Reliance Jio creates history: Commercial launch 5th September, All voice calls and national roaming free in all plans

Mukesh Ambani, CMD of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) announced the commercial launch of Jio at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today. The service will begin on September 5 and will offer absolutely free Voice, Text, 4G data and Jio digital app access for all users till December 2016 under the Jio welcome offer. Also existing users will continue to enjoy free access to Jio digital apps all the way till December 2017.


The announcement, which is live at the moment, already revealed the tariffs of the packs. Seven packs come with 28 days validity and Jio apps subscriptions worth Rs. 1260 for free. The company will not charge for voice calls and SMS. Also, it charges a tenth of what its competitors are charging for 4G data. On an estimation, it’s charging at Rs. 50 per GB and is much lower on packs with higher data bundles.

“Pay for only one service – either voice or data, not both,” Ambani said. “World over, operators charge only for data, voice and messaging are essentially free. All voice calls for Jio customers will be absolutely free.”

Reliance has also abolished the roaming charges. “Put an end to all voice call charges for all voice calls that are domestic,” Ambani said. This applies to calls to other networks as well, not just calls within the network. Which means the entire network provides Roam like Home with no difference in local and STD calls or any extra charge for receiving incoming calls in roaming. Also there will be on SMS blackout days on festivals which means you can wish your relatives through SMS on Diwali and not wait for one day before or after. Jio also announced that students will get 25% extra LTE and Jio wi-fi data in all plans if they show a valid ID when signing up for Jio.

Detailed specifications of the 28 day validity packs:

  • The small pack starts at Rs. 149 offering the customer free voice calls, 0.3GB of 4G data, Jio apps subscription worth Rs. 1260 and 100 SMS for 28 days.
  • The medium pack costs Rs. 499 and offers free voice calls, 4GB + Unlimited 4G at Night, unlimited SMS, and 8GB JioNet Hotspot for 28 days.
  • Another Medium pack costs Rs. 999, offering the subscribers 10GB + unlimited 4G at night along with Jio app subscription and unlimited SMS. There is also 20GB Wi-Fi (JioNet Hotspot).
  • The Large pack costs Rs. 1499 comes with 20GB 4G data + unlimited 4G at night and 40GB of Wi-Fi data. Unlimited SMS, free voice calls, Jio apps subscription, and unlimited SMS comes as default.
  • The Extra Large Pack (XL) costs Rs. 2499. It comes with 35GB 4G data with unlimited 4G at night and 70GB Wi-Fi data.
  • The XXL pack costs Rs. 3999 offering 60GB with unlimited 4G at night and 120GB Wi-FI data.
  • The XXXL pack costs Rs. 4999 with 75GB 4G data with unlimited 4G at night and 150GB Wi-FI JioNet Hotspot.

RIL has activated Aadhaar based e-verification for SIM at the Reliance Retail stores in Delhi and Mumbai. This will soon be expanded to other parts of the country, so that the 4G SIM activation takes only 5-minutes and you can walk out of the store with an active Jio connection.

Jio has also introduced a price cut for its LYF brand VoLTE capable smartphones which will now start retailing from Rs.2999 upwards and the recently launched personal hotspot JioFi 2 has also received a price cut from Rs.2899 to Rs.1999. With this Jio is set to revolutionise the Indian telecom sector forever and has invited all Indians to do Data-giri on the lines of Gandhi-giri.

Mukesh Ambani has also reached out to the Incumbent operators and urged them to play fair and provide it adequate points of interconnect to complete voice calls and also comply with the guidelines set by TRAI to approve the huge number of port out requests they will encounter in the coming days.

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santosh kumar
December 22, 2016 5:15 pm 5:15 PM

hi how can we delete jio call log from My jio App

Akshay dhir
September 4, 2016 5:28 pm 5:28 PM

Can any one help me
I update my redmi note 3 on miui 8 and after update when i call to someone the screen in not off even after i place my phone near my ear
When is the solution of this problem???

September 5, 2016 1:11 pm 1:11 PM

I have the Redmi note 3 with miui 8 . But don’t have any such issue.

September 4, 2016 7:57 am 7:57 AM

So after years of speculation, Jio has finally revealed the secret which so many Indians wanted to know: its tariff. And as predicted, it has been as “explosive” as throwing a car into a pond with everyone from airtel & BSNL right down to Aircel scrambling to launch ever more cheaper plans. Again, as expected there is no true unlimited data except at night which is just what it should be. Unlimited voice calls is awesome though the less-than-optimum reliability may upset many. With all this, let’s hope Indian customers truly benefit on the long run!

September 3, 2016 11:11 pm 11:11 PM

Anyone tried to use jio mifi sim on other 4g devices. It works or not. I have jio mifi and sim .But the retailer told me that I cant use it on other device .Anyone tied sim on other devie

September 2, 2016 6:02 pm 6:02 PM

How was JIO performance so far in metro cities & villages? Is it a reliable performer? Anyone, can update?

