Jio 4G officially announced: the cheapest 4G plans in the world
Today, Mukesh Ambani, officially announced Reliance Jio 4G at the 42nd Annual General Meeting of Reliance Industries Limited held in Mumbai.
Jio, being the first all-IP network, is already working on 5G and 6G. The company has already covered 18,000 cities and 2 lakh villages, also promising 90% of India’s population by March 2017.
Jio announced LYF smartphones priced at as low as Rs. 2,999 and JioFi personal router Rs. 1,999. Other higher speced handsets in range of Rs. 3,999, Rs. 4,999, and Rs. 5,999. The company also announced the Rs. 15,000 worth of Jio Premium Apps subscriptions would be available for free up to December 2017.
The company also announced data tariff plans staring at Rs. 50/GB, the cheapest in the world. The other tariff plans starts at Rs. 149 and goes up to Rs 4,999 with validity varying for 28 days. The daily plans starts at Rs. 19, 199, and 299 with all the voice, data and SMS advantages.
All the college and school students will also get 25% more data in same tariff plans under Student Plan. The company has said they have already connected to 30,000 schools and colleges. Reliance will be offering e-KYC procedure, any Jio customer with an Aadhaar Card would be able to get an activated sim card within just 15 minutes.
Top 100 cities would be getting Fibre network rollout offering 1Gbps. This is a solution for enterprise, therefore company has tied up with small as well as big firm in the country.
The company is targetting 100 Million subscribers for it’s JIO team to set a record of reaching this mark in shortest period. Mukesh Ambani addressed the issue of interconnectivity and appealed other private telecom players for a easy MNP services if there users want to switch to JIO.
So, with this Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Jio is officially in business now. And, it will be interesting to see how other telecom giants like Vodafone, Airtel, Idea will respond to this emerging competition.
Stay tuned for more updates!