Commercial Launch of Reliance JIO Broadband
Reliance JIO announced the commercial launch of JIO broadband in India, at its 42nd Annual General Body Meeting, held on 12th August 2019, Monday.
The new plans are disappointing for some of the users while others think these are better than the current offering that they have from local broadband operators.
Airtel, ACT Fibernet, BSNL, and other operators in broadband space are offering better data benefits than offered by JIO which makes these plans unattractive for some of the buyers.
Mr. Mukesh Ambani, after a prolonged period of testing, finally launched the Jio Gigafiber Broadband.
The Gigafiber plan starts at Rs. 700, the exact plan benefit and details are shared on 5th September 2019.
So far Giga fiber was in the testing stage, and there was only one plan available (Jio Gigafiber Preview Offer), that offers 100 MBPS data for 100 GB per month.
Jio plans to reach 15 million homes and 20 Million businesses with the GigaFiber. Currently, it is present in 500,000 households.
Mr. Ambani announced that the new Jio Broadband plans will start from Rs. 700 and will go upto Rs. 10,000 to suit the need of Home and business users.
Moreover, there will be different plans available for everyone from 100 MBPS to 1000 MBPS, and with different monthly data consumption. You will need a WIFI 6 router to effectively use a 1000 Mbps plans.
There were rumors that Jio can launch the Jio Phone 3 5G at the meeting, but they didn’t.
JIO Fiber Welcome Offer (Free HD/4K Television Set and 4K Set-Top Box)
The big announcement was the launch of the “Jio Fiber Welcome offer” that replaces the existing Free JIO Preview offer.
Under the Jio Fiber Welcome offer, Jio will introduce new JIO Forever Annual Broadband plans that the company will announce next month, on 5th September.
Jio is offering free HD or 4K TV to subscribers who opt-for the Annual Broadband Plans along with the free 4K set-top box.
The Jio Premium customers using the Forever Annual Broadband plan will be eligible to get an HD or a 4K TV along with the JIO Set-top-box from the company.
The exact pricing details for the JIO Forever Plan is also not known.
But it is not going to be cheap and the company may want, a large upfront, annual payment before they send you the free TV set and the 4K set-top box which doubles as a console for playing games.
Also, there will be different TV sets for customers opting for the annual Welcome offer depending on the plan they are purchasing.
The expensive 4K TV sets will likely go to users who are purchasing bigger plans with up to 1 GBPS bandwidth.
We have not seen the 1 GBPS JIO fiber in action so far, but there are operators like ACT Fibernet, Spectra, Netplus that are offering the service.
On the other hand, operators like Den and Hathway mostly have a 50 MBPS broadband speed in tier 2 and tier 3 towns.
Also, Jio will give a landline connection to the Broadband subscribers and Voice calls to any network will be free for lifetime.
This can now change and most people in the non-metros may be able to access high-speed internet with the use of JIO Gigafiber.
Notably, JIO was launched on 5th September 2016 in India and led the data revolution.
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Reliance Broadband Connection launch and Price Details
The Broadband is available so far in several metros and large cities but the majority of tier-II or tier-III towns are still not covered.
The plans are starting at Rs.700, there are no JIO Fiber plans available below Rs. 700 price.
Currently, you need to pay Rs. 2500 for the installation of the service which is a bit steep for most users.
Jio Gigafiber – Technology and Speeds
The Gigafiber comes with optical fiber technology and needs a physical installation at your home.
The Gigafiber requires physical cable installation at your home. And additionally, will need a modem and wifi router.
You can also use the ethernet cable to plug in a PC or Laptop and will also have a wifi router to connect to various devices in your home.
Jio Gigafiber offers upto 1000 MBPS speed and depending on the plan you opt for will determine the upload and download speeds from the network.
Another noteworthy point is JIO Gigafiber comes to your home directly. Unlike, some other operators that offer fiber connectivity to the building, not to your home.
The JIO approach allows users to have the lowest ping and higher speeds.
Jio is planning several high-speed home broadband plans to cater to different needs and budgets.
Price and Plans for JIO GigaFiber?
You need to pay One Time Payment (security deposit + non-refundable installation) ₹2,500 (1,500 + 1,000) to get the Jio Giga Home broadband connection. There are no extra charges for the modem, installation or Wifi router.
The Jio plans start at Rs. 699, we were expecting that Jio may offer affordable plans starting at Rs. 400-500, but it is not the case.
Another notable point is that these prices don’t include 18% GST. So, with GST the Rs. 699 plan will actually cost Rs. 825 and Rs. 849 plan will cost Rs. 1002.
So the base price for the JIO plan is Rs. 825, which is far from affordable for many home broadband users. A lot of local offering is cheaper than these JIO plans.
