Reliance Jio is rapidly expanding its Jio GigaFiber broadband service to every city. As you might be aware of, Jio disrupted the telecom market with its affordable 4G tariff plans. The telco offered free 4G services for six months and it's following the same procedure with Jio GigaFiber as well. Reliance Jio has now listed JioGigaFiber Preview offer on its website, revealing the complete details of the offer. As part of the Preview offer, Jio GigaFiber customers to get a free 100 Mbps broadband connection with 100GB FUP every month for a period of three months. You might be wondering by now that who needs a monthly FUP of 100GB? Well, Jio got you covered as the telco will deliver data add-on packs with a 40GB limit to your My Jio account. As a security deposit, Jio will be collecting Rs 4,500 and it will also install Jio ONT device on your home.
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.