Reliance Jio will be reaching out to customers over the next few weeks to install its high-speed broadband services. The company has already started taking interest from the users in the Jio GigaFiber broadband service, however, the Mukesh Ambani-owned company is yet to reveal the broadband plans. For those who’re waiting for Jio to reveal the broadband tariff, here’s a big surprise as the company is planning to provide free wired-internet service for the first three months, under Jio GigaFiber Preview offer. But do make a note the service will not be entirely free as subscribers have to pay an amount of Rs 4,500 to the company while installing the service. According to our sources, Jio will be collecting this amount as part of an ONT device, which will be taken back by Jio at the time of discontinuation of the service. Also, Jio will be giving 100GB of data every month during the offer period, which can be further topped up using Data Top-Ups for free via MyJio app or Jio.com. Each Data Top-Up from Jio gives 40GB of data to the users.
Jio GigaFiber Preview Offer Details
In the first wave, all the subscribers opting for Jio GigaFiber will be thrown into the JioGigaFiber Preview Offer. Aforesaid, the preview offer will run for three months from the date of subscriber opting the service. As part of the offer, a user will be able to enjoy download and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps along with a monthly FUP of 100GB, which is on the lower side.
However, Jio will be giving additional data to the customers in the form of ‘Data Top-Ups.’ In case, if a user consumes 100GB monthly data, they can still be able to enjoy data speeds at 100 Mbps by performing complimentary data top-ups. The best part is these data-tops will be free of cost. Each data top-up gives a user 40GB of data. Nevertheless, we’re not sure how many data top-ups will be given to each user. If the data top-ups number is unlimited, it would be an excellent option for the subscribers. An earlier report added that a user could consume up to 1.1TB of monthly data under JioGigaFiber Preview Offer, of which 100GB will be given up front, and the rest can be availed with Data Top-Ups.
Reliance Jio to Collect Rs 4,500 For Jio ONT Device
Because it’s a preview offer, Jio will be collecting an upfront amount of Rs 4,500 from every subscriber. The Rs 4,500 amount will be obtained towards the Jio ONT device, which is the gateway to GigaHub Home. As you might be aware of, Reliance Jio will be giving free access to services such as Jio GigaTV, smart home solutions and more. Also, a user will receive premium access to Jio’s apps under the JioGigaFiber Preview Offer.
Do make a note that Jio will refund the deposit of Rs 4,500 if a customer chooses to discontinue the Jio GigaFiber services in the future. However, the company will provide the refund only the installed devices are returned in a good, working condition.
Jio GigaFiber Broadband Plans Will Be Announced at a Later Date
During the AGM of RIL last month, Jio just announced the GigaFiber service but did not announce the broadband plans, which has put several users in a bothered situation. That said, the reason behind this is the JioGigaFiber Preview Offer. Every user will be automatically entitled into the preview offer, which going by Jio’s track record will be extended after three months. The Jio GigaFiber broadband plans will be revealed at a later date, that’s what we can assume for now.
Reliance Jio Aiming to Capture 50 Million Broadband Users
Jio’s ultimate goal with Jio GigaFiber is to capture 50 million broadband users and be the top broadband player in India. At the moment, the state-run telco BSNL is the leading broadband operator with over 10 million subscribers under its belt. Achieving 50 million subscribers in a no feat in the wired broadband segment as it requires a humongous workforce to get the service installed in requested citizen’s home. Jio is aiming to achieve the target with the preview offer.