After knowing that JIO is providing SAMSUNG users a special preview offer I decided to give it try on my SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 4. Supported devices for this preview offer are- Samsung Galaxy A5, Galaxy A5 (2016), Galaxy A7, Galaxy A7 (2016), Galaxy A8, Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 5 Duos, Galaxy Note Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, and the Galaxy S7 Edge.

After using it for one month I am publishing this article.



If you don`t know that Reliance JIO is providing SAMSUNG users a JIO preview offer to its users that includes unlimited 4G data and voice call. Also it provides many of the JIO apps subscription for free. Yes all this absolutely free!

Voice Calls

The voice quality on JIO network was absolutely fantastic. Earlier I was using an IDEA sim and the voice quality was good on that but compared to JIO it was nothing. But the main problem is that sometimes even after getting full range I was not able to call anyone or receive any calls from anyone. To fix that I have to first put the phone in Airplane mode and then turn it off or sometimes I just have to restart the phone. When this problem occurs the VoLTE symbol from the status bar disappears but data still works.

Data

When I performed speedtest on JIO network gave pretty impressive results even when I was having worst possible signal strength. But sometimes the SIM just disconnects and a tooltip appears which says SIM Card Data changed… and then the SIM just deactivates and after 10-20 second it reconnects. It is pretty frustrating as when I am downloading something which is pretty huge the data disconnects and my download stops. But apart from this the speed which I achieve are pretty interesting. Have a look below to know the results of the tests performed at different locations, First image shows tests from urban location and other image shows test in very remote location. I am using this SIM in Pune.

JIO speed

JIO speed test

How to get JIO Sim?

So here is what I did to get the JIO Sim.

Step 1: Check whether JIO offer is available on your SAMSUNG device.

Step 2: Download MyJIO app from Play Store.

Step 3: Screen like the one shown below will appear, tap Get Jio Sim.

reliance jio

Step 4: Click Agree & Continue and it will show you a coupon code which will be saved to Gallery.

Step 5: After that it will give you some information on which documents to submit and where to submit.

Step 6: Find you nearest Digital Express mini store and show the coupon code you got in the first step.

Step 7: After submitting required Documents, you will have to choose your own mobile phone number and get a JIO Sim. Sim packet looks like one shown below.

JIO SIM packet

Step 8: Now you have to activate your JIO Sim using Tele-Verification by dialling 1977.

Now you got your JIO Sim. Sim Packets includes following-

1) A basic information manual

2) Sim Card

JIO SIM packet