Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman & managing director Mukesh Ambani formally announced the launch of Jio 4G services in India on Thursday. As part of a broader rollout, Jio 4G services will be open to all starting from September 5, up to December 31 under which customers will enjoy free unlimited access to free unlimited data and free voice calls.
Reliance Jio 4G services were well until now available in beta – in the name of Jio Preview – to employees and later extended to family and friends, partners, and vendors, and select partner OEMs like Samsung, LG and Micromax.
“Jio stands on five pillars: best quality broadband network with highest capacity (all-IP network), affordable 4G smartphones, compelling applications and content, superior digital service and affordable and simple tariffs,” Mukesh Ambani said while addressing the 42nd Annual General Meeting of RIL at Birla Matushri Sabhagar in Mumbai.
With Jio – which has been dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India vision — RIL aims to offer up to 90 per cent of Indians high-speed mobile Internet as well as voice services by 2017. “Today India is ranked 115th of 230 countries in terms of mobile broadband access. Jio plans to take India to top 10 globally,” said Mukesh Ambani.
“Datas is the Oxygen of Digital life and Oxygen cannot be in short supply. Jio is more than just a business for us. Our commitment is to enrich the life of every Indian,” he added.
At the same time, RIL also put forward its tariff plans for Jio wherein, it will charge customers for data only. Voice calls will be free to any network across the country with no roaming charges. Jio will offer data at fraction of its traditional cost, explained Ambani. To ensure every customer gets the best out of Jio, the company will offer a total of tariff 10 plans.