Reliance Jio Launches Kumbh JioPhone Suite for the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

January 10, 2019

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has released the Kumbh JioPhone suite days ahead of the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela. The Mela is the world’s largest congregation. The suite is specially designed for millions of pilgrims who will attend the holy dip.

Details of the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

The Prayagraj Kumbh Mela sees more than 125 million pilgrims take a divine dip for a 55-day duration. Reliance Jio has stated that it is committed to improving the connectivity between family members during the Mela. The telecom company stated that the Reliance JioPhone is located at the core of innovation. The Kumbh JioPhone is an initiative to demonstrate that Reliance Jio is focusing on delivering true and disproportionate value to the users of the Reliance JioPhone.

Details of the Kumbh JioPhone suite

The functionality of the KumbhJioPhone is available to new and existing Reliance JioPhone users. Users can avail of these functionalities on their Reliance JioPhone via the JioStore.

Features of the Kumbh JioPhone suite

The suite will provide rich and in-depth information services regarding the Kumbh to Reliance JioPhone users. This information includes details of the pilgrimage; travel details relating to busses, special trains, and the like, in real-time; the facility of booking tickets and receiving updates; emergency helpline numbers; Yatri Ashray at stations; pre-published religious day and bath schedules; railway camp mela; and area maps and routes.

In terms of the Kumbh Mela devotional content, the Kumbh Radio will provide 24 x 7 access to hymns and devotional songs to ensure pilgrims are connected to the Almighty at all times. Additionally, there is the Kumbh Darshan, which is a special telecast of Kumbh programs and events on JioTV. The Kumbh Darshan also contains archives of the previous Kumbh Melas.

In terms of entertainment, pilgrims can take a daily Kumbh quiz. There are also several games to entertain pilgrims after and during the pilgrimage.

In terms of news alerts, the suite provides important announcements and alerts around and in the Kumbh Mela.

The applications included in the suite are JioCinema, JioTV, JioGames, JioSaavn Music, WhatsApp, Facebook, Google voice assistant and Google Maps, and YouTube.

There are also additional features that go beyond the offerings of the Reliance JioPhone. These include unlimited internet use and free roaming, local, and STD calls from any location in India to any network.

A special feature of the suite is the ‘Family Locator’. This feature helps users stay close to their loved ones by providing their exact location. If users are unable to locate their friends and family, they can utilize the ‘Khoya Paya’ feature. This translates to ‘Lost and Found’. With this feature, users can reunite with their near and dear ones.

Summary: Reliance Jio has launched the Kumbh JioPhone suite to help pilgrims during the Prayagraj Kumbh Mela. With the suite, pilgrims can receive all the digital help they need during the 55 days of the pilgrimage.

Reliance Jio Announces JioPhone New Year Offer

January 3, 2019

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has announced a JioPhone New Year offer, in celebration of the New Year. Under this offer, subscribers have the opportunity of getting the Reliance JioPhone with free usage for six months at INR 1,095. In this scheme, subscribers can get the 4G-enabled handset at INR 501 as well as INR 99 vouchers for six months, which gives calling and data benefits.

How to avail of the offer

In order to avail of the Reliance JioPhone New Year offer, subscribers must first purchase the Jio Festive Gift Card for INR 1,095 online, via Reliance Jio’s official website. Once this is done, subscribers can pick up the card from any one of the company’s offline stores. Alternatively, the telecom company will deliver the card to the subscribers’ homes. Subscribers will be required to present the card at any of the offline stores along with their own feature phone.

Since this offer for the New Year is applicable under the ‘JioPhone Monsoon Hungama’ scheme, subscribers must exchange their own feature phones to Reliance Jio, which must be in working condition. The ‘JioPhone Monsoon Hungama’ offer was announced earlier in 2018. It gave subscribers the chance to exchange their old feature phones for a new Reliance JioPhone for just INR 501.

Once the telecom company’s representative conducts a check on the phone’s condition, it will give the subscriber a new Jio SIM card and Reliance JioPhone. The SIM card will be valid for a period of 12 months.

Specifications of the Reliance JioPhone

The Reliance JioPhone is India’s first 4G-enabled feature phone. It features a 2.4-inch QVGA TFT display. The phone sports a 128 MB RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. This storage can be expanded up to 128 GB with a microSD card. It runs on KaiOS operating system and is powered by a dual-core processor. The battery is 2000mAh. The telecom company has claimed that this battery will be able to offer a standby time of 15 days.

