Reliance Jio’s network venture is through with the soft launch that was kick-started by distributing its SIMs among employees. The company intends to optimize its network before launching full-scale services. In view of this, it has permitted its employees to invite 10 acquaintances to avail of Jio’s free data services for three months. Reliance has also launched two new smartphones in its LYF FLAME series, LYF FLAME 3 and LYF FLAME 4, adding to the existing portfolio of LYF FLAME 1 and LYF FLAME 2 smartphones. The smartphones have been launched at Rs 3,999 and support 4G LTE with Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
Jio apps under one roof
Jio’s network has already received a heads-up from several users and the plethora of applications that it has on offer are surely creating waves. These applications are beta versions and are expected to be updated prior to the final launch. Gaining access to them also requires creating a Jio ID and password.
The My Jio app serves the basic yet essential function of keeping a tab on your data consumption, recharges and balances. This app has a clean interface with three simple buttons, ‘usage’, ‘recharge’ and ‘add number’. Users can choose from three different plans namely, ‘voice and SMS’, ‘data recharges’ and ‘combo’. The best feature about it remains the easy access to contacts wherein you are able to chat, call or email anyone.
Jio Join and Jio Security
Jio Join’s main function is to process voice calls and SMSs on Jio’s 4G network. Simply put, your native dialer and the Jio Join app works in conjunction to facilitate calls. The app functions in the background to ensure making and receiving calls is easy.
The Jio Security app operates seamlessly to detect possible threats to your device. This Norton powered app also has an important anti-theft as well as call blocking feature.
Jio Beats, Jio On Demand and Jio Play
The best thing about the Jio Beats app is its exhaustive collection of songs. Searching even the oldest tracks is not a task. The app even boasts of some great movies and regularly updates a Weekly Top 20 list of songs.
Jio On Demand has a comprehensive list of movies and TV shows (including approximately 600-800 movies). A striking feature is the availability of videos in several languages and the app proves to be a definite rival to incumbents like HotStar.
Jio Play brings the world of television at your fingertips with around 300 channels. The app records shows, thus, allowing you to view missed episodes at a later stage. The download option also facilitates easy download of several shows.
Other Jio apps
JioXpressNews and Jio Mags offer users the comfort of paperless reading. The former offers news on various topics while the latter allows users to browse through popular magazines. Language and topic selection is easy and caters to a varied audience.
Jio Money is a one click option to complete payments like landline, electricity and DTH bills. Jio Chat on the other hand offers users the option of video calling. Jio also has a cloud storage facility in the form of the app Jio Drive. Its USP is the ability to transfer data from one device to another in a single click.
Apart from these, Reliance has many other apps in the pipeline that are only open for trial if you register as a tester. Some include Jio Now, Net Velocity and Jio Broadcast among the many.
Reliance Jio’s data services comprise several new apps to enthrall customers.