Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE technology: Here’s how voice-calls will work

Reliance Jio 4G is now open for all: From VoLTE to LTE to 4G we explain what you’re getting into with Jio service.

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With Reliance Jio shaking up the market with the announcement of their 4Gservice, there seems to be a growing confusion among buyers regarding the technology the network will deploy. We have a small guide to help you work through the various terms such as VoLTE, LTE, 4G and the likes so that you know exactly what you’re getting into with the Reliance Jio service.

What is VoLTE?

VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE and is a new protocol for transmitting voice data over the LTE network. While 2G and 3G networks are circuit-switch based, 4G or LTE networks utilise Packet Switching. When a call is made over a 2G or a 3G network, a certain amount of network bandwidth is assigned to that call as a pipeline, which does not terminate till the call ends. On a VoLTE network, voice calls are broken up into packets of information, sent over the full data pipeline and then reconstructed at the receiver’s end. The result is that voice information can be carried over a higher bandwidth pipe, resulting in better call quality.

LTE and VoLTE is NOT the same

It is essential to understand that LTE (also referred to as 4G-LTE) is a wholly IP-based communications protocol. Existing carriers have all 2G,3G and 4G setups on their network, allowing data to go through the 4G band while pushing calls through the 2G/3G band. While LTE is the next generation data transmission protocol with higher two-way bandwidth, it is capable of only transmitting data. VoLTE is the way in which a voice call can be converted to digital packets and transmitted over the LTE network. In effect, VoLTE is a subset of the LTE technology.

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Phone Compatibility

Reliance Jio’s network is purely LTE, and does not have any 2G and 3G bands and as such, calls made on this network will only be VoLTE based. Therefore, in order to use the feature, you must have a handset which is VoLTE enabled. While VoLTE is baked into most of the modern Qualcomm and several Mediatek SoCs, the feature may not be enabled on the handset and can be done so by means of a software update to be pushed out by the handset manufacturer.

A phone may be able to use the LTE network, but the VoLTE feature is separate and as such, must be enabled. If you have an LTE enabled phone, you can use the data services of the Jio SIM. In order to make calls over the Reliance Jio network, you must either use the sim in a VoLTE enabled phone, or an LTE enabled phone running the JioJoin app (available only on Android phone running Version 4.0 and up).

Turning Off Data

Its probably not the best to turn off data on your cellphone if you’re on the Reliance Jio network. Since all traffic on the network is running over a data line, disabling data would effectively put the phone in the equivalent of airplane mode. It should be mentioned that Reliance has clarified that data usage towards voice calls will not be counted towards the data allotment of the monthly plans.

HD Calling

HD Calling is being touted as a major feature of the VoLTE saga, but there is a caveat. Calls are in HD only if the parties engaged in a phone call are both on Reliance’s Jio network The call has to originate and terminate on a VoLTE enabled handset. You can still make and receive calls from other networks, but they won’t be in the higher quality standard that you can expect from a VoLTE call.

 

Enjoy..!

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Reliance Jio 4G goes live: Terms, Conditions to know before Signing Up

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Reliance Jio’s 4G services are now open for all users in India, and we explain the full terms and conditions.

Reliance Jio’s 4G services are now live and for customers who sign up data and voice will be free till December 31, 2016, after which tariffs come into force. Jio’s 4G service will offer free voice-calling to customers, and claims to have the lowest data rates in the world starting at Rs 50 per GB. The plans are starting at Rs 19 and with free voice-calling. However, there’s a lot of fineprint text one needs to read to fully understand what Jio is actually offering.

Here’s a look at the terms and conditions of the Reliance Jio service, that one needs to consider before signing up for the service.

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For starters, the Jio service’s voice-calling is free for sure, but video calls you make on the network will be debited via your data-calling pack. The plans start from January 1, 2017.

The free WiFi data benefit in your prepaid and postpaid plans will only work through public WiFi hotspots of Reliance Jio. A user needs to access and log-in on the Reliance Jio WiFi app to access these, after you have located an actual WiFi hotspot.

The deal about the “Unlimited at Night”, means data that is used between 2am and 5am. If you use beyond this, your regular data pack will apply.

On the Jio apps, the subscription is free for now, but any data used during these apps will be cut from your regular data pack applicable at the time. This also includes video calls. Interestingly, these Jio apps won’t work on non-Jio Networks, and you will need to be on Reliance Jio 4G to actually access these apps.

