According to experts’ opinion, Reliance jio could extend all offer of free up to December 31, 2017.
Reliance jio’s free calling up to 31 December and Data Welcome Offer has started a prize war between telecom companies.
Meanwhile, experts have suggested another possibility that listening to Reliance jio customers will not be happy. Reliance Jio is exploring the possibility of expanding its offer of free delivery until March 31, 2017.
That is, you can get all the free till March 2017.
Target to 10 million customers
Let me tell you that Mukesh Ambani started with jio, that his target was to create 10 million customers.
Experts believe that the company can offer this to reach its target. At present, Mukesh Ambani has also said that Reliance Jio has made 1 crore 60 lakh customers in less than a month. It is hoped that he will soon fulfill his target.
Jio No. 1 in the world
At present, people are complaining about the speed of the Internet, but they will be surprised to know that currently Reliance jio has become the world’s largest Internet user sim.
About 16,000 TB of data is used everyday on the network of Reliance jio. Second is China’s mobile, in which 12,000 TB data is used.
Vodafone is at number three with 6000 TB of daily consumption.
Impact will depend on quality of JioPhone, say traders
The pathbreaking offer of Reliance Jio to give its customers free JioPhone for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500, is likely to bring down mobile handset prices considerably besides adversely impacting sales of the existing handset makers, says traders and dealers involved in the sale of mobile handsets.
“Reliance Jio’s offer will lead to a price war among mobile handset makers, leading to reduction in prices by anywhere between 10 to 20 per cent.
That will obviously please consumers and end users,” a trader in Habsiguda told The Hans India.
He, however, hastened to add that the exact impact would be known only after the actual launch of the device.
“Other companies will also launch similar products,” he said.
Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced at the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday last that pre-bookings for 4G-enabled JioPhone feature phone would begin on August 24 and device would be given to customers on first-come-first-serve basis for a refundable deposit of Rs 1,500.
Reliance Jio also came out with affordable tariff plans for JioPhone users.
Customers can take back their deposit after three years after returning the device.
The offer is targeted at 50 crore feature phone users in the country who are not able to use Jio’s 4G services now as they can’t afford expensive 4G-enabled smartphones.
Currently, there are over 78 crore mobile handsets in use across the country, but only 28 crore of them are smartphones.
Though JioPhone will bring cheers to those who want to have access to 4G telecom services, its success will also depend on the kind of features it offers. Battery backup, design elements and aftersales service will also play a key in role in driving the customers towards the new device.
“These days, customers are seeking more battery backup in their mobiles.
Normally, smartphones have less battery life, and so, they should re-charged every day.
And secondly, data plans and call cost are also playing major role in customer preferences,” said Ranga Ravi, owner of Feelings Gallery, a mobile handset shop in the city.
However, some dealers expressed doubt whether customers would stick to one mobile device for three years.
In the event he said that the handset will publically go for pre-bookings starting August 24. Post booking, it will be delivered on first-come-first-serve basis from September.
Mukesh Ambani,Chairman of Reliance Industries launched the most-awaited JioPhone and announced its availability for trials to select customers beginning August 15 at the company’s 40th Annual General Meeting.
In the event he said that the handset will publicly go for pre-bookings starting August 24.
Post booking, it will be delivered on first-come-first-serve basis from September.
Here is a guide to avail the affordable JioPhone:
Those who are interested, can book a JioPhone through the MyJio app or by visiting a nearby Jio retailer from 24 August.
Under the effective zero price offer announced by company’s chairman, interested users will have to pay Rs 1500 as a refundable security deposit.
The amount can be refunded after 3 years.
It has been confirmed by the company that there will be 5 million JioPhone units that will be available weekly for Indian customers.
To recall, the phone will come with unlimited voice, data and texts.
The users will need to recharge with a Jio Dhan Dhana Dhan monthly plan of Rs 153 that will enable them to avail the facility of free voice, texts, unlimited data and free access to Jio apps.
The 40th AGM also launched a Jio Phone TV Cable accessory that can be used to connect their handsets with any kind of television sets.
In order to connect TV with phone, customers will have to recharge with Rs 309 per month pack for big screen.
Jio Phone supports 22 languages and can be controlled via voice command.
To tackle the malware problem, panic button will also appear in near future that could be enabled through long press of number 5 on Keypad.
Additionally, the handset will come up with advanced NFC support that will be released via OTA software upgrade.
The Big Jio Day – 21 July, Offers to Rain See All Expected Announcements
Jio entered the telecom sector roughly a year ago and now has become one of the most successful and biggest network of the world. Now, Jio is again ready to win the hearts of people by giving them tons of offers to choose from.
Some of the expected launches and announcement to be made on 21 July are given below.
Cheapest 4G Phone – Jio is all set to make a drastic change in the telecom sector by launching the cheapest 4G phone that is expected to be priced around Rupees 500. If it is launched at such an affordable price, it would bring a sudden revolution in the telecom sector.
