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Reliance Jio Collaborates with Ciena to Make Optical Network Future-ready

February 26, 2019

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani -led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is collaborating with Ciena, a US-based optical transport company. The aim of this is to make the telecom company’s national transport network ‘future-proof’. To achieve this, the transport software-defined network (SDN) capabilities will be implemented.

Statement of Ciena

While speaking about the collaboration, Ciena stated that this new initiative lays the foundation for an adaptive network. With high efficiency, this network is scalable. In addition to this, it can adapt as and when needed to application demands and quick-changing capacity requirements. The deployment of this technology would boost Reliance Jio with a highly resilient and high-speed mesh network that has an unparalleled scale. This will help in supporting its subsequent data explosion that results from a growing subscriber base.

Ciena also stated that its multi-terabit optical technology powers Reliance Jio’s network. To support the telecom company’s pan-India 4G network, this comes with a control panel and offers a self-healing service restoration capacity. According to Ciena, this new architecture will provide seamless integration with Reliance Jio’s automation engine. This will facilitate an important step towards realizing the full potential of multi-layer closed-loop automation.

Ryan Perera, the Vice President and General Manager of Ciena India, stated that Reliance Jio’s unprecedented subscriber growth has necessitated quicker, more resilient, and automated networks. Ciena and Reliance Jio share a vision on how to support this complex surging traffic growth.

Ciena also stated that the new framework of the network will also provide the telecom company with more flexibility to launch new services. This may even enable the company to achieve automation capabilities to custom-build use cases.

Impact of Reliance Jio

The telecom company began operations in September 2016 by offering commercial 4G voice calls and internet data services across India. Over time, it has covered nearly 90% of the country’s population, acquiring over 280 million subscribers to date. It is currently the third-largest operator in India. With strategic pricing, it has led to an industry-wide cut of data rates by over 90%. Today, it is fueled to boost India’s digital progress with affordable content services.

Reliance Jio’s foray into the broadband space

The next step of the Mumbai-based telecom company’s adaptive journey is to foray into the fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and enterprise market. Ciena and Reliance Jio are, therefore, collaborating to deploy transport SDN architecture. Reliance Jio is aiming to deploy the FTTH network for both enterprise business players and customers across over 1,000 cities in India.

The President of Technology and Procurement of Reliance Jio, Jyotindra Thacker, stated that Ciena’s reliable, scalable, and self-healing Connect Network Platform (CNP) helps Reliance Jio concentrate on the front end of the business and provide the best end-user experience possible.

Thacker also stated that the introduction of automation capabilities is an important step in the network transformation journey. This will lead to an adaptive network to facilitate higher network intelligence and scalability. In turn, this will cater to the customer’s changing digital lifestyle.

Summary: Reliance Jio is collaborating with US-based optical transport company Ciena. The aim of this is to make its national transport network ‘future-proof’.

Reliance Jio Launches Loan Genie Video Call-based Bot

February 21, 2019

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has launched the Loan Genie. It is an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered loan assistance product, which will be integrated within the MyJio app. By using this video call-based bot, the 270 million plus Reliance Jio subscribers can find answers to all their loan-related questions through engagement and interaction. They can also use it to apply for the loan on this platform.

Details of the Loan Genie

The Loan Genie has been launched in collaboration with two entities. The first is Axis Bank, which is the sponsor and third largest private lender of the country. The second is RupeeBoss, which is a loan aggregation platform that has helped develop this product.

Founded in 2016 by P N Shetty, RupeeBoss is a fin-tech start-up. Currently, it is associated with over 58 Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) and banks. Furthermore, it has dispensed loans worth over INR 12.50 billion during the financial year 2017-2018.

Statement of Prasanna Devadigga

Prasanna Devadigga, the Head of Product and Online Business of RupeeBoss, stated that the Loan Genie video bot has a database of approximately 13,000 questions. These questions are related to the varied products offered by different NBFCs and banks, like credit cards, Small Medium Enterprise (SME) loans, retail loans, rectify credit, credit score, mutual funds, and elite services, among many others.

Devadigga also stated that it is easy to use the video bot. The user must ask a question to the bot. Once the bot recognizes the relevant answer from its database, it plays the relevant video.

