Reliance Jio – Everything you need to know

Reliance Jio is not a new name for any internet user. If you are an internet user, and you are not aware of Reliance Jio, you are probably a caveman. But don’t worry, once you read this post till the end, you will no longer be a caveman in this regard.

Note – Mukesh Ambani announced the launch of Jio DTH or Jio GigaFiber broadband service from September 5.

Reliance Jio is the 4G network of Reliance. With the launch of Jio, there has been a massive commotion in the market. Firstly, because 4G is a new thing and it is shockingly cheap!

Data packs have been always known to take away huge chunks of money from users, whereas Jio was launched with a very less/negligible pricing. Secondly, these cheap data packs have forced the loyal customers of other telcos (Ex. Airtel, Vodafone, BSNL, etc) to port to Reliance or get a Jio SIM.

With Jio SIM cards, there is another term that has been heard on and off. LYF phones. LYF phones would with Jio SIM cards. These phones are – LYF FLAME 8 (Rs. 4,199)  and LYF WIND 3(Rs. 6,999). These two phones come with Jio sim cards. The Jio SIM card offer was extended over to the Samsung phone. However, the condition for Samsung phones was for any phone above Rs. 10,000. Then came the blockbuster news from Reliance.

Last Saturday there was a news which said Jio SIM is to be given to customers free of cost! Yes, it is shocking to believe this piece of news. But it is true! In a country like India, where the youth comprises the maximum part of the population, you can now imagine what could have happened at Reliance stores from Saturday.

However, these stores came up with innovative measures to curb the crowd yet distribute the SIM cards peacefully. Besides, the Jio SIM also offers talk time and a specific number of messages for every user. Isn’t that quite impressive?

For you to get a Reliance Jio SIM card now, you will need a couple of documents – ID proof, Address Proof, PAN Card number, and mobile bill receipt (in some stores).

You will need a xerox of all the above-mentioned documents along with 2 passport sized photographs. Do note to take freshly xeroxed documents (along with the originals) to the store.

Make sure your xerox copies have not been folded. The store personnel might make a fuss about it. You have to carry a code that will be generated by the MyJio app. We have demonstrated that later.

Smartphones listed in Reliance Jio offer

As days passed by, Reliance kept on adding one phone brand after the other which could avail Reliance Jio offer. We will list down the phones (brand-wise) here.

Samsung – Grand Prime 4G, Galaxy J1, Galaxy J2, Galaxy J7, Galaxy J5, Galaxy S5 Plus, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy Core Prime 4G, Galaxy S6, Galaxy J3(2016), ON7, Galaxy A8,, Galaxy S6 Edge, ON5, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy Note 4 Edge, Galaxy Note 5 Duos, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy S7, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7(2016), Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy A8, Galaxy J5 (2016), Galaxy J7 (2016), ON5 Pro, Galaxy J2 (2016), J Max, Galaxy A9, Galaxy A9 Pro, Galaxy C5, Galaxy J2 Pro, Galaxy Note 7.

Micromax – Bolt Selfie, Canvas 5, Canvas 5 Lite, Canvas 5 Lite Special Edition, Canvas 6, Canvas 6 Pro, Canvas Amaze 4G, Canvas Blaze 4G, Canvas Evok, Canvas Fire 4G, Canvas Fire 4G Plus, Canvas Fire 6, Canvas Juice 4G, Canvas Knight 2, Canvas Mega 2, Canvas Mega 4G, Canvas Nitro 4G, Canvas Pace 4G, Canvas Play 4G, Canvas Pulse 4G, Canvas Silver 5, Canvas Tab, Canvas Tab, Canvas Unite 4, Canvas Xpress 4G, Unite 4 Plus, Unite 4 Pro.

Asus – Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL), Zenfone (ZE551ML), Zenfone Max (ZC550KL), Zenfone 2 Laser 2.0 (ZE500KL), Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML), Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL), Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL), Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML), Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE (T500), Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL), Zenfone 3 Laser (ZC551KL), Zenfone 3 (ZE520KL), Zenfone 3 (ZS570KL), Zenfone 3 (ZU680KL).

Panasonic – ELUGA L, ELUGA Switch, ELUGA Icon, ELUGA, T45,  ELUGA L2 (1 GB), ELUGA L2, ELUGA Mark, ELUGA Turbo, ELUGA Arc, ELUGA L2 (2 GB), ELUGA L2 (3 GB), ELUGA L3, ELUGA Icon 2, ELUGA A2, ELUGA Note, P55 Nova 4G, ELUGA Arc 2, P77.

Yu  Yu Yureka, Yu Yutopia, YU Note, YU Yuphoria, Yunicorn, Yunique, Yureka Plus, Yureka S.

