After a long wait, Reliance Jio announced the highly anticipated Jio GigaFiber service. The company started accepting registrations for its fiber service in September. Much like its telecom service, the GigaFiber service has also been launched with a preview offer, allowing the company and the users to test the service before a commercial rollout happens.
This gives a chance to both Jio as well as its users to gauge the quality of service - Jio gets a chance to iron out the bugs while users can decide if they want to commit to Jio GigaFiber or not. Along with this, Jio also announced Jio GigaTV set-top box for its entertainment services.
In this post, we are going to take a look at all the latest Jio GigaFiber & GigaTV updates, starting from registration to plans.
The Jio GigaFiber preview offers are now live. During the preview period, users can test the service for 3 months and then recharge with the prepaid/postpaid plans as and when they are announced.
As far as data speeds and entitlement is concerned, during the GigaFiber preview offer, users can avail of 100GB free data per month for 3 months, at a speed of 100Mbps. Users can also avail of an additional benefit of 40GB for free using the MyJio app or Jio.com if you have exhausted the 100GB per month limit.
To start the trial, users will have to make a one-time deposit of Rs. 4,500 for the GigaHub Home Gateway device. Note that this is a refundable deposit, so at the end of the trial, if you wish, you can return the device and claim your refund of Rs. 4,500.
One of the requirements of availing the GigaFiber trial is signing up for the service on Reliance Jio's website. You can go here to register yourself for the service.
If Jio receives enough number of registrations for the service from your area, the company may roll out the service for you. Head over to gigafiber.jio.com to register yourself for the service.
The Jio GigaFiber rollout is still a work in progress, by most accounts. While Jio has received 'overwhelming' interest from 900 cities, the rollout is ongoing at a slow pace owing to the infrastructure complications, ranging from equipment to approvals from RWA or housing societies.
We should know more details about Jio GigaFiber's Diwali and GigaTV offers in the coming days. We will update you once we have more information.