Mumbai: After several failed launch dates and immense speculation over the arrival of Reliance Jio, the much-awaited 4G service from Reliance has finally made its debut.
According to a report in RTN Asia, Reliance Jio is coming to customers, though you need to get an invite from an employee of Reliance Industries to avail the service. Besides the fact that it wont have any registration process, the invite system will work similar to that of OnePlus.
The user can get a Jio 4G sim and a LYF smartphone on a trial basis in exchange for the invite. Getting a LYF phone is also mandatory if you want to use the service right now. This is same as what the employees got in the trial phase – an LTE sim and a LYF smartphone for use.
The scheme has been launched in 17 circles in India, including Maharashtra and Goa, Delhi, Telangana, Haryana and Karnataka.
Each Reliance Industries employee has the option to choose 10 customers to send the invite to. Reliance employees have been using Jio 4G services since December last year and now only they would be able to share the invites to other people.
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Having received the invite, you need to print the mail which carries a unique offer code. Carry the print-out to Reliance Digital store along with a valid proof of address and identification and a passport size. Once validated, you will get the offer on the LYF phone you have purchased.
Apart from the sim and the LYF Smartphone+, users will get unlimited high speed data, 9000 text messages, 1500 minutes of high definition voice and HD video calling for 90 days from purchase.
Users will also get access to specific Jio applications and full access to Jiopay, Jiobeats, JioMags and JioDrive. There are also coupons worth Rs 15,000 up for grabs in JioMoney.
The invite is non-transferable and is only valid upto 15 days of receipt. International roaming cannot be activated on the sim for the first 90 days of free services either, which makes it is a very rigid offer.