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Reliance Jio 4G: All you need to know

02-09-2016

Free voice calls, low data usage charges, lucrative schemes for students – Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries had something for everyone at the launch announcement of its much awaited Reliance Jio. Scroll through to find out everything you need to know about the Reliance Jio 4G launch.

Top 4 announcements that you just can't miss

> Jio voice calls, across India, will not be charged under any plan.

> 4G LTE smartphones will be sold starting from Rs. 2,999 and Jio-Fi for Rs. 1,999.

> Tariff plans starting from Rs. 19 for the occasional data user, to a monthly Rs. 149 plan for the light data user.

> All services will be free for users from 5 September to 31 December.

Reliance Jio 4G: All you need to know

Reliance Jio 4G announcements by Mukesh Ambani during the Reliance Industries' 42nd AGM came as a pleasant shock for millions of Indians. Ambani announced the company's ambitious plans for providing facilities that will digitally empower people across the country like never before. Read more here.

Jio and let die: A Reliance punch!

India's telecom sector will never be the same again. Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani sent the telecom space in a whirlpool of optimism and confusion on Thursday when he unleashed Reliance Jio 4G service, offering free voice calls and zero roaming charges to its customers. Read more here.

Reliance Jio Datagiri vs Bharti Airtel, Vodafone

As Indian mobile operators launch a series of free voice calling plans, the real gainer is the Indian consumer who has been paying for voice calls - both local and long-distance - ever since the British set up telephone exchanges in Calcutta, Bombay and Madras in 1882. Now that has changed. Read more here.

Reliance Jio bombshell: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The internet in India needed the Reliance Jio launch. We need low-cost connectivity everywhere for users to feel that the cost of trying out the internet is low. The fact that Jio is going to be free till the end of the year is exactly what the incumbent telecom operators should have done: give people a taste of the internet, and then let them pay for it. We hope this brings people online by the millions. We need the internet everywhere in India. Read more here.

India’s richest man unleashes a long-awaited disruption in the country’s $50 billion telecom sector

This could be the biggest disruption in Indian telecom industry in decades. On Sept. 1, India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, laid out an ambitious road-map for his firm Reliance Jio, the latest entrant into India’s $50-billion telecom sector. The company will launch its service on Sept. 05. Reliance Jio, Ambani promised, would offer the world’s cheapest internet data at Rs50 ($0.7) per gigabyte (GB). Read more here.

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'Jio plans are awesome; happy days ahead for customers'

Speaking to CNBC-TV18 Sanjay Kapoor, Former CEO, Airtel said that the biggest hurdle for incumbent operations will be to make some long-term choices in technology. At Reliance Industries' 42nd Annual General Meeting, Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced an ambitious growth path for Jio, offering, among others, free voice and data services during the soft launch from September 5 till December 31. Kapoor also said that he didn’t think bringing prices down would be the answer. “We have a huge population, and we must not get the prices to a level where the industry won’t make money.” Read more here.

From big oil to big data: Inside Mukesh Ambani's $20 billion start-up

At the vast open-plan headquarters of Indian telecoms start-up Jio, billionaire oil tycoon Mukesh Ambani stands in short sleeves beneath a digital tracker that logs every new subscriber to his service. The 59-year-old is India's richest man, and his Reliance Industries (RELI.NS) oil & gas group is the country's most profitable. Now, though, he's betting at least $20 billion on building, from scratch, a national digital empire stretching from phones and hardware to home entertainment and custom-made apps. Read more here.

5 things that may change for customers with Reliance Jio's entry

The entry of Reliance Jio may have led to the biggest disruption in the Indian telecom landscape. But, consumers are all set to gain as telcos may be forced to decrease tariffs to retain their market share. Telecom stocks wiped out nearly Rs 16,997 crore as Mukesh Ambani read out Jio's plans at Reliance AGM. The impact of Reliance Jio in the stock market and tariff costs aside, consumers' experience in dealing with telecom service operators may change in the months ahead. Here are five ways how customers' day-to-day dealings with telcos may change. Read more here.

