Looks like Reliance Jio, the latest venture of Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance group will start offering its internet, GSM, and 4G services soon in India. From some popular news sources, it is clear that the firm will start its operations by the end of December 2015. Reliance has made its preview portal live where it has revealed some mouth-watering internet plans.
According to the website, Reliance will offer 3G, LTE internet services through high-speed fiber optic cables and WiFi. The data tariffs start at just Rs 1. The data transfer speeds would be up to 100 MBPS. WiFi startup plan (1GB usage) can be activated on FRC of Rs 51.
When it comes to online services, users that have registered an account on Jio portal will be able to buy or activate internet plans. They’ll be able to check available balance and remaining data usage.
Reliance will also offer on-demand, news, and social networking services through Jio website. Users will get free 100 GB data storage space on Jio drive (a cloud storage platform). The company will offer interactive music and TV services too. Please visit the preview version of the website for more info.
Airtel, the toughest competitor to Jio and other telecom operators have already unleashed its cheap 4G plans in the country. To compete with JIO and Airtel, Idea, Vodafone, Anil Ambani led Reliance telecom, Tata Docomo and other operators may lower data tariffs on their existing WiFi and 3G plans.
Update: The official website of RJIL is now live. The website does not reveal the broadband, WiFi, or 4G-LTE plans. But it has information on various premium apps RJIL has launched. Reliance Jio Infocomm will start its PAN India operations within 3 or 4 months.
Reliance had emerged as one of the highest bidders in the spectrum auctions for 2015. It has also introduced a WhatsApp alternative named Jio Chat.
Reliance Jio group has launched a bunch of mobile phones under the Lyf brand. The buyers of the handsets will enjoy 3 months i.e. 90 days of unlimited 4G data and premium apps. The phones cost within 4500 to 20000 Rupees. They are available in Reliance Digital stores and Mylyf.com website.
If you are planning to switch from Tikona, BSNL, GTPL or any other broadband service provider, there is a good news. RJIL would be soon launching a JioLink router. The router will ship with the same preview offer as the Reliance Lyf phones. It will cost Rupees 2500.
JioLink router will be provided with a CPE. The user should place the customer premise equipment on the terrace.