Exclusive : Reliance JIO 4G India’s First Hands on Review

Pan India 4G – LTE service license holder Reliance JIO Infocomm (RJIL) is all set to launch its much awaited 4G data services soon, we at TelecomTalk got exclusive access to test and preview its 4G LTE High Speed Broadband, Voice Over 4G and many value added services like Live TV (Jio Play), Video on Demand (Jio World), Cloud base Sync and Storage (JIO Drive), Video calls over 4G and Live video Surveillance, Health Support Apps on its high speed broadband network in Mumbai.

Reliance Jio 4G Hands On

Reliance Jio 4G LTE Broadband Review :

When we  tested and experienced the speed of 4G Broadband over TD-LTE network of Reliance Jio the downloading speed clocked to 16 Mbps normally but some times it reached 48 Mbps and the average upload speed was 9.0 Mbps.

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LIVE TV (JIO Play) :

Reliance Jio is coming with lot of multimedia products and Value Added Services over its 4G network. LIVE TV and Video on Demand Services (powered by Network 18) which will be branded as Jio PLAY is one among many other services.

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We tested Jio Play – LIVE TV services with HD viewing experience on iPhone 5S and it is working super smooth without any buffering issue and picture quality is better than any other LIVE TV services. Jio Live TV will have 16 HD channels and total 160 channels. Video on Demand (VoD) has more than 400 movies as of now in its library. With this LIVE TV service users can also catch-up TV programs with 7 days of stored content for each channel complementing the viewing experience and eliminates the need to remember to record users favorite show. Reliance Jio is also testing 3D TV and Ultra HD Video on its 4G network which will be available with commercial launch of service.

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Reliance Jio also developed the on-line Health support related applications to create affordable Health-care supported by broadband.

Reliance Jio MiFI Devices:

The company is also working on WiFi – MiFi devices so any customer can experience benefit of high speed wireless connectivity for WiFi enabled handheld devices (2G or 3G smart phones and tablets) over a blend of LTE Wifi networks.

Type of Handsets:

As of now Reliance Jio didn’t disclose its strategy on handsets or devices and right now some Apple Devices (iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPad) and Samsung Tablets are there which supports Indian TD-LTE and band 40 (2300Mhz). We used iPhone 5S and iPad LTE for testing and experiencing the Reliance Jio 4G, We believe many other affordable Smartphones and tablet will be added in Reliance Jio handset portfolio at the time of commercial launch.

Mukesh Ambani owned Reliance Jio  plans to launch world class state- of-the-art products and services with India centric content over 4G technology using an asset light strategy. R -Jio forge several strategic relations with a host of leading global technology players, service providers, infrastructure providers, application developers, device manufacturers and others to leapfrog India to the 4G revolution.

Reliance Jio 4G Apps

Note: There is no official word when Reliance Jio will launch its services and tariff but we believe Reliance Jio will be announcing and launching its services with a big bang and mature 4G products for end users. But as far as what we have seen its much better and efficient than Airtel 4G and they have some very consumer friendly apps like Reliance ‘JIO Drive‘ a cloud based services which is almost similar to Google Drive and they have also made one Contacts and photo  transfer app  which can transfer contacts, pics and video in a minute to any new 4G phone from any other smartphone.

Overall our experience while testing Reliance Jio 4G was mind blowing, you won’t believe that it will keep anyone stunned but everything depends on tariff what Reliance Jio will offer to end customers, do let us know via comments what can be the right tariff for Reliance 4G can this be a game changer in India telecom industry?

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  • Manoj Agrawal - chandrapur November 8, 2014 6:11 pm

    Which is the best 4g service provider in Chandrapur ? I am confused between Reliance.

  • PATABHAI P CHAUDHARY - dhanera August 27, 2014 7:12 pm

    I HAVE A BSNL BBA AUTHORAISE PLZ I HAVE INTRESTING YOUR 4G Reliance Jio is offering a franchise module Pls tell me by emailing me.

    • AMIT KUMAR - ghaziabad November 19, 2014 1:20 am

      Jio is offering a franchise module so pls tell me by emailing.

  • Kartick Jaiswal June 4, 2014 5:49 pm

    Sir,
    Only I Want to know weather Reliance Jio is offering a franchise module, Pls tell me by emailing me.

    Thanks & Regards

  • Ashutosh March 20, 2014 4:41 pm

    Nokia Lumia 625, 1320 and many more Nokia Lumia devices are 4G enabled Devices which supports TD-LTE band 40 (2300 MzH) …..

    • Rama March 20, 2014 9:15 pm

      *I checked on GSM Arena and its clearly written that only 800/1800/2600 mhz LTE is supported by Nokia Lumia 1320.In short there is no support for 2300mhz band LTE.

      *Perhaps I guess Indian versions of Lumias dont support lTE at all but I am not sure.

      • Ashutosh March 20, 2014 10:30 pm

        Hey, I have checked on Nokia website it is written that – LTE network bands3: 3, 7, 20 are supported and LTE max data speed DL: 100 Mbps, LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps in both Nokia Lumia 625 and Lumia 1320…
        But I have confusion that will the band which is used by Reliance Jio 4G can work in these two phone or not … Please reply me I have Nokia Lumia 625 and I am very much excited about Reliance Jio 4G.. You can check this link about the phone spec: nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia625/specifications/

  • sachin sonawane March 19, 2014 4:28 pm

    Can u tell MI the reliance 4g also avlibale in mobile & tablet….

  • Aditya January 16, 2014 4:28 pm

    Can anyone tell me , Which is the best 3g service provider in Mumbai? I am confused between Airtel , Reliance & Vodafone.

    Guys please comment

  • Sathish January 12, 2014 11:44 am

    Mr.Sanjay,
    As for apple products there is no model at present supporting LTE Band 40 (2300 Mhz).
    I would like to know which model apple iPhone & iPad has LTE Band 40 (2300 Mhz).
    Like … Model A1403 , Model A1430, Model A1490, etc. am in US and would like to buy a product that would support LTE in India as well.
    Thanks in advance…

    • Ak Agrawal January 16, 2014 6:20 pm

      Apple iphone 5s model 1430 is TD-LTE band 40 enable phone,made specifically for India and China.Airtel 4g users even got an update for the same.So if anyone owns this model,it is already 4G enabled for India.Lg G2 is also capable of the same with an update.

  • ashutosh kaushal January 11, 2014 9:41 am

    can any technical guy hre tell me dat will lumia 1520 us variant (rm 937 ) be able to run 4g in india ?

    • Nilesh January 11, 2014 2:00 pm

      Nope it won’t be able to… Uses FD-LTE antenna and u have 4g TD-LTE… Sorry

      • ashutosh kaushal January 11, 2014 10:26 pm

        but rm 937 is a global version of 1520”’ why wont 4g work on a global version..and what if i buy a lumia 1520 from india itself..will reliance 4g work on that ?

