Jio Lyf Preview Offer invites being sent to users who signed up on Jio website

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Until recently you required an invite from a Reliance employee to get a Jio SIM card along with the purchase of a Lyf phone to get a 90 day trial with unlimited data, calls and SMS to the soon to be launched Jio 4G LTE network from Reliance. The company has kept the Jio preview offer exclusive to its own Lyf brand of handsets. Initially, these devices were only sold at Reliance Digital stores across the country but few days back we reported that Lyf handsets are being sold at non-Reliance stores in open market, and it was possible to get the Jio SIM card along with the handset purchase for free and no invite was required. In an interesting development today, the company has started sending out invites to users who had signed up on the Jio website which went live last week.

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Reliance Jio 4G Speed test and VoLTE demo

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We have been testing Reliance Jio 4G network though the Jio lyf preview offer for the past few weeks on a Lyf Water 1 device and also the Lyf Flame 1 device. The Jio SIM cards are locked to Lyf devices at this point of time. We even managed to get hold a Jio sim from someone working for Reliance so that we could do some speed tests on the network on high end devices like the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, iPhone 6s Plus, Redmi Note 3, Lenovo Vibe X3 and more.. We managed to test the network in Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.  We managed to test the upcoming VoLTE feature of the network too.

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Reliance Jio website jio.com now live for everyone, allows you to register interest

Reliance Jio website

Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) had launched 4G services for its employees in December last year. It has now launched the Jio.com website, which is now live for everyone. Previously it was restricted only to its employees internally. Continue reading “Reliance Jio website jio.com now live for everyone, allows you to register interest”

Reliance Jio launches 8100 km BBG cable system

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Reliance Jio today announced the launch of 8,100 km cable system, the Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG). BBG will provide direct connectivity to South East Asia and the Middle East, then onward to Europe, Africa and Far East Asia through seamless interconnection with existing cable systems.

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Reliance Jio to offer free unlimited WiFi at 6 stadiums for T20 Worldcup

Reliance Jio will offer free unlimited WiFi service at 6 stadiums during the upcoming T20 WorldCup. Dubbed as Jio Net, the service will be available at Ferozshah Kotla,  Kolkata’s Eden Gardens, Mumbai’s Wankhede and Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore and stadiums in Mohali and Dharmashala.

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Reliance Jio launches 4G LTE services for its employees

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Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) yesterday launched its 4G LTE services for its employees at an event in Reliance Corporate Park on the eve of the 83rd Birth Anniversary of the group’s founder Chairman Dhirubhai Ambani. Continue reading “Reliance Jio launches 4G LTE services for its employees”

Reliance Jio expected to launch 4G in select areas by Dec 28, pan-India roll out in Q2 2016: report

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Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) already said that it plans to launch commercial 4G around December. Now a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch says that it expects a small scale launch of Reliance Jio Infocomm’s 4G services by the end of December in select areas, especially in Mumbai, according to ET. It also said that pan-India commercial start could be delayed till Q2 2016. Continue reading “Reliance Jio expected to launch 4G in select areas by Dec 28, pan-India roll out in Q2 2016: report”

Reliance Retail to introduce LYF range of 4G smartphones with VoLTE

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Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today reported its quarterly financial results that ended 30th September, 2015. Reliance Jio already announced that it plans to launch 4G services by December 2015 and introduce 4G smartphones below Rs. 4000 during that period. Today Reliance Retail said that it has achieved a milestone of 5,000 crore quarterly turnover mark for the first time last quarter announced its plans to launch 4G LTE smartphones under the brand LYF. Continue reading “Reliance Retail to introduce LYF range of 4G smartphones with VoLTE”

Reliance Jio to launch 4G services by December 2015, 4G smartphones below Rs. 4000

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Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) would begin commercial operations around December. This was announced by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Reliance Industries at its 41st Annual General Meeting today. At the last AGM last June, the company announced that it will start expanded trials in August 2014 across multiple cities, which would continue through the end of 2014 and early 2015. Continue reading “Reliance Jio to launch 4G services by December 2015, 4G smartphones below Rs. 4000”

Airtel, Vodafone, RCOM and Videocon Telecom reduce National roaming tariffs

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Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Videocon Telecom have reduced national roaming charges soon after TRAI reduced ceiling tariffs for national roaming calls and SMS last month. This is applicable for pre-paid and post-paid subscribers. Some operators have also introduced special roaming plans. Continue reading “Airtel, Vodafone, RCOM and Videocon Telecom reduce National roaming tariffs”

RCOM offers free access to Twitter during World Cup 2015, introduces data recharge offers

RCOM free Twitter World Cup 2015

Reliance Communications, Global Telecom Sponsor of the ICC World Cup 2015, has partnered with Twitter to provide RCOM customers free access to match updates via Twitter during World Cup. Twitter already introduced ICC Cricket World Cup timeline for following match updates. This allows customers who do not have a Twitter account access cricket-related Tweets by logging on to rcom.co.in/cricket on their mobile phones from 13th February to 31st March 2015, during the world cup.  Continue reading “RCOM offers free access to Twitter during World Cup 2015, introduces data recharge offers”

Lava EG932 with 5-inch qHD display, Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) now available for Rs. 11989

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Lava EG932, the company’s latest Android smartphone with Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) is now available for Snapdeal. It supports 3G CDMA or GSM on one slot and GSM on the other. It has a 5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) display, is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean, which is upgradable to Android 4.4 (KitKat). It has a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED Flash and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading “Lava EG932 with 5-inch qHD display, Dual SIM (CDMA + GSM) now available for Rs. 11989”

Rcom offers free Facebook access on Fridays for its prepaid GSM customers

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Reliance Communications (Rcom) has launched Free Facebook Fridays offer for its prepaid GSM customers that enables them to access Facebook for free without any data charges, account balance or deductions from their preferred data pack on Fridays. It is not clear if this offer is for a limited period. Rcom had already launched several offers, including free Twitter access for three months, and Facebook and WhatsApp packs and more. Continue reading “Rcom offers free Facebook access on Fridays for its prepaid GSM customers”

Reliance Jio to begin expanded 4G trials in August, phased launch in 2015 across India

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Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) would begin 4G rollout in phased manner in 2015. This was announced by Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Reliance Industries at its 40th Annual General Meeting today. The company would begin expanded trials in August across multiple cities, which would continue through the end of 2014 and early 2015. Continue reading “Reliance Jio to begin expanded 4G trials in August, phased launch in 2015 across India”

Reliance Jio, Ascend Telecom sign tower sharing deal


Reliance Jio Infocomm, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and Ascend Telecom Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. Under this deal, Reliance Jio would utilize Ascend Telecom’s 4500 towers across India for its 4G roll out. The company is backed by New Silk Route Growth Capital, IL&FS and the TVS Group. Continue reading “Reliance Jio, Ascend Telecom sign tower sharing deal”