Reliance Jio, the digital subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), provides a range of broadband solutions that serve to enhance the consumer experience. An entire digital ecosystem, Reliance Jio launched its telecom services across India on a commercial scale in September 2016.
Under its present welcome offer, users can avail of free Jio SIM cards. These entail the use of unlimited services like data, voice, and video, as well as access to premium Jio applications at no cost till the 31st of December 2016.
In order to increase connectivity across India, the world’s largest start-up offers a range of broadband services that include Jio 4G SIM cards, JioFi devices, and its latest Jio Dongle 2.
Reliance Jio Dongle 2
Slated to be soon available at Reliance Digital, Digital Xpress, and Xpress Mini stores, the Jio Dongle 2 is a hotspot device. Industry reports suggest that the device will offer users the option to enjoy Jio’s bouquet of applications. The device may also be offered with a one-year warranty card.
Available with a USB port, this cylindrical device retails at Rs. 1,999. The Jio Dongle 2 needs to be plugged in when needed as it does not carry any inbuilt battery, thereby reducing the device’s weight. It sports two LED lights which blink to indicate the status of its Wi-Fi and 4G connections. Users can simultaneously connect up to 10 devices to this dongle.
JioFi and JioFi 2
A MiFi offering by Reliance Jio, the JioFi devices act as personal wireless hotspots. Launched earlier in September 2016, JioFi sports an OLED display and lets users connect up to 10 devices to its hotspot network. Retailing at Rs. 1,999, the JioFi has a 2,600mAh battery. Additionally, it also has a memory card slot that supports microSD cards of up to 32GB. This allows users to download content through its Wi-Fi disk feature and share it with individuals who are on the same network.
The JioFi 2 is also priced at Rs. 1,999 and is an enhanced version of Reliance Jio’s hotspot offerings. JioFi 2 lets users connect more than 30 devices to its wireless network and supports 802.11n/g/b standards in terms of Wi-Fi technology. Outfitted with a 2,300mAh battery, which is also removable, it is touted to support eight hours of heavy usage. Additionally, the JioFi devices may also be used to make HD voice and video calls using the JioJoin application on users’ smart phones.
Led by Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Jio’s objective is to fulfill the Indian Government’s Digital India initiative. It is also slowly gearing up to launch its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband services, which are currently being tested in Chennai and Mumbai.
Reliance Jio Dongle 2 is another digital offering by the company that will allow non-4G smart phone users to experience its quality broadband network.