Reliance Jio Announces JioFiber and JioFi Offers

Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio is taking steps to bring their Internet services into the arena of home broadband. With the JioFiber Preview Offer, the company is gearing up to launch broadband services in major Indian cities. Besides this, it is also offering discount and cashback on its JioFi devices.

Discount on JioFi3 device

Amazon Great Indian Sale began on 11th May and will end on 14th May. There are a number of discount offers on a variety of products with up to 80 percent off on some of them.

JioFi3 device with MRP INR 2,700 is available on Amazon with a discount of around 30 percent at INR 1,899. Moreover, customers who use a Citibank credit or debit card are eligible for a further cashback of 15 percent on the app or 10 percent on the website.

JioFi is a Wi-Fi hotspot device that lets other devices operate on Jio’s Internet. JioFi comes with a number of benefits. It is recommended to connect the hotspot device with up to ten devices, while it allows connection with up to 32 devices. JioFi has a built-in rechargeable battery, which offers five to six hours of surf time.

Cashback on JioFi devices

Reliance Jio recently announced a cashback offer on the purchase of JioFi device. The telecom company is offering up to 100 percent cashback. On exchanging old dongles, routers, or 4G cards, a user will be eligible to get benefits worth INR 2,010. The benefit is in the form of ten top-up vouchers priced at INR 201 each. If a customer does not opt for the exchange offer, he may still avail of a cashback worth INR 1,005 in the form of five top-up vouchers of INR 201 each. The top-up benefits are valid up to 31st March 2018.

JioFiber service

Reliance Jio’s Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband service, JioFiber was first mentioned by Chairman Mukesh Ambani in the September Annual General Meeting (AGM) while he introduced Reliance Jio. A recent tweet by the company’s customer care service revealed that it is currently running JioFiber service on a trial basis in major Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, and Vadodara. It also mentioned that the trials will soon be expanded to more cities.

As per the JioFiber Preview Offer available in selected cities, customers get 100 GB broadband data per month at a speed of 100 Mbps. Apart from a one-time refundable installation fee of INR 4,000 to INR 4,500, the service is free for the first 90 days.

Impact of Reliance Jio

According to some analysts, Reliance Jio’s aggressive pricing policies have intensified competition in the Indian telecom sector, which is forcing existing players to reduce their tariffs. India Ratings and Research, a rating agency in India came to the conclusion that Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Jio is likely to gain market share from existing telecom operators. It said this during the beginning of May 2017.

Summary

Reliance Jio is offering a discount on JioFi3 through Amazon, a 100 percent cashback offer on purchase of JioFi from Jio’s online portal, and free broadband service under the JioFiber Preview Offer for 90 days.

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