Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday dedicated the much-anticipated Reliance Jio 4G services to the nation and called it an effort to fulfil the Digital India dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 4G VoLTE service, even in its beta phase has been generating a lot of user interest across the country and millions of people have already bought the Reliance Jio SIM for the free data during the trial period. Ambani said his goal was to acquire 100 million customers as soon as possible. Reliance Jio services have been on a trial run for a few months now, initially being limited to employees and then to those buying a Lyf smartphone from the company. However, over the past week or so, Reliance Jio has opened service up to people owning devices from most brands selling in India. The services are free for the first 90 days and that has been a huge driver for the adoption along with the high Internet speeds in the relatively new network.
Reliance Jio services have been on a trial run for a few months now, initially being limited to employees and then to those buying a Lyf smartphone from the company. From September 5, the everyone will be able to access the service, which will still be free till the end of the year. Voice calls, meanwhile, will never be charged on the Jio service. The data rates are also cheapest in the world, he said, announcing tariffs starting Rs 50 per GB or 5 paise per MB. The entire bouquet of apps will also be free till end of 2017.