At its annual general meeting (AGM) on Monday, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani has announced the much-awaited JioFiber broadband internet plans. The services will launch on September 5 and the base package will start at Rs 700 with 100 Mbps speed. The speeds can go up to 1 Gbps.
Reliance has so far invested nearly Rs 3.5 lakh crore towards creating a state-of-the-art digital infrastructure across India, with the largest optical fiber footprint.
Ambani further announced that the rates will be less than 1/10th of international rates and the package prices will go up Rs 10,000 a month.
JioFiber plans will come bundled with subscriptions to most leading premium OTT applications.
Jio also announced a new concept for watching new movies. Premium JioFiber customers will be able to watch movies in their living rooms the same day these movies are released in theatres. This service will be launched in the middle of 2020.
Jio Postpaid Plus
Ambani also announced the launch of special mobility plan called Jio Postpaid Plus. this service will offer data and voice connectivity across all of a userâ€™s devices, both at home and outside. the service will also offer family plans â€“ one data plan for better control on GBS and sharing within one family.
this service will also include international roaming at a fraction of a cost with superior service experience and phone upgrades at preferential rates.
The complete details of the tariffs will be available from September 5, 2019 on Jio.com and MyJio application.
This service also comes with a priority SIM-setup service at home, where your connection will be moved to Jio by visiting your home
Apart from this, Jio Fiber also offers a free landline phone connection and a digital set-top-box.
Elaborating further on the landline connection, Ambani said, â€śCustomers would pay for only one service. With this, voice calls from home to any Indian operator will be absolutely free.â€ť
Announcing the end of the era of high international calling rates, RIL has introduced fixed line international vice calling with unlimited US/Canada pack starting at Rs 500 per month. The default tariffs will be 1/10th of international rates.
The set-top box announced by RIL has features such as ultra-high definition entertainment, virtual reality content, multi-party video conferencing, voice-enabled virtual assistants, interactive gaming, home security and many other smart-home solutions.
JioFiber customers who opt for its annual plans which called Jio-Forever plans, will get an HD OR 4K LED television and a 4K set-top-box for free. This is being called the JioFiber welcome offer.
Jio has designed its set-top-box to accept the broadcast cable TV signals from its local cable operator (LCO) partners. This would include Hathway, DEN and GTPL who have direct relationships with over 30,000 LCOs. RIL bought controlling stakes in these companies last year.
Reliance also announced that the set-top box will support Indiaâ€™s first multi-player gaming network. It will support all gaming controllers with graphics at par with the best in the world. Besides, it will also support gameplay in 4K mode and will have games from all the top game developers.