Updated – 23 January 2019
Most of us are waiting for the full roll-out of the JIO Gigafiber. We know there are going to be lucrative plans, and probably it is time to get rid of the current expensive broadband provider.
I wrote the original article on Jio Gigafiber back on 5th July 2018 (can read below) when the company announced the service. Now I have added some relevant updates so that readers who are looking forward to getting the service will know what is in store.
The updates include Price for JIO Gigafiber Plan, Cities, How to Register for the GigaFiber, Giga Tv.
Jio Gigafiber – Technology and Speeds
The Gigafiber comes with the 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 budget.
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.
Price and Plans for JIO GigaFiber?
Jio Gigafiber Preview Offer
Currently, JIO Gigafiber is in a test phase and the company is offering only 1 plan.
You get 100 GB monthly data and with a speed of 100 MBPS for 90 days. So, in total for 90 days period, you get 300 GB total data.
In case, your monthly 100 GB data limit is exhausted you can get complimentary 40 GB data more using Jio website or JIO App. Also, you can take the complimentary 40 GB data offer 25 times.
So, you can get 25*40=1000 GB data every month apart from the 100 GB free that you get with the preview plan. The plan is free for now and Jio will launch more competitive plans in the future.
You need to pay Rs. 4500 (a refundable security deposit) to get the Jio Giga Home broadband connection. There are no extra charges for the modem, installation or Wifi router.
Currently, JIO has not shared any exact plan details but from experience, we can expect starter plans at Rs. 500.
These are some of the tentative plans which are currently leaked online.
Tentative JIO Plans
|Jio Plans – MRP (Rs)||Data Limit||Validity||Speed Limit|
|500||300 GB||30 Days||50 MBPS|
|750||450 GB||30 Days||50 MBPS|
|999||600 GB||30 Days||100 MBPS|
|1299||750 GB||30 Days||100 MBPS|
|1500||900 GB||30 Days||100 MBPS|
Per Day Plan based on the amount of GB data.
|Price (Rs)||JIO Gigafiber per Day Plans||Validity||Speed|
|1000||5 GB Per day plan||30 Days||Unlimited|
|2000||10 GB per day plan||30 Days||Unlimited|
|3000||20 GB per day plan||30 Days||Unlimited|
|4000||40 GB per day plan||30 Days||Unlimited|
|5500||60 GB per day plan||30 Days||Unlimited|
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 future.
Cities Where You can currently take the JIO GigaFiber Connection?
Here are the top Cities where you can currently get the JIO Gigafiber.
Bangalore, Chennai, 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.
When Will the Jio Gigafiber Come to your City?
Apart from rolling out their own network JIO has also acquired DEN internet broadband and Hathway to speed up the process of rolling out.
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.
It is likely that the roll-out will continue in 2018 and 2019. An exact date or month is not shared by the company.
GigaTV and JIO Set Top Box Details.
The GigaTv from JIO is based on the IPTV concept and uses the Jio Gigafiber to stream all the channels on your existing TV.
The Jio GigaTv Set-top box looks similar to the Tata Sky or other set-top boxes but will come with fiber connectivity.
Jio has not shared any monthly plans for the GigaTv so far but we can expect them to offer plans which costs much less than the current players.
Read Below about the launch details of Gigafiber, Gigatv and Jio Smart Home Solutions.
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 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.
Also, read about the JIOFi M2S HotSpot Device for Home Internet.
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 benefit 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 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 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.