This Bug Will Let You Snag A Reliance Jio 4G SIM

As Reliance Jio 4G's commercial launch approaches, here is a neat trick to get a Jio 4G SIM.

25/07/2016 12:28 PM IST | Updated 25/07/2016 1:00 PM IST

Reliance Jio has partnered with Samsung exclusively to sell their 4G enabled SIM cards, wherein owners of selected Samsung smartphones can use the MyJio app to generate a unique code and then go to a Reliance store to get their SIM.

Over the weekend however, it was reported that any smartphone user can follow some simple steps to generate a code to get a Jio 4G SIM. All you have to do is:

  1. Download the MyJio App from the play store.
  2. Open the app and you'll see a button saying "Download all" to download all Jio apps. Click on it.
  3. Once you have finished downloading all the Jio apps, close the MyJio app.
  4. Disconnect from WiFi and switch off the mobile data.
  5. Now, open the MyJio app and click on the open button near MyJio. You will see a button called "Get A SIM".

The only catch is that since this trick has already been reported by multiple sources, some stores are now asking for the IMEI number. One of the stores we contacted said that they had to forward the IMEI numbers at the end of the day for verification.

It is not clear right now if the Jio SIMs will be locked to a single mobile device. Many users have reported that they were able to use the SIM in smartphones other than Samsung and LYF without any hiccups.

Jio has also released an update to their app and since the update's release, we have failed to recreate the code in any phone. But if you have an older version of MyJio app you can still try and generate the code and get a SIM.

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Earlier this year, Reliance Jio began giving invites to their employees so they could get their friends on board to test the network. Later, the invite system was removed and users were able to buy the Jio SIMs bundled with the LYF phones.

Reliance has also slashed the prices of LYF phones making the lowest-end phone available for Rs2,999. Because of Jio's offer of three months of unlimited data, the average usage on the network is 26 GB per month per user.

Other service providers have also started cutting down the prices of their data packs. Airtel has offered 40-65 percent discount on their 4G packs. Idea also followed the suit by cutting down the rates by up to 67 percent.

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