In terms of connectivity, the Reliance JioPhone supports Voice-Over-LTE (VoLTE), 4G, Wi-Fi, 3.5G, Voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi), LTE Cat4 DL, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio, and Near Field Communication (NFC). The phone sports a VGA front camera and a 2 MP rear camera as well.

The progress of Reliance JioPhone

Reliance Jio has stated that voice commands being used on the Reliance JioPhone platform are surpassing those on smart-phones by approximately five times. Users of the 4G-enabled feature-phones are spending more time utilizing the Internet and apps than smart-phone users. Recently, WhatsApp, the popular messaging app, has been introduced to the Reliance JioPhone platform as well.

Specifications of the JioPhone 2

The JioPhone 2 costs INR 2,999. It runs on the KaiOS operating system. It sports a QWERTY style keypad, a 2 MP rear camera, and a 0.3 MP front camera. It also sports a 4 GB ROM, a 512 MB RAM, and a 2000mAh removable battery.

Summary: Reliance Jio has announced a JioPhone New Year offer. Under this scheme, subscribers can get the Reliance JioPhone along with six months of free usage at INR 1,095.

A Customer’s Review of the Reliance JioGigaFiber Service

December 27, 2018

Deepak Chawla, a resident of the Indirapuram area in Ghaziabad, has recently used the Reliance JioGigaFiber broadband service in his home. He has stated that he is delighted with the high-speed internet service and urges others to register for it as well. He further stated that the Reliance JioGigaFiber service is faster, more efficient, and better than his previous internet provider.

Details of the installation process

While reviewing the internet service, Deepak Chawla stated that the broadband connection was installed within one day of him calling and requesting for the service. The installation was completed in less than one hour. Chawla stated that the process was quick. For now, the connection includes a router and modem only. After the commercial rollout, the telecom company will offer a set-top box, landline, and home automation abilities.

A Reliance Jio personnel stated that the Reliance JioGigaFiber connection has penetrated the hi-rising societies of Noida, Gurugram, and Ghaziabad. In the next few months, the service will expand with new optical fiber lines being laid down.

Details of the cost of Reliance JioGigaFiber

The installation of the connection is free of cost. However, Deepak Chawla paid a security deposit of INR 4,500. This amount will be refunded on the day that Chawla returns the device to the telecom company. Chawla will enjoy the first three months of the service for free.

Reliance Jio has stated that there is no minimum time limit for the device to avail of the refund. Customers may utilize the device for six months or six days and avail of the amount regardless of the duration. However, the device should not sustain any damage during this period. Once availed of, the refund amount will be credited to the customer’s account.

While the company has not announced official pricing plans for the service, speculations state that the plans may start from as low as INR 500 and go up to INR 1,500.

Details of the internet speed

Deepak Chawla has stated that he is currently using the new Reliance JioGigaFiber service for his daily needs like WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Netflix, and accessing. He says he is satisfied with the JioGigaFiber speed. On taking a speed test, Chawla recorded a download speed of 96 Mbps and an upload speed of 81 Mbps.

Chawla also stated that he can now watch Netflix series and YouTube videos in high definition on his phone without any lags or buffering. He says that the “speed is really good”. He further stated that he was dissatisfied with his previous internet provider. With Reliance JioGigaFiber, Chawla is happy and satisfied.

The commercial rollout of the service is expected by March 2019. Through the three-month preview offer, Reliance Jio is initially providing customers with 1100 GB data every month at a speed of 100 Mbps.

Summary: Deepak Chawla, a resident of Ghaziabad, has positively reviewed the Reliance JioGigaFiber broadband service. He has stated that he is delighted with the speed and has had a good user experience.

Mukesh Ambani Heralds the Fourth Industrial Revolution

December 21, 2018

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), stated at the Republic Summit, which was held on December 19, 2018, that the world is on the verge of its Fourth Industrial Revolution. He further stated that India will lead the world in digital connectivity, thereby connecting more than a billion minds to collaborate together. With this, India’s 1.3 billion citizens will be able to participate in the revolution and resolve some of the largest issues faced by humanity.

Mukesh Ambani’s views on the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Mukesh Ambani stated that India is generating a considerable quantum of data. Currently, India is in a nascent stage. 63 percent of the country’s population is under the age of 35. Therefore, the country’s tech-savvy youth is its strength. He stated that over the next ten years, the country will contribute to the next wave of global economic growth.

