Reliance Jio 4G: Data plans, tariffs, SIM card activation: All you need to know

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Updated: September 1, 2016 7:40:16 PM

Reliance Jio 4G details were revealed by Mukesh Ambani during the Reliance Industries' 42nd AGM today. The details revealed Ambani's ambitious plans for providing facilities that will digitally empower people across the country like never before

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Reliance Jio 4G announcements by Mukesh Ambani during the Reliance Industries’ 42nd AGM came as a pleasant shock for millions of Indians today. Ambani announced the company’s ambitious plans for providing facilities that will digitally empower people across the country like never before. One of the biggest bottlenecks behind the spread of digital technologies in the country till now has been the data tariffs. Ambani not only announced the world’s cheapest data plans but also said that the Jio users will not have to pay bills for voice calls. The latter is set to wake up other telecom operators out of their slumber. Now they must come with as competitive offers as Reliance Jio 4G or risk slow death in the next three months before the commercial launch of Ambani’s gift to the next generation of the country.

Here are all you need to know about the Reliance Jio 4G service:

What are the Reliance Jio 4G data plans?

With Reliance Jio 4G SIM, you will get free voice calls across the country. Besides, its 4G data tariffs will start at as low as Rs 50/GB from January 2017. You can avail all voice and data services of Reliance Jio 4G SIM for free till December 31, 2016. The company’s data plans start at Rs 19/day for occasional users and Rs 149/month for light data users. Here are the details:

Rs 149/month: O.3 GB data, 100 free SMS and 28 days validity.
Rs 499/month: 4GB data, unlimited 4G at night, unlimited SMS, 8GB WiFI, 28 days validity
Rs 999/month: 10GB data, unlimited 4G at night, unlimited SMS, 20GB WiFi, 28 days validity
1499/month: 20GB data, unlimited 4G at night, unlimited SMS, Jio APP subscription worth Rs 1250, 40GB WiFi, 28 days validity
Rs 2499/month: 35GB data, unlimited 4G at night, unlimited SMS, Jio APP subscription worth Rs 1250, 70GB WiFi, 28 days validity
Rs 3999/month: 60GB data, unlimited 4G at night, unlimited SMS, Jio APP subscription worth Rs 1250, 120GB WiFi, 28 days validity
Rs 4999/month: 75GB data, unlimited 4G at night, unlimited SMS, Jio APP subscription worth Rs 1250, 150GB WiFi, 28 days validity

How to get Reliance Jio 4G SIM?

You can get the Reliance Jio SIM from any Reliance Digital and Reliance Dx Mini stores or select modern trade outlets and prominent multi-brand Jio stores by filling a form and submitting valid identity cards, address proof and a photo. You won’t have to submit any other document if you carry an aadhar card.

To get the SIM, you will have to buy a LYF phone which is priced at as low as Rs 2999 and goes up to Rs 19,999. Alternatively, Reliance Jio is offering free preview offers on a number of handsets. (Check the list on Jio official website: www.jio.com). To avail the free preview offer, you will have to download the Jio app and register with your name and mobile number.

Please check on the app if the offer is available in your area or not. Once you find out that the offer is available, you will be provided with an exclusive offer code. Follow the rest of the instructions carefully and later visit any of Reliance Digital and Reliance Dx Mini stores or select modern trade outlets and prominent multi-brand Jio stores, fill a form and submitting valid identity proof to get your free SIM.

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How to activate Reliance Jio SIM?

After successfully purchasing the SIM card, you will get a confirmation message from Jio for tele-verification within three days. The time is taken for verification of your document. To activate both Voice and Data services, you can dial 1977 from the Jio number and respond to questions. Be ready with the details of your documents for this step. After verification, the SIM normally starts in 1-2 hours.

To activate data services only, you can call the toll-free number: 18008901977

How are the new mobile phone phones offered by Reliance Jio?

Reliance Jio has a partnership with LYF phones which is available in four variants: Earth, Water, Wind and Flame. The cheapest LYF 4G phone is available for Rs 2999 while the costliest one is priced at Rs 19, 999.

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What are the benefits of Reliance Jio 4G Sim?

Reliance Jio 4G SIM offers 4G data services at unbelievably low prices. Apart from providing free voice services, Jio data service is not only the cheapest but also fastest at present.

Reliance Jio 4G SIM vs Airtel vs Idea: Which SIM should I choose?

The 4G internet service on Reliance Jio 4G SIM is undoubtedly faster and cheaper than Airtel. Jio is also providing all its services free till December 31, 2016. However, there are some issues with the voice call with Jio SIM. I have been using the Jio SIM for nearly two months, but often I am unable to make a call with my Jio SIM. I hope the voice call services of Jio will improve in the coming months.

So, if you are looking for fast and cheap internet, Jio is a nice option. I would suggest you to keep another SIM of Airtel or Vodafone as a back-up for voice calls.

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