Features of the Loan Genie

The video bot possesses a feedback system. If a user is not satisfied with the provided answer, then he/she can inform RupeeBoss about the same. This will help RupeeBoss improve the video bot product.

The Loan Genie service utilizes a powerful AI-based platform. It is capable of listening to the user’s query and responding to the same in a very appropriate manner. The Loan Genie also sports an auto-learning feature. This allows it to improve the accuracy of its answers.

Once the user’s query has been answered correctly, he/she can apply for the loan, which will be facilitated by RupeeBoss.

How to use the Loan Genie

To use the Loan Genie, Reliance Jio subscribers must download the MyJio app. After this, they must click on the option called ‘JioInteract’, which is present in the app’s burger menu. Finally, users can begin the video call and chat with actress Nimika Ratnakar.

About Reliance Jio

Since its inception in 2016, Reliance Jio has created an accessible 4G network across the country. It has helped millions of Indians adopt a digital life by providing quality services at affordable prices. The telecom company is dedicated to transforming the digital landscape of India with constant innovations.

Summary: Reliance Jio has launched the AI-powered Loan Genie video bot. The purpose of this is to help Reliance Jio subscribers answer their loan-related queries and apply for loans.

Reliance Jio Acquires 250 Million Subscribers within 25 Months of Inception

January 17, 2019

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL) has acquired over 250 million subscribers within 25 months of inception. The telecom company stated this in the second quarter earnings of the financial year 2018-2019. It also stated that data consumptions reached 771 crore GB in the last quarter. Per month, the average subscriber used 11 GB of data.

The progress of Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio has announced that in the second quarter it acquired 37 million subscribers. This is in contrast to the previous quarter when it added 28.7 million subscribers. Per month of that quarter, the average voice consumption was 761 minutes. However, most of this usage was driven by video consumption on the network, which increased to 410 crore hours. Per subscriber, the average video consumption was 17.5 hours.

Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman and Managing Director of RIL, stated that the telecom company has enabled customers all over India to experience a digital life. He stated that the enterprise and next generation fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services being rolled out by Reliance Jio will further aid in enhancing the value proposition to customers. The telecom company is making rapid progress across other sectors as well, such as media and entertainment, education, agriculture, commerce, financial, and healthcare services. Ambani stated that this will help improve the productivity and quality of life of millions of Indian citizens.

Details of the second quarter earnings

Reliance Jio stated that the standalone net profit of the company for the second quarter was INR 681crore. For the same quarter of the year ending in March 2019, the standalone operation’s revenue was INR 9,240 crore. This was an increase of 50.3 percent year-on-year.

Details of RIL’s latest projects

Recently, Reliance Jio has announced a collaboration with Hathway Cable and Datacom Limited and Den Networks Limited, to expand its content and carriage operations.

Reliance Jio has also recently launched the Reliance JioGigaFiber service for entertainment, smart home solutions, and home broadband. Over 1,100 cities across the country will benefit from this internet service.

RIL has also acquired a 12.7 percent stake in SkyTran Inc, an American-based rapid transport company. This is with the aim of developing high-end transportation systems.

Mukesh Ambani’s success

Mukesh Ambani has been featured in the Foreign Policy magazine’s 2019 list of the top ‘100 Global Thinkers’. This achievement is attributed to the ‘smartphone’ revolution initiated by Reliance Jio.

The magazine stated that Ambani’s success comes from his company’s holdings in the gas, oil, and retail sectors. However, he will make a big impact on India via Reliance Jio, the telecom venture. This is owing to the varied affordable and quality services that the data company offers to people across India. The magazine stated that Ambani’s next plan is to leverage digital airwaves to offer lifestyle and content products.

Summary: Reliance Jio has acquired more than 250 million subscribers since 25 months of inception. This is owing to the popularity of varied affordable data plans available to Indian users.

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, 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 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

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.

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.

Reliance Jio Users to Receive Access to ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) Content

October 12, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh-Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has signed an agreement with ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL). This collaboration is in an effort to bring access to ZEE’s entire library of content to Reliance Jio users. To achieve this objective, the two parties will jointly market the content offerings by utilizing consumer-facing touchpoints, which are independent.

Details of the collaboration

ZEEL stated that 227 million Reliance Jio subscribers will gain access to 37 live TV channels. They will also gain access to the content of ZEE5, which is the video over-the-top (OTT) app of the ZEE TV network. ZEE5 produces original content, including short films and web-series, among others. Reliance Jio users will also be able to download content to watch at their leisure.

