Ahead of the launch of its mobile services, Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJio) on Tuesday commenced the beta services of its 4G mobile services. With this the company employees will now use Jio mobile services during a trial period of two months.
According to industry sources, after successfully completing the trial run, RJio is likely to roll out its 4G mobile services in selected circles. During the trial period RIL employees would get free unlimited data on purchase of handset, which is priced between Rs 9,000 and Rs 32,000.
In a letter written to its employees last week, the company said that the “Jio is set to enable everyone in India to live a Digital Life. As we make Jio ready for India and work towards the commercial launch, there is a special role for each one of us. We invite you today to start using Jio, and with your feedback (on quality of network) together we will ensure that Jio is ready for India. This is how we will connect the dots together with you…”.
The RIL employees can chose from a variety of new 4G VoLTE smartphones that come with the latest features such as crystal clear voice and video calling, at a special employee price, according to the letter addressed to RIL employees.
These handsets will also be made available at Digital Express stores from next week. It would also have a coupon worth Rs 13,200.
“A Jio prepaid SIM is at no cost loaded with voice, SMS, high-speed data, public Wi-Fi, and full access to Jio apps all together worth above Rs 13,800, plus additional benefits such as a power bank, extended warranty, insurance and Reliance Digital vouchers,” the letter stated.
Employees can also purchase a personal Wi-Fi device, a mobile hotspot that boosts all Wi-Fi enabled devices to 4G speeds. This will come with a Jio prepaid SIM and services such as 75 GB of data, public Wi-Fi, and full access to Jio’s apps worth above Rs 12,000.
Jio mobile users will even be able to recharge at no cost during the trial period in case they run out of voice, SMS or data.