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Reliance JIO festival offer: JioFi available at 999

Reliance JIO on Wednesday made an announcement offering the company’s Wi-Fi dongle at a 50 percent discount under the new festive offer. The JioFi Festive Celebration Offer is valid from September 20-September 30. Under this offer, the JioFi device is available at a price of Rs 999 instead of the original price of Rs 1,999.


The offer is valid on both online and offline stores, with the new price already reflecting on the site,  FlipkartAmazon etc. The new JioFi M2S price is valid for a limited period only, from September 20 to September 30.

Called the JioFi Festive Celebration Offer, it is only valid on the JioFi M2S model, which sports a 2300mAh battery. A Jio SIM card will be bundled and needs to be activated with an Aadhaar card at the time of delivery.

JioFi is India’s highest selling WiFi pocket router having captured 91% market share in the dongle and data card segment.

Reliance Jio has been aggressively pushing the sales of its JioFi 4G hotspot, with some pretty amazing offers. This offer from Jio will give millions of 2G and 3G users the opportunity to use the 4G speed and experience a digital life

Jio voice – Free for lifetime

Reliance Jio was always expected to revolutionize the current Indian mobile space, and it has just done that pretty effectively by offering Free voice calls for the lifetime.

Free voice calls for subscribers offered by Reliance Jio, the new telecom owned by Mukesh Ambani, do not violate guidelines, regulator Trai has said in a big win for the network. Telecom regulator Trai has held that tariff plans of the new player are compliant with existing rules and not discriminatory.
“…it is found that the tariff plans filed with Trai cannot be considered as IUC non-complaint, predatory and discriminatory, at present,” the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India said in a letter to telecom operators.
Although , TRAI has called all of Jio’s current offers “Promotional” including voice and asked them to limit it to a period of 90 days , Jio has reassured that existing customers will still get Welcome Offer until 31st December but anyone activating a Jio SIM after 3rd December will not be able to avail of the Welcome Offer.
Various Media houses have written many articles saying Welcome Offer will end on 3rd December but it is not true and they did not confirm with Jio before publishing said articles.
Jio gives you unlimited text messaging and voice calls, no roaming charges, no blackout days and data at reasonable rates and even provides 25% more data for students on all plans , what more can we ask for.
Jio even provides 1 year free data on all iPhone purchase from 5SE to 7+.
Recently, JIO beats China Mobile to be No. 1 in data in the whole world. Reliance Jio is likely to be the world’s No. 1 data services provider by some distance, according to calculations done by analysts at Credit Suisse.

According to information given by Jio at the occasion of the quarterly earnings of its parent Reliance Industries, an average customer of the company is using roughly 1 GB of data per day.
Against the normal 15% utilization for 4G networks in India, Credit Suisse estimates the utilization of Jio’s 4g network at 75%. It is not clear whether this number is a 24-hour average or peak utilization.
The analysts also pointed out that Jio has quietly increased the capital outlay for the telecom venture from 1.5 lakh cr to 2.5 lakh cr.

Rivals have been forced by Jio’s pricing to drop their own rates. Mr. Ambani has set a target of 100 million customers for Reliance Jio “in the shortest possible time.”

Daily Data limit major cause of slow JIO 4G Speed in India

Reliance Jio entered the market with the aim of democratizing Internet access in India by offering a 4G-only network that caters to the masses courtesy low-cost plans.