Statements of key people

Amit Goenka, the CEO of Z5 Global and ZEE International, stated that ZEE intends to create engaging and rich content for its viewers across India as well as the world. This is their primary objective as content creators. The new collaboration with Reliance Jio will facilitate this goal. Goenka further stated that Reliance Jio’s expansive reach could help entertain a broader base of viewers, who have an appetite for content on-the-go, which is of good quality. Akash Ambani, the Director of Reliance Jio, stated that the telecom company is committed to providing its consumers with strong content from India and around the globe. This will facilitate the mission of boosting digital inclusion in the country.

Reliance Jio’s foray into the content space

In addition to content from ZEEL, the telecom company has made agreements with other broadcasters, so that their content can be brought to Reliance Jio users as well. One such broadcaster is Viacom18.

Reliance Jio has also collaborated with Star India is to bring cricket content to all 4G users on Hotstar and the JioTV platform across the country. This collaboration intends to cover one-day internationals (ODIs), T20 matches, and premier domestic competitions of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

About Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio is a telecom network and digital ecosystem that enables Indians to experience a digital life. The ecosystem is made up of smart devices, strong broadband networks, customer-oriented services, and useful applications. In terms of media, the telecom company’s offerings include programs of recorded and live sports, music, television, events, and movies. This presents a very comprehensive library.

Reliance Jio has three pillars that aim to transform the country’s digital future. The first pillar is a strong network coverage across urban and rural areas. The second pillar is quality services for its subscribers, in terms of HD quality voice, video streaming, and high-speed internet speeds. The third pillar is affordable services that are accessible to citizens in all parts of the country.

Summary: Reliance Jio and ZEEL have collaborated to bring ZEE TV network’s content to Reliance Jio users. The objective of this is to provide consumers with strong quality content across India.

Reliance Jio Provides eSIM Connection for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max Users

October 5, 2018

Reliance Jio, the telecom wing of the Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is providing an Embedded-Subscriber Identity Model (eSIM) connection for postpaid and prepaid users of the new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models. This is in an effort to make India a technologically savvy nation and boost the digital progress of India with the eSIM technology.

Reliance Jio’s eSIM connection for the new iPhones

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the first phones from Apple that have the capability to support the dual-sim functionality. However, Apple offers the secondary slim slot as eSIM only. eSIM is a technology that comes pre-installed on a device. It cannot be pulled out like normal SIM cards because it is a virtual SIM card. Therefore, users have the benefit of remotely activating their eSIM connection. For example, users do not have to change the network operators physically. They can make the switch remotely.

Reliance Jio is an official eSIM carrier for Apple in India. Reliance Jio is now offering both postpaid and prepaid connections for the two new iPhone models. The telecom company has stated that it is also the only prepaid eSIM provider for the new iPhone models.

Details of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the latest iPhone models introduced by Apple Inc. in September 2018. Both models are available in three storage variants of 64 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB. The lowest-costing iPhone XS is priced at INR 99,900 and the highest-costing variant is priced at INR 1,34,900. The lowest-costing iPhone XS Max is priced at 1,09,000, while the high-costing variant is priced at 1,44,900.

Details of Reliance Jio’s first pre-order of the new iPhone models

The first pre-order for both new iPhone models was held between September 21, 2018, and September 27, 2018, via Interested customers were able to order both the iPhone models by visiting the MyJio app as well. Alternatively, they could pre-order the phones from Reliance Digital and MyJio stores.

To pre-order the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max on, customers had to visit the website and select the available iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max variant they were interested in. After they entered their pin-code, customers proceeded to checkout, where they entered their personal details, like name, mobile number, and email address. After this, they selected the desired payment option and made the payment. Once payment was completed, customers received a pre-order confirmation notification via text message or email.

On purchase of these iPhone models, Reliance Jio offered free shipping and delivery as well. The iPhones models purchased by these customers were shipped within three to five business day from September 28, 2018.

Summary: Both postpaid and prepaid customers can obtain an eSIM from Reliance Jio to use on their new 2018-iPhone models. This is in an effort to boost the digital progress in India and make the country a technologically savvy nation.