It seems like RJIO has finished testing its network. Yesterday, the company announced that its SIM cards are available free of cost to the users in the Digital XPress Mini, Reliance Digital stores.
If you want to upgrade to RJIO, visit one of the two stores I’ve mentioned along with your Aadhar card, electricity bill, and a photograph. Don’t forget to carry your 4G-LTE VoLTE mobile because the firm has ordered the salesmen working at the stores to check the device before handing over the SIM card.
Free JIO SIM offers
As of now, it is not clear whether the preview 90 days unlimited data offer is applicable to the devices from other manufacturers. The PO is available only for LG, JIO LYF, and Samsung 4G-LTE device owners. Reliance group may extend it to handsets from other manufacturers, claims India Today. If this doesn’t happen, free SIM users may get a good offer on voice/SMS plans.
Reliance JIO has already extended the preview offer for the Samsung 4G phone users. Hence, if you own a 4G enabled Samsung device, make sure that you get a JIO SIM card and activate it by calling 1977 (customer care). You can enable the PO and check your VoLTE, 4G-LTE data balance with the MyJIO app too.
JIO vs other telecom companies
JIO SIMs might give a heavy blow to the top three telecom operators i.e. Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea. The three companies might have already lost 100s of postpaid and prepaid customers by this time.
Sources close to RJIO have revealed that JIO would launch 4G-LTE, VoLTE services at 5 to 9 times cheaper rate than rival companies. It is also clear that RJIO will provide 10 times more data forcing Airtel, Idea, and Vodafone to cut tariffs. It’s a do/die situation for telecom firms. Customers will benefit from the rivalry.
Reliance JIO has asked all of its employees to ditch their non-JIO SIM cards. If you want to retain your old number, you must wait for some more weeks because RJIO has not rolled out mobile number portability (MNP) service yet.
Last week, Reliance Industries had introduced JIO Fi portable hotspot. This week, the firm has made SIM cards open to 4G mobile phone users free of cost. What’s next? Can you guess it?