Reliance Jio's 4G Preview Offer has created a stir in the market, even though it has been commercially launched in India. The company first started offering the Jio 4G Preview offer on LYF smartphones, later moved to 4G enabled products from companies such as Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Asus, Micromax and Yu, and also on TCL and Alcatel 4G smartphones. Now after the success of its first stint, Reliance opened its preview offer for all 4G smartphones from Gionee, Lava, and Karbonn as well.
For those of you are still unaware of the Reliance Jio 4G Preview offer, it gives you unlimited access to Jio's 4G services for 90 days from the activation of the SIM. Yes, you read it right! After knowing this, who would not want to experience the 4G LTE service for free, not for days or weeks, but for a quarter!
While on one side Reliance Jio's 4G Preview is creating ripples in the market by luring customers with free services, on the other hand players like Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea are feeling the heat and working on retaining their market share. The Jio impact has forced Airtel, Vodafone and Idea to offer unlimited 4G data plans.
After knowing about it, you might as well be enticed to get your hands on the Reliance Jio 4G Preview's free services. But before you give it a try, take a look at what's best about Reliance Jio's 4G service and what it misses:
Here is why you should go and get your Reliance Jio 4G card right away!
Unlimited voice, data and text:
The Jio's preview offer lets customers get unlimited access to Jio's 4G voice, data and texting services. It includes unlimited HD voice and video calls, unlimited high-speed data, unlimited SMS and Jio apps like JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioPlay, JioMags, JioMoney and more.
3 months of validity:
When you activate your Reliance Jio 4G SIM, the window to free data service will remain open for 90 days from the activation of the SIM. It means that you can consume as much 4G data as you want, for almost 3 months!
Cheap data tariff plans!
After 90 days, you can continue to use Jio's 4G services by choosing from a host of tariff plans. Moreover, it is expected that Jio is all set to launch the cheapest data rates in the country at 50 paise per MB, which will further add to the woes of other service operators.
Availability on various devices:
The data service was first restricted to Reliance Lyf smartphones, however has now extended to Samsung, LG, Micromax, Yu, Panasonic, Gionee, Lava, Karbonn and, TCL and Alcatel made phones. Meaning, all those who have any of the 4G enabled smartphone from these brands would be able to use Jio's free SIM card and services.
Here are the problems with Reliance Jio for now:
There have been reports that Jio 4G Preview Offer might face legal complications for it has been made available to masses without having being launched commercially. Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have appealed to TRAI to slap Reliance Jio with a fine for promoting its 4G services in the name of free Preview, without paying the government spectrum and other relevant fees that a commercially launched network must pay to operate.
Call drop problems!
The Reliance Jio network is good for 4G VoLTE services, but if you want to make voice calls on the network, it is likey that you face issues. Reliance Jio has confessed it that call drop rate on their network is quite high right now, however the company is working on improving it.
The problem is that Jio faces issue in shared network. Calls initiated on the Jio network, connecting to Vodafone, Airtel and Idea networks drop frequently because other players are not co-operating with Jio in sharing their networks.
No number porting option!
If you like Reliance Jio 4G service and want to switch your network by porting your existing number to Jio, there is no option to port your number as of now. Reliance Jio hasn't commercially rolled out its 4G service officially; hence it does not even allow porting existing number. However, with the commercial service expected to launch on September 1, the company might as well open the porting option.