Planning to start your Jio prepaid recharge with the low-budget packs? Reliance Jio says prepaid packs with denominations Rs 19, Rs 129 and Rs 299 cannot be used as the first recharge by a new customer. Also the Rs 19 and Rs 129 data pack have a validity of one day and seven days respectively, which is quite less.

So what happens if you run out of the 4GB data pack? The charging rates don’t start at Rs 50 per GB. Instead, the rate is Rs 250/GB with 10 KB charging pulse, which is not exactly cheap. And on postpaid plans, if you exhaust the free 4G LTE data, the extra data will be free but at a reduced speed of 128Kbps, which we all know is not enough to run anything fun.

Reliance Jio is offering 15 per cent discount for postpaid users who opt for auto-debit option using credit/debit cards/online transfer for their bill. Students with valid ID also get 25 per cent additional 4G and WiFi data benefits.

All local and STD video calls in home and national roaming will be charged only for data usage. Data on roaming has the same rates as data in your home circle.

Reliance Jio will give users 100 local and national SMS free per day in most prepaid plans. Reliance has not specified what happens should one exceed this 100 free SMS limit on any one day.

If you’re planning to use the Jio SIM only for data usage, then watch out.

In the fine print for prepaid vouchers, this is what it reads, “The account validity will be automatically extended however the mobile connection will be deactivated if there is no voice/video call (outgoing or incoming) or an outgoing SMS or a data session (upload or download) or usage of Value Added Services, for a continuous period of 90 days and in case the main account balance is less than Rs 20 at the discretion of RJIL. Upon deactivation, all account balances will be forfeited and a grace period of 15 days will be provided within which the subscriber can retain the deactivated number by paying a fee of Rs 20. If the subscriber main account balance is Rs 20 or more, a number retention charge of Rs 20 will be automatically deducted and the non-usage period will be extended by 30 days.”

So as Reliance customer you need to maintain more than Rs 20 as balance and video/voice calls in order to continue retaining the number.

There’s also links to Reliance Jio Prepaid vouchers on the Plan page of Jio.com which list out the pricing for the calls, SMS, on roaming, home. Rates here are shown as Rs 1/SMS and voice call charges are 2p per second  and 5 per second for video across the board. These are part of Start Up Kit. The Start Up Kit priced at Rs 10 (inclusive of all taxes) and benefits listed under these apply till December 31. According to the fine print, “subscribers can start availing the above Plan Vouchers with effect from 5th September 2016,” which is today.

It’s not clear how these are different from the other plans, and whether applying these vouchers will mean calls will be charged by Jio.

ENJOY!

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Reliance JIO Infocomm 4G Mobile Number Series

Reliance JIO Infocomm 4G Mobile Number Series – All Telecom Circles

After publishing a Comprehensive List of MCC and Mobile Network Code (MNC) of Reliance Jio now we now bring you the entire telecom circle wise 4G Mobile Number series issued by Department of Telecom (DoT) for RJIL.

Reliance Jio (RJIL) so far has received 2.2 crore mobile numbers which paves way for the company to launch its 4G services and these number will start from 70.

As per list of MSC Code, in Mumbai circle Reliance Jio 4G mobile numbers will be as 70210-xxxxx, 70211-xxxxx, 70212-xxxxx, 7013-xxxxx, 7014-xxxxx, 70215-xxxxx, 70216-xxxxx, 70217-xxxxx, 70218-xxxxx and 70219-xxxxx.

Mobile Number

Mobile Service Provider

Service Area

7000

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Gujarat Telecom Circle (includes Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli).

7001

Reliance Jio Infocomm

West Bengal Telecom Circle (includes Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim excludes Calcutta Telecom District).

7002

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Assam Telecom Circle.

7003

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Kolkata Metro Telecom Circle (includes parts of Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24 Parganas and Nadia Districts).

7004

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Bihar and Jharkhand Telecom Circle.

7005

Reliance Jio Infocomm

North East India Telecom Circle (includes Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura).

7006

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Jammu and Kashmir Telecom Circle.

7007

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Uttar Pradesh (East) Telecom Circle.

7008

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Odisha Telecom Circle.

7009

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Punjab Telecom Circle (includes Chandigarh and Panchkula).

7010

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Tamil Nadu Telecom Circle (excludes CH Chennai, MEPZ, Mahabalipuram and Minjur and includes Puducherry except Yanam and Mahe). 
Chennai Metro Telecom Circle (includes MEPZ, Mahabalipuram & Minjur).