The Free TV offer is applicable with Rs. 1299 plan and higher.
You will have to pay annual subscription fees + GST to get a TV which may not be very attractive for a lot of buyers to invest a large sum of money without prolonged testing of the service quality.
JIO Broadband Plans
Most Affordable JIO Broadband Bronze Plan Rs. 699 Details:
The plan comes with 100 MBPS speed and has only 100 GB data limit and after you reach 100 GB, the speed is downgraded to only 1 Mbps. Jio is also offering an additional 50 GB per month of data for 6 months with this plan.
The 100 Mbps speed is good but the FUP limit of 100 GB is way less for most of the people. Also, the additional 50 GB will be available for just 6 months. Hopefully, JIO will increase the FUP limit and also the post usage speed of 1 Mbps.
Rs. 849 Silver Plan Details (200 GB Data)
Rs. 849 plan with GST will cost Rs. 1002 and offers 200 GB + 200 GB data with 100 Mbps speed. In this price, 400 GB would have been good but as per current offer, it may end after 6 months.
Rs. 1299 Gold Plan Details 250 Mbps – (500 GB + 250 GB)
The gold plan will cost you Rs. 1532 along with GST. The speed is great, 250 Mbps and you are getting 750 GB data (500 GB + 250 GB). If you buy the 2-year subscription, you will get a 24 Inch HD TV free.
Is Jio Gigafiber available as Prepaid or Postpaid Service?
Currently, the company is offering only the prepaid service but has plans to launch postpaid service in the future.
How to get or Register for JIO GigaFiber?
You will need to register for the JIO Gigafiber connection and Jio representatives will connect with you. To register for the JIO Gigafiber follow the Link
Next, you will have to locate your home or office address on the map and submit it.
Additionally, you will have to provide your mobile number and name to complete the registration.
Jio has said before, the societies that have a high amount of interest will get the connection first.
Of course, there are certain cities (mentioned below) where the company is rolling out the network earlier.
Cities Where You can currently take the JIO GigaFiber Connection?
Here are the top Cities where you can currently get the JIO Gigafiber. Jio is expanding the network and will be available in all of tier 2 and tier 3 cities in the coming days.
Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Pune, Lucknow, Kanpur, Raipur, Nagpur, Indore, Thane, Bhopal, Ghaziabad, Ludhiana, Coimbatore, Agra, Madurai, Nashik, Faridabad, Meerut, Rajkot, Srinagar, Amritsar, Patna, Allahabad, Ranchi, Jodhpur, Kota, Guwahati, Chandigarh and Solapur.
These are the 29 cities where JIO plans to launch the GigaFiber first, but the plan is to launch in 1100 cities.
On 12th August, JIO has announced that they will take the JIO Gigafiber to 1500 cities soon and will try to reach over 20 Million subscriber base.
When Jio Gigafiber will come to My City?
Jio is rolling out the broadband network in phases and your city may get covered in 2019 or 2020. Jio plans to expand the network to 1500 cities in India.
Additionally, It may also depend on the society and colony you are living in whether JIO has a reach to that or not.
You can always express interest and ask your society members to express interest on the JIO website and further connect with the local operator who is managing the JIO Giga fiber for installation.
Since the Giga Fiber needs last-mile connectivity to the end-user, it is going to take time even with all the financial muscle that Reliance has.
Apart from rolling out their own network JIO has also acquired DEN internet broadband and Hathway to speed up the process of rolling out.
GigaTV and JIO Set Top Box Details.
Earlier it was thought that Jio will launch an IPTV that will work on the backbone of its fiber network. But now we know that JIO is partnering with the local cable operators to get the last mile connectivity.
Jio has not shared any monthly plans for the GigaTv so far but we can expect them to offer plans which cost much less than the current players.
Read About the JIO Set Top Box and Plans in Detail Here.
Read Below about the original launch details of Gigafiber, Gigatv, and Jio Smart Home Solutions.
Also, read about the best-prepaid recharge offers from JIO.
Must Watch – Jio Announcements 12 Aug 2019
Published on – 5th July 2018
Mukesh Ambani, today at Jio’s 41st annual general meeting, announced the plans and details to launch a super-high-speed fixed-line internet service.
Called as Jio GigaFiber, the Jio product aims to provide ultra-fast broadband connections to both enterprises and homes.
Jio GigaFiber is set to disrupt the market rivals with a speed of up to 1 Gbps for downlink, and up to 100 Mbps for uplink transfers through its service.
Initially, the high-speed broadband services will be made available across 1,100 cities throughout India.
Notably, the Jio GigaFiber Service will utilize optical fiber-based technology. A Jio GigaFiber router at the workplace or the home will be used for availing the high-speed internet services.
Jio GigaFiber features a Jio Giga TV set-top box. Interestingly, it supports video calling through the TV.