Ambani also stated that every Indian citizen will gain access to a large system of Cloud computing. This will help them have all the information on the planet at their fingertips. Ambani further stated that Reliance Jio is committed to connecting everything and everyone with the best quality services and at the most pocket-friendly prices.  India is completely united in this endeavor. This will help boost the digital progress of India. He further stated that early adopters will have the chance to create unparalleled societal value.

Mukesh Ambani’s views on digital media

Mukesh Ambani stated that the advent of business media and digital technologies have transformed the dynamics of the media space. He further stated that the Indian masses have become owners and producers of media. For this, he gave the example of social media. Ambani believes that the biggest friend of democracy is digital media.

Mukesh Ambani’s views on data ownership

Mukesh Ambani stated that the country’s data should be owned and controlled by the public. It should not be in the hands of corporates, especially global corporations. He further stated that data colonization is as bad as former types of colonization. He stated the need for necessary measures to transfer ownership and control of data back to India. This is important for the country to succeed in a data-driven revolution.

About RIL

Reliance Industries was founded in 1966. At that time, it had only one employee, who was the Late Dhirubhai Ambani, and a capital of INR 1,000. Currently, his son, Mukesh Ambani, is the Chairman and Managing Director of RIL. At the Financial Times ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Awards, which was held in March 2018, Mukesh Ambani stated that his father had a dream of building RIL into a world-scale and world-class Indian business conglomerate. Ambani added that due to his vision and determination, his father was able to realize this dream in his own lifetime. As of today, with Mukesh Ambani at the helm, RIL is a multi-faceted organization with forays into the health, education, retail, telecom, and media and entertainment sectors.

Summary: Mukesh Ambani has stated that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is imminent. He believes that India will lead the world in this digital revolution.

Everything You Need to Know About the Reliance JioGigaFiber Service

December 18, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is all set to launch the Reliance JioGigaFiber fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service across India. Ambani had announced this foray into the Indian broadband market in July 2018, at the company’s 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM). While the registrations for the service are already ongoing, the company is yet to officially announce details of the commercial rollout.

Details of Reliance JioGigaFiber service

According to Reliance Jio, this service will provide subscribers with a 1Gbps broadband speed. The telecom company will make the service available in 1,100 Indian cities. It aims to bring the service to approximately 50 million homes across the country.

The Reliance JioGigaFiber service is an all-in-one internet solution. Its objective is to provide several new services, which include IPTV, broadband, virtual reality, landline, Internet of Things (IoT), and the like. This service utilizes a network of an optical fiber to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity.

How to register for the service

Online registrations for the broadband service began on August 15, 2018. Subscribers who are interested in the service can register for it on Reliance Jio’s official website, Jio.com. They can also register for it via the MyJio app. The registrations are free of cost. When the company will roll out the service, the city and society/area, which reflects the maximum amount of registrations, will receive the service first.

The 29 cities that are expected to receive the service first include Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ranchi, Indore, Thane, Lucknow, Bhopal, Patna, Kanpur, Raipur, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Nagpur, Madurai, Ludhiana, Faridabad, Nashik, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Meerut, Agra, Srinagar, Rajkot, Amritsar, Jodhpur, Chandigarh, Sholapur, and Kota. It should be noted that the telecom company has not confirmed this yet.

Details of the preview offer

During the initial rollout, subscribers of the broadband service will enjoy the JioGigaFiber preview offer. The offer will last for three months and will provide subscribers with 100 GB of data at a speed of 100 Mbps.

In addition to this, the telecom company will offer 40GB extra data in case subscribers exhaust their 100 GB data limit. To avail of this, the recharge can be done via Jio.com or through the MyJio app. It should also be noted that, because this is a preview offer, subscribers must make a one-time refundable security fee payment of INR 4,500. This amount represents the fee for the router.

Speculations of the rollout

There have been some speculations regarding the rollout of the broadband service. Some speculations claim that it may take one or two years to spread the services across the country. BTWi news also speculates that the broadband service will be free of cost till March 2019. In addition, Reliance Jio may offer JioGigaTV/JioDTH before the end of December 2018.

Summary: Reliance Jio is all set to launch the Reliance JioGigaFiber fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service. While an official launch date has not been announced, registrations for the service have begun on the company’s website.