7011

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Delhi Metro Telecom Circle (includes NCR, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Noida).

7012

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Kerala Telecom Circle (includes Lakshadweep and Mahe)).

7013

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Andhra Pradesh Telecom Circle, includes Telangana and Yanam districtalso.

7014

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Rajasthan Telecom Circle.

7015

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Haryana Telecom Circle (excludes Faridabad, Gurgaon and Panchkula).

7016

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Telecom Circle.

7017

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Uttar Pradesh (West) and Uttarakhand Telecom Circle (excludes Ghaziabad and Noida).

7018

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Himachal Pradesh Telecom Circle.

7019

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Karnataka Telecom Circle.

7020

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Maharashtra Telecom Circle (includes Goa but excludes Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan).

7021

Reliance Jio Infocomm

Mumbai Metro Telecom Circle (includes Navi Mumbai and Kalyan).

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Reliance Jio 4G SIM will work on these devices: Full list

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Reliance Jio 4G services will be open for anyone to avail from September 5. Here is the full list of compatible 4G/LTE devices that work on Jio network for data:

Reliance Jio 4G services will be open for anyone to avail from September 5. However, there is still a lot of confusion in the market on whether the SIM is going to work with all smartphones.

The answer is no. The Reliance Jio 4G service is exactly what it says, a 4G service. There is no 2G or 3G signals so phones that are not 4G compatible will not work on this network. So which are the phones that work on the service? Jio has already announced partnerships with Samsung, HTC, Micromax, Sony, Vivo, Intex, Lava, Gionee, Panasonic, Asus, Xolo, LG, Karbonn, Videocon, YU, Sansui, Alcatel and TCL. Here is the full list of compatible devices from Reliance Jio and its partners. The list as 177 TRUE 4G / VoLTE smartphones.

Reliance LYF

Reliance LYF Earth 1, Reliance LYF Earth, Reliance LYF Flame 1, Reliance LYF Flame 2, Reliance LYF Flame 3, Reliance LYF, Flame 4, Reliance LYF Flame 5, Reliance LYF Flame 6, Reliance LYF Flame 7, Reliance LYF Flame 8, Reliance LYF Water 1, Reliance LYF Water 10,

Reliance LYF Water 2, Reliance LYF Water 3, Reliance LYF Water 4, Reliance LYF Water 5, Reliance LYF Water 6, Reliance LYF Water 7, Reliance LYF Water 8, Reliance LYF Wind 1(16GB), Reliance LYF Wind 1(8GB), Reliance LYF Wind 2, Reliance LYF Wind 3, Reliance LYF Wind 4, Reliance LYF Wind 5, Reliance LYF Wind 6, Reliance LYF Wind 7

Samsung

Samsung A8 VE (SM-A800I), Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500G), Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) (A510FD), Samsung Galaxy A7 (SM-A700FD), Samsung Galaxy A7 (2016) (A710FD), Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A800F), Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G (SM-G360FY), Samsung Galaxy J2 (2016) (SM-J210F), Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016), Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J500F), Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700F), Samsung Galaxy te 4 (SM-N910G),  Samsung Galaxy te 4 Edge (SM-N915G),  Samsung Galaxy te 5 (SM-N920G),  Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920I),  Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925I),  Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (SM-G928G), Samsung Galaxy-J2 (SM-J200G),  Samsung J Max,  Samsung J5 (2016) (SM-J510F),  Samsung J7 (2016) (SM-J710F), Samsung te 5 Duos (SM-N9208), Samsung ON5 (SM-G550FY), Samsung ON5 Pro(SM-G550FY), Samsung ON7 (Mega On – SM-G600FY), Samsung ON7 Pro(SM-G600FY), Samsung S7 (SM-G930F), Samsung S7 Edge (SM-G935F), Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro, Samsung Galaxy te 7, Samsung Z2

Asus

Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL, Asus Zenfone 3 Ultra (ZU680KL),  Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL (Libra), Asus Zenfone 3 Laser ZC551KL (Scorpio), Asus Zenfone 3 ZE520KL (Leo)

BlackBerry

BlackBerry Priv (STV100-3)

Coolpad

Coolpad Max, Coolpad Mega 2.5D (Y83)

Gionee

Gionee F103 (2 GB), Gionee S Plus,  Gionee F103 (3 GB), Gionee Elife S6,  Gionee M5 Plus, Gionee P5L, Gionee F103 pro, Gionee S6s

