Punjab Jio 4G launch on Sep 5: Rs 50 per GB, All calls free
Reliance has come to 4G LTE services with a big bang announcement – to make mobile data faster and cheaper.
JIO services will be available in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh from September 5, along with the rest of India. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday dedicated the much-anticipated Reliance Jio 4G services to the nation and called it an effort to fulfil the Digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ambani said his goal was to acquire 100 million customers as soon as possible. Reliance Jio services have been on a trial run for a few months now.
Social Media was buzzing with the news as Jio Announcements must have given nightmares to competitors Airtel, BSN and Vodafone.
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From September 5, everyone will be able to access the service, which will still be free till the end of the year. Voice calls, meanwhile, will never be charged on the Jio service. The data rates are also cheapest in the world, he said, announcing tariffs starting Rs 50 per GB or 5 paise per MB. The entire bouquet of apps will also be free till end of 2017.
Mukesh gave the following details:
#Devices: Ambani announced new Lyf devices with prices starting at Rs 2,999 and going up to Rs 5,999. 4G LTE JioFi router at 1,999. Ensured that entry price for using the network will be low for Indians.
#Content: Jio TV will offer access to 300 plus channels. Jio Cinema will have a library of 6000 movies and 1,00,000 episodes of TV shows. Jio music as 10 million songs. Jio Money allows you to go cashless. Apps will be free for all users till December 2017.
#Services: Redesigned process to enable cashless with Adharar card to give working connection with Aadhar card in just 15 minutes.
#Tariffs: Jio will have a base rate which is 1/10th of market rates. 5 paise per MB, or Rs 50 per GB. More you use, the cheaper it gets. No blackout dates.