  • Rama January 8, 2014 12:12 am

    @Maaz Kalim
    I apologise for commenting in such a manner.The comment was not a public comment.It was a reply to an earlier comment made by yash.I think yash would be able to understand my comment.I would recommend you to go to the very bottom of the comments section and read all my comments.This way by the time you reach this comment you would be able to understand what I meant.I myself am against buying a phone on contract with a jio sim but you understood it the wrong way anyways its not you fault.I would in future take care to split my thoughts into sepearte sentences rather than clubbing them all together.I hope this comment was understandable.

  • Kieron January 7, 2014 10:44 pm

    what is JIO MAGAZINE ? is it something related to zinio?

  • Kaushik Roy January 7, 2014 9:05 pm

    From where JIO will sell their connection ? Is it from Reliance Communication showrooms or some new shops will open by JIO ?
    Reliance GSM when 1st time launched service in kolkata under SMART brand name in 2006, it sold its connection from separate shop other than Reliance Communiation CDMA showrooms, later it started to sell connections from Reliance Communication showroom.

  • Shiv January 7, 2014 6:42 pm

    Exciting times ahead. Few things I would like to add, which I came to know.

    * Launch is still a minimum of 3 months away.
    * Their priority is data, however Voice also they want to be the best. To be seen how.
    * Correctly pointed by @ Bafna Ji, Pricing holds the key.

  • Kumaran GP January 6, 2014 8:20 pm

    Why doesn`t any of the Pics show the “4G” icon in the status bar of the phones/tabs? and especially with the iphone pic where the hand covers the status bar, I smell something fishy.. Did you guys really check Reliance Jio or just the Jio Apps???

    • hxj January 6, 2014 9:47 pm

      good observation.

  • enooks January 6, 2014 11:16 am

    I want atleast 50mbps for less than 1000Rs. per month truly unlimited without FUP (fair usage policy). If limited plans only then be generous with limits like 500Rs. for 1 TB (1 terabyte=1000 gigabytes).

    • Tharun George January 6, 2014 11:33 am

      That is not going to happen in this decade. Try wish for 50-100GB for Rs 500.

    • xxx January 6, 2014 11:47 am

      Good suggestion, I also want 100 GB data @ Rs. 500/-. with 4G Network.

      • kzj January 6, 2014 9:48 pm

        rs.100 5gb will be too good.

  • Rushabh Masal January 5, 2014 11:10 pm

    Jio installing 140km wide strech of optical fiber wire in Sangli & Kolhapur…..
    It started from 1st Jan ’14….
    Best luck Jio…..

  • Kalva Dedeepu January 5, 2014 10:51 pm

    Thanks for your information. Could you please furnish the details how can I get Reliance Jio Infocom dealership in Andhra Pradesh.?

  • Weir January 5, 2014 9:57 pm

    Things are now getting hotter and hotter

    JIO coming home coming home tell the world I am coming home…Solapur City Indeed

    “We are practically achieving a speed of 49 megabit per second downlink (download), and uplink is between 8-9 mbps. Theoretically, the present set up that we have, can achieve speed of 112 mbps downlink,” an RJIL official told PTI.

    “There will be wire which will run into house of customers from this CPE that can be connected to various devices and create a local wi-fi network for people to access broadband. There will be a set-top-box that we will provide which will facilitate both broadband and television services,” the official said

    • Rohit January 5, 2014 11:15 pm

      Yeah but in Solapur some problem has come in laying of optical fiber wires
      the problem was the laymens of reliance jio (workers laying wire) has mistakely cutoff the railway control wires which were underground and was in there way…due to this the railway police of Solapur has laid down a complain against Jio and the laying work is stopped by court until 6th March ’14 (its temporary date if jio pays the fine faster the work may start within a month but minimum time is 30days…

      • weir January 12, 2014 2:31 am

        I think has been got sorted out…Work is going on Saat Rasta And Civil Chowk

  • YOGESH SARVADE January 5, 2014 8:46 pm

    Reliance Jio installing fiber optic cables for 160 KM distance here in my AURANGABAD CITY , MAHARASHTRA STATE. All the best to Reliance Jio.

  • Manish Adhikari January 5, 2014 8:25 pm

    Breaking news from Delhi..

    Vodafone slashes down it’s 3G rates!!!

    Now get 2GB 3G data in RC 255 for 28days

    Bingo!!!

    • kunal January 5, 2014 9:38 pm

      Is it official now ????

      • Manish Adhikari January 6, 2014 7:15 am

        Its not mentioned on there website but when you check your balance by dialing *141# you’ll get to know about this offer.
        May be this offer valid through USSD only..
        please check it guys….
        May be it is applicable for other circles too….

  • Esmail January 5, 2014 7:22 pm

    Though jio LTE does not appeal to me on the mobile platform, I am eagerly waiting for the LTE powered android based Set top boxes they will come out with to watch Live TV and catch up TV, if the tariffs seem to be comparable and speeds at par with Hathway, I will consider switching to Jio for my home based Broadband and TV setup.

  • Suvham January 5, 2014 6:17 pm

    I’m using Vodafone 2G Rs 199 unlimited pack. Speed is around 20kbps but after consuming 2 GB of data, speed is like 5kbps. No Vodafone 3G available. I tried AirTel 3G plan of Rs 9 for 30 minutes and I was able to download some 300 MB games but AirTel removed that pack and I removed AirTel. Tried Reliance 3G pack Rs 125 for 1 GB, it worked okay where network was good but at home, no network. No 3G available on Idea, bad network in 3G on BSNL, no chance with Aircel. I hope Reliance 4G turns out to be a success in India so they can further expand 4G in different states and it will be affordable.

  • Shrikant Ashar January 5, 2014 1:44 pm

    Mr. Sanjay Bafna has come out with very interesting review Of Reliance JIO 4 G LTE.
    What I have understood so far is that Reliance Jio aims to be a mass communication tool in the hands of Indian Users and once it establishes a major share of the market it can add value added services to earn profits.
    In the beginning the pricing will be based on Dhirubhai Ambani’s philosophy-that anyone who wants to “Karlo Duniya Mutthi Me” can do it!

  • Rama January 5, 2014 10:20 am

    @yash
    I am more of a technical guy than a telecom guy so with my very very limited knowledge of the telecom sector I tried to reason out why 2.3Ghz band may not be as efficient as the 900mhz band and coverage may be an issue but still since you seem to be knowing more I guess coverage after all might not be an isssue atleast in urban areas but I have my doubts regarding rural and sub urban areas and I probably guess initially jios coverage will not be as good as an operator X in the 900mhz spectrum.I know about the contract system and forget about 500Rs or 2000rs;jio can even provide the iphone 5S for free upfront but they are going to charge you around 2.5k to 3k for the next 24 months and eventually one may end up paying for the service as well as the device but as I have mentioned in previous comment the problem regarding battery life while in a data session on an iphone would hinder people from making full use of the 2.5 to 3k they would pay the operator jio and supposing the iphone 5S costs 48k to jio then if you pay 2.5 k to 3k to jio;jio will have a cut of around 500 to 1000rs(2.5k*28=60k-48k=12k/48months=500rs) after deducting the device costs but my point is will anyone will be able to completely utilise the 500 to 1000rs they would be paying jio mainly for data because of the iphones battery life and in such a scenario buying an UNlocked iphone on an EMI basis and using any operator one would like including jio would be a better option lastly if in case jio isnt providing coverage in your paticular area and i have real doubts about my area for the very least and if I buy a iphone on contract with jio it would be a waste because of no coverage and then I would have to keep paying jio 2.5k to 3k every month and then take illegal routed like changing the jio sim and putting the sim card of operator X and using its services so at the end i ll end up paying jio as well as operator x even though I am not going to utilise the services of jio because of no coverage.

