Archive for July, 2018

Reliance Jio Launches INR 594 Plan for Jio Subscribers

July 27, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom division of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has introduced a special recharge plan for its customers as part of the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer. Under this new plan, which is valid for a period of six months, Jio subscribers can avail of unlimited calling and free 4G data. This is in addition to the two recharge plans already available under the Monsoon Hungama offer. After this introduction, Jio plans to launch JioPhone 2 next.

About the Monsoon Hungama offer

Under this offer, Reliance Jio is offering customers the JioPhone feature-phone, a 4G-enabled device. Customers can avail of this offer in exchange of their old feature phone, along with the payment of INR 501. This amount represents a refundable deposit that the customer can claim at the end of a three year period.

Once the customer has purchased the JioPhone they will need to subscribe to any one of Jio’s tariff plans. There are two of them. The first plan, which is priced at INR 49, offers 1GB of 4G data and unlimited calling. The second plan, priced at INR153, offers subscribers 1.5 GB of 4G data, 100 SMS per day, and unlimited calling. Both these plans have a validity period of 28 days and offer all the 4G services available on Reliance Jio’s network.

About Reliance Jio’s new INR 594 plan

To offers its customers a better 4G experience, Reliance Jio has launched a new tariff plan priced at INR 594, which is valid for a period of six months and offers unlimited calling and free 4G data. This new plan is the third tariff plan Jio has introduced under its Monsoon Hungama offer. With this, Jio aims to improve the quality and affordability of 4G services provided to its subscribers across India.

About the JioPhone 2

In an effort to enhance customer experience and satisfaction, Reliance Jio has planned to launch JioPhone 2, also a 4G-enabled feature-phone, at a price of INR 2,999. This will sport a QWERTY keypad, dual-sim capability, a 2000mAh battery, and a 2.4-inch QVGA display. Other specifications include a 4GB RAM that is expandable up to 128GB via a card slot, a VGA front-facing camera, and 2MP rear camera.

On the software front, the JioPhone 2 sports a KAI operating system and supports LTE Bands 3, 5, 40 as well as 2GB Band- 900/1800. Customers will enjoy a 150 Mbps download speed and a 50 Mbps upload speed as well. The feature phone also supports Voice-over-LTE and Voice over Wifi. Furthermore, it will also sport popular apps like Youtube, WhatsApp, and Facebook, among others.

With regard to connectivity, JioPhone 2 also comes with Global Positioning System (GPS), Bluetooth, Near-field Communication (NFC), and Frequency Modulation (FM).

The JioPhone 2 will be available to the country starting August 15, 2018, in celebration of Independence Day.

Summary

Reliance Jio has introduced a third tariff plan under its Monsoon Hungama offer. This is priced at INR 594 and is valid for six months. It is launched in an effort to make 4G technologies more enjoyable and affordable to Indian users.

All You Need to Know about the JioPhones and the Monsoon Hungama Offer

July 20, 2018

The telecom arm of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Jio recently announced the latest JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer. The offer will be started from 21st July 2018. Under this offer, users may buy the JioPhone for an affordable price of INR 501 by exchanging their old feature phone.

JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer

The offer is valid only on the JioPhone and not on the recently unveiled JioPhone2, which will be available from this Independence Day. The offer will start at 5:01 PM on 21st July 2018.

Once the users exchange their old feature phone, they will have to make a recharge of either INR 49 or INR 153 to avail of Reliance Jio’s 4G services on their JioPhone. The prepaid plan of INR 49 offers 1GB 4G data with unlimited voice calling and is valid for 28 days. On the other hand, the prepaid plan of INR 153 offers 1.5GB 4G data with unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day, which is also valid for 28 days.

Features of JioPhone
The JioPhone is packed with great specifications. It comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA display along with an SD card slot. It also has FM Radio. Moreover, Reliance Jio will be adding NFC support to the device. The phone also entails a distress button. When the user presses this button, a message would be sent to the user’s loved ones if the user is in distress. The phone can also link the users Jan Dhan accounts and all other modes of secure payments.

Launch of JioPhone2

At the 41st annual general meeting (AGM) of RIL, the Chairman and Managing Director, Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of the new JioPhone 2. JioPhone2 is an enhanced version of its predecessor JioPhone. The JioPhone2 will be available for INR 2,999 and its sale will start from this Independence Day.

Features of JioPhone2
The latest JioPhone2 is equipped with 4GB ROM and 512MB RAM. The device supports SD card for expandable storage up to 128GB. JioPhone2 comes with a 2.4QVGA display. It also has a 2MP rear camera and front-facing VGA camera. Moreover, it supports LTE and VoLTE, dual-SIM, LTE, and VoWi-Fi. The device also supports FM Radio, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC. The phone comes with a smart feature that supports applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, and YouTube.

Under the Monsoon Hungama offer, the existing owners of the JioPhone can upgrade to JioPhone2 by simply paying INR 501.