Infocus

Infocus M370, Infocus M535, Infocus M680, Infocus M370I, Infocus M535+

Intex Cloud String, Intex Aqua Eco 4G, Intex Aqua 4G, Intex Aqua Ace 2,  Intex Aqua Craze,  Intex Aqua Power 4G, Intex Aqua S7, Intex Cloud String V2.0, Intex Aqua Ace Mini, Intex Aqua Strong 5.1, Intex Aqua Raze, Intex Aqua 4G Strong, Intex Aqua Shine 4G, Intex Aqua Music, Intex Aqua Secure, Intex Aqua View

Karbonn

Karbonn Aura,  Karbonn Quattro L45 IPS, Karbonn Quattro L55 HD, Karbonn Aura Power

Lava

Lava X10, Lava X28, Lava X81, Lava V5, Lava X50, Lava A71, Lava A72, Lava A88, Lava A76, Lava A89, Lava X46, Lava X38, Lava X38 (2GB), Lava X17, Lava X11

LeEco

LeEco Le 2, LeEco Le Max 2

Lenovo

Lenovo Vibe Shot

LG

LG XCAM (K580i),  LG X Screen (K500I), LG Google Nexus 5x (LG-H791),  LG G4 Stylus 4G, LG G5, LG Spirit 4G H442, LG K7, LG K10, LG Stylus 2 Plus, LG K520 – Stylus 2

Micromax

Micromax YU Yunique Plus, Micromax YU Yunique YU4711, Micromax Canvas Sliver 5 (Q450), Micromax Canvas Amaze (Q491), Micromax Yu Yuphoria (YU5010A), Micromax Yu te (YU6000), Micromax Canvas Mega 2 Q426

Motorola

Motorola Moto G (3rd Gen), Motorola New Moto E (Moto E 2nd Gen), Motorola Moto X Play, Motorola G Turbo, Motorola G4, Motorola G4 Plus

Oneplus

Oneplus Oneplus 3

Onida

Onida I4G1

Oppo

Oppo F1, Oppo A37, Oppo F1 Plus, Oppo F1S

Panasonic

Panasonic P55 vo 4G, Panasonic Eluga Arc 2, Panasonic Eluga I2 (2gb), Panasonic Eluga I2 (3gb), Panasonic Eluga Arc, Panasonic Eluga Icon 2, Panasonic Eluga I3, Panasonic Eluga A2, Panasonic Eluga

Sony

Sony Xperia Z5 Dual (E6883), Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual, Sony Xperia X (F5122)

TCL

TCL 560, TCL 562

Videocon

Videocon Krypton 3 V50JG, Videocon Graphite 1 V45ED (4 Band), Videocon Graphite 1 V45ED (6 Band), Videocon Q1

Vivo

Vivo Y21L,  Vivo V3, Vivo V3 Max

Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime (H2X), Xiaomi Redmi te 3 (H3A), Xiaomi Mi5, Xiaomi Mi Max, Xiaomi Redmi 3s, Xiaomi Redmi 3s Prime

Xolo

Xolo Era 4G

Below is the full list of compatible 4G/LTE devices that work on Jio network for data:

