Reliance Jio's cheap tariff plans and freebies have definitely made everyone want a SIM. There are long queues outside the Reliance Digital and Xpress Mini stores wherein people are trying to get their hands on a Jio SIM card.
In the meantime, people fail to understand that there are a few terms and conditions related to the Reliance Jio SIM. Everyone believes that the Reliance Jio comes with free voice calls and unlimited 4G data and Jio app access.
Here, we have come up with some myths that are related to the Reliance Jio SIM Welcome Offer that you need to know before you actually get hold of a SIM. Read the same from below.
SMS is unlimited
While Reliance Jio announced that the SMS will be free on its network, the detailed tariff plans make it clear that there is a cap on the number of SMS that one can send. For the tariff plans between Rs. 19 and Rs. 149, the subscribers can send a maximum of just 100 SMSes on the whole. This means for 28 days. Users of tariff plans priced Rs. 299 and above can send up to 100 SMSes per day.
Unlimited night data
This is again a myth. The tariff plans state that there will be unlimited night data and it might seem to be a nice deal. But, you need to keep a check on the time. The unlimited night data usage is applicable only between 2 AM and 5 AM. Bascially, it is only for three hours a day and that too at the wee hours of the day.
Enjoy unlimited data plan
This is a point that has to be noted. Everyone believes that there is unlimited 4G data plan under each tariff that Reliance Jio is offering. But, you need to understand that you will not get super fast connectivity after 4 GB data usage per day. Once you cross this limit, the data speed will reduce to 128 kbps.
Jio apps access is totally free
Reliance Jio claims that users can enjoy unlimited access to its apps and the services. The Jio apps include JioCinema, JioTV, JioMags, JioMusic, JioNewspaper, JioCloud, and JioSecurity. The company is offering a free subscription for these apps until December 31. However, the fact o note is that he usage of these apps will be counted again your data. Moreover, these apps can be accessed only while you are connected to the Jio network and not to Wi-Fi.
Rs. 50 per GB
There is a belief that Jio will offer Rs. 50 per GB of 4G data. But, you need to understand that his is not for the cellular data, but only to JioNet. Along with 4G services, Jio will be deploying public hotspots called JioNet. For every plan, you will get cellular data and data that can be used when tethering to JioNet. You will get Rs. 50 per GB of data only on crossing the limit of JioNet usage and not cellular data.