    • Maaz Kalim January 7, 2014 2:36 pm

      Dear Rama, I duly acknowledge that I’m also a person like you. And after looking the sensitivity of comments on this post, I would like to apologise in advance if you felt bad with any of my words. You wrote your whole comment in just 2 sentences that it’s confusing me. Still, as far as what I understood from your comment, I would like to simply ask you that why would you want to buy any-contract phone with an operator which have no/dissatisfactory coverage in your area? Wouldn’t you want to put your efforts to enquire about this first? It’s as simple as that! And while I really don’t know about Battery Life of 5S but still the same answer applies here too, why would you like to use services of that operator which is eating your battery life because of no/poor coverage. It’s a common fact that how much bigger the battery of a phone is, it’s usage affects its life and performance, so one of the most important contributing is this [which is usually not in the hands of a user in such scenarios] the more absent/weaker the [signal] reception, the more the consumption of battery’s power thus the poor performance and shorter battery life. Socially, most people have mentally for just taking rather giving, and if giving is compulsion, then give the least possible [without talking into account that whether it costs you more than giving all at once or not], so would you think that either EMI or contract will be a better choice rather buying it by paying in full at once?? While this may offend you, but even if you still think economically, is 0% interest current allowed by RBI or do you really think that charges and fees associated with contract will be really on par with US (take the Reliance Communications’ contract plans for instance). Enough said, the last example is why we tend to take loans from banks rather saving for that ourselves [except in actual “emergencies”] (which is also not a hypothetical point-of-view), because it gives us quick money and based on our intentions to use that, we can even don’t pay anything except down payment charges and one-time fee (i.e “fraud”; you might see such notices of banks in newspapers at least once a week) or if we really took that amount to use for that sol purpose, either we end up paying more rather what we would have paid for upfront or watching the property [which actually costs more than what we got to spend] being auctioned. Hope my reply don’t confuse you, but if it does, My Apologies! :)

  • kunal January 5, 2014 9:57 am

    Dear All ,
    After a lot of expenditure on network and a huge spectrum charge paid to government it is not viable in this 4g launch to provide dirt cheap prices for data.

    As all we know the current status of tata.
    If capex+opex is included then 150 – 1GB data would be a viable option for RJIO.

    If we think of speed then Theotrically 4g with mimo (multiple input multiple output ) , range duplexing , offloading and by network backhauling can provide a max of 150 mbps ( downlink ) , stationary position , and 100 mbps on the move.

    Also a multiple factors effect the internet speed.
    Like -1. location and capacity of operator’s server
    2. distance , capacity and location of site’s server which is being accessed.
    3. current bandwidth available.
    4. channels capacity.
    5. latency reducers.
    6. No. of users at that particular scenario.
    And many more.

    Like -: Im currently using vodafone haryan 3g.
    while downloading any app from play store on my note 2 I get 1.5 -1.8 ( mega bytes per second) speed. I.e. 43 MB angry birds game will take only 30 seconds to get downlaoded.

    Why it happens?
    The answer is GOOGLE has a robust infra and has invested huge so it is capable of addressing large number of users and with a large bandwidth and high speeds.

    But if I download any song from dj.punjab.com
    , the speed will rarely cross 220 ( kilo bytes per second).

    The reason is the site’s server is located in punjab.
    And mine operator’s server is in delhi.
    The longer diatance will give birth to bamdwidth loss.
    Also djpunjab’ s server capacity is also a factor.
    Suppose if the uplink provided by dj punjab is 10 ( mega bytes pers second ) then if there are 10 users , they will get 1 MBPS , 20 users then it will be 500 KBPS and so on.

    RJIL network might be able to cross or provide 150 mbps speed but the other factors will also have a crucial impact.

    Note-: RJIL has installed its bts on almost every metro station in delhi. But it is very strange to see that almost 90 % of them are connected through micro waves. Micro wave connected bts can provide only 70 users at a time with a speed of max
    1 MBPS , I.e a total of 70 MBPS it can provide at a time( if all latest technologies are hybrided in it).

    And in a metro like delhi , it will definitely get chocked or the Q.O.S will be of a poor standard.

  • aashu January 5, 2014 9:45 am

    can anyone tell me vodafone is providing promotional offers like idea in u p east

  • vineesh January 5, 2014 8:11 am

    buy Huawei e372 42 mbps modem 3g its faster like 4g.
    Why think of new hardware for 4g .Airtel should have expand their 3g networks with DC hspa Which capable of 672Mbps

    • kunal January 5, 2014 10:45 am

      Dear ,
      Practically it is not possible. Only DC hspa cant give this dream speed. An overall robust infra is required to do so.

      Take an example -:

      Almost every bike company endorses of mileage more or near to 70 -80 in ideal conditions. But practically almost every rider gets near about 40 -55.

      Same is in telecommunications.

      There are many issues –
      spectrum
      backhauling
      OFC
      server’s capacity
      and many more

  • Esmail January 5, 2014 2:34 am

    Have a 50 Mbps wired connection by Hathway at my home which gives above 48Mbps at any given point of time in the day, so as far as that goes I see nothing great in the whole LTE gaga, and as far as hand held mobile is concerned, Reliance 3G gives above 7 Mbps at all times which is sufficient for streaming videos without buffering, so ‘Jio’ I see no point in investing in new hardware at this point in time.

    • Akhil Mohan January 5, 2014 8:39 pm

      Were U using FTTH earlier. What happened to that. Is the speeds same as broadband??

      • Esmail January 6, 2014 10:46 pm

        Got the MTNL FTTH surrendered, since it was giving just 3Mbps download speed, Hathway is giving me 48Mbps at lesser price with same FUP, then why to put up with MTNL third grade services?

        • Shiv January 7, 2014 6:43 pm

          where are you able to get this service? which part of Mumbai, as I would like to take Hathway too. Pls let me know.

          • Esmail January 9, 2014 1:29 pm

            Currently Hathway is providing 50Mbps connection only to south Mumbai extending from Colaba to Mahim and Sion this is cable internet on DOCSIS 3 framework, here is a link to the speedtest I posted on youtube youtu.be/G18r3pW5YhI
            It gives me above 48Mbps at all times of the day, and I doubt Jio will be able to match up with the speeds on wireless setup. Only thing that can save them is the tariff.

