MyJio app clocks 100 million installs on the Google Play Store

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Reliance Jio launched its MyJio app back in May last year before it started offering Jio Preview Offer for consumers. Earlier this week it crossed 100 million or 10 Crore installs on the Google Play Store. It crossed 50 million installs back in December last year after it hit 10 million in September last year. Continue reading “MyJio app clocks 100 million installs on the Google Play Store”

Reliance JioPhone tipped to run special version of WhatsApp

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Reliance Jio is in talks with WhatsApp to create a special version of the popular messaging app for newly launched JioPhone, according to a latest report from Factor Daily. Both the companies are planning to introduce a toned-down version of WhatsApp on the feature phone.

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JioPhone is powered by Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform

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Reliance Jio unveiled its first 4G VoLTE feature phone – JioPhone yesterday. The company revealed some of the features of the phone, but it did not confirm complete specifications at the event or on its site. Today Qualcomm India confirmed that the phone is powered by its latest 205 Mobile Platform which is a 1.1GHz Dual Core SoC with integrated X5 LTE Global Mode modem for VoLTE and multimode dual SIM. The Lava 4G Connect M1, which was the launched as the first VoLTE feature phone is powered by a Quad-core Spreadtrum SP9820A Processor.

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Reliance Jio clocks 125 million customers, has over 100 million paying Jio Prime users

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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries at the company’s 40th annual AGM announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 120 million customers in 10 months of launch, adding 7 customers every second on average. He also said the company has over 100 million paid customers, since March, which is the biggest free to paid user migration, and most have recharged for Rs. 309 or more. Earlier this year the company had crossed 100 million customers in 170 days of launch. Continue reading “Reliance Jio clocks 125 million customers, has over 100 million paying Jio Prime users”

JioPhone ‘Made in India’ VoLTE feature phone launched, effectively free with refundable security deposit

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Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Reliance Industries at the company’s 40th AGM today announced that Reliance Jio has crossed 125 million customers in 10 months of launch, adding 7 customers every second on average and has more than 100 million paying Jio Prime customers. Continue reading “JioPhone ‘Made in India’ VoLTE feature phone launched, effectively free with refundable security deposit”

Interconnection: Airtel says it is losing Rs. 550 crore per quarter due to calls from Reliance Jio’s network

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After an open-house held by Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today regarding interconnection usage charges (IUC) where Reliance Jio proposed to make IUC zero, Airtel has sent out a release saying that Reliance Jio is creating monopoly, throttling competition by proposing zero IUC. “By proposing a transition to the ‘Bill and Keep’ regime with zero MTC, Reliance Jio wants to simply transfer its cost to Airtel and other operators,” said Airtel.

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Reliance Jio Lyf 4G VoLTE feature phone surfaces in live images

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The first image of a VoLTE feature phone from Jio surfaced earlier this year. Now a new LYF branded Jio VoLTE feature phone has surfaced in images. We still don’t know the final name of the phone, but TechPP that got hold of the images of the phone says that the phone runs KAI OS, a forked version of HTML5-based Firefox OS that was killed by Mozilla last year. Continue reading “Reliance Jio Lyf 4G VoLTE feature phone surfaces in live images”

Jio hacker arrested from Rajasthan; will face charges in Mumbai

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Just yesterday, Maharashtra cyber police detained a man who was suspected to be involved in the recent Jio data user leak. The accused has been identified by his nickname ‘Imran Chippa’ and was arrested from Churu district in Rajasthan.
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Police detain a suspect involved in Jio data leak

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FoneArena first reported about the massive data leak of over 120 million users of Reliance Jio users on Sunday. Now, a latest report from Reuters states that police have detained a suspect in western Indian state of Rajasthan. The man is suspected to be involved in leaking personal data of over 120 million Jio users to a website named “Magicapk.com”.

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JioFiber 100Mbps 100GB preview offer for 9 cities revealed on official site

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Reliance Jio started testing JioFiber last year. When it reported earnings back in April, it said that it started roll-out of its Fibre to the Home (FTTH) business by offering beta trials in a few locations. It also said that it will expand the scope of the beta trials over the next few months. In May it even confirmed that beta trials are being rolled out in select areas of Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat and Vadodara. It also said that JioFiber services are also available for RIL employees in Jamnagar. Continue reading “JioFiber 100Mbps 100GB preview offer for 9 cities revealed on official site”

Reliance Jio launches new Rs. 399 plan with 84 days validity, revises old plans

Jio 399 Dhan Dhana Dhan

Reliance Jio launched Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan offer back in April after the Summer Surprise Offer was withdrawn as per TRAI’s recommendation. As the 84-day Dhan Dhana Dhan offer ends this month for those activated it back in April, it has launched new plans for the Prime members. It has also revised Rs. 309 Dhan Dhana Dhan pack that offered 84 days validity to 56 days validity and has launched the same 84-day validity plan for Rs. 399 with 1GB data per day. Continue reading “Reliance Jio launches new Rs. 399 plan with 84 days validity, revises old plans”

Jio Customer Database of over 120 million users leaked, could be biggest data breach in India

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In an interesting development , Jio customer data has been leaked on an independent website named magicapk. Several sensitive details including first name, last name ,mobile number, email-id,circle, SIM Activation Date and even Aadhaar Number have been exposed.  To my disbelief I found my own details in the database and also couple of my colleagues are affected too.

Update
: 10:39PM IST with quote from Jio spokesperson.

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ASUS teams up with Reliance Jio to offer up to 10GB additional 4G data for select phones

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After Xiaomi, ASUS has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Reliance Jio to offer up to 10GB data per month for up to 10 recharges or up to 100GB for 10 months. The ‘Additional Data Offer’ is available for Jio Prime members who have purchased any of these eligible ASUS devices from 16th June, 2017 either from online or offline channel. Customer will get an additional data voucher with every Recharge of Rs. 309 or above, limited to 10 recharges till 31st March, 2018.

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Reliance Jio could launch 4G VoLTE feature phone for Rs. 500 this month

Reliance Jio VoLTE feature phone

Last year there was a report that said that Reliance Jio will launch feature phones with VoLTE support soon. We even saw an image of a Rs. 1299 feature phone earlier this year with shortcut keys for MyJio, Jio Live TV, Jio video and Jio Music. Even though we did not see the phone, there were reports that said that we might see an affordable VoLTE feature phone for under Rs. 1000. Now a new ET report says that Reliance Jio will disrupt the market with VoLTE feature phones for under Rs. 500. Continue reading “Reliance Jio could launch 4G VoLTE feature phone for Rs. 500 this month”

Reliance Jio 4G speed fastest in June: TRAI

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)  launched MySpeed app to measure and upload internet speeds and also launched Analytics Portal to show users in detail about network coverage, data speed in their area and Quality of Service (QoS) of their telecom operators last year. The latest data on the portal shows that Reliance Jio’s 4G data speed is the fastest among top operators in the country. Continue reading “Reliance Jio 4G speed fastest in June: TRAI”