Reliance Jio Preview Offer Extended To Panasonic, Asus, TCL & Alcatel Smartphones; Jio 4G Speeds Slowdown
Jio 4G network is slowly being opened up to various 4G smartphone owners. Initially Jio 4G network access was restricted to LYF smartphone owners but later on select Samsung and LG smartphone owners could also avail a Jio SIM under the Jio Preview Offer.
Now, the company has extended the Jio Preview offer to Asus and Panasonic smartphones.
List of Smartphones Eligible Under Jio Preview Offer:
ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL), Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), Zenfone Max (ZC550KL), Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0 (ZE500KL), Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML), Zenfone Selfie( ZD551KL), Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL), Zenfone Zoom(ZX551ML), Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE (T500), Zenfone 3 ZE552KL, Zenfone 3 Laser( ZC551KL), Zenfone 3( ZE520KL), Zenfone 3( ZS570KL), Zenfone 3( ZU680KL)
ELUGA L, ELUGA Switch, ELUGA Icon, T45, ELUGA I2 ( 1GB ), ELUGA L2, ELUGA Mark, ELUGA Turbo, ELUGA Arc, ELUGA I2 2GB, ELUGA I2 3GB, ELUGA I3, ELUGA Icon 2, ELUGA A2, ELUGA Note, P55 Novo 4G, ELUGA Arc 2, P77
POP 3, POP Star, POP 4, OneTouch X1, Pixi 4, and the Pixi 5
TCL 560, TCL Pride T500L, TCL FIT 5.5, and the TCL 562
How To Avail Jio SIM Under ‘Jio Preview Offer’?
To Get a Jio 4G SIM for free under the Jio Preview Offer all you have to do is install MyJio app from Google Play and click on ‘Avail Jio SIM’ in the banner. Then follow the on-screen instructions for generating the offer code.
Now take a printout of this offer code (a barcode) and visit your nearest Reliance Digital or DX Mini store along with photocopies and your original ID proof, address proof, plus 2 passport-sized photographs for getting a Jio SIM.
Post the activation of the SIM, open MyJio app using mobile data, install JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats and JioMoney to get unlimited data and calling benefits along with free access to Jio Premium apps for a period of 90 days.
Is Jio SIM Being Offered To Anyone With Any 4G Smartphone?
We had reports that Reliance Jio is now offering 4G SIM to anyone with a 4G smartphone. I visited a nearby DX Mini store and asked them about any such offering. Those guys confirmed that they too had heard about such offer but haven’t received any official announcement about the same.
Now that we know that Jio has opened the Preview Offer to even the Asus and Panasonic smartphone owners we are hopeful that the company will soon extend the offer to others as well.
Reliance Jio Network Is Facing Slowdown!
Yes, it sounds surprising but Jio 4G network has slowed significantly since the last week. We tested the same on JioFi and on a LYF phone and the max speed varied between 8-9 Mbps. If this is too slow for you then know that the speed varied between 3-4 Mbps yesterday on a signal strength of -95 dBm to -104 dBm.
This is way below our expectations and is close to 3G speeds. On the other hand, this also means that Jio 4G is not yet ready for commercial launch. It might take RJio another couple of weeks to ready their network for the future.
If you are using Jio 4G then do share your experience with us. Have you faced any network slowdown or service issues recently?