  • Rama January 5, 2014 2:22 am

    @yash
    I myself love apple a lot for their amazing blend of hardware and software but still I dont think their battery life is amazing or something because to be truthful i am more of a tech guy than a telecom guy.I read a lot of tech articles and one thing I can say for sure is that even in the U.S several people complain about the iphone’s battery life and I think real problem in battery life starts arising only when people start pulling a lot of data on the iphone or download a lot.I mean to say that standby and talktime hours of the iphone are awesome and one may get through a day of use easily with iphone without a data connection because apple makes one of the most power efficient processors in the world and their OS and hardware so well integrated that with just a little bit of power from the processing department the iphone can carry out most tasks smoothly but how can a phone like iphone be useful without a data connection and its in the data pulling or downloading department where iphones battery life gets a big hit;I mean to say just try downloading a 100mb file over a 3G network on the iphone and you would realise how much of battery gets used up in the process.In order to further support my statement you may have also realised that how apple skipped lte in iphone 4S despite the fact that at the time of launch of 4S lte was popular in america(a market where apple has almost 40% market share) and many tech experts attribute the iphones battery as a reason why apple might have skipped lte in the 4S plus since apple makes its devices with a long term vision lte support on 4S should have been there atleast for the american version.Similarly the major reason why someone would have a reliance jio sim in their iphone is because of data but i believe if they tend to be heavy downloaders they have to keep a charger with them all the time and having to charge up your iphone time to time isnt really viable its rather better to be on a 2G or 3G network and save battery.My explanation on coverage is based on the theory that several small towns and villages often have only a single tower to provide coverage for upto 15-20 kms of radius in such a scenario a 900mhz wave would be able to provide the coverage and even the 1800mhz to some extent but I really doubt about the 2300mhz band.I may be wrong so correct me

    • Yash January 5, 2014 3:12 am

      Very True, but the reason why Reliance is specially tar getting iPhone is that India is one 12 rare countries where windows(Nokia) handsets sell more than the iphones . That the cost being the reason for its so-called failure in the Indian markets. You see overseas especially in the U.S. , iPhone is “cheap” how? they are sold on contract basis ,finally the total amounts to nearly the same value but for people iPhone is cheap and the Carrier network (sim) turns out to be costlier which is exactly the opposite in our country. Reliance would like( I guess) to start the same trend of CDMA phones they began their telecom stint with , by making iPhone 5s and future variants affordable and exclusive , having said that only the handset would be cheap but the services can be the exclusive part, just like 10 years ago when u could get a handset for just 599 or 999 INR and pay the full amount later.Now coming to a very important, rare and interesting question of yours on the wavelength (coverage) of the 4g wave, this would ineffective in urban areas where you will have 2 towers clogging up each area, but in remote areas, this would be one point that start debates of 4g’s efficiency but 2.3GHz(2300 MHz) ,calculating its wavelength, would turn around to be 15 cm ,which means one cycle of the signal can travel 15 cm without any signal loss, but after every 15 cm it would reduce. With the transmission systems being so highly efficient ,which is again a long topic, I don’t foresee any particular weak signal problems in at least 90% of the coverage areas , having already stated that reliance works on getting a total of 4237 towers transmitting their signal. But yes just like today’s signals, by the the signals reach your phone, approx. 80% would be received and rest 20% lost.Nice? @:@

      • Darshan Malu January 5, 2014 10:27 am

        Totally agree with you

  • Rama January 5, 2014 12:47 am

    @yash
    no matter how exclusive the iphone deal of jio may be with apple but i am pretty sure that apple would not change the capacity of their battery used in iphone and with 1440 mah i dont expect anyone to get through a day of noraml use without having to recharge twice especially on the lte mode.Rather jios deal with apple may be in a way that the iphone model would be like carrier phones in the U.S;restricted to a single operator and in such a case if you dont find jios qos upto the mark you are very well trapped.Jios coverage in metro areas may be good but I have my own doubts about rural and suburban areas.

    • Yash January 5, 2014 1:07 am

      You see, iPhone unlike any other phone- be it any android or windows – has just 1440 mAH battery but has much longer standby and talk time hours than any other phone for the likes of Samsung s4 even ,which flashes a 3000 mAH battery but can’t beat iPhone 5s . This is because of the is , the iPhone is meant only for iOS and its hardware and software have meticulously combined by Apple as they have been doing so for half a decade , which justifies why iPhone has the image it rests on. iPhone LTE model has done reasonably well in the U.S. and will continue to do so in India as well. Coming to the point of coverage , Yes I agree with your point but 4438 towers is an astonishing figure itself that too in its year of launch. You see 3g had allocation problems because it clashed with spectrum bandwidths of military communications (450MHZ – 1.7MHZ) so setting up 4g towers would solve the problem of account for 3g as well as 4g customers .What so you say? @:@

  • sk January 5, 2014 12:19 am

    Don’t expect cheaper tariffs from reliance.Even if they provide,there will be surely hidden conditions like 1GB 3G offer they launched earlier.I think only BEAM is providing internet at affordable price.

    • SS January 5, 2014 1:18 am

      You people have no idea that reliance communication which provides 2g, 3g, evdo and broadband services and reliance industries limited (4g) are completely different companies.

      • Biswadeep January 5, 2014 9:31 am

        Exactly…guys this is the company that got the first phone in the hands of every Indian !
        I am sure hopeful of another telecom revolution. Remember few days back Reliance stuck a deal with Sammy about a 6K 4G phone ? That will come for sure !!!

      • sk January 5, 2014 11:25 am

        I know both are different companies and you love reliance too much :p

  • Citizen January 5, 2014 12:11 am

    @Yash
    You did it again. :D
    Please stop it man. We can’t laugh anymore!!

    • Yash January 5, 2014 12:32 am

      @:@Thanks man @:@

    • Tapas January 6, 2014 2:21 pm

      I agree.,., :D

  • Gokul January 4, 2014 11:48 pm

    since its a 4G speed ,data will get utilized soon than before if 30day packs could come @150-2Gb , 250-4Gb , 350-7Gb , 500-12Gb then it will be a treat

  • Rama January 4, 2014 10:40 pm

    @yash
    I deeply appreciate your knowledge and willingness to spread knowledge but this is some serious trolling.I mean if someone writes 18 MBPS or Mbps or mBps or mbPs or mbpS or mbps they actually mean 18 MBPS if they mention H+ in their comment but still awesome trolling but still take comments in some practical manner rather than in a completely theoritical manner.

    • Yash January 4, 2014 10:58 pm

      Mr.RAMA, TROLLING? I would pay for your 4g connection for the next one year if u prove the following :
      “WHERE IN INDIA DOES AS ANY ISP(Internet Service Provider ) GIVE 18MBPS ? EVEN IF ITS H+++++ , NO SIM BASED NETWORK CAN PROVIDE U OR ME OR EVEN THE PRESIDENT A DOWNLINK OF 18 MBPS “B” . IF THE President wishes so the gsm company would allocate a WLL private connection with 1:1 data ratio. I MENTIONED president cause he is the first citizen if the country. I hope this DOES NIT TROLL YOU. 18 MBPS = Battlefield 4 game 54 GB IN 9 MINUTES ,IS IT H+ OR Z+ ?@:@

      • Rama January 4, 2014 11:17 pm

        @yash
        did i ever say that getting 18 MBPS is possible in this country all i am saying that if a commenter is mentioning mbps(in any kind of upper case or lower case form for all the alphabets) along with H+ symbol in his or her comment he or she means 18 MBPS of speed;no where in my comment have i mentioned that its really possible to get 18MBPS in India so please read my comment properly before criticising.

