Reliance Jio finally launched next generation 4G services on Sunday, although only for its employees, after stay the network services launch across the country momentarily.
Jio, which will be rolled out for consumers in March 2016, will use a technology called voice over LTE that offers faster internet speeds and better voice quality on calls among other things.
Here is need to know about Reliance’s plans those are below
Spectrum: Jio Infocomm is in possession of 2300 Mhz spectrum across the country, 800 Mhz spectrum in 10 circles and 1800 MHz spectrum in six circles. The company has made a total investment of Rs. 34,000 crores.
Coverage plans: Jio’s network is currently present in 29 states of India and also covers 18,000 towns and cities across the nation.
Smartphones and its own brand: Jio is not only planning to offer its consumers more attractive plans but also cheaper smartphones. According to an announcement made during this year’s AGM, the company will sell its new smartphone brand called ‘Lyf’.
The LYF phone series is expected to feature dual-SIM card slots, VoLTE, voice over Wi-Fi, and HD voice and video calling capabilities. These phones will be priced between Rs 4,000 and Rs 25,000.
However, Reliance will not manufacture these handsets but will procure them from OEMs like Micromax, Lava, Karbonn, and has already signed a deal with Intex.
- Services galore: In trying to build up the ecosystem and to attract more consumers, Jio promises plenty of services to choose from. Here are the initial few that have been made public so far –
- Jio Chat
Reliance’s answer to modern essential messaging centre just like WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and Hike. The app was launched this April and is available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store.
If you want to switch platforms quickly, this app will let you switch between different phones running operating systems with just a few touches.
- Jio Drive
Currently, no network operator offers cloud service for storage. Jio though will let users store, sync and share content between their devices.
- Jio Play
Jio Play, a live streaming service, will let subscribers watch a variety of channels from anywhere and on any device on HD TV.
- Jio News
The news app will track latest developments and breaking news from leading publishers across various subjects and regional languages.