The new telecom provider on the block, Reliance Jio has opened its services to customers but there’s a catch. Only those who buy Jio’s Lyf smartphones will be able to try out the network. The LYF handsets are being sold at between Rs.5,490 and Rs.19,399. The smartphones come bundled with three months of unlimited data and 4,500 minutes of calling.
This is the first time someone with no affiliation to Reliance Jio can jump onto the network. Prior to this, Reliance Industries has unveiled a referral programme in which employees can offer the experience to 10 select friends.
“We give you the opportunity to extend this digital life experience with 10 of your special friends by inviting them to an exclusive Jio preview offer powered by LYF smartphone,” a mail to the employees said.
“Simply with your invitation, your friends will be entitled to avail the below offer on the purchase of any LYF smartphone brought to you by Reliance Retail. Experience the Jio preview offer while the Jio network is getting tested on LYF Smartphone.”
The previous offer also came with 90 days of unlimited access to high-definition voice and video, high-speed data and SMS.
The Jio SIM cards earlier were available only to Reliance employees, post its beta launch in December last year.