After a long and anxious wait, Mukesh Ambani-backed Reliance Jio has started an open sale of its Jio 4G SIM Cards. It is important to highlight that consumers will get free unlimited 4G data, Calls and SMS free for 90 days under the Jio Preview Offer. This update allows the users of any 4G phone to grab a Reliance Jio SIM card now.
We contacted the nearest Reliance Digital store and confirmed that the SIM cards are now available through an open sale without any coupon codes. Multiple other sources have reported this apart from the SMS sent by Reliance.
How to Get Jio 4G Sim cards for any phone
To get a Jio 4G sim card you need to carry the below things to your nearest Reliance Digital outlet.
- A copy of an ID proof
- A photograph
- & A 4G enabled Phone
Locate the list of nearest Reliance Digital Store using Store locator.
It is important to note that Reliance Jio has not been commercially launched, hence they are not charging for any service. Also, Jio is not offering to port in your existing numbers.
In case, you buy a Lyf branded handset or a JioFi WiFi device, then obviously you will have to pay for the devices. For the SIM card, there is no charge as such. The Reliance JioFi device costs Rs 2,899, but this includes the price of the SIM.
Till now the Jio SIM card was only available through smartphones of certain brands. Earlier, Reliance had offered Jio SIMs to consumers through employee invites. Jio employees had 10 invites to share with friends who could buy a SIM card with any of the LYF phones. Later, Reliance made it a semi-open system by giving a Jio SIM card with any LYF phone.
Earlier LG had announced Jio Preview Offer on their LG 4G VoLTE smartphones – LG G5, LG K10, LG K7, LG X Screen, LG Stylus 2 Plus, LG Stylus 2, LG XCAM, LG G4, LG Spirit LTE, LG G4 Stylus 4G & Nexus 5X.
Jio comes like a breath of fresh air in Indian Telecom Industry, where the current state of data connectivity is very poor. In our tests of Jio, we have got amazingly fast speeds up to 76Mbps and average around 35 Mbps wherein no other company is offering nationwide 4G services. Also, whatever handful options are available are unsatisfactory in terms of Speed, Connectivity and Quality.