Reliance Jio to Become the Country’s Number 1 Telecom Company by 2021

December 11, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) may become India’s number 1 telecom operator by revenue in 2021. This is according to a report by Sanford C Bernstein & Co. Similarly, according to the report, Reliance Jio may become India’s number 1 telecom operator on a subscriber basis by 2022.

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio was founded in 2016 by industrialist Mukesh Ambani. It introduced free voice calls and affordable data offerings into the telecom industry. The voice calls are free for life. As of December 2018, it has acquired approximately 227 million subscribers. Currently, it is the third largest telecom operator in India.

Details of the report

The Sanford C Bernstein & Co report stated that during the initial coverage of the telecommunications market in India, the company knew that Reliance Jio would transform the digital landscape of the country. The telecom company was building out national fiber and it had national spectrum. Due to the entry of Reliance Jio, the Indian telecommunications sector is the world’s second-largest today. The Chinese telecommunications sector is the largest.

Analysts at Bernstein, Samuel Chen and Chris Lane, stated their ‘expert’ opinion in the report that becoming number 1 was difficult for the telecom company.  However, with the recent update of long-term forecasts, Reliance Jio may soon reach the number 1 position.

Reliance Jio is seeing a rapid and ongoing customer acquisition. The report stated that Reliance Jio’s strong subsidy of JioPhones will carry on until the 2021 and 2022 goals are fulfilled. The telecom company has been continuously adding six to ten million new active subscribers per month. It sells the 4G-enabled feature at a refundable deposit of INR 1,500. The report further stated Reliance Jio may reach 26 percent subscriber share and 28 percent revenue market share by the end of March 2019.

The success of Reliance Jio

According to Reliance Jio, every subscriber of the telecom company now consumes an average of 11GB of data per month. Subscribers also have the benefit of unlimited free voice calls on their Reliance Jio mobile numbers. As a result, the network experiences an average of 761 minutes of voice calls per user per month.

In terms of data consumption on the Reliance Jio network, the driving factor seems to be video consumption. According to the telecom company, Reliance Jio users consume 410 crore hours of video content per month. Based on this, each subscriber consumes an average of 17.5 hours of video content per month.

Reliance Jio’s market share

Currently, Reliance Jio holds 16 percent subscriber and revenue market share. It is expected that at the end of 2020-21, Reliance Jio will hold a 34 percent revenue market share. By 2021-22, Reliance Jio will be the number 1 telecom company with the highest share of subscribers with an estimated subscriber market share of 32 percent.

Summary: Reliance Jio is expected to become India’s number 1 telecom operator by revenue in 2021. By 2022, it is expected to become the country’s number 1 telecom operator on a subscriber basis.

Reliance Jio Collaborates with Google and Meizu to Launch New Phones

December 7, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is collaborating with Google and Meizu to launch their new phones in India. The Google Pixel 3 will receive support for the eSIM from Reliance Jio. The Meizu C9 phone will be sold in collaboration with Reliance Jio’s channel partners.

Details of the Google Pixel 3 collaboration

In the coming months, Reliance Jio will roll out the Google Pixel 3 with eSIM support. This is in line with Google’s announcement that it will expand the eSIM support on the phone to more network providers in India, as well as, half a dozen countries. There is no exact timeline slated for the rollout. However, Google stated it will happen soon. The company also promises to add eSIM support to the Pixel 3 for other countries, like Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom, among others.

Reliance Jio has also been providing eSIM support to other phone brands like Apple. This technology uses a digital SIM, which allows subscribers to switch their network operators without needing to replace their SIM card. It is useful when traveling abroad or for subscribers who wish to have professional and private numbers stored on one device.

Details of the Meizu C9 collaboration

Meizu has stated that, in the collaboration with Reliance Jio, it will sell the C9 phone via the telecom company’s channel partners across India. Reliance Jio will sell and stock the Meizu C9 smartphone in its expansive distribution channel in the country.

Sunil Dutt, Reliance Jio’s Head of Sales and Distribution, was present at the launch event. At the event, he stated that customers can avail of 50 GB extra data and a cashback worth INR 2,2,00 when they purchase the Meizu C9 phone or the Meizu M6T phone. He further stated that customers who purchase the Meizu M16TH phone can avail of 100 GB extra data and a cashback with INR 2,200.

The C9 model is priced at INR 5,900. It has a 5.45-inch display with a screen resolution of 720×1440. It also features a 13 MP camera and 3,000 mAh battery. Meizu also stated that, in a special introductory offer with Reliance Jio, the device would be sold at INR 4,999 for the first ten days of sale.