No. Brand Model No. LTE Data only Jio Offer applicability
1 Acer Liquid Jade 2 Yes No
2 Acer Liquid Jade Primo Yes No
3 Acer Liquid Z530 Yes No
4 Alcatel OneTouch X1 Yes Yes
5 Alcatel POP 4+ Yes Yes
6 Alcatel Pop star Yes Yes
7 Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE550ML) Yes Yes
8 Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) Yes Yes
9 Asus ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) Yes Yes
10 Asus Zenfone 2 Laser (ZE601KL) Yes Yes
11 Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.0  (ZE500KL) Yes Yes
12 Asus Zenfone Go 5.0 LTE (T500) Yes Yes
13 Asus Zenfone Max (ZC550KL) Yes Yes
14 Asus Zenfone Max Z010D Yes Yes
15 Asus Zenfone Pegasus 3 Yes Yes
16 Asus Zenfone Selfie( ZD551KL) Yes Yes
17 Asus Zenfone Zoom(ZX551ML ) Yes Yes
18 Benq T3 Yes No
19 BlackBerry Classic Q20 Yes No
20 BlackBerry Dtek 50 Yes No
21 BlackBerry Leap Yes No
22 Blackberry Passport Yes No
23 BlackBerry Porsche P9982 Yes No
24 BlackBerry Porsche P9983 Yes No
25 BLU Life Mark Yes No
26 BLU Studio One Yes No
27 Coolpad Note 3 (8676i02) Yes No
28 Coolpad Note 3 Lite Yes No
29 Coolpad Note 3 Plus Yes No
30 Elephone P7000 Yes No
31 Elephone S2 Plus Yes No
32 Gionee CTRL V6L LTE Yes No
33 Gionee Elife E8 Yes Yes
34 Gionee Elife S7 Yes Yes
35 Gionee F105 Yes Yes
36 Gionee Marathon M4 Yes Yes
37 Gionee Marathon M5 Yes Yes
38 Gionee Marathon M5 Lite Yes Yes
39 Gionee P7 Max Yes Yes
40 Gionee S6pro Yes Yes
41 HTC Desire 626 Yes No
42 HTC Desire 626 dual Sim Yes No
43 HTC Desire 628 Yes No
44 HTC Desire 630 Yes No
45 HTC Desire 728 Dual SIM Yes No
46 HTC Desire 820 Yes No
47 HTC Desire 820Q Yes No
48 HTC Desire 820S Dual Sim Yes No
49 HTC Desire 825 Yes No
50 HTC Desire 826 Yes No
51 HTC Desire 826 DS Yes No
52 HTC Desire 828 DS Yes No
53 HTC Desire 830 Yes No
54 HTC Desire Eye Yes No
55 HTC HTC 10 Yes No
56 HTC HTC 10 Life style Yes No
57 HTC One A9 Yes No
58 HTC One E9 S dual sim Yes No
59 HTC One E9+ Dual Sim Yes No
60 HTC One M8 Yes No
61 HTC One M8 Eye Yes No
62 HTC One M9 Plus Yes No
63 HTC One M9e Yes No
64 HTC One ME Dual Sim Yes No
65 HTC One X9 Yes No
66 HTC E36 Yes No
67 HTC A56 Yes No
68 HTC S1 Yes No
69 HTC M1 Yes No
70 Huawei Ascend P1 LTE Yes No
71 Huawei Ascend P2 Yes No
72 Huawei Enjoy 5 Yes No
73 Huawei G620S Yes No
74 Huawei G7 Plus Yes No
75 Huawei G8 Yes No
76 Huawei Honor 4x Yes No
77 Huawei Honor 5C Yes No
78 Huawei Honor 5x Yes No
79 Huawei Honor 6 Yes No
80 Huawei Honor 6 Plus Yes No
81 Huawei Honor 7 Yes No
82 Huawei Honor 7i Yes No
83 Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus Yes No
84 Huawei Mate 8 Yes No
85 Huawei Nexus 6P(32 GB) Yes No
86 Huawei Nexus 6P(64GB) Yes No
87 Huawei P8 Yes No
88 Huawei P9 Yes No
89 iBall Cobalt 5.5F Youva Yes No
90 iBall Cobalt Solus 4G Yes No
91 Iberry Auxus Prime P8000 Yes No
92 Iberry Auxus Stunner Yes No
93 Infocus M2 4G Yes No
94 Infocus M350 Yes No
95 Infocus M425 Yes No
96 Infocus M430 Yes No
97 Infocus M460 Yes No
98 Infocus M808 Yes No
99 Infocus M808I Yes No
100 Infocus M810 Yes No
101 Infocus M812I Yes No
102 Intex Aqua 4G Star Yes No
103 Intex Aqua 4G+ Yes No
104 Intex Aqua Ace Yes No
105 Intex Aqua GenX Yes No
106 Intex Aqua Super Yes No
107 Intex Aqua Trend Yes No
108 Intex Aqua Turbo 4G Yes No
