what you’ll need to go the SIM along with a Lyf smartphone. One cane buy Lyf branded smartphones at Reliance Digital Stores and Digital Xpress mini stores.

The code is non-transferable, and you will need to carry your own ID and address proof to get the same. Just take care of the codes as they come with an expiry date. And so you need to buy the SIM and phone before validity expires.

Reliance Lyf 4G VoLTE ready smartphones are priced from Rs 2,999. The other options include Wind 5 and Wind 6 smartphones available at Rs 6,599 and Rs 5,999 each and offer specs like 5-inch HD display (Wind 5), 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera along with Android Lollipop 5.1 OS.

Reliance Lyf 4G VoLTE ready smartphones are priced from Rs 2,999. The major attraction for consumers is that the Reliance Jio SIM connection free for 3 months.

There are also other options like Wind 5 and Wind 6 smartphones available at Rs 6,599 and Rs 5,999 each and offer specs like 5-inch HD display (Wind 5), 8 megapixel rear camera and 5 megapixel front camera along with Android Lollipop 5.1 OS.
Reliance also has more expensive options like Earth 1, Earth 2 which cost Rs 15,000 and above in case you want better specs.


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