September 3, 2016 9:06 pm 9:06 PM

There is no JIO signal in my village. There is no single bar.

Arka- Mumbai
September 2, 2016 7:00 pm 7:00 PM

Yes, it is… all tym i am getting full signal of 4G.

September 3, 2016 2:19 pm 2:19 PM

Biggest challenge connecting to other networks for calls…. data connection is good 25-30 mbps speed mostly

Siddhant Bohra
September 2, 2016 5:57 pm 5:57 PM

Guys hope for the well
Airtel is giving Happy Hours data from 3am to 5am
Jio is giving unlimited for 2am to 5am
So I will USE IDM for scheduling my downloads
My data usage in the 1500 Plan will cross more than 100 GB
dont worry i am insomaniac

September 2, 2016 4:59 pm 4:59 PM

Could any one Jio fan explain how to use jio public wifi at our homes? Because we are paying for the Jio wifi data too could along with mobile data! Please explain! why should we waste our hard earned money in a not usable wifi pack clubbed along with main STV?

Abhishek chatterjee
September 2, 2016 6:04 pm 6:04 PM

Kuch log itne serious & hyper kyun rhete ha.. . relax buddy..
phele jio welcome free offer toh khatam ho Jane do..
Jio also launch 4G data only packs after welcome offer expires..
So till then enjoy unlimited 4G.

September 3, 2016 2:20 pm 2:20 PM

Yes Relax is the key word!

Siddhant Bohra
September 2, 2016 5:55 pm 5:55 PM

Jionet wifi will soon we availible in malls,parks,roads,public places,neaf offices
and even colleges in a year
so this is benificial that we wouldnt wasTe our mobile data

SO THIS WILL SAVE OUR MONEY,Speeds of jionet wifi i tested was about 60-75 mbps in Coimbatore
Mostly I found people roaming there only
Gujarat has the highest no. of jionet Wifi’s

September 2, 2016 6:56 pm 6:56 PM

so I have to sit in malls & beach to utilise? ridiculous! so according to you it will be fully implemented in the mid of next year! upto then I have to pay them simply & cannot utilize the jio wifi?

September 2, 2016 7:46 pm 7:46 PM

U r just being ridiculous. If u don’t like the plans then just don’t buy… It’s as simple as that. No one is forcing u to spend ur hard earned money on Jio.

Siddhant Bohra
September 2, 2016 7:43 pm 7:43 PM

If u r lucky u can get signal into ur house also
This will be a bonus bonaza
Depends on which location u r

September 2, 2016 4:58 pm 4:58 PM

Could any one Jio fan explain how to use jio public wifi at our homes? Because we are paying for the Jio wifi data too along with mobile data! Please explain! why should we waste our hard earned money in a not usable wifi pack clubbed along with main STV?

September 2, 2016 4:36 pm 4:36 PM

Jio customer care is worst in the world, it never get connected. Bad reputation on company’s image.

September 2, 2016 5:32 pm 5:32 PM

Just open your account in and go to create service request. Then entere the request and immediately you will get SR no. My problem was resolved in 3 minutes.

September 3, 2016 6:38 am 6:38 AM

What about yet-to-be-jio-customer?

September 2, 2016 3:20 pm 3:20 PM
Jio has partnered with few Company Handset for Preview Offer thats y they will get unlimited 4G after they migrated to free welcome offer.But For New Sim Free Welcome Offer is Open to All 4G Phones Any One Even If want to PORT(MNP) You can.Thats why there is a Limit of 4GB per Day Applicable to MNP N NEW SIM Users Effective From 5 sep 2016.Not For Existing Preview Offer Users Preview users will be automatically migrated to free welcome offer on 5th sep 2016 and can use unlimited 4G without limit till 31 dec 2016.But those who will take… Read more »
Adithya Vardhan
September 2, 2016 4:18 pm 4:18 PM

Can i use my lyf bundled sim on any 4g phone after 5 sep??

Test Sh
September 3, 2016 1:05 pm 1:05 PM

The above person, Rahul is misleading you. In Jio sites, its clearly mentioned that all existing users will be automatically coverted to Welcome Offer Customers, wher you get ONLY 4 GB per day, which is disappointing from Jio.

Niraj Sopariwala
September 7, 2016 6:55 pm 6:55 PM

This is a good move as Jio will now be able to maintain QoS.
4GB a day is very generous limit. For any company providing commercial operations, can’t provide unlimited access else it can easily be exploited when 10 million users are onboard.

September 7, 2016 7:07 pm 7:07 PM

dude, the guy who brought a lyf phone a week back does feel cheated, no ?

September 2, 2016 3:43 pm 3:43 PM

+1 Thanks for the update


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