Recently, there have been quite a few queries about the Reliance Jio SIM cards. Last week, thousands all over the country camped in queues in front of Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress, Digital Xpress Mini stores and a few other outlets, trying to get their hands on the Jio SIM.
The calling tariffs in India are some of the lowest in the world; mobile data continues to cost a bomb, with just 1GB of 3G/ 4G data per month costing as much as over Rs. 250 in most circles with popular operators like Airtel and Vodafone. This essentially makes the demand for a Reliance Jio SIM excessive. It is now available for all 4G phones at selective outlets, and only for the owners of smartphones by a group of 13 manufacturers at others. Understandably so, as each Jio SIM comes with three months of free unlimited calling, SMS, and most importantly, unlimited mobile data.
The SIM is also available free of cost as Reliance Jio is still in its testing phase. This move has upset the incumbent telecom operators. However, users do need to submit their KYC documents.
Each of Reliance Jio SIMs come with access to Jio services such as JioOnDemand and JioBeats.
You can book a Reliance 4G sim at the official website https://www.jio.com/.
So, there is no news about how much will be data cost but, at the moment people are happy to use free 4G data for three months, which is evident from these pictures.
Reliance Jio 4G shaking the existing big-wigs:
The Mukesh Ambani-led company is set to do its commercial launch in the “coming months”. Ambani is said to have met Telecom secretary JS Deepak to discuss his plans regarding the network’s rollout plans.
The company has run into several issues with the Department of Telecom and COAI, with allegations such as commercially rolling out 4G services without any revenues. This step has harmed other networks massively. Recently Reliance employees were asked to discontinue their Airtel corporate plans. This set the other company back by Rs. 50 crores per annum.
The aggravated battle has resulted in a bitter hostility among the operators. Regardless, Airtel and Vodafone users continue to switch to Reliance daily in good numbers, and this can not bear good news for the majority of the operators. The rumored deal between Idea and Vodafone is also a result of this. To what end this leads, is unknown, but the change in dynamics is something new.