Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Thursday said that RIL will offer free domestic voice calls and rock-bottom data prices on its new Jio mobile phone network until the end of the year, an ambitious roll-out plan that whacked shares of established telecoms firms.
Ambani told shareholders at the oil and gas giant`s annual shareholder meeting that Jio would be available for free from September 5 to December 31 as it continues network tests.
Earlier Jio SIM was available only to its employees, and later bundled with Reliance's own Lyf-branded smartphones.
Now, all Samsung and LG smartphones users could walk-in to a Reliance Digital store and procure a Jio SIM.
If you want to migrate to Jio, you can use mobile number portability (MNP) to do that. MNP enables telephone users to retain their number when changing from one carrier to other.
Know how to port your number to Reliance Jio.
From your mobile number send a Port Out request to your current operator by typing " < Port > < space> < mobile number >" to 1900. (charges as per your current operator SMS rate)
You will receive an SMS from 1901 with a Unique Port Code (UPC). This is valid for 15 days and will enable us to switch your number to Reliance.
Visit any Reliance Mobile Store/ Reliance World or retailer and fill up the Customer Application Form (CAF).
You will need to submit the usual required documents ie Proof of Address, Proof of Identity, & a photograph.
Reliance will issue you a new SIM card.
For the next 5 days (as per regulation) you will continue to be with current operator.
On the 6th day you can remove the old SIM and insert your new Reliance SIM.
Note: The services have not been commercially rolled out. Please check the eligiblity of MNP before applying.