Reliance Jio clearly felt injustice , when TRAI said JIO is the slowest 4G network in India. The company has strongly shared its point of view in its official statement.
“Historically, we have observed that a disproportionate number of speed tests are performed once the FUP comes into effect. This is so since most users don’t consider performing the test until they observe a deterioration of speed. Such users also tend to perform multiple tests until full speeds are restored.
Given that data usage under Jio Welcome Offer is completely free, a higher proportion of Jio users run up against the FUP limit. In comparison, not all non-Jio users have FUP based plans (rather their usage is completely stopped, and they are entirely prevented from performing the speed test), and even those who have FUP based plans face this situation only once a month. Further, such customers tend to recharge quickly and restore full speeds.
This difference in the offer structures and associated customer behaviors result in a large proportion of the speed tests being conducted on Jio network when the speeds are reduced via FUP to 256kbps. This has the effect of dragging the average far below the speeds experienced by Jio customers who are enjoying full 4G LTE speeds.
Having said that, we continuously measure the speeds experienced by Jio customers – adjusting for factors such as FUP, and are proactively working to improve service levels for all our customers.”
The comparison made between JIO and other operators can’t be justified since most of Non-Jio users don’t use FUP based plans (even if they do it’s on monthly basis and they quickly recharge once FUP is reached).
In fact, JIO official statement was quite convincing and since most of the users hit their FUP multiple times a week, owing to their great internet speed.

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Airtel 4G – The Fastest Network Ever!

“…We have now built  India’s first commercial 4G network that will make high speed mobile broadband a reality. The national roll-out today is another small step in our journey. ”, said Gopal Vittal Bharti, MD & CEO Airtel (India & South Asia), announcing the launch of much awaited and anticipated generation of mobile communications technology. Successful public test runs have been conducted of the service in select towns with the first 4G network deployed in Kolkata in 2012.

Airtel will be rolling services through 4G-enabled mobile phones, internet dongles and Wi-Fi routers. Offering 4G data at price of 3G prices as low as Rs 25 and cool offer of 6 months subscription of wynk Airtel is surely trying to woo a huge segment of customers.

The new range of ‘Infinity Plans’ starting at Rs 999 will offer unlimited voice calls on mobile along with data benefits and access to Airtel’s movies and music services.

Flexpage, an automated platform that allows customers to track their data usage and get real time usage alerts, upgrade their mobile plan on the go, as and on exhausting their monthly data quota. Customers can also opt from amongst a host of 4G smart bytes starting at Rs 100.

Here is the video released by Airtel to let you know about the confidence they have in the speed of their network 

I’m very exited with the prospect of super high speed in India and Airtel’s challenge of giving free lifetime mobile services on finding a faster network further induces hope of Good speed to bandwith starved internet users like me. Downloading a full movie in 3 minutes looked like a far fetched dream in past and now I am looking forward to not waiting just cruising.
Looks like gone are those days when I needed my college LAN to play seamless DOTA or other MMGs or to stream HD content. 

Micromax Launches it’s first 4G-Enabled Smartphone – Canvas Knight 2

Micromax has announced the launch of its flagship Canvas Knight 2 smartphone at Rs 16,299 featuring 4G LTE connectivity and a premium metal and glass construction , Octacore SoC and much more. 

Key features: Micromax Canvas Knight 2
– Dual SIM 4G Enabled
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.5GHz octa core; 64 bit; 
– Glass and metal body with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on both sides
– 5-inch HD Amoled display
– Enhanced soundware with Cirus Logic Wolfson Stereo WM8998
– Android Lollipop 5.0
– 13MP rear camera with Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor with LARGAN 5P lens; 5MP front camera with Omnivison OV5648 with LARGAN 4P lens
– 2260 mAh battery; Talk Time- 7hours 45mns and 335 Hours standby
– Price: Rs 16,299, available from June 10,2015

On launch event , Vineet Taneja, CEO, Micromax Informatics, said, “With the launch of our new device Canvas Knight 2, the first in the 4G range, we are looking at driving the next wave of internet evolution in the country. Over the next few months, we are all set to launch a series of 4G LTE enabled devices across a range of price points each addressing unique needs of the Indian consumer. Our popular series of Canvas Fire, Unite, Nitro will gradually move to 4G offerings. With a comprehensive portfolio of quality 4G LTE-enabled devices, we are confident of propelling the next wave of mobile internet ecosystem in the country.”

Also check out : HTC announces yet another affordable smartphone under 10K!