Reliance Jio’s free Preview Offers comes to Asus and Panasonic devices
Even with the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) breathing down its neck for providing commercial service in the name of testing its service, Reliance Jio’s 90-day free ‘Preview Offer’ has been extended to select Asus and Panasonic smartphones.
The preview offer that lets users get their hands on a free Jio 4G SIM card to enjoy unlimited 4G data, calls and other Jio services was earlier restricted only for smartphones from LYF, Samsung and LG.
To avail the offer, users having the compatible handsets will first have to download the MyJio app from the Google Playstore and then follow the instructions provided there.
The list of compatible Asus smartphones include:
Asus Zenfone 3 (ZE552KL)
Asus Zenfore 3 Laser (ZC551KL)
Asus Zenfore 3 (ZE520KL)
Asus Zenfone Selfie (ZD551KL)
Asus Zenfone Max (ZC550KL)
Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE550KL)
Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)
Asus Zenfone Zoom (ZX551ML)
While the compatible Panasonic smartphones include:
Panasonic Eluga L
Panasonic Eluga Switch
Panasonic Eluga Icon
Panasonic Eluga L2
Panasonic Eluga Mark
Panasonic Eluga Turbo
Panasonic Eluga Arc
Panasonic Eluga A2
Panasonic Eluga Note
Panasonic P55 Novo 4G
It seems that while there is no news of full-fledged commercial launch of the Jio 4G service, the Preview Offers has helped the company garner over a million users already. With the free offer, Reliance is not giving users a taste of what’s to come, but its also allowing the company to optimize its networks to handle traffic more efficiently.
But Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and other 4G providers aren’t happy about this. According to them, with over 2.5 million users, Jio is already a commercial service. Things will surely get even more heated up with the 4G spectrum auction scheduled next month.
Its still unknown as to when Jio will finally release commercially having been delayed multiple times over the past two years, but users aren’t complaining.
It is also interesting to note that when 3G was first introduced in India, Reliance used a similar method of providing unlimited 3G data to whoever bought a Reliance SIM card for three months.