Key highlights | Reliance Jio 4G launch: Mukesh Ambani announces Rs 50 for 1GB 4G plan

Free voice calls, low data usage charges, lucrative schemes for students – Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries had something for everyone at the launch announcement of its much awaited Reliance Jio. In a big-bang launch for Reliance Jio, Ambani at the 42nd RIL AGM said that all voice calls for Jio customers will be free. Announcing the launch tariffs, Ambani said, we have a plethora of plans. “We start from Rs 19 per day data plan for the occasional data user. Then there is a Rs 149 monthly plan for the light data user. The data plan for the heaviest user goes up to Rs 4,999 per month,” he said. Reliance Jio, even before its full scale launch, has sent jitters in the telecom industry, with incumbents like Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular aggressively offering freebies and discounts to woo new customers and retain existing ones. Read more here.

10 big benefits for consumers announced by Mukesh Ambani

"Jio is the only mobile network in the country that is only 4G LTE," said Mukesh Ambani at the 42nd Reliance AGM. In an extensive speech highlighting his plans for Reliance Jio, its benefits, offers and roadmap, Ambani said, "There is only 4G on the Jio network and not mostly 2G, sometimes 3G and once-in-a-while 4G." Read more here.

How to get Reliance Jio 4G SIM

Reliance Jio 4G SIM comes with unbelievably low rates for data services coupled with free voice calls across the country. Moreover, getting a Jio connection is also not going to be laced with hassles as now you no longer need to submit separate IDs and photo address proofs for getting a SIM card. Read more here.

All about 'free welcome offer' from Mukesh Ambani's RJio

Mukesh Ambani announced a 'free welcome offer' for Jio customers from September 5 till December 31. R Jio will offer users data services free for four months, after which it will offer 10 tariff plans starting at Rs 19 a day for occasional users, Rs 149 a month for low data users and Rs 4,999 a month for heavy data users. Read more here.

Reliance Jio 4G launch tariff plans: Special 25% more data scheme for students announced

Reliance Jio 4G launch: Mukesh Ambani announced special tariff plans that will bring cheer for students. "Any student who has a valid ID car will get the benefit of 25% more data on Jio's main tariff plans," Ambani said. "Data should never be unaffordable for anyone. Reliance Jio will move India from data shortage to data abundance," he promised. "Every snartphone in India will soon support 4G LTE. Jio's network covers 18,000 Cities & 2 lakh villages," he added. Read more here.

Reliance Jio 4G launch tariff plans: Check out details

Announcing the launch tariffs, Ambani said, we have a plethora of plans. "We start from Rs 19 per day data plan for the occasional data user. Then there is a Rs 149 monthly plan for the light data user. The data plan for the heaviest user goes up to Rs 4,999 per month," he said. "We have provided the lowest LTE data rates in the world," he added. Ambani went on to say that Jio is also rolling out many wi-fi hotspots across the country. "By the middle of the next year, we will have 1 million wi-fi hotspots across India," he promised. Read more here.

How to activate Reliance Jio 4G SIM

Speaking at the 42nd AGM of Reliance Industries, Ambani announced that the Reliance Jio would be launched on September 5 and would be commercially made available on December 31, 2016. On successful purchase of the SIM, the user would need to activate it in order to use. The following steps need to be followed for the activation. Read more here.

Telecom stocks like Bharti Airtel, Idea fall upto 8 per cent on Reliance Jio's free voice call announcement

Stocks of Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communication came under pressure after Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani elaborated on the features of Reliance Jio related to free voice calls and cheaper data rates for its telecom venture Reliance Jio. While addressing the company's 42nd annual general meeting (AGM), Ambani said, "Jio's pricing is about solving customers' pain points and customer should pay only for one service - voice or data." He announced that all voice calls for Jio customers will be absolutely free. "No Jio customer will ever pay for voice calls to any network in India and roaming charges will also be zero,"Ambani said. Read more here.

Disruptive Reliance Jio offers will help digitise rural India: Experts

The Reliance Jio announcements are distinctly disruptive and a "bold move" towards digitising millions in the rural parts of the country, setting a tough benchmark for its competitors as data becomes the new oil, experts said on Thursday. Reacting to an array of announcements made by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani at the company's 39th Annual General Meeting post its listing in Mumbai, they said data mining is the future and Jio is a "perfectly-planned" move towards that. Read more here.

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