The phone was spotted by TechPP which suggested that the phone would come with a 2.4 inch non touch display which will run on its own operating system.
The phone would be launched under the sub brand of Jio which is Lyf and should come up with 3 months bundled free data.
Jio Fiber – This is a broadband service which will be very cheap and cost effective.
The broadband is expected to give a bandwidth speed of around 100 Mbps.
The connection is estimated to be launched with 3 months of free data.
Jio DTH – Jio DTH was already spotted a few months back on various sites.
The leaked reports suggest that the set-top box would be available for around Rupees 1800 which would come bundled up with 3 months of free service with all HD channels.
Its cheapest service pack would start at around a price point of Rupees 97 which should include all standard channels.
The Deputy Commissioner Shopian today convened a meeting to review the erection of mobile towers in the district.
The meeting was attended by Managers od various Kashmir based tele companies like Reliance Jio, Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, ATC, ITII, Tower Vision, ACHME and BSNL.
It was informed that Birds are the worst victims of radiation, according to environmentalists which can be best judged by the dwindling population of house sparrows in recent years due to the rising number of cell phone towers in different parts of the District.
DDC said that Mobile phones and towers emit a very low frequency of 900 or 1,800MHz, called microwaves. These waves can damage bird eggs and embryos as they cause thin skulls of chicks and thin eggshells. Besides, birds are known to be sensitive to magnetic radiation. Microwaves can interfere with their sensors and misguide them while navigating and preying.
As per the Environment specialists, mobile phone towers crowding the city skyline are making the air toxic. There are indicative studies to prove that these radiations are harmful for people living in a 300-metre radius of a cell phone tower. Pregnant women and children are at a higher risk than the normal population. The younger the child, the deeper is the penetration of electromagnetic radiation due to the fact that children’s skulls are thinner.
DDC said that the Radiation from such towers poses grave health risks including memory loss, lack of concentration and digestive disturbances.
It is very unfortunate to see huge cell phone towers thronging the rooftops in and around residential apartments, hospitals, schools and educational institutions and this has become more or less a common sight in cities across the state and elsewhere.
DDC says the popularity of cell phones and wireless communication devices has resulted in the proliferation of cell phone towers across the district.
“While all of us have had our share of fun with mobile technology, it is now time to introspect and study the problems that one could face because of cell phone towers being installed in residential areas.”
A new report suggests that the phone will be priced at just Rs 500.
Reports and rumours about the Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE feature phone have been doing the rounds for quite some time now.
Reliance Jio has been planning to launch its 4G feature phone for quite some time now, and now it is expected that the rollout will be sometime later this month or by August 2017.
It has also been suggested that the network provider will introduce its new mobile tariff plans.
While reports and rumours have bene doing the rounds regarding the price of the 4G VoLTE feature phone, a new report in The Economic Times suggests that it will come with a price tag of just Rs 500.
Meanwhile, the launch of 4G feature phones would be in phased manner and it is expected that in the first phase, around 10-11 lakh phones would come to the market.
The company might go with a similar strategy that it had applied with the introduction of its Lyf brand of 4G smartphones.
Meanwhile, sources have informed FE that the announcement about the launch of 4G feature phones might be done at the Reliance Industries’ Annual General Meeting.
The AGM this year, has been scheduled on July 21 in Mumbai. In 2016, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani had announced the commercial launch of Jio at the company’s AGM on September 1.
After this, Jio had started its operations from September 5 and it totally disrupted the Indian telecom sector. Meanwhile, the ET report quoted an HSBC telecom analyst Rajiv Sharma, who said, “Jio will likely launch a feature phone with 4G capability at a price of Rs 500 (sub-$8).” While the price may seem too good to be true, earlier reports had suggested that the device could be in the range of Rs 1,800, but Jio might subsidise the price to bring it within the range of Rs 1,300-1,500.
Jio has not responded to an e-mail query on the matter. What we know is that the handset will be marketed under Lyf brand of phones and will be sold through the Reliance Jio and Reliance Retail stores. The Jio 4G feature phone is expected to come with 512 MB RAM and will have an internal storage of 4 GB and also include an SD card slot for expanding storage. The phone is expected to sport a 2-megapixel camera. The devices are expected to be WiFi enabled and come with near field communications (NFC) technology, which will help the user to make digital transactions too. The company has already tested the 4G feature phone at its facilities in Chennai and some other centres.
The 4G VoLTE enabled feature phone, if priced around the range that is expected, will massively disrupt the dynamics of the Indian mobile market, as Jio’s network is entirely on 4G VoLTE, and thus it left out the huge majority of feature phone audience in India. Reliance Jio, which already has, over 100 million subscribers in India, has seen growth slow down.
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If it gets the wave of 2G subscribers, it could mean further bad news for its rivals. Almost all features phones just support 2G networks in the country. However, companies like Lava and Micromax had recently launched feature phones with 4G capabilities. But, these devices are priced at the Rs 3,000 and above range. But whether the phone will actually come at a price of Rs 500 or not, we will have to wait and see.