Everything You Need to Know about Reliance JioFi Device, How to Buy, Price, Plans, and More!

By now, you must have heard a lot about Reliance Jio and the preview offer which is currently the talk of the town all over. We are hearing news about people standing in long queues to obtain a Free sim as well.

Update: JioFi device is now priced at Rs 1,999/- With Happy New Year Offer until March 2017.

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There are many different ways to get a free Jio SIM with the Jio preview offer that gives you access to three months of unlimited usage of the network, and unlimited use of Jio’s different services, which include news, music, and video on demand. But the one device that could help bring your whole house online cheaply is the Reliance Jio JioFi.

Update: Reliance Jio Free Welcome offer is now extended till March 31.

Currently, if you have a Jio connection, you will get three months of free, unlimited usage, or until the commercial launch happens, whichever is later. The speeds are great – though that’s also likely in part because of how few people are on the network right now – and there are no FUPs. Consuming 10GB of mobile data on another network would be inconceivable, but many people are consuming that much in a single day with Jio.

Also see: Reliance Jio MNP: How to Port Your Existing Mobile Number to Reliance Jio?

Most of the people are just getting a Jio SIM and then switching on the Wi-Fi hotspot on their phones. The problem with this is that it drains the phone’s battery, and thus limits the usefulness. That’s where the JioFi comes into the picture.

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What is Reliance Jio JioFi?

LYF-powered JioFi is a portable broadband device brought to you by Reliance Digital. JioFi device allows multiple users and mobile devices to access Jio’s 4G high-speed internet connectivity and create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot. The LYF -powered JioFi device can connect a minimum of 10 devices + 1 USB connection, with some models having the ability to support many more connections.

Interestingly, you can use the Jio Join app on your phone to place calls or send messages through the JioFi. This means that even if your phone does not support 4G, you can make full use of Reliance Jio’s network thanks to the JioFi.

The Reliance JioFi comes with a Reliance Jio SIM that, once activated, can be used in other devices (like your phone) as well. You can, of course, use SIM cards of other operators in the JioFi if needed, though obviously, you will need to pay for usage on that network.

How to buy a Reliance JioFi?

Just walk into the nearest Reliance Digital/ Reliance Digital Xpress Mini store and purchase a JioFi. Once the Customer Acquisition Form and Proof of Address, Proof of Identity and photograph have been submitted, your Jio SIM should be ready for tele-verification within the next 4 hours. You will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number informing you that your Jio SIM is ready for tele-verification. Your SIM should be activated and ready for use within 1 hour of successful tele-verification.

Also see: List of VoLTE Mobiles That Will Work on the Reliance Jio Network

Reliance JioFi Price and tariff plans

The JioFi is priced at Rs. 2,899. As of now, the company has made no statement about what the actual pricing and plans will be. The preview offer will be available for 90 days or until the commercial launch happens, whichever is later – so you’re getting a completely free connection for at least three months. Without speculating about the commercial pricing, that works out to under Rs. 1,000 per month – far less than you’d pay for comparable speeds on a broadband connection, and that too without any FUP limit.

Update: Reliance Jio Free Welcome offer is now extended till March 31.

JioFi Device Product Details and Price

Stay ahead and stay connected with this sleek and lightweight Wi-Fi device that serves as a window to the digital life. This portable voice + data hotspot can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices for an unmatched on-the-go experience.

  • Make video, HD voice calls, and SMS on your smartphone using Jio4GVoice app
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets
  • Works only with Jio SIM. (SIM not included)
  • Powerful 2600 mAh battery lasts up to 7-8 hours when charged to the fullest
  • 12-month manufacturer warranty
  • 64 GB microSD support; Micro-USB port; Nano-SIM card interface
  • Online Price Rs 1,999

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