Reliance Jio 4G speeds, data plans, tariffs and SIM card activation: Here’s all you need to know
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani launched its 4G services. Let us take a quick look at everything that there is to Reliance Jio 4G services.
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani announced its 4G data plans in India, along with several benefits to Jio users. For starters, voice calls for Jio customers will be free of cost forever. Also, the company has done away with roaming charges within India. According to Ambani, Reliance Jio 4G tariffs are the cheapest in the world starting at 1GB for Rs 50. Additionally, students will get 25 per cent extra data on Jio’s main tariffs. The price of Reliance’s JioFi device has been slashed by Rs 900; bringing down its cost to Rs 1,999. Reliance Lyf smartphones start at Rs 2,999. The Reliance Jio Preview offer, which comes with free unlimited data access for 90 days, is now open for most smartphone brands. Let us take a quick look at everything that there is to Reliance Jio 4G services:
What are the Reliance Jio 4G data plans?
Reliance Jio has 10 data plans ranging from XXS to XXXL. They come with access to Jio apps like JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioMags, JioXpressNews, JioDrive, JioSecurity and JioMoney. The XXS plan gives users an access to 0.1GB data and 100 SMSes. There’s 4GB plan, 10GB, 20GB, 35GB and 60GB. The biggest (XXXL) plan comes at Rs 4,999 and gives users access to 75GB of data.
How to get Reliance Jio 4G SIM?
Users can walk into a Reliance Digital or Digital Xpress Mini store, submit the required documents and get a Jio 4G SIM card. However, the entire process of submitting photos and documents can be bypassed once e-KYC is rolled out as all you will need then would be your Aadhar.
Ambani announced that within six weeks all connections will be e-KYC. This means that customers will be able to get hold of a Reliance Jio SIM card with Aadhar card verification process, and walk out with a working connection in just 15 minutes.
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What are the Reliance Jio 4G tariff plans?
Reliance Jio tariff starts at Rs 50 for 1GB. The company’s S plan costs Rs 149 and comes with 0.3GB of data and 28 days validity. The M plan is priced at Rs 499 for 4GB data and another M plan at Rs 999 for 10GB data. Reliance Jio’s L and XL plans are priced at Rs 1,499 and Rs 2,499. These gives users an access to 20GB and 35GB data respectively. The XXL and XXXL plan offer 60GB and 75GB data at Rs 3,999 and Rs 4,999 respectively.
Note: Reliance Jio 4G services are free for the first 90 days under the company’s Preview offer. Reliance JioFi device, LYF phones and several 4G smartphones from brands like Samsung, LG, HTC, Videocon, Intex, Lava, Karbonn etc support the Jio Preview offer.
Which is the cheapest Reliance LYF smartphone?
Reliance LYF smartphones are available in four series namely Earth, Water, Wind and Flame. The cheapest of the lot is its Flame series with smartphones starting at Rs 2,999. LYF Flame 3, Flame 4, Flame 5 and Flame 6 cost Rs 2,999. The most expensive is Earth 2 at Rs 19,999. LYF Earth 1 can be bought at Rs 12,499. Below is a list of all LYF smartphones:
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Earth: Earth 1 and Earth 2
Water: Water 1, Water 2, Water 4, Water 5, Water 6, Water 7, Water 8
Wind: Wind 1, Wind 2, Wind 3, Wind 4
Flame: Flame 1, Flame 2, Flame 3, Flame 4, Flame 5, Flame 6, Flame 7, Flame 8
What are the benefits with Reliance Jio 4G SIM?
Reliance Jio data tariffs are 1/10th of what other telecom operators in the market are offering right now. Also, in our speed tests of Reliance Jio 4G SIM card, we noted the minimum speeds were in the range of 14Mbps for download and 6.90Mbps for uploads, which is pretty fast. We tried to download another game, about 86MB and it sped to 95 per cent in under a minute, which is still way faster than the competition. The Reliance Jio 4G services, are however, in the beta phase and we’ll be able to figure out how fast it really is once more people start using the same. For now, this one does seem like a good choice.
Reliance Jio 4G SIM vs Airtel vs Idea: Which SIM should I choose?
Airtel 4G postpaid tariff starts at Rs 250 for 1GB, whereas Idea doesn’t have 4G services in Delhi. Also, RIL has announced its customers will have access to free voice calls forever. And that company will not charge its customers for roaming in India. So, if you’re an avid data user, Reliance Jio certainly seems like a great option. Plus you get free voice calls for life. Now that Reliance Jio has rolled out its services for most smartphone brands, getting a Jio SIM card won’t be difficult either. Also, Jio SIM speed tests prove that the services are definitely faster than its rivals. source indianexpress