Reliance Jio is making news day by day because of its data plans and free voice calling service. Mukesh Ambani disrupted the telecom sector when he announced the cheap tariffs his company Reliance Jio was going to be charging its customers; a measly Rs 50/GB coupled with free voice calls, free texting and no roaming charges.On September 5, the day the Reliance Jio SIM cards were to become available for the public, but you definitely don’t know some things about Reliance Jio SIM.
5 Things You Should Know About Reliance Jio 4G SIM
1. The Jio is a 4G service. Well, we are sure that you know this but it is worth repeating. If you have an older that only supports 3G, it may not work on your phone. Also, just to add, it won’t work on feature phones. You need 4G connectivity.
2. To make calls, Jio uses VoLTE network. This is something new for India. This means calls are made using data connection. Now, it won’t be a problem for Jio to Jio calls. But for the Jio to GSM calls, which means calls to Airtel and Vodafone numbers etc, you will have to install an app called Jio Join because the calls will use interconnecting infrastructure that current telecom operators use. Even then there is a chance that many calls may fail. Reliance CMD Mukesh Ambani said the existing telecom operators are not doing their bit to make the service good for consumers. For example, he said, that in the last one week 5 crore Jio calls failed.
3. If you want a Jio SIM and are in Delhi or Mumbai, go to a Jio store with your Aadhar card, This will simplify the process of getting the SIM. In other parts of the country, the same process will be rolled out in the next 4 to 6 weeks.
4. The Jio SIM cards are free. And they will be available from September 5. Don’t pay any price to any dealer to get the SIM. It’s not required. “Jio’s Data, Voice, Video and the full bouquet of Jio applications and content will be available for EVERYONE absolutely FREE, till 31st December 2016,” says Ambani.
5. If you are a student, go to the Jio store with your valid ID card. Although the Jio services are free until December 31, after that you will pay around Rs 50 per GB. But students will get 25 per cent more data once the commercial plans get active.