109 Intex Aqua Wing Yes No
110 Intex Cloud 4G Glory Yes No
111 Intex Cloud 4G Smart Yes No
112 Intex Cloud 4G Star Yes No
113 Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Yes No
114 Intex Cloud Fame 4G Yes No
115 Intex Cloud Flash Yes No
116 Intex Cloud Jewel Yes No
117 Intex Cloud Swift Yes No
118 Itel IT1411 Yes No
119 Itel IT1512 Yes No
120 Itel it1520 Yes No
121 Itel SelfiePro it1511 Yes No
122 Karbonn Quattro L51 Yes Yes
123 Karbonn Quattro L52 VR Yes Yes
124 Lava A97 Yes Yes
125 Lava X12 Yes Yes
126 Lava X28 Yes Yes
127 Lava Iris X10 Yes Yes
128 Lava Ivory s 4G Yes Yes
129 Lava Pixel V2 Yes Yes
130 Lava V2(3gb) Yes Yes
131 Lava V2S Yes Yes
132 Lava X41 Yes Yes
133 Lava X41+ Yes Yes
134 Lava X50+ Yes Yes
135 Lava X81 Yes Yes
136 Lava Xolo 76 plus Yes Yes
137 Lava Xolo Black 1X Yes Yes
138 Lava Xolo Era 4K Yes Yes
139 Lava Xolo Era note Yes Yes
140 Lava Xolo Era X Yes Yes
141 LeEco Le 1s Yes No
142 LeEco Le 2 Pro Yes No
143 LeEco Letv Le Max Yes No
144 Lenovo Phab Yes No
145 Lenovo Vibe X3 Lite Yes No
146 Lenovo A2010 Yes No
147 Lenovo A6000 Yes No
148 Lenovo A6000 Plus Yes No
149 Lenovo A6000 Shot Yes No
150 Lenovo A6010 Yes No
151 Lenovo A7000 Yes No
152 Lenovo A7000 Turbo Yes No
153 Lenovo A7010 Yes No
154 Lenovo K3 Yes No
155 Lenovo K3 Note Yes No
156 Lenovo K3 Note Music Yes No
157 Lenovo K4 Note Yes No
158 Lenovo K5 Note Yes No
159 Lenovo P70 Yes No
160 Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Yes No
161 Lenovo Phab Plus Yes No
162 Lenovo S60 Yes No
163 Lenovo S90 Yes No
164 Lenovo Vibe K5 Yes No
165 Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus Yes No
166 Lenovo Vibe P1 Yes No
167 Lenovo Vibe P1m Yes No
168 Lenovo Vibe S1 Yes No
169 Lenovo Vibe X2 Yes No
170 Lenovo Vibe X3 Yes No
171 Lenovo Zuk Z2 Yes No
172 Meizu M3 Note Yes No
173 Micromax Bolt Ninja 4G(Q4201) Yes Yes
174 Micromax Bolt Selfie (Q424) Yes Yes
175 Micromax Bolt Supreme 6 (Q409) Yes Yes
176 Micromax Canavas 6(E485) Yes Yes
177 Micromax Canvas 5 (E481) Yes Yes
178 Micromax Canvas 5 lite special edition( Q463 ) Yes Yes
179 Micromax Canvas 5 Lite( Q462 ) Yes Yes
180 Micromax Canvas 6 Pro (E484) Yes Yes
181 Micromax Canvas Blaze 4G (Q400) Yes Yes
182 Micromax Canvas Evok (E483) Yes Yes
183 Micromax Canvas Fire 4G (Q411) Yes Yes
184 Micromax Canvas Fire 4G+ (Q412) Yes Yes
185 Micromax Canvas Knight 2 4G (E471) Yes Yes
186 Micromax Canvas Mega 4G (Q417) Yes Yes
187 Micromax Canvas Nitro 3  4G (E455) Yes Yes
188 Micromax Canvas Pace 4G (Q415) Yes Yes
189 Micromax Canvas Pace 4G (Q416) Yes Yes
190 Micromax Canvas Play 4G (Q469) Yes Yes
191 Micromax Canvas Tab (P702) Yes Yes
192 Micromax Canvas Unite 4 Lite (Q465 Lite) Yes Yes
193 Micromax Canvas Unite 4 Plus Yes Yes
194 Micromax Canvas Unite 4( Q427 ) Yes Yes
195 Micromax Canvas Xpress 4G (Q413) Yes Yes
196 Micromax E458 Yes Yes
197 Micromax JUICE 4G (Q461) Yes Yes
198 Micromax Pulse 4G (E451) Yes Yes
199 Micromax Q4001 Yes Yes
200 Micromax Unite 4 Pro (Q465) Yes Yes
201 Micromax YU 5251 Yes Yes
202 Micromax YU Yunicorn (YU5530) Yes Yes
203 Micromax Yu Yuphoria (YU5010) Yes Yes
204 Micromax Yu Yureka ( YU5510) Yes Yes
205 Micromax Yu Yureka Plus (YU5510A) Yes Yes
206 Micromax Yu Yutopia(YU5050) Yes Yes
207 Micromax Yureka S (YU5200) – Caster Yes Yes
