Soon after extending the Reliance Jio Preview Offer to 4G enabled Samsung and LG smartphones, Reliance Jio has reportedly opened the offer for everyone. Jio is far away from starting their commercial operations in India. But the presence of Jio is already making waves in the market.
Jio Preview Offer is part of company’s plan to optimize its network. By giving free data to many users, the company will be able to study their uses, fix bugs and improve overall network stability even before official launch. Yesterday, there were reports that Jio Preview is available for users with 4G enables Samsung of LG smartphones. Those users will be able to get a free Jio SIM with 90 days’ preview offer.
Now multiples reports suggest that the Reliance Jio Preview Offer has been opened to everyone with a 4G smartphone. As a part of the package, Reliance Jio has also bundled offering unlimited HD voice calls, unlimited high-speed internet access and downloads and an unlimited access to Jio app ecosystem for 90 days.
Users don’t have to generate the code using the app to get the SIM. Just take your 4G enabled handset to a Jio store and get the SIM. But you still have to install the Jio apps in your Android smartphone to use it. It is better to install Jio Apps from here before reaching the store. We have contacted Reliance Digital stores in our location and they said that they haven’t received any such update, yet. You may have to wait a few more days to get the Jio SIM from your location’s Reliance Digital store, but don’t worry, it is worth the waiting.
There are other ways to get a Jio SIM
Reliance Jio Preview Offer on LYF smartphones
You can avail the 90 days Reliance Jio Preview Offer by purchasing any LYF handsets. With prices starting at Rs 2,999 for the and going all the way up to Rs 19,999, there’s one for every budget. ALSO READ: LYF Flame 7 and Wind 7 With VoLTE Support Launched
Reliance Jio Preview Offer on JioFi 2 MiFi portable hotspot
Jio Preview on 4G-enabled Samsung smartphones
Initially started with a handful of premium Samsung smartphones, Reliance Jio has now extended the preview offer to all 4G-enabled smartphones from Samsung. The list has a total of 42 smartphones, right from Galaxy S-series (S4 to S7), Galaxy Note-series (Note 3 to Note 7), Galaxy On-series (On5, On5 Pro, On7 and On7 Pro) to Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy A-series (A3, A5, A5 Duos, A5 (2016), A7 and A8), Galaxy J-series (J1, J2, J3, J5, J7) and more. Even the two-year-old Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, Galaxy Core and Galaxy K Zoom are also a part of the Jio Preview Offer.
Jio Preview on 4G-enabled LG smartphones
The Reliance Jio Preview Offer has also gone live for select 4G-enabled LG smartphones as well. These include the likes of – LG K7 LTE, G5 (H860), X Screen (K500I), Stylus 2 (K520DY), Stylus 2 Plus (K535D), G4 Stylus 4G (H630D) and LG Spirit LTE (H442).
How to avail Jio 4G Preview Offer on Samsung and LG 4G smartphones
Step One: On your 4G-enabled Samsung or LG smartphone, you need to download the MyJio app from the Google Play Store.
Step Two: Open the app and enter your details, such as name, surname and alternate phone number.
Step Three: Select your state, city and click on next. This will generate the barcode coupon, which will automatically get saved in your photo gallery as well.
Step Four: Head over to a Reliance Digital or Reliance Digital Xpress Mini store. Kepp the smartphone with you, bar code coupon and your documents — photocopy of Aadhar Card and one passport size photograph. If you don’t have an Aadhar card, a copy of driving license or passport will also do.
Step Five: Once all your documents are submitted, you will be given the SIM card for free. With 48 hours, you will receive an activation message on the alternate number that you provided. Now, insert the SIM card in your smartphone and dial 1977 to activate the connection.
Reliance Jio app ecosystem
Unlike other operators, Reliance Jio is different by focusing on three key areas — VoLTE HD voice calling, high speed data and content services. Reliance Jio has already rolled out its app ecosystem — available across Android and iOS platforms. Let’s take a look at these apps.
MyJio: This is the core app where you can find all details about your account – such as your tariff plan, account balance, data consumption, recharge, profile, and more.
JioJoin: The app works in conjunction with the JioFi 2 or your Jio SIM card — allowing you to make HD voice calls, even from a non-VoLTE supported smartphone. The app is only available for Android. You can even use the JioFi 2 MiFi device to make voice calls using this app in your old 3G handset.
JioBeats: It is a music streaming app just like Hungama Music, Gaana, Saavan and Apple Music. The service has a collection of 2.5 million HD songs in 20 different languages including Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Bhojpuri and more. In terms of genre, you can choose from Gazals, Jazz, Hiphop, Party, Rock and more.
JioOnDemand: The app lets you watch OnDemand movies, just like Netflix, BigFlix, Google Play Movies and other services. It also includes popular TV shows such as Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma, CID, The Kapil Sharma Show, Aadalt and more.
JioPlay: It is a live TV steaming service that lets you catch all the live TV shows on the go. With more than 291 live TV channels, including 41 HD channels, you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies in 15 different languages. It also includes daily TV guide, record option and repeat telecast option too. Jio has also tied up with Hotstar, which gives access to premium Hotstar content for free.
JioSecurity: Android being an open source platform, it is also highly prone to a large number of viruses and vulnerabilities. We recently came across QuadRooter vulnerability that allowed hackers to take control of Android smartphone by gaining root access. Powered by Norton, JioSecurity app aims to keep your Android smartphone save from such attacks.
JioChat: Just like WhatsApp, WeChat, Hike Messenger and others, the JioChat is an instant messaging app. The app let you make voice and video calls, and chat with users. You can also send stickers, doodle, share files and do a lot more using the JioChat Messenger app.
JioMoney: The JioMoney app is a digital wallet that lets you pay for different services. Some of them are landline and electricity bills, mobile and DTH recharge, send money to recipients and more. You can also pay at participating merchants without having to carry your credit or debit cards. We did try out the app and here are our initial impressions.
JioDrive: The app is a one stop shop to all your data storage, backup and recovery needs. JioDrive users get 5GB of cloud storage space to backup photos, videos, contacts, SMS and more. The best part about the service is that you can also access it from multiple devices. Devices like your smartphone, tablet, desktop PC or laptop.
JioMags: Reliance Jio has two apps – JioMags and JioExpress News. While the JioMags lets you read all the popular magazines and comics, the JioExpress News app is similar to Flipboard and News Republic – letting you read all the latest news from tech to sports, business, lifestyle, health and more from variety of online publishers across the globe.
Do Note: Access to Reliance Jio suite of apps is free and zero rated at the moment. Means, you are not charged for the data downloads. However, there is no word on the pricing after the end of preview offer.