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Images of Reliance's WhatsApp and Skype rival Jio Social leaks, reveals features

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Formerly known as Infotel Broadband, Reliance Jio is pegged to launch its 4G services in India by 2015. Alongiside that rollout, the company is expected to launch an app and services portal Jio World wherein it will offer a WhatsApp and Hike rival messaging client, music and live TV streaming services and more. Telecom Talk has obtained an earlier build of the instant messenger and VoIP app Jio Social. The app, according to the report, offers free unlimited messaging to other Jio social users, as well as 100 SMS per month to any user in the country. Jio Social also offers Skype-like voice and video calling capabilities while sporting handy additions like support for emoticons, stickers, and ability to record voice notes. From the list of features, Jio Social seems to be competing with WhatsApp, Hike, as well as video conferencing apps like Skype and Hangouts. The publication further notes that Jio Social will be available on Android Gingerbread and above, and iOS version 6 and above. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to play

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Much like WhatsApp, Jio Social will require users to register to the service by providing their mobile number. The verification and profile customizations and first setup look familiar too. The service could also have integration with other social networks. The app could also work with other carriers. From what we have heard so far, the company has built the app completely in India, and has sent it to a closed group for testing. The company is slated to launch both the 4G service and the Jio Social together sometime next year. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale from Aug 6 to Aug 10: Details here

Earlier this week, internet plans and an image of Reliance Jio SIM-card surfaced on the web. According to which, Jio will be offering high-speed Internet plans with speeds up to 100Mbps, at recharge plans starting as low as Re 1. The service will also offer FIP Alpha plans that come with Fiber to the Home (FTTH) connection with speeds up to 100Mbps and usage limit of 100GB per month. Similar plans with Wi-Fi and JioDrive are also on the cards. These plans were spotted on Jio s preview website, which has been taken down since.

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  • Published Date: December 7, 2014 1:10 PM IST
  • Updated Date: December 7, 2014 1:13 PM IST



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