Reliance Jio 4G launch: In a big-bang launch for Reliance Jio, Mukesh Ambani at the 42nd RIL AGM announced that all voice calls for Jio customers will be free. “The era of paying for voice calls is sending,” Ambani said. He also said that no roaming charges will be applicable for Jio customers across India. “Jio makes India the highest quality and lowest data price market in the world,” he said while announcing data rates. “With Reliance Jio, you will pay only Rs 50 for every GB that you use. The more data you use, the lower the rate,” he said. “I believe these are the absolute lowest data rates anywhere in the world,” Ambani added.
Announcing the launch tariffs, Ambani said, we have a plethora of plans. “We start from Rs 19 per day data plan for the occasional data user. Then there is a Rs 149 monthly plan for the light data user. The data plan for the heaviest user goes up to Rs 4,999 per month,” he said. “We have provided the lowest LTE data rates in the world,” he added. Ambani went on to say that Jio is also rolling out many wi-fi hotspots across the country. “By the middle of the next year, we will have 1 million wi-fi hotspots across India,” he promised.
There are seven variants of plans (all of them valid for 28 days); starting from Rs 149 to Rs 4,999. All seven of them offer free unlimited voice calls (local and STD), with free roaming to any network in the country. Similarly all of them provide access to the Jio Apps Subscription worth Rs 1,250. Unlimited SMSes also form part of all packs except for the Rs 149 data pack, in which the customer can send 100 free messages.
Coming to the most crucial part – the 4G data usage limit; here are the details: 0.3 GB for Rs 149; 4GB + unlimited 4G at night for Rs 499; 10GB + unlimited 4G at night for Rs 999; 20 GB + unlimited 4G at night for Rs 1,499; 35GB + unlimited 4G at night for Rs 2,499; 60GB + unlimited 4G at night for Rs 3,999; 75GB + unlimited 4G at night for Rs 4,999. Except for the lowest plan of Rs 149, all others provide for access to JioNet WiFi Hotspot. So at Rs 499 you get 8GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access; with Rs 999 it is 20GB; at Rs 1,999 it is 40GB; Rs 2,499 gets you 70 GB; for Rs 3,999 it is 120 GB; and finally for Rs 4,999 you get 150 GB JioNet WiFi Hotspot access.
In news that will bring big cheer for students, Ambani announced special discounts for them. “We will allow students to use 25% more data on Jio’s main tariff plans.” “Data should never be unaffordable for anyone. Jio will cover 18,000 cities & 2 lakh villages,” he added.
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Mukesh Ambani began the 42nd AGM of Reliance Industries by talking about his plans for the launch of Reliance Jio. “Jio means to live and to be alive to very opportunity. World’s demand for digital oxygen, that is data, is growing exponentially. Jio aims to fulfill this need of Indians. Access to information will now know no barriers,” he said. Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for Digital India is a life changing moment. Jio is a dedication to that Digital India dream of the Prime Minister, his vision for the 1.2 billion people of India,” Ambani said.