Today as part of the Raksha Bandhan Celebrations Reliance has offered a bundled deal where when you purchase the JioFi device that we had discussed earlier gets 90 days of their Preview offer. There’s nothing new but reliance is trying to bring the festive mood in & sell their Hotspot devices. There’s no official announcement for the commercial services yet. Only the prepaid services will be available from that date while the postpaid services will be available from this year end. Apart from the 4G services, the company will also bring broadband services all over India in the coming months. While the company is selling LYF branded 4G smartphones that support 4G VoLTE, now they are selling 4G MiFi devices under the Jio brand.
As we had earlier reported, the two JioFi devices are only offered for Jio employees but now the company is bringing a new 4G MiFi called JioFi 2 for the public. It is priced at Rs. 2,899 and come with Jio 4G SIM including the Jio preview offer (JPO). Under the Jio preview offer, the users get 90 days of unlimited usage of 4G data, voice calls, SMS, and Jio suite of apps. According to TechPP, the JioFi device will be sold without invites, unlike the Jio 4G SIMs.
The users can get it from the nearby Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress, and Digital Xpress Mini stores. It is said to give 6 hours of battery life with just 3 hours of charging. At just Rs. 2,999; the users can also opt for either of the LYF Flame 3, Flame 4, Flame 5, or Flame 6 smartphones. I was personally using the LYF Flame 2 smartphone that costs Rs. 3,599 as a hotspot and it is giving 5 hours of battery life while the WiFi hotspot is turned ON.
The smartphone hotspot is limited to 10 connections whereas the JioFi device can connect upto 11 (10 wireless and 1 wired) devices simultaneously. While we stores are already selling the JioFi device, the Jio customer care says that the device will be available only after the public launch on August 15th. As of now, the users can get the free Jio 4G SIM with jio preview offer activated by purchasing the LYF smartphone or the selected Samsung devices. But from August 15th, anyone buying a smartphone priced over the Rs. 10,000 from the Reliance Digital stores can get the Jio 4G SIM with JPO.