Jio Fiber broadband launch on 5 September 2019: Plans, set-top box offer, how to apply
We can save a good amount of money by using Reliance Jio’s fiber broadband service. Good thing is that it provides a bundle of 3 services- Broadband Internet, Landline phone and DTH services.
Coinciding with the third anniversary of the launch of Reliance Jio’s telecom operations on 5 September 2016, Reliance Jio is launching Jio Fiber broadband services across the country today. It is being expected that Jio Fiber will come up with a launch offer of a free set-top-box, zero installation charges and complimentary plan of 1-2 months.
Jio Fiber plans:
Reliance Jio will announce the detailed tariff of its broadband plans later on in the day but Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) chairman had already announced that monthly plans will begin from ₹700 and go up to ₹10,000 for heavy-duty users. Those in the ₹700 broadband plan will enjoy internet speeds at the rate of 100 Mbps. As you move up the price ladder, the speed will also increase and go up to 1 Gbps.
Using fiber cable technology, Jio Fiber is a triple-play plan offering a bundle of landline, TV and broadband services. All those who buy Jio Fiber broadband connection will enjoy free landline connection with unlimited voice calling for life. Data usage is also likely to be capped.
Jio Fiber launch offers:
To woo direct-to-home and cable TV users, the telecom operator is likely to provide a free set-top box with every broadband connection, PTI reported. Those who buy ‘Jio Forever’ annual plans will even get an HD or 4K LED TV and a 4K set-top box absolutely free.
Initially, Jio is keeping installation charges also free of cost. Jio Fiber subscribers will have to pay a refundable security deposit of ₹2,500 to get the router or ONT device.
As part of its launch offer, Jio Fiber is also likely to be kept free for the next 1-2 months, according to media reports.
Jio Fiber Plans – Is it the Fastest and Cheapest Broadband Service in India?
Reliance Industries at its annual AGM only announced two key Jio Fiber Plans for customers. The Jio Fiber Cheapest Plan which will offer 100 Mbps speed internet connectivity will cost customers Rs 700/- per month. On the other hand, the second and most expensive plan of Jio Giga Fiber offers super-high-speed internet connectivity at 1 Gbps speed and will be charged at Rs 10,000 per month.
|Basic / Cheapest Plan||100 Mbps||Rs 700/- per month|
|Premium / Expensive Plan||1 Gbps||Rs 10,000/- per month|
Jio Fiber Availability – Where is Jio Giga Fiber Available Now?
Starting today, Reliance Jio has officially started the commercial launch of the Jio Giga Fiber services across India. Currently, Jio Fiber Service is being offered only in major cities and towns of India, but as announced earlier, it will soon be extended to the entire length and breadth of the country. The List of Cities where Reliance Jio Fiber can be installed today includes:
How to Register for Jio Fiber ?
Just like the Jio Prepaid and Postpaid services, availing or registering for Reliance Jio Fiber has also been made very easy using the Jio GigaFiber website. Interested customers can follow the simple steps provided below to register for Jio Fiber Broadband:
- Step 1: Visit the official website of Jio GigaFiber i.e. https://gigafiber.jio.com
- Step 2: Enter Your Home Address / Work Address / Select the Current Location
- Step 3: Confirm All the Details
- Step 4: Input your Personal Details i.e. Name, Mobile Number and Email ID
- Step 5: Agree to Terms and Conditions of Service
- Step 6: Generate OTP and Input OTP on the next page for verification
Step 7: After completing the registration process, Jio Fiber Executive will visit your place for feasibility study and installation
Buying a Jio Fiber connection? Here’s why your existing DTH connection will be useless!
Jio GigaFiber services also include a fixed-line phone service, Free 4K TV and Jio IoT services, but the thing that will make you want to switch to Jio Fiber is the set-top box that aims to provide ultra-high-definition entertainment that also includes gaming!
Mukesh Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd, made an announcement on August 12 last month that the commercial rollout of Jio GigaFibre or Jio Fiber will start from September 5.
Apart from a fast broadband internet connection, Jio Fiber services also include a fixed-line phone service, Free 4K TV and Jio IoT services, but the thing that will make you want to switch to Jio Fiber from your existing DTH connection is the set-top box that aims to provide ultra-high-definition entertainment that also includes gaming!
The Jio Fiber broadband services will come as another blow to market leader Bharti Airtel after it had to face huge losses in the mobile internet space. Bank of America Merrill Lynch report has said that the Jio Fiber entry is “neutral to slight negative” for Bharti Airtel. The report also added that most direct-to-home (DTH) companies are unlikely to bundle cable and broadband services together and will hence be “most vulnerable”.
RIL also has three leading cable Multiple System Operators (MSOs), Hathway, DEN and GTPL, and 30,000 local cable operators (LCOs) in its kitty and won’t have problems in offering the largest mix of HD channels to customers with enhanced features and better customer experience than DTH. Hathway and Den together have access to 2.4 crore cable-connected homes.
Besides the TV, JioFiber also offers low latency, high-speed cloud gaming experience, video calling, and VR and MR (Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality) services through its STB (set-top box). And if all that wasn’t enough, Reliance Jio Fiber service will let its subscribers watch free OTT content.
The company hasn’t revealed the names of the OTT platforms but Jio’s content streaming apps like JioCinema, JioTV and JioSaavn will be made available for free. Jio will also be offering ‘Jio First Day First Show’ service for the premium JioFiber customers wherein the customer will get to watch a film at home on the day of release. No other existing DTH provider offer these many services to their customers.