Armed forces personnel are not facing any difficulties in charging their mobile phones and all communication equipment in use comes with integral power banks and generators, Parliament was told on Friday.
Reliance Digital seems quite bullish about the upcoming festive season, and is reportedly targeting to be among the top three smartphone companies in the country. Currently, the top three smartphone brands in India by shipment volumes include Samsung, Micromax and Intex. Reliance Digital has a growing portfolio of LYF-branded smartphones priced between Rs 2,999 and going past the Rs 20,000 mark. According to estimates, the company shipped 5.5 million LYF devices in the first two quarters of this year, and in the month of August alone it shipped a million units, timing it along with the Jio launch in September.
After slashing prices of its LYF-branded handsets last month, Reliance Digital has one again given a price cut to some of its smartphones. As the commercial launch of Reliance Jio is continues to get delayed, it seems like the company is finding it difficult to sell its inventory. This is especially true considering the fact that smartphones with better features are available from other manufacturers at lower prices. Now, Reliance Digital has further slashed the prices of LYF handsets by up to Rs 3,000.
Reliance Digital launched its LYF brand of smartphones to coincide with the launch of Reliance Jio's 4G LTE network earlier this year. However, with the commercial launch getting delayed repeatedly, it is becoming difficult for Reliance Digital to sell its inventory, considering smartphones with better features are available from other brands at lower prices. In order to get the devices out of its channels and to test Reliance Jio's network, the two Reliance Industries' companies started offering unlimited call and data service to those who bought a LYF smartphone. Now Reliance Digital has sweetened the deal by slashing prices of most smartphones by almost 25 percent. This means that you can get an entry-level basic 4G LTE smartphone along with three months of unlimited data and voice calls for just Rs 2,999.
Six months after the soft launch of Reliance Jio's 4G LTE services, the network is now open for everyone. Last month, the company had started an invite system where Reliance employees could bring up to 10 of their family and friends to try out the next-gen high-speed 4G LTE services. Reliance Jio has now made its official website Jio.com live, where select users who register for the service can avail a LYF-branded smartphone along with the 4G SIM card.
Reliance Jio launched its 4G LTE services for Reliance employees in December last year, and starting May, the company extended its network trial to other users via an invite system. Under this scheme, Reliance employees with a Jio SIM card could refer 10 people to join and use voice, text and data services for 90 days. Now Reliance Jio has extended the validity to six months.
Reliance Digital has continued to expand its VoLTE-enabled LYF smartphone line up. It has now launched two new budget smartphones, LYF Flame 2 and LYF Wind 4, priced at Rs 4,799 and Rs 6,799 respectively. Both smartphones are listed on the official LYF website and are also available through Reliance Digital's offline stores.
Even as Reliance Industries doesn't intend to offer doles on its 4G handsets under the "LYF" brand, some concessions are certainly expected given the state of play in India's mobile phone and data market, global investment advisory CLSA has said in an analysis. "While Reliance has said categorically it is not looking to give handset subsidies, we expect it to come up with some bundled promotional offerings. In a prepaid market like India, any bundled offering may be very different from the handset-subsidy model popular in several other markets," it said.
Reliance has launched a new smartphone under its LYF series, called the LYF Water 5. The smartphone is priced at Rs 11,699 and is exclusively available via Amazon India. The LYF Water 5 is a dual-SIM smartphone, and supports VoLTE like other devices in the LYF range.
Many still await the launch of Reliance Jio's 4G LTE services, which is expected to disrupt the 4G space in the country. In the meantime though, Reliance Digital is making waves in the smartphone space and has quickly climbed up the list of smartphone vendors in the country. A Counterpoint Research report states that in Q1, 2016 Reliance's LYF brand has become the fifth largest smartphone vendor in India with a market share of seven percent.
Reliance Retail has started selling 4G enabled smartphones under its own brand LYF . While these smartphones are available at Reliance Digital stores, on-demand shopping app Grofers has announced that it will be delivering LYF smartphones at customers doorsteps. The facility is available for customers from today.
Along with announcing its Q2, 2016 financial results, RIL today also announced its new smartphone brand called LYF . Under this brand, the company will sell 4G-capable smartphones, which is expected to be available in the market from November a month before the scheduled launch of its commercial 4G service.
Reliance Jio on Friday unveiled its logo and first hoardings for its 4G smart devices under the brand name LYF, ahead of the Amravati Marathon that it is sponsoring in Vijayawada. The marathon is to be kicked-off by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday.
Reliance Jio is slated to launch its much-awaited 4G services on December 27 for its employees and commercial rollout by April 2016. The company is also expected to sell four series of 4G VoLTE-capable smartphones under its own brand called LYF . But it seems Reliance Jio is also prepping to launch tablets under its LYF brand.
Reliance Jio had announced that it plans to sell 4G LTE-capable smartphones in India under its own LYF brand. A report now claims that the company is preparing to launch four 4G-VoLTE capable LYF branded smartphones as early as this month.
Petrol pumps across the globe all have a sign warning everyone against the use of mobile phones. But it also happens to be one of the most disregarded warning signs. To highlight the perils of not following the rules, Hyderabad City Police have posted a video on Facebook.
Increasing internet penetration and growing preference for online shopping is expected to push the digital commerce market to over Rs 1 lakh crore this year, a report said today.
Over 1.7 billion females in low-and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 percent less likely to own a mobile phone than men -- creating a gender gap of 200 million fewer women than men owning mobile phones, a report said.
Young Indian consumers are preferring mobile devices over traditional media like television and radio for information, current affairs as well as source of entertainment and this trend is poised to surge in the coming years, a private telecom operator said here Wednesday.
More people in India use connected devices like mobile phones and PCs for educational and professional purposes compared to those in developed markets such as the US and Japan, a study by IT firm Juniper Networks said yesterday.