Reliance Jio launches Wi-Fi Services at Tourist Locations in Himachal Pradesh

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, the telecom venture of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries, rolled out its 4G Wi-Fi services at three popular tourist destinations of Himachal Pradesh. Dharamshala and Mcleodganj are among the first hill stations of the state to get these digital services. The high-speed service, known as ‘Jionet’, was then launched at Manali as well.

Earlier, Mussoorie, of Uttarakhand, became the first hill station in India to receive the 4GWi-Fi service. Other places to enjoy such service are Bhubaneshwar, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata, among others.

Jionet service at Dharamshala and Mcleodganj

At Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, the services were unveiled by Sudhir Mishra, Minister of Urban Development and Town Planning in the Government of Himachal Pradesh. The services will cover areas like MacleoChowk and Temple road, in Mcleodganj, and Kotwali, in Dharamshala.

The State government of Himachal Pradesh hasplanned to convert Dharamshala into a ‘Smart City.’ The Jionet service became one of their initial steps towards this initiative.

A spokesperson of Reliance Jio said that high-speed internet would lay the foundation of the cities’ and nation’s prosperity. By providing Jionet services in the famous tourist destinations of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj, Reliance Jio wants people to “experience high-speed internet and rich digital content, through specially designed apps to enrich their lives,” he added.

Wi-Fi service for the people

Through this service, people and visitors of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj will enjoy high-speed wireless internet services on devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets.

Anyone in the vicinity of Jionet Wi-Fi Access Points will be able to enjoy the service. The user simply needs to connect his handheld devices with the Jio Wi-Fi hotspot. Users will have to register on the service by entering their names and phone numbers. Each user will then receive a One-Time Password (OTP), which will have a validity of 24 hours. On entering the OTP, the user will be able to enjoy the service for 30 minutes, after which he will once again have to enter the same OTP.

Reliance Jio will collect feedback from the users, which it will use to refine its service. The company wants to be fully prepared so that it can deliver flawless services at the time of its commercial launch in December. After 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services start, Wi-Fi and LTE will work together, smoothly.

Wi-Fi service at Manali

Tourists visiting Manali will also be able to enjoy the free Wi-Fi service, even after trial project, which was meant to last a month. Reliance Jio partnered with Manali Municipal Council to set up Wi-Fi hotspots at select locations in the town. Jionet services will be offered at areas of Mall Road, Hamirpur and Kullu.

Vice-President of Manali Municipal Council, Chaman Kapoor expressed his delight over this. He stated that the service would commence following its inauguration by the local sub-divisional magistrate. The council will also conduct a program in the presence of technicians from Reliance Jio, at Mall Road to teach the people how to use the high-speed internet service.


Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited rolled out its free high-speed 4G Wi-Fi Jionet service at Dharamshala, Mcleodganj and Manali in Himachal Pradesh.


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