The JioFi 4G Router, a MiFi hotspot device is likely to be available for sale from 13th August, 2016 at Reliance Digital and Digital Xpress Mini store to anyone at Rs. 2,899.
The router will come with the Jio Preview offer which provides unlimited 4G internet, HD video calls, voice calls, SMS and unlimited access to Jio apps for 90 days.
Previously this offer was applicable only for those who are buying or bought a new HP desktop or laptop recently. The HP device users were had to submit a referral code for purchasing the JioFi Router to nearby Reliance Digital or Reliance Digital Xpress Mini retail store. But as per the sources, the Reliance Digital and Reliance D-X Mini retailers have receiving circulars confirming not to ask for any referral codes to buy JioFi devices.
Now the users will just have to visit nearby Reliance Digital or Reliance D-X Mini store, pay Rs. 2,899 and provide the mandatory ID proof and valid address proof to avail the free Jio SIM with the 90-days preview offer. And you will get your JioFi Router.
Earlier, the Jio services were only accessible for Reliance employees and then it further added access to their relatives and friends. Afterwards, the company launched its website and invited the LFY mobile users to try out Jio services. After that, the offer rolled out to people who owned Samsung Mobile Phones including Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 5 Duos, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A5 2015, Galaxy AS 2016, Galaxy A7 2015 and Galaxy A7 2016.
Why Reliance is offering free services?
If you are still wondering why and how Reliance is offering its services for free and for as long as 90 days, then here’s the answer for you. Jio services by Reliance are still under the optimization process for its network before it actually gets launched commercially. And just for optimizing the network, Jio requires plenty of data points. And this process happens only when millions of people actually use the Jio 4G service and provide valuable feedback about the network quality and speed to the company.
As of now, the company hasn’t made a word on Jio tariff plans but the rumors are spotting that there will 2 types of prepaid plans- data only plans and data packs along with voice, SMS and more. Both these packs will provide unlimited access to Jio premium services which includes Jio Play, Jio Beats, Jio Mags, Jio On Demand, Jio Xpress News, Jio Drive, Jio Join, Jio Security and Jio Money.