Summary

Reliance Industries announced the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer where users may exchange their old feature phones and purchase the JioPhone at a price of INR 500. The company also launched the latest JioPhone2, which will be available from this Independence Day.

RIL’s Contribution to the Digital World

July 13, 2018

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

 Progress in digital business, and media and entertainment

By formulating his plans in such a way that his digital dreams found opportunities for growth, Mukesh Ambani has expanded Reliance Jio, his telecom business by collaborating with noted companies such as Saavn, Eros Entertainment, and ALT Balaji, Balaji Telefilms’ content streaming application, among others.

RIL, a multifaceted business organization

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.

The range of achievements and the way ahead

The fast-paced evolution of the technological world demands that companies focus on customer relations to stay relevant. Because customer satisfaction is a priority in any business, RIL has made investments in advertising, marketing, customer service, research, and retail experience. RIL believes in providing quality services to customers across all sectors.

In terms of expanding and improving carriage and content, special financial resources have assigned to rise up against the challenges posed by international and domestic competitors. During the 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place on July 5, 2018, the company stated that it is preparing to roll out new online services in a growing list of sectors like media, entertainment, security, governance, banking, and health, to name a few.

Internet-based systems will also be receiving an anticipated upgrade within 18 to 24 months. As the connectivity between network and devices keeps increasing, so will the number of software systems. Larger bandwidths, 5G technology, artificial intelligence, cinematic VR, and automation and robotics in civic services will integrate and interconnect society, making mundane tasks redundant and provide a seamless interface between end user and product.

The progress of Reliance Jio

Launched in 2016, after two and a half years of operations, Reliance Jio has acquired 200 million plus wireless customers by offering high-speed internet connection and an engaging digital ecosystem. It offers a variety of post-paid and pre-paid data plans to meet the changing needs of the Indian mobile phone users.

The assured future

RIL still has a role to play in the coming years. With technology at its center point, it has introduced plans to engage customers in an effective manner. For years, research into wearable tech, smart home appliances, immersive content, ‘predictive home’, and holography has already been underway.

Summary

RIL has made its presence felt fields of digital media, content distribution, and technologies that have not been introduced in other developing countries across the globe.

RIL Enters the Indian Broadband Services Market with Jio GigaFiber

July 6, 2018

At the 41st Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Limited(RIL), which took place on Thursday, July 5, 2018, the organization had announced the launch of the Jio GigaFiber, its broadband service, which would come under Reliance Jio, the organization’s telecom subsidiary. After having acquired 215 million subscribers since its commencement of business operations in 2016, Reliance Jio has ventured into the fixed broadband sector homes and enterprises with Jio GigaFiber.

Jio GigaFiber – Launch details

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of RIL, had announced the launch of Jio GigaFiber at the recently held 41st AGM of the company. While addressing a house filled with shareholders and media professionals, Ambani stated that the purpose of launching this service is to give customers the facility of fixed broadband connectivity through the support of fiber connectivity. He also added that Reliance Jio would provide fiber connectivity to homes and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). In addition, the rollout of this broadband service would happen in 1,100 cities and customers who are interested in registering for Jio GigaFiber can register from August 15, 2018. The locations, from where the highest registrations are received, would be prioritized first, for a rollout.

Brief insights of Jio GigaFiber

Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, had made a brief explanation of the Jio GigaFiber at the 41st AGM of RIL. He stated that through the router, customers would get wi-fi coverage at a good speed. Moreover, he added that along with JioGigaFiber, customers would also get a set-top box and a voice-activated remote, which would have the facility of various Indian languages.

Mukesh Ambani’s vision with Jio GigaFiber

Mukesh Ambani stated that nations, which have a more developed communication infrastructure, more than 80 percent of the data consumption takes place indoors with the help of a fixed-line connectivity in offices, homes, and other premises. He stated that with Jio GigiFiber, Reliance Jio is determined to take India in the list of top five countries for fiber-based wireline connectivity as well as mobility. He stated that, for the same purpose, Reliance Jio has been running beta trials in thousands of homes. He added that once the infrastructure is organized and the rollout takes place, Jio GigaFiber has the potential to integrate various digital services such as broadband, e-commerce, and cable TV, among others. He concluded that Jio GigaFiber could be a holistic digital platform for the customers.

Other announcements during the 41st AGM

The other key announcements, which took place during the 41st AGM, included the launch of Jio Phone 2, which comes with a full keyboard and the feature of a horizontal screen. The introductory price of Jio Phone 2 is INR 2,999. Apart from the launch of Jio Phone 2, Mukesh Ambani also introduced an offer wherein customers could exchange their feature phone for JioPhones at a price of INR 501 from July 21, 2018. This indicated that the entry price of JioPhone has been reduced from INR 1,500 to INR 501.

Summary

RIL enters the broadband services market with Jio GigaFiber, which was announced during the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday, July 5, 2018.