FYI: Jio phones are NOT made in India. They are imported from Taiwan.
And importantly, have other operators improved their data service?
Reportedly, RIL has asked employees to port their numbers to their network, using Mobile Number Portability.
They will get unlimited access to Jio services for 90 days. Jio Preview Offer can be availed at all Reliance Digital stores (including Digital Xpress and Digital Xpress Mini), and majority of the modern trade mobile retail chains across the country.
With unlimited usage, Reliance Jio is probably making the right buzz. However, even now, getting a SIM can be daunting as its available only with LYF smartphones. Sources claim that Jio SIM can soon be available for free with every smartphone costing more than Rs. 10,000. Announcements regarding the same is expected around 15th August.
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has made a direct attack on Reliance Jio Infocomm, claiming that the company has bypassed regulations to offer full services in name of test connections. In the letter to DoT, it asked to snap connections offered to 1.5 million users. Reliance has claimed these allegations are baseless and unfounded.
In a strong letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), Reliance Jio Infocomm has said that the Cellular Operators Association of India, which represents top telcos, is trying to sabotage Jio’s debut. Slamming the recent allegations as unfounded, the company added that the body is dominated by few operators.
In a letter to telecom secretary, Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has alleged that in name of trial, RJio is masquerading full blown services. Since Jio is offering free services during trail period, its users are consuming 25-30 more data than the Indian average, which is affecting paid subscribers of other telcos.
Along with extending the Jio Lyf 90 day offer, RJio has unlocked the SIM for those who purchased the Reliance Jio SIM along with the Jio Lyf handset. The Jio 4G SIM can now be used on any 4G handset. Customers have been enjoying unlimited data, calls and messages with their Lyf smartphones since May.
The invite is valid only upto 15 days from the date it was received and cannot be transferred. International roaming cannot be activated on the sim for the first 90 days of free services either
BBG provides direct connectivity to South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through seamless interconnection with existing cable systems
“It (Jio) is one of the largest transformational green-field digital initiatives anywhere in the world with an investment of over Rs 150,000 crore,” Ambani said. Jio will offer Jio SIM for only Rs. 200 (75GB data and 4500 mins talk time).