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Reliance To launch Jio 4G Prepaid Services on 15 Aug With Free Data & Voice calls

The much awaited mobile services from Reliance-Jio is all set to launch. Yes, we have a confirmation on the official launch date of the Jio prepaid services as 15th August. Mark your calendars and rush to your nearest Reliance Digital or LYF store to get your own SIM cards starting 15th August. We got this official confirmation from an internal source. Up until now, these services were exclusive to only a few people. But it looks like the company is ready for the big day.

Initially, the SIM cards were available only to select people through exclusive invites, etc. Later on, the company started giving free SIM cards with the LYF smartphones. They also gave 2-years extended warranty on these devices with the help of the LYF Care application. A few days ago, the company also started issuing the SIM cards to select Samsung smartphone owners as well. You could walk into the store, and if you own one of the 13 Samsung smartphones supported for this, then you could just walk out with your own Jio SIM. We visited a few Reliance Store, and it looks like they are all getting ready for the launch as all the SIM cards were stocked up and readily made available. And now after all this, just like any other mobile service provider, you can simply walk into the store and get your Reliance Jio SIM.

It is expected that this new service will give fierce competition to the existing services like Airtel, Idea, etc. The company is offering the services for much less price than what others are giving out for. We had covered an article which shows the different postpaid plans expected to be offered by the company. They are also offering exclusive night data plans on the same lines of other services. Adding on to this, the company also announced Mobile Number Portability (MNP) for Reliance Jio 4G prepaid and postpaid customers.

All these offers only show us that Reliance is trying to attract as many users as possible to kick-start the services on a successful note. Well, practically they have almost achieved the mark if not completely. They already have over 7,00,000 users in the country, even before it’s official launch. And now with the launch happening in about little over two weeks now, we will see what the performance of the services are in different parts of the country. Stay tuned for more details on this.

By Karthik Iyer on Friday 5th of Aug 2016


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