Yesterday was a big day for Reliance JIO Infocomm Limited. The chairman of RJIL announced a new plan called JIO Prime Membership program and clarified that the HNY offer will not be extended until June 2017.
The chairman also announced that JIO has reached its target of 100 million subscribers. If you are using JIO services on your phone, you’ll have to recharge your mobile with one of the ten JIO packs after 31st March to continue using the service.
Below we have shared the details of the new JIO plan and how you can subscribe to it?
JIO Prime Membership plans and offer
If you’ve have bought a JIO device or have a JIO SIM card, you can enroll yourself in the prime membership program which provides 30GB of data every month for a cheap tariff of Rupees 303.
To enroll yourself, open the My JIO app or the official website of RJIL.
The subscription fee of the JIO Prime membership plan is Rupees 99. Once you join the prime membership, you’ll have to recharge your phone/WiFi hotspot with Rs 303 every month.
Update: Reliance has extended the JIO Prime membership registration date until April 15th, 2017. The firm has also launched the JIO Summer Suprise plan wherein you’ll get 3 months of 4G-LTE service free if you subscribe to JIO Prime 303 or higher plan. JIO will begin charging its Prime members from July onward.
JIO Prime plans
Note: The above plans provide unlimited data and free voice calls. The 4G-LTE connection speed after FUP limit will decrease to 128 Kbps.
Cheapest way to get JIO broadband connection
The cheapest and the best way to get a free JIO SIM and enjoy 4G-LTE broadband at home or office is by buying the JIOFI hotspot.
The cheapest JIO mobile costs Rupees 3600. The hotspots is priced within 1900 to 2200 INR.
RJIL is selling the following two types of hotspots in India – JioFi 2 and JioFi 3
JIOFI 3 vs JIOFI 2: Differences and similarities
The devices are imported from Taiwan/Vietnam. They are designed by Reliance JIO. They are locked. Hence, you can use the devices only with a JIO SIM card.
The devices have a MicroSD card slot and include black color chassis. They support 31 simultaneous connections through 802.11 b/g/n mode enabled WiFi module. The device supports 2300, 850, 1300 MHz 4G-LTE bands.
If your residence or office is near a Reliance JIO tower, you can enjoy download speeds of up to 35 Mbps.
On an average, the JIO LTE connection speed is 3 to 4 Mbps. The speed may drop if the network is heavily congested. The latency is within 20 to 100 ms.
JIOFI 3 has a 2600 mAh capacity battery whereas JF2 provides 2300 mAH battery.
Fi 3 weight is 256 grams. Fi2 is slightly lighter. Its weight is 232 grams.
F3 comes with three LED modules to indicate the battery, network coverage, and hotspot. The JioFi 2 features 4 LEDs.
The 3 LEDs in this device serve the same purpose i.e. make users aware of the battery life, connectivity, signal strength. The last LED indicates whether the user is using WPS or not.
The JIOFI 3 and its predecessor support password-based connectivity. They include a USB port. Hence, if you own a PC, you can enjoy 4G-LTE broadband by connecting the JIOFI device with the computer with the USB cable.
Conclusion: The JIO Prime membership is a great alternative to broadband plans provided by local players such as Tikona, BSNL, GTPL, You Telecom, Hathway, etc. If you want to enjoy 4G broadband, consider buying the JIOFI device and don’t forget to activate the Prime membership for your account.