Reliance Jio Sim offer extended to Samsung and LG; more announcements expected

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Updated: August 23, 2016 1:33:02 PM

Reliance, earlier this week extended the free 4G Jio Sim offer to Samsung and LG smartphone with abilities to support the SIM.

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Reliance, earlier this week extended the free 4G Jio Sim offer to Samsung and LG smartphone with abilities to support the SIM. This can be an indication of the full-scale commercial launch of the 4G and VoLTE services by the company. Reports from Twitter have show that Jio SIM could be purchased from any store by anyone owning a smartphone with 4G capabilities. However, in response to such reports, JioCare has gone on Twitter saying that the 4G Preview offer remains limited to Samsung and LG smartphones. Reliance JoCare;s tweet currently reads, “Currently, Jio SIM is only available with LYF smartphones & select Samsung models. Stay tuned for future updates.”

The tweet might have clarified the doubts about Samsung and LG smartphones, but it is still unclear whether these services will be made available to other smartphones in the future. But since Reliance has extended the services to these smartphones, it can be expected that more announcements are to follow. It was earlier rumoured that these services might also be provided to Apple iPhones, but nothing of the sort has happened yet. The Samsung and LG smartphone users would have to download the MyJio app and generate a code to enable the usage of this service. After this process, the user has to go to a Reliance Digital and Digital Xpress Mini Store with proof of identity and address and buy the Reliance Jio 4G SIM. Users will have to the carry the generated code as well.

After the purchase, one has to insert the Jio SIM, and go to the My Jio app and tap the ”Avail Offer” and submit. Other Jio apps such as JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats and JioMoney would also get installed. Once the verification is done after calling 1977, Jio Preview offer gets assigned to the number. The Reliance Jio website states that the users will get interim “benefits of 2GB data, 100 minutes voice/video and 100 SMS credited on the account. However, the full version of the offer will allow the users an unlimited HD Voice and Video calling, unlimited SMS, High-Speed data and free data on Jio apps for 90 days.

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