After a log wait and number of offers, Reliance Jio has started an open sale of SIM cards with 90 days of free unlimited 4G data. That means that if you own any 4G phone you can grab a Reliance Jio SIM card now.
We called up the Reliance Digital store and confirmed that the SIM cards are now available through an open sale without any coupon codes. Multiple other sources have reported this apart from the SMS sent by Reliance.
Customers can walk into the store with a copy of an ID proof and a photograph and get a JIO SIM. Till now the Jio SIM card was only available through smartphones of certain brands.
Earlier this year, Reliance had started giving out Jio SIMs to consumers through employee invites. Jio employees had 10 invites to share with friends who could buy a SIM card with any of the LYF phones. Later, Reliance made it a semi-open system by giving a Jio SIM card with any LYF phone.
Recently, it tied up with Samsung to offer the SIM card on selected handsets. But yesterday, they opened up the offer for all Samsung and LG handsets.
It had also tied up with HP for selling their JioFi Hotspot devices with laptops. A few days ago, they also opened up those devices at Rs.2,899 for an open sale.
Jio has made high claims of fast and reliable 4G service. A report last month even suggested that Jio users are using 26 GB of data on an average per month. The network was shared by a limited pool of users till now, so most of them got good speeds.
But the real test of the network will be done starting today as more and more users would join in every day through the open sale.