It’s been almost a year since the soft launch of Reliance Jio services for RIL employees, and about four months since the company started its commercial operations. During this time, Reliance Jio has successfully managed to add nearly 60 million customers in record time, and aims to reach another milestone of 100 million subscribers by March 2017. After recently starting home delivery of Reliance Jio SIM cards, the company has now started selling smartphones and JioFi 2 portable hotspots on its e-commerce store.
You can now head over to Jio.com and click on ‘devices’ tab on the top left corner. To begin with, Reliance Jio has only listed three smartphones – the LYF Water 11 priced at Rs 7,999, the LYF Water 8 priced at Rs 8,999 and the LYF Earth 1 priced at Rs 19,399. The other tab has JioFi 4G hotspot priced at Rs 1,999. Jio is promising to deliver the smartphones in three to five working days. It is also offering easy replacement of the product within seven daysof delivery, in case the product is damaged or defective. Talking about payment options, Reliance Jio is accepting credit cards, debit cards, net banking or using JioMoney wallet.
The LYF Water 11 features a 5-inch HD display, a 1.3GHz quad-core SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage and a microSD card slot. With 2,100mAh battery, the smartphone also features 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie snapper and runs on Android Marshmallow OS. The LYF Water 8 also features a 5-inch HD display, 1.5GHz octa-core SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16GB storage and microSD card slot. It also features a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel selfie snapper, 2,600mAh battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio free offer extended till March 31, 2017: 10 things Mukesh Ambani announced
The LYF Earth 1 features a 5.5-inch full-HD AMOLED display, 3GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage and expandable storage option via microSD card. It also features a dual rear-camera setup – 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel, and a 5-megapixel selfie snapper. With 3,500mAh battery, the smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. The JioFi 2, on the other hand, is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot that features a 2,300mAh battery, lets you connect up to 10 users at a time, and also allows for wireless data sharing through SD card. What’s more, you can install Jio4GVoice app on your smartphone and make unlimited voice calls using the JioFi 2. ALSO READ: Reliance Jio: Hands-on and first impressions of the JioFi 2 MiFi portable hotspot
Customers are also eligible to get Jio SIM card with ‘Happy New Year’ offer valid till March 2017, and JioMoney discount coupons worth Rs 15,000. To get the SIM card, users will have to head over to Reliance Digital or Digital Xpress Mini stores with their Aadhaar card. And for the discount coupons, they will have to download JioMoney app from the play store. ALSO READ: How to use Reliance Jio JioFi 2 portable Wi-Fi hotspot as a wireless pen drive
Under the ‘Happy New year’ offer customers get benefits such as free unlimited local and national voice and video calls, unlimited SMS and unlimited high-speed internet access, with downloads capped at 1GB per day. Post 1GB usage, speeds will be reduced to 128Kbps, and will reset every midnight. Users also get an access to Jio suite of apps for music, videos, movies and Live TV streaming. Customers can also read magazines on JioMags, store their music, videos and other documents on cloud using JioCloud app and more.