Specifications of the Meizu M6T and Meizu M16TH

The Meizu M6T features a 3,300 mAh battery along with a 13 MP and 2 MP dual-camera. It is priced at INR 7,999.

The Meizu M16TH has two variants, which are 8GB and 128 GB. It features a rear 12 MP and 20 MP combination camera with a dual imaging system. It sports a 20 MP front-facing camera as well. It has a 3,010 mAh battery and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

Summary: Reliance Jio is collaborating with Google and Meizu to help launch their new phones in India. The Google Pixel 3 will receive eSIM support from the telecom company, while the Meizu C9 will be sold via Reliance Jio’s channel partners.

RIL Launches JioSaavn – South Asia’s Largest Streaming Platform

December 4, 2018

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the oil-to-telecom conglomerate, has launched JioSaavn, South Asia’s largest entertainment, streaming, and artist app. The company has launched this platform via its subsidiary, Saavn Media Private Limited. The new integrated app will be available to Reliance Jio users on every app store, which includes the Jio app store, which is available on the JioPhone and jio.com/jiosaavn.

Details of the Saavn acquisition

RIL had acquired Saavn in March 2018. It was the most valuable music streaming platform in South Asia, with an implied valuation of the combined entity at more than USD 1 billion. Currently, Reliance Jio has more than 252 million subscribers. The JioSaavn app combines the streaming media expertise of Saavn and Reliance Jio’s digital ecosystem services.

Details of the JioSaavn app

Using the integrated JioSaavn app, Reliance Jio users can anticipate a suite of new music experiences and in-app products. This includes localized vernacular display, interactive lyrics feature, exclusive video content, and custom integrations with live events and concerts. These will roll out over the next few months. Additionally, Reliance Jio users will get an extended free trial of JioSaavn Pro for 90 days. JioSaavn Pro is the streaming service’s premium product.

The JioSaavn service will be offered on the ’freemium’ model to those users who have access to the ad-supported product. In addition to this, Reliance Jio users will gain seamless access to the integrated app.

In March 2018, RIL had acquired a majority stake in JioSaavn. The investors included Liberty Media, Tiger Global Management, Steadview Capital, Bertelsmann, and Ward Ferry Management, among others. RIL stated that JioSaavn would continue to build on Saavn’s artist development platform and groundbreaking original programming. The Co-Founders of Saavn, Paramdeep Singh, Rishi Malhotra, and Vinodh Bhat, continue in their leadership roles to boost the progress of the company. JioSaavn has a team of over 200 employees. They operate from five offices around the world in the cities of  New York, Mountain View, Mumbai, Gurugram, and Bengaluru.

Statement of Akash Ambani

Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, stated that JioSaavn is a turning point for the Indian music streaming industry. India continues to experience rapid adoption of digital services, accelerated tech innovation, and a digital music industry at par with leaders around the globe. He stated that JioSaavn will be India’s largest streaming platform when powered by Reliance Jio’s widespread user base and advanced digital services infrastructure.

Statement of Rishi Malhotra

The Co-Founder and CEO of JioSaavn, Rishi Malhotra, stated that since March 2018, the Saavn and Reliance Jio teams have been collaborating to reimagine and integrate a combined platform. The result was JioSaavn. He stated that it is one of the world’s most capable and personalized media platforms with a regionalized editorial, unparalleled content catalog, and original programming. It also offers music, which redefines how creators and artists connect directly with worldwide audiences.

Summary: RIL launches JioSaavn, via its subsidiary Saavn Media Private Limited. It is South Asia’s largest entertainment, streaming, and artist platform and will be offered on a ’freemium’ model to Reliance Jio users.

RIIHL Acquires Stakes in New Emerging World of Journalism and SkyTran Inc.

November 29, 2018

Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL) has acquired stakes in New Emerging World of Journalism (NEWJ), which is a media start-up, and US-based SkyTran Inc., which is a venture-funded, technology company. RIIHL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). The aim of these investments is to help transform the digital landscape of India.

Details of the NEWJ acquisition

RIIHL has acquired a substantial stake in NEWJ with an initial investment of INR 1.03 crore.         On November 27, 2018, RIL stated that RIIHL has purchased 30,000 equity shares of the media start-up. It has also subscribed to 125 mandatory convertible debentures. As a result, the media start-up has become a subsidiary of RIIHL and the company.

