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Reliance Jio to launch MNP facility for customers to take on rivals; deals on postpaid plans also in offing

New Delhi: The much-anticipated launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE services, that has already launched price wars among leading telcos, seems to have much more up its sleeve to take on market leaders. After word

India TV Tech Desk [ Published on: July 20, 2016 18:29 IST ]
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New Delhi: The much-anticipated launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G LTE services, that has already launched price wars among leading telcos, seems to have much more up its sleeve to take on market leaders.

After word on collaboration with Samsung and Apple smartphones, the company is now prepping to offer MNP (mobile number portability) to get more subscribers aboard its network.

As an encouragement to new subscribers, the company will extend its preview offer where users will get three months of unlimited voice, data and SMS usage.

Also read: Reliance Jio data tariffs revealed, could be 8 times cheaper that Airtel, Vodafone

Besides, the company is also set to announce attractive post-paid plans with up to 5-10 times more data and free voice, video minutes, compared to other post-paid plans available in the market.

“Free benefits or Zero rental can be availed for first few months after taking a connection or porting to Jio, depending on plans,” reported TelecomTalk, Indian telecom portal.

Also the company has reportedly tested Mobile Number Portability (MNP) facility among its own employees in Kolkata.

With the MNP facility, the company will target customers from rival networks who are currently paying a lot for mobile data services. MNP will solve the handset compatibility, which was a hindrance to Jio’s plan to disrupt post-paid segment.

So people who have a Reliance Jio SIM cards with LYF handset are those who are using it as secondary device. The rollout of the MNP facility will help them and become a threat to other telecom operators in the market.

Ahead of the launch, Reliance Jio has also released the prepaid data tariff, which offers data services that are up to eight times cheaper compared to rivals such as Airtel, Vodafone and Idea. Also Jio could offer unlimited voice and data services to HP users who buy the JioFi devices.

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