In other words, you can video call any different TV set that is connected through Jio GigaFiber.
Watch the detailed Video on GigaFiber and JIO Phone 2:
Jio GigaFiber Connected Home combines a number of features in a bunch.
It includes support for 4K and HD content on TV and allows for the video calling functionality. On the other hand, it provides smart home solutions, such as home surveillance & safety, and voice-controlled home automation.
Along with that, subscribers of the new Jio service will also be able to connect VR headsets with the network and enjoy virtual reality gaming and watch 360-degree 4K content too.
Moreover, the Jio GigaFiber service makes use of its 1 Gbps ultra-high-speed internet for HD quality calling through the smart extension of landline number on to mobile.
The registration process for Jio GigaFiber will commence from August 15 and can be completed using the My Jio app.
How will it change the market scenario?
Jio’s offering through Jio GigaFiber is going to revolutionize the broadband market similar to the disruption brought in the telecom market through the Jio services.
Impact on Broadband Services
The local internet service providers in India are quite expensive for general users. From service issues to the pricing of plans and internet speed, the companies’ offerings seem less value-for-money.
Mainly, companies with better services have their coverage limited to top-tier metropolitan cities. Even the government-run BSNL provides users with its service that is not on par with the private companies.
Jio GigaFiber internet following the footsteps of Jio 4G will bring the internet to the masses for a reasonable price while offering proper customer service support.
Impact On Media and Entertainment
It is clear that Jio is turning from a telecom only company to a company that offers other services such GigaTV, JioTV, video streaming, virtual reality 4K content and lots of other stuff.
Company’s Connected Home service featuring voice-controlled home automation and home surveillance will bring new advancement in the market at an easily affordable price.
JioFi M2S Hotspot Device is Now Available Cheaper
Telecom operator Reliance Jio has changed the entire telecom sector in India. Right from the pricing to reducing the IUC charges, the operator has done everything right to justify the Digital India tagline.
In recent times, Reliance Industries’ Wi-Fi hotspot devices, the JioFi made headlines as it posted impressive sales volume in the Q2 and Q3 2017.
With the help of JioFi 2 and JioFi 3, the company has become the top Wi-Fi dongle vendor in India right now.
Notably, the company is now offering JioFi M2S, the first JioFi Wi-Fi dongle, at just Rs. 999. Which means we are getting a 50% discount off the usual Rs. 1,999 price. In fact, this is an insane offer from Reliance Jio.
Moreover, Reliance Jio is offering the lower price for 10 days, from September 21, 2017, to September 30, 2017. So, if you’re looking to grab an affordable Wi-Fi dongle, get the JioFi at 50% discount.
Reliance Jio has said in a statement that the introduction of the festive offer will digitally enable millions of Indians especially 2G / 3G device users who will be able to enjoy Jio’s unlimited voice and data benefits on their existing device.
Moreover, as the new JIO plans are offering huge data benefits to the mobile there was a need for a similar push for the dongle. A lot of users are switching from desktop and laptops to mobile for doing daily online errands. According to Google, more than 60% of the search traffic is now on mobile.
JioFi M2S Hotspot device
The JioFi M2S Hotspot device offers up to 150 Mbps download speed, and 50 Mbps upload speed.
These speeds are the acceptable ones in the price range. The JioFi M2S device can connect up to 31 devices at a time, and has a 2300mAh battery inside, which will deliver up to eight hours of battery life.
“Reliance Retail has progressively made Digital Life accessible for everyone by bringing innovative 4G-LTE products and solutions to different consumer segments. Through Jio Phone, Reliance Retail recently helped millions of feature phone users to access Jio Digital Life. And with JioFi several other smart device users are able to experience Jio’s true 4G services,” said the company in a statement.
Also, with the help of the JioFi Wi-Fi device, you can use Jio 4G services in a 2G/3G smartphone with the Jio 4GVoice application.
Aforementioned, Jio is offering the dongle at Rs. 999.
However, after purchasing the dongle, you need to recharge it with a plan separately. The plan for JIO dongles starts at Rs. 149 and goes up to Rs. 9999.
Different JIO MIFI Devices Currently Available and Prices
There are three JIO WIFI Dongles available currently – JMR 540, JioFI M2, JMR 1140. All the three devices come with 10 Wifi devices support and you can even connect 1 device using USB internet.
Also, the JMR 1140 is available only with the postpaid plan and costs Rs. 999 while the other two devices are available with prepaid plans and costs Rs. 1999.
Will you purchase the JioFi at Rs. 999? Share with us in the comments below…
Also, Jio has recently launched the new broadband and Jio GigaTv service in India.
You can read more about the affordable Jio GigaFiber broadband plan and GigaTv.