      • Rushabh Masal January 4, 2014 11:41 pm

        Optical fiber connection of BSNL broadband gives speed for 1st 50gb 100mbps speed and after that speed goes to 2mbps..If you dont believe this you can check http://bsnl.co.in/opencms/bsnl/BSNL/services/broadband/bb_ftth.html so in India you can get that speed
        But not on H+ network and that too for BSNL is impossible i have seen max speed on BSNL 3g is 4.3 mbps (speedtest.net)

      • Viranch January 4, 2014 11:42 pm

        Yash I think that rama is right in the fact that nowhere in his comment has he metioned that actually getting 18 MBPS of data speed is possible anywhere in India.Rather all he asking you is to have a more practical approach towards comments rather than a theoritical approach.

  • Mane January 4, 2014 8:59 pm

    @@all reliance jio twitter handle at twitter as reliancejio…

  • Sugu January 4, 2014 8:29 pm

    :P :P

    I know quite well what I said! What I said is 18 megabits(18Mbps) per second and not bytes. 2MegaByte/s=14.4Mbps (Megabit) (approx)
    I got a speed well above 2200kB/s as shown by Chrome !!
    Perhaps @Tharun George will be able to explain this more clearly than me. I was truly shocked on getting that speed on CellOne network…

    • Yash January 4, 2014 9:46 pm

      My intentions were not to personally attack you ,but since I have been a victim of this (Long live TORRENTS) i thought of enlighting on this point . I wonder why no one has every sued,lodged or even complained against these *condition-apply companies and ads that do nothing but fool people. Pvt. companies like TIKONA ,BEAM and others provide Genuine 15 MBPS for 40-100 GBs if DAT in cities like Hyderabad, because they know if they gotta run a buisness with all the Big-Shots like airtel and reliance, they provide affordable quality. U like this one? it are you offended?@:@

    • Tharun George January 4, 2014 10:24 pm

      I am also very much shocked. I never seen more than 2mbps speed on BSNL at most times. Not even on Idea 3G I have seen speed above 7mbps. Also to the fact that you received these speed at small town like Kumaranaloor.

      Can you tell me which device you are using and also share us speedtest.net link.

      • Yash January 4, 2014 10:46 pm

        I appreciate your agreement . Companies like Tikona and BeamFibre use fibre cable technology that is just an advanced version of the Landline (SONET 802.13 protocol) , which means that they differ from wireless communications like 4g and 3g mobile communications ,which suffers more interference and duztu rtbance in transmission . Although having said that it is genuinely possible to get same speeds . The actual misleading or ‘Fooling’ lies in the concept of sharing. Sharing of connection which is normally 1:4 in broadbands and 1:256 in mobile communications that we use. The connection is divided in 256 ips ( addresses ,devices) and then used,so the big shot companies spend almost 1/10 of the estimated infrastructure cost including maintainence by routing 256 connections through one subscribed channel. Coming to the speedtest , u can goto the speedtest official website and check for BeamFiber ,country’s major quick ISP, or check YouTube for such test videos.Don’t u think we in a country producing 15 lakh engineers per annum are just too dumb for these companies? I say they could spend more on services than on signing anuskha or rannvijay or hrithik in ads. what do you say?@:@

        • Pranajit January 5, 2014 10:15 pm

          @Yash, man you said things after my heart.
          Service sells not the service providers.

      • Darshan Malu January 4, 2014 11:30 pm

        Max speed in BSNL maharashtra over H+ network is saw untill now is 7.4mbps and that too was nly for 8 days..after that it dropped to 3.8mbps and now its fluctuating between 2.8mbps to 3.2mbps..
        While !dea 3G from very first is giving speed around 4.2mbps constant but problem with !dea i personally feel is its overprice and some websites are blocked like including foreign sites and with very basic all websites of BSNL , Docomo & Uninor

      • sugu January 6, 2014 4:47 pm

        I got this on my friend’s Galaxy S4, about a month back…. @ss @tharun He is having exams right now, so I’ll ask him to share the result once his exams are over…

    • SS January 5, 2014 1:32 am

      What??? Cellone aka BSNL??? Screen shots please. :-O

  • shuvi January 4, 2014 7:54 pm

    Launch will be in march i think so…..

    • Yash January 4, 2014 9:26 pm

      Irrelevant of the fact that 4g arrives in march ,many of us still are unaware of the ‘ACTUAL’ 4G, 4g actually is the 4th generation which can cap speeds of minimum 100 MBPS downlink and uplink (Please read my reply below to SS before this) and complements the ipv6 very well (4 more years) ,which is another advancement in internet technology. So the fact that u would need “SPECIAL” Devices to get 10 or even 25 MBPS is just another misguiding obsolete statement. Your device that sometimes shows H+ network is capable enough to extract 42 MBPS (not Mbps @:@) . Now coming to the fact that in our country, a 1024 GB Hard-disk is cheaper than a 10 GB Mobile Internet pack ( Sad but true) is actually because of the TAXES ,putting it in one simple WORD. The spectrum of any bandwidth (2g,3g, even 4g) is very ,very and very COSTLY. For instance ,Bharthi Airtel paid a sum of 33.45 BILLION = 33000 Crores INR >====<… How do you ever think any person running a company paying 33 billion for nothing but 'AIR' ( Pratically any spectrum is in the atmosphere so its a person's birth right) and also paying (rent) for laying out TOWERS so that the customer care does not flood with COVERAGE complaints , can ever roll out anything that is New in a market that is EXTREMELY unpredictable, like the 'samsung note 2' selling over 10 million pieces (1 crore), for chewing-gum like prices . YES ,Reliance needs to go Affordable and at the same time provide at par Quality ,which will eventually work in its favour. What is your say on this , do reply and please its MBPS @:@.

  • Anil January 4, 2014 7:26 pm

    how the calling happen directly or through sprint dsp application.

  • R!TTER January 4, 2014 7:04 pm

    If you’re talking about tariffs then reliance “must” match tikona in terms of affordability for them to develop a strong & loyal user base. One mustn’t forget the fiasco that 3G was(is) & the sorry state of affairs that our wired networks(broadband) are in. If the likes of JIO do not push for affordability then say goodbye to our dreams of shining/rising India because without high speed internet no single nation can move forward in the 21s century, for heaven’s sake Pak/Bang have faster/cheaper internet options than us !

    P>S> Just a heads up that Reliance will be watching this space & so they should take some of the readers’ recommendations into consideration before launching their services & guys hurry up will ya !

