Reliance Jio 4G is the talk of the nation at the moment. It offers free voice calls forever, high speed 4G network throughout the country built on the massive fibre optic infrastructure of Reliance Industries. But you need to know that Reliance Jio is not only about getting 4G on your smartphone. It is much more than that. One of its most exciting and promising services is its MiFi (yes you read it right, it is MiFi not WiFi) device JioFi.
What is JioFi and how is it different from my normal WiFi modem?
There is no comparison between the powerful and state of the art JioFi and your normal dabba WiFi modem. The biggest difference between the two is that unlike normal wifi modems, you do not need a wired broadband network to use JioFi. It is wireless in the true sense. It is a small device with no wires or cables attached. It connects to Reliance’s massive hotspot tower network which covers almost all of India. The JioFi has a Jio 4G sim card in it which connects to the Reliance network and create a WiFi in your home. You can connect all of your devices to this network and access high speed 4G data. You can even make phone calls and SMSs using VoLTE technology of Jio. You can carry this device anywhere you want. It’s really a boon to travellers and bloggers who have always wanted to be able to work online from anywhere they want.
Features of the JioFi Device
- Portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Recommended to connect 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices and one on USB.
- Enjoy HD voice calls, video calls and rich messaging on your 2G / 3G phone via JioJoin app.
- Sleek and light-weight device to keep you connected on-the-go.
- Powerful 2300mAh battery to go on for 6 hours, when charged to the fullest.
- WAN:LTE (2300/1800/850MHz) IEEE 802.11b/g/n 2.4G only
How to buy a Reliance JioFi?
You can by it from Jio LYF website or you can go to the nearest Reliance Digital/ Reliance Digital Xpress Mini store to purchase a JioFi at Rs. 1999 only. You will just have to carry a passport sized photo, one photo Identity proof, and an address proof. After filling out the forms the Jio number will be activated, and you will have to call 180089011977 for tele verification.
All the 4G data use will be free till 31st September and after that reasonable jio prepaid or postpaid tariff plans will apply.