Reliance Jio is the recent buzz when it comes to 4G services in India. However, the services are yet to be officially launched to the end users. Right now, the service is available but only to select people such as the Reliance employees.
You might be interested in knowing what is Jio or the LYF smartphones, what services do they offer, the cost and the quality of the 4G service from Jio, etc. In that case, you can take a look at this content below to know in detail about the Reliance Jio 4G services and how you can get a SIM card.
Jio is Reliance Industries Limited's (RIL) wireless broadband service. So far, Airtel is the company that is dominant in providing the 4G services and as India needs growth with a better 4G LTE penetration, Jio and other service providers have started offering the same.
In order to make the Jio broadband services more reliable, relatively cheaper and faster, the company owns a huge network of fibre network. This sounds promising, but we have already seen the launch of the 4G services being delayed many times.
How can you get Jio service?
As of now, Jio is in the beta phase of some sort. The only way to get the service is through the employee referral programme that was started last year. Jio employees are eligible for free unlimited data as well as voice calling offers for three months with the network.
Well, you read it right! The employees get free 4G internal and voice calling for three months. Also, there is a range of Jio proprietary applications as well. Users can extend the services more than three months by visiting the official Jio website.
August 15 Launch of Jio Service
Last week, Reliance confirmed that the Jio service will be launched on August 15. The company has teamed up with Apple and Samsung to provide a Jio SIM card for users of select phones such as iPhones and high-end phones in the Galaxy lineup.
The highlight is that the SIM card that you get along with these phones can be used on any 4G compatible smartphone and it will work fine helping the users enjoy the freebies.
LYF smartphones are bundled with freebies
With the employee referral program of Jio, employees are given the referral code with which they can get the 4G service from Reliance. If the employee receives more than one code, he or she can distribute the same to a friend or relative. With the referral code, it is easy to buy a LYF smartphone.
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Remember that a LYF smartphone is important to use the Jio 4G service. The users can use the 4G LTE service on any compatible smartphone after the service is official in the country. These smartphones are priced from Rs 3,999 to Rs 21,499. But, these have failed to compete with thelikes of the offerings from Xiaomi and Lenovo in the market.
Why prefer LYF smartphones?
Though these smartphones are not too appealing in comparison to the other devices in the market, the highlight is that these phones will come with unlimited and free 4G service bundled with them for 3 months. This is possible even with a smartphone priced at Rs 3,000 from the LYF lineup.
Bundled Jio applications
Reliance Jio SIM cards come bundled with a slew of exclusive applications such as Jio Chat, Jio Drive, Switch-and-Walk, Jio Play, Jio Beats, Jio Maps, Jio Money, and Jio News.
How fast is Jio 4G?
As of now, there are no official data related to the speed of the Jio 4G service, but the details that have been revealed on Twitter show that the speed will be up to 50 Mbps. The test results are average showing download speeds of up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2.5 Mpbs.