  • R!TTER January 4, 2014 7:00 pm

    If you’re talking about tariffs then reliance “must” match tikona in terms of affordability for them to develop a strong & loyal user base. One mustn’t forget the fiasco that 3G was(is) & the sorry state of affairs that our wired networks(broadband) are in. If the likes of JIO do not push for affordability then say goodbye to our dreams of shining/rising India because without high internet no single nation can move forward in the 21s century, for heaven’s sake Pak/Bang have faster/cheaper internet options than us !

  • Sugu January 4, 2014 6:23 pm

    When will 4G come to Kerala? Is it Airtel or JIO? Any idea guys??

    • Akhil Mohan January 4, 2014 7:02 pm

      Both have license in Kerala. Expect them in first quartet of 2015.

      • sugu January 4, 2014 9:49 pm

        2015!!!!!!
        Have they started laying the Optical Fibres?
        Even if it comes, I guess it will only be available in metro’s like Trivandrum and Ernakulam …. :(

      • Tharun George January 4, 2014 10:27 pm

        I think Trivandrum and Cochin will get 4G after few months of launch. For 3G cochin and trivandrum got it within months after Docomo, BSNL, Aircel and Idea launched 3G in India.

    • den January 4, 2014 7:43 pm

      Kerala will see both service providers

  • Rama January 4, 2014 6:21 pm

    @SS
    I completely agree that apple uses the nasty technique of keeping intial stocks low to increase hype amongst the public but trust me bro even though i completely love lumia and windows phone i definitely think that iphones are not crap but just ridiculously expensive and not overpriced.

    • SS January 4, 2014 7:59 pm

      Iphones have ridiculous restrictions just like windows phone 7.0. Even though iphone is a perfect coordination between hardware and os but the hardware specs of the latest iphone doesn’t make it a 72000 phone.

      • sugu January 4, 2014 9:53 pm

        iOS at least supports JailBreak! What does Lumia do? (If I’m wrong, please correct me)
        The best, in terms of development is Android! Why, my phone has officially JellyBean 4.1.2 . Once you root and do flashing, you can run on any Android OS! I have the latest KitKat 4.4.2, thanks to the dev’s!!

      • Rama January 4, 2014 10:11 pm

        @SS
        I know that iphone is too expensive and ios is very restrictive but still cortex A7 is one of the fastest ARM chip on planet earth so the iphone is packing a powerful processor;and its the very integration between the harware and software which makes me appreciate apple the most as the flawless blend between hardware and software is ultimately what converts into one of the best user experiences I have ever had with any device.Finally its a matter of personal choice while most people value an electronic device on the basis of the hardware;i value electronics depending on my experience with them because for me its the taste of mango which matters more than the number of mangoes i get for a given price.

      • Madhav Biradar January 4, 2014 10:15 pm

        @SS Yes, iPhone is expensive but it’s quality apps and games make it unique. I can play most PlayStation games on my iPhone. If you don’t like to play games then Android or WP 8 is best choice, but for me Apple products are best.

        • Yash January 4, 2014 10:27 pm

          Reliance have actually targeted the iPhone for a very Simple and consequential reason – anyone possessing an iPhone would love the best out of it – this where 4g comes; and could posses it can also afford a 4g connection- this is where pricing as well as awareness of a faster connection comes.

          • Rama January 4, 2014 10:51 pm

            @yash
            many people owning the iphone 5S would tend to stay away from 4G because coverage is going to be an issue no matter what and given that iphone has a very short battery life even on normal netwroks like 2G and 3G many people will avoid using 4G on their handset in order to save battery
            But yeah the show offs would buy a reliance jio sim and use 4G for no other reason but show off
            Apart from the people who love to show off people who buy the iphone because they appreciate quality more than quantity would ten to stay away from 4g.

            • Yash January 5, 2014 12:15 am

              I would differ from this though. As Telecom talk.info has quoted that Reliance have opted for exclusive iPhone handsets ,they would have definitely worked on this and also the pricing and emi options, they pay such employees a lot who figure our such figures. Now, coming to your point of coverage , I would like to press the point that Reliance or any such Telecom major could have rolled out in the 4g market in late 2012 itself just like Airtel did, but they opted not to. You know why? They wanted to play it safe cause neither did they have corporate investments and names like bharthi Airtel did nor did they have the coverage , they waited for some research work and did their homework well . Reliance is SURELY going to be successful when it comes to coverage ,having setup 647 towers and heading towards a target of 4478 towers that would accommodate 4g transmission, with my own residental building getting an Indus (Collaboration of Reliance and other majors) Tower right on top of its Head.paying a hefty sum of 18000 INR/Month. These telecom companies have struck vital and sensible deals by renting towers than laying new ones. So Battery as well as Coverage -i don’t think is of any kind of a hurdle to what I see as a three horse race with Airtel definetly ending up 4th by the end of 2014.

              • R!TTER January 5, 2014 10:54 pm

                I’m assuming Apple’s regular iphone(5s) is the one you’re talking about, in which case I don’t see the world’s most profitable tech company giving an inch(in terms of price & other such negotiations) well not unless you’re in China & you’re China Mobile !

                The thing is Apple dictates the terms of negotiation of any contract they’ve been a part of(short or long term) & history suggests that even the likes of Samsung cannot make them bow in awe & so if &/or when JIO brings subsidized iphone to the masses expect the overall cost of the device to exceed well over 50K over a period of 2yrs or more, like a binding contract similar to what RIM has atm !

        • Yash January 4, 2014 10:30 pm

          Reliance have actually targeted the iPhone for a very Simple and consequential reason – anyone possessing an iPhone would love the best out of it – this is where 4g comes; and could posses it can also afford a 4g connection- this is where pricing as well as awareness of a faster connection comes.

  • Arvind - Adam Aadmi January 4, 2014 6:19 pm

    RJIO must offer 4mbps speed plan with tariff as follows… 3gb @ rs.99/month, 30gb @ rs.499/month, 75gb @ rs.999/month

    They can offer higher speeds (above 4mbps) at a higher price for upper end customers. But for middle class customers, 4mbps speed and affordable tariff is more than enough.

    • Saurabh January 4, 2014 7:41 pm

      And what will AAM AADMI do with 30GB @499 and 75GB @999? That’s the mentality here. Those who can afford a 4G phone or device and have laptops to run these, how can they fall in Aam Aadmi category? People want out of the world treatment at throwaway prices and also want to keep the tag of Aam Aadmi.

      Aam Aadmi wants VIP treatment and also want the cost to be according to their pockets. They just want things to be priced according to them no matter what it is costing the providers. If you can provide you are welcome otherwise you have no right to exist.

      Shame on those who are not factoring in the cost companies have paid for spectrum and spending on infrastructure. Rs.999 for 75GB. The data exchange will cost company Rs.750 out of it and what they get for spectrum and infra cost is Rs.249 for 30 days. Then it will take them ages to even recover the cost.

      Mind you, Aam Aadmi has normal needs of food, water, home, clothes first and these things comes afterwards. There are numerous out here who can’t even afford a 3G handset and those who can are not at all AAM.

      Some stupids who are running Govt in Delhi now has to first define the meaning of AAM AADMI first.