RIL also stated that the fast growth of the video content market offers a large potential for visual innovative storytelling in the country. RIL aims to meet the demand for quality video content in the digital and social media arena.

RIL further stated that NEWJ will leverage the synergy of a tech-focused and data-driven approach to create a distributed content model.

Details of the SkyTran acquisition

SkyTran develops modern transport modes, which includes personal rapid transit system. In an official statement, SkyTran stated that RIL has made a strategic investment through the company’s preferred stock financing, which recently concluded. RIL also has an option of investing an additional USD 25 million in convertible notes in the company. This is subject to the SkyTran’s board approval.

SkyTran stated that RIL has made the investment with the objective of fostering a collaboration with India. In this collaboration, the two entities will work together to develop pilot implementations. Following this, there will be an implementation of the company’s network in India at scale. RIL will play a pivotal role in progressing the SkyTran solution, especially in digital platforms and services, telecom, electric batteries, and advanced materials.

With this investment, RIL will nominate a director to the SkyTran board. Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, stated that the collaboration with SkyTran emphasizes the commitment to invest in futuristic technologies. The Founder and CEO of SkyTran, John Cole, stated that RIL brings strong infrastructure, technical expertise, and the capability to execute at the biggest scale.

About RIL

In 2003, the Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Mukesh Ambani started his digital ambition with a strong plan in mind: to offer innovative and accessible technologies to the people of India. Over the next 15 years, by expanding and reinventing his business ventures, he delivered on his promises. With a ‘customer first’ approach, RIL has made a strong presence across India. Now in 2018, Ambani is still committed to making India a technologically savvy nation.

As it stands today, RIL is a multi-faceted consumer business that offers services in retail, content, health, education, e-commerce, Cloud technology, artificial intelligence, and media and entertainment.

Summary: RIIHL has acquired stakes in NEWJ and SkyTran Inc. The aim of this is to help transform the digital landscape of India.

Reliance Jio Announces Diwali Plan with 100% Cashback and Free Services for 1 Year

November 16, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has announced a Diwali plan worth INR 1,699, which has a validity period of one year. Under this plan, subscribers will not only receive free 4G services, 100 text messages per day, and unlimited phone calls but also 100 percent cashback. Additionally, under this plan, subscribers will receive 1.5 GB of data per day for a year. Subscribers can avail of this offer till November 30, 2018.

How to avail of the 100 percent cashback offer

Subscribers can avail of the 100 percent cashback offer through Reliance Digital coupons, which they can receive via the MyJio app. Subscribers can also find these coupons at any Reliance Digital store. To get the coupons, Reliance Jio users must make a purchase of INR 5,000 at the store. The coupons can also be used for mobile recharge. The cashback offer also gives subscribers a free subscription to MyJio.

The success of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio has made a strong presence in the telecom sector of the country. It has performed well in terms of both profitability and revenue-per-user perspectives. As a result, the telecom company has seen a boost in its market share. Reliance Jio had a market share of 19.6 percent in July 2018. However, according to a report, the telecom company has been able to secure a market share of 20.8 percent in August 2018. As a result, it has become a market leader in this sector.

The popularity of the Reliance Jio network is attributable to its affordable pricing schemes and quality services provided to the Indian masses. The report also stated that the telecom company’s launch of the Reliance JioPhone, the 4-G enabled feature phone, has helped it add the maximum amount of subscribers at 12.2 million.

In terms of Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), Jio has also performed strongly. It has introduced a competitive environment to the telecom sector with accessible technologies. Reliance Jio has an ARPU of INR 135, which was the highest in the industry in the first quarter of 2018. In the second quarter of 2018, the telecom company reported a net income of INR 681 crore.

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is the telecom division of RIL. It began operations in 2016. Today, Jio has amassed over 250 million subscribers across India. It consists of a digital ecosystem that allows citizens across the country to have a digital life. Therefore, Reliance Jio is customer-oriented. It provides smart devices, strong broadband networks, and useful applications. The telecom company has also made forays into the entertainment industry, education sector, and content carriage and distribution. This ensures that customers receive a very comprehensive range of services to choose from. Reliance Jio is dedicated to making India a technologically savvy nation.

Summary: Reliance Jio has announced a Diwali plan, which offers 100 percent cashback and free services for one year. The aim of this is to provide the Indian masses with accessible and quality 4G services.