Lava – A71, A72, A76, A76 Plus, A88, A89, A97, Ivory s 4g, Lava V5 M, Pixel V2, V2s, X10, X11, X12, X17, X28, X38, X41, X41 Plus, X46, X50, X 50 Plus, V81.

Xolo – Black-1X M, era 1X, era 2X, era 4G, era 4K, era X

LG – K332 (K7 LTE), K520DY (Stylus 2), K520DY (LG G5), K500I ( X Screen), K535D (Stylus 2 Plus), LGH630D (G4 Stylus 4G) & LGH 442 (LGC70 Spirit LTE).

Karbonn – Aura 1, Aura Power, Quattro L45 IPS, Quattro L50 HD, Quattro L51 HD, Quattro L52 VR, Quattro L55 HD.

Gionee – E8, F103 Pro, F103 (1 GB), F103 (3 GB), M4, M5, M5 Lite, M5 Lite CDMA, M5 Plus, P5L, S Plus, S6, S6s, S7, V6L.

Sony – Xperia X A, Xperia X A Ultra, Xperia X(F5122), Xperia Z5 Dual (E6883), Xperia Z5 Premium Dual.

Videocon – Graphite1 V45ED, Krypton 3 V50Jg, Q1, V50FA3, V50FG6.

Sansui – S50 FD45S

TCL – FIT 5.5, Pride T500L, TCL 560, TCL 562

Alcatel – OneTouch X1, Pixi 4 -5, POP Star, POP3, POP4

Is your phone on the list? You can have a happy dance. If your phone is not on the list, don’t worry. You can still get the SIM. Be with us till the end 😉

How to generate the code with MyJio app?

Step 1: Download MyJio app from Play Store (if your phone is listed above) or here (if your phone is not listed above)

Step 2: Open the MyJio app and hit the ‘Install’ all button to download the 11 accompanying app one-by-one from Play Store.

Jio Preview Offer

Step 3: Once all the 11 apps are downloaded, switch off Mobile Data or WiFi.

Step 4: Open the MyJio app and hit ‘Get Jio SIM

Get Reliance Jio SIM

Step 5: There will be a network issue

Network Error due to no internet

Step 6: Go to Settings and Force Stop the MyJio app and Clear Data

Force Stop MyJio app in Settings

Step 7: Switch on Mobile Data/ Wi-Fi, open the MyJio app and click on Get Jio SIM

Get Reliance Jio SIM

Step 8: You will get an idea of what documents you need to carry from here as well. Feed your location.

Feed your State and Area in MyJio app

Step 9: Once the bar code is generated, quickly take a screenshot.

Step 10: Go to the nearest Reliance Digital or Reliance Digital Xpress Mini with your documents.

The SIM activation usually takes 9 to 15 days.

Reliance JioFi – What is it and its pricing 

Reliance JioFi

Reliance JioFi is a small portable hotspot device that comes with a Reliance Jio SIM card. You can buy it from the nearest Reliance Digital or Reliance Digital Xpress Mini Store. In order to get you, JioFi activated carry ID proof, address proof, and a passport-sized photo with you. It has a rechargeable battery and you can use it for your phone, tablet, laptop, etc.

Once the number is activated, you have to call 180089011977 for final verification over the phone. Once done, wait until your device is activated. Initially, the JioFi took a day or two to be activated.

Now it may extend up to a week to get activated. The JioFi lets you use the Jio app on the phone to make calls or send text messages.

You can use the SIM card of other telcos on this device as well. The Reliance JioFi is currently priced at Rs. 2,899 and the preview offer will be for 90 days (unless the Reliance Jio is launched officially prior to that).

Reliance Jio official launch

There has been no word about the commercial launch till now. There is a rumor about Reliance Jio launching on 1st September i.e. tomorrow. You can keep your happy dance on hold till Mr. Ambani confirms it.

That’s all about Reliance Jio and why it has created a massive commotion among the telcos and in the market. If we missed out on anything, tell us in the comments below.

Prepaid & Postpaid 4G Data Plans

Reliance JIO 4G net Prepaid Plan/pack

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Reliance JIO 4G net Postpaid Plan


For more Informative about Reliance Jio, 4G Tariff Plans you can check out here.

4 thoughts on “Reliance Jio – Everything you need to know”

  1. Thanks for the complete list of eligible device. News are coming that there will be official public launch on 1st Sep. and will be available for all devices.

  2. Hey Saurabh and Debshika,

    It’s good to know more about Jio. I have used the Jio phones and it’s awesome with the 4G connectivity.
    I didn’t know that many companies have tied up with Reliance.
    Thanks for letting us know.

  3. Not supported for Samsung Galaxy S4, so sad. What about the hotspot of JIO. Can’t find in Madurai, Tamilnadu.

  4. Hi Debshika,
    Nice post related to Reliance Jio. It is a revolutionary service but they should consider Jio network open for other mobile companies like samsung, micromax etc.

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