      • SS January 4, 2014 8:04 pm

        Yup they are showing their colours. Why don’t they stop pretending what they aren’t. It’s really unfortunate why bjp isn’t ruling delhi.

      • aam admi January 4, 2014 8:48 pm

        aap is making its impact. the rich and corrupt are feared about their illegal businesses. I can smell it from the above comment.

        • aam admi 2 January 4, 2014 9:58 pm

          +1 lol hehe

      • Yash January 4, 2014 9:39 pm

        Seriously ! U gotta a time machine-time or something , because I think u belong to my granddad’s generation. U hypocrites talk about competing with other well to do nations and the same time stick to same old obsolute mentality . Infinite today it is actually no more some technology gadget or invention , it is u basic necessity. Internet is a powerful tool that actually makes our lifes much more easier and the same time enjoy. What do you think to whom were all the questions asked before Google? I think your Comment was just another 2 seconds attention-seeker ,but to some like me, it actually is very disturbing . AAM is not food ,shelter anymore . GOTO SCHOOL. …2+2 = ?

  • AKHILESH KUMAR SHUKLA January 4, 2014 6:01 pm

    it will best for a busnessman not suit for home user

    4g teriff will not lower than 3g on startup

    but i think we need to wait till 2015 to use 4G at normal rate

  • max January 4, 2014 5:21 pm

    UNLIMITED@999
    &
    UNLIMITED WITH DEVICE@1999
    will be the best tariff for their launch

  • Rama January 4, 2014 5:03 pm

    @tharun george
    apple sells iphones worlwide and even if i were to believe that the iphone stock which apple had sent to india got cleared in 48hrs I wouldnt be suprised because even though i love apple I would want to mention that apple has this nasty technique of keeping intial supply low so that stocks get cleared out within a second and people think the iphone is in great demand apple has been doing that for quite sometime now and the number of lte devices in india are still less than 1%
    But two of the points which you metioned are right that IPTV can be a big hit in India if priced below DTH and that reliance jio has top executives from several telecom companies even aircels CEO left the company to join reliance jio so who knows these big people might do something to make jio a hit
    But I dont think that reliance jio would be an instant hit on mobile phones because of device availability and coverage and wheter reliance jio would have the pricing power to compete with local ISPs in case of broadband.

    • SS January 4, 2014 6:09 pm

      Yes right. They would surely keep a check on the indian dth providers which are now crazy hiking tariffs to really un affordable levels for majority of population. I am fed up with my dth provider tata sky due to its tariff even though i love its quality of service.

  • Mahmood Junaid January 4, 2014 4:31 pm

    100rs- 1gb
    175rs- 2gb
    250rs- 3gb
    350rs- 5gb
    500rs- 10gb
    750rs- 20gb
    1000rs- 30gb…
    I hope if they launch these type of tariffs it will be a hit… and also profitable for the company

    • sk January 5, 2014 12:11 am

      this is what ISP’s are offering as broadband

  • Tharun George January 4, 2014 4:25 pm

    The best attraction of Reliance Jio is its Television Service.

    Airtel is going to get a double blow from Relaince Jio for both 4G and DTH.

    • Maaz Kalim January 7, 2014 1:57 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more (provided they don’t charge for Jio Play as data browsing charges)!! :)

  • Ganesh Srinivasan January 4, 2014 3:59 pm

    There are many comments about the tariff

    My guess is they will give it 20% cheaper than average broadband and dth / cable TV bill for live TV, video on demand, video calling and Internet etc – comfortable GB per month

    Additionally marginal charges for voice calls and VoIP calls

    Relax it would be affordable for most household budgets

  • Rama January 4, 2014 3:38 pm

    @Tharun George
    But how many people are ready to shell out money for these service like live tv etc in a money conscious country like India and also you must consider the fact that only two or three devices support indian lte band in todays market so currently less than 1% of Indias population can actually make use of these services.I feel that more or less people are only looking to use only data from reliance jio and not the VAS.Its not like they cannot be profitable in India;they can be but if priced properly but definitely not at rates like 200rs for 10GB or something like that anyways i am no telecom expert so i really dont know what reliance jio might have in store for us and how they plan on becoming profitable so anything is possible

    • Tharun George January 4, 2014 4:18 pm

      If Apple can sell 50k iPhone to a point were they went out of stock within 48 hours. Then Reliance Jio can sell these premium service to these “Rich” users.

      Reliance will bring more LTE TDE device to India. For IPTV I think Reliance Jio will offer set top box. Currently HD TV service India cost almost Rs 500. If Reliance can offer it for Rs 200 or less everyone will ditch DTH.

      Reliance Jio managed to get top executives from other telecom companies including Vodafone. So they will sure have a big plan.

      • SS January 4, 2014 6:03 pm

        Oh well, how many phone did they have in stock that sell out immediately? Very few, seeing the comparitively less popularity of iphone in india than in other countries. Clever strategy of course for their stupid overpriced crap devices. Waiting for Nokia lumia on 2300 MHz band.

  • Mane January 4, 2014 3:16 pm

    You can test 4g of reliance jio art iit mumbai becuze they sponsor for techfest on 5-6 jan…

    • SS January 4, 2014 5:58 pm

      I wish they would have conducted it in iit delhi or any place in ncr.

  • SS January 4, 2014 3:00 pm

    I am really very excited to see this. All i want to know is the tariff. Even if they provide 50 mbps, if the post fup speed is too low, then its going to be flop. But they know this very well and i am pretty confident that the fup speeds will not be below 1 mbps. And we will also see increase in post fup speed of 3g operators.

  • Amit kumar January 4, 2014 2:42 pm

    haha, you are expecting way too much. Monthly 400rs 10-12GB will be great

  • Debasish January 4, 2014 2:39 pm

    Reliance Jio is using Samsung smart RAN and Core Network in mumbai…Due to this reason D/L U/L speed is better than other network.

  • Tharun George January 4, 2014 2:37 pm

    Many have questioned how will Reliance Jio will make profit with cheap tariff. This article shows a insight of how Ambani plans to profit from this business.

    Many premium service like video on demand, online movies are not successful in India mainly due to lack of a good speed affordable broadband. With Reliance Jio they will not only fill the hole for affordable broadband but also make these premium service a success.

    Reliance Jio is going to do what Netflix has done in US. We might even see IPTV from Reliance Jio changeling DTH operators in India. Reliance Jio will make more profit from these service than broadband. 4G Broadband is just a platform for it.

    • Mahmood Junaid January 4, 2014 4:23 pm

      I think its been around 3 months u are on bsnl 3g… how do u feel? Are they expanding 3g network into rural areas in kerala? Any new towers u spotted in these 3 months?

      • Sugu January 4, 2014 6:07 pm

        Yup. At least in Kottayam (Kumaranaloor Area). And its also H+ and you get speed around 18Mbps…

        • Yash January 4, 2014 7:44 pm

          Dude, 18Mbps? oh right ,u r just another victim of lack of proper knowledge, no offence but there is a difference between 18 Mbps and 18 ‘MBPS’, u see the former means 18 mega bits per second ; which u r actually getting and the latter refers to 18 mega Bytes per second ,one byte =8 bits ,so all this means my fellow citizen , u her 180 KBPS , which actually comes in the ‘2g’ bandwidth (>=255 KBPS)

          • Citizen January 4, 2014 8:29 pm

            @Yash hahaha simply you’re an idiot and act like a genius!! LOL

          • vineesh January 4, 2014 8:53 pm

            @yash 18Mbps=18000Kbps=2250KB/sec=2.25MB/sec

            • Yash January 4, 2014 10:02 pm

              Please read your comment u said :
              “18Mbps= 2250KBps”
              Eventually I consider this unnecessary but for the love of writing and awareness I would like to bring this to your very kind and kinder knowledge that there is A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KB and KB , note K-‘uppercase’ B and K-‘lowercase’b. So 18MbPS = 18432 KbPS = 2.25 MBPS. So meaning a 1 GB file would take 27 minutes to download which actually on 18 ‘MBPS’ should take 2 minutes. But u would still be happy because 1 GB in 30 minutes is still a dream in some parts of our country , majority. I hope u get it now ! Did you? @:@

              • vineesh January 5, 2014 7:52 am

                @Yash. 8 gb in 1 hour in 18 mbps connection let u know that my pendrive write speed is 40mbps can copy in 1gb in 3minutes,18 mbps is almost half. 1gb in 8minuts or less.As per electronic standards companies and internet always mension mbps is megabits.And in article jio got 48 mbps = 6 MB per second faster than some pendrives. LTE advance has maximum bandwidth of 1GBits/s download and 500Mbits/s upload . I think jio is deploying LTE advanced networks refer wikipedia for 4g speeds.

          • sugu January 4, 2014 9:40 pm

            @yash
            I know quite well what I said! What I said is 18 megabits(18Mbps) per second and not bytes. 2MegaByte/s=14.4Mbps (Megabit) (approx)
            I got a speed well above 2200kB/s as shown by Chrome !! You can google for your self :P Get ur facts right
            Perhaps @Tharun George will be able to explain this more clearly than me. I was truly shocked on getting that speed on CellOne network…

          • vineesh pv January 4, 2014 11:35 pm

            @yash u r saying non sense here all mention mbps is megabit.and i am a heavy downloader i know very well about speed and bandwidth.
            In my 7.2mbps modem gives around 800 KB/sec max speed
            hspa+ networks capable of 337 mbps(again bits)thats in labs and devices not yet released.
            but 42mbps modems are available example sony xperia and huawei e378 that can download files at more than 5MB PER SEC

            • Yash January 5, 2014 12:43 am

              Yes, a lot of it also depends on the device that u use, the phone u mentioned ,sony’s xperia models , generally support HSPDA ( 3.5G H+ Network) and extract a lot more speed out if the connection. But 4g would be a different game altogether because it starts from the point where 3g ends – 43.2 MBPS is the maximum that 3g bandwidth can provide. Whereas 4g provides a dedicated 100MBPS downlink/uplink,which relevently with 1:4 sharing would end up with at least 2MBPS- 1 GB in 30 minutes! And I hate to be polite to you but , 800 KBPS is what your modem ,which gets a broadband service ,gives you , NOT YOUR MOBILE NETWORK !

              • vineesh January 5, 2014 8:00 am

                @ I have mentioned i get 800 KByte per second is Airtel 3G .i download 2.8GB in 1 hour.Those hourly coupons helped me download bulk. RS 8 for 30 minute .

        • sand January 4, 2014 8:41 pm

          I am getting 5mbps in a rural area in kollam.s
          In varkala too near railway station I was getting almost 3mbps.

        • Tharun George January 4, 2014 10:10 pm

          I get only about 2mbps most time. But once I had got up to 6Mbps. Which is the max I ever got on BSNL.

      • Tharun George January 4, 2014 9:55 pm

        Yes you are right it has been long 3 months. I see new towers added every day on their facebook page. But in reality they are just catching up.

        Recently I traveled from kottayam to kochi and Trivandrum by Train. BSNL 3G only at important towns. While I see Idea 3G at almost any where. It is like Idea have 10 times more 3G tower than BSNL. Idea have almost completed 3G expansion in Kerala even covering remote rural locations. It will take BSNL many years to catch up.

        But if you have BSNL 3G coverage, it is the best value for money you can get. Even cheaper than broadband.

  • Rama January 4, 2014 2:22 pm

    For me speed does not matter but what matters is the tariff;even if reliance jio gives 10mbps of speed constantly its more than enough but tariff and coverage would be the two things which would matter the most btw can tt tell us from which city they had taken the review.

    • imahes January 4, 2014 3:55 pm

      Review I think from Navi Mumbai

    • R!TTER January 6, 2014 11:04 am

      You’re making it sound as if 10Mbps isn’t such a big deal, even today the two major ISP’s in the nation don’t provide 1Mbps as the standard broadband connection speed in 99% of the areas covered by them, so to expect 10Mbps as the “minimum” speed for you is foolhardy because as the services of JIO take off I bet they’ll throttle most users to 5Mbps or even lower speeds, like I’ve seen with Idea in M.P. 3yrs back !

  • imahesh January 4, 2014 2:21 pm

    Is it launching on Jan.
    26 January 2014, I heard about this
    And 4g handset from enter level to high end.
    Entry level play big role, as per your testing 9mbps is sufficient for me.

  • Amit Bedi January 4, 2014 2:19 pm

    When ever R Jio launches, number portability will rise again as said by You Guys experience was mind blowing. Hope they launches in Mumbai also not unlike Airtel

  • Deep Patel January 4, 2014 2:10 pm

    Now see what happen in telecom industry. at now all company hike there data tariff and not given proper data speed. so its good for customer bcz new company start low level tariff entry and other company do like them same. my view now bsnl given good deal with data. lets see what happen in future. and best of luck to Reliance JIO.

  • spiderman January 4, 2014 2:09 pm

    Launch 10 Rs 1 GB 10 days sorta plans.

  • Ganesh Srinivasan January 4, 2014 2:04 pm

    After reading through the article, my short summary is – one connection, many services, for live TV, audio & video streaming, conventional browsing and e mailing etc

    Good vision by Mukesh Ambani – good luck to them to rock

  • Rhishav Kumar Das (Kolkata) January 4, 2014 1:50 pm

    Well reading to your experience with Reliance Jio 4g. At least my expectations have got higher. The speeds are quite good at this point of time. I hope it stays that way even after the launch. And as you said the tariffs would decide the future of 4g LTE in India and as well as Reliance Jio. Personally I would love to get my hands-on experience of 4G with Jio. Hope it launches soon with similar India-centric Products.

  • Arshad January 4, 2014 1:43 pm

    wooo thanks in simple words will it work on my reliance gsm 3G or i have to buy new 4G sim. and i also want to know what are the tarrifs including tv.and thanks.

    • shuvi January 4, 2014 7:49 pm

      Bro itz not same reliance…. Itz new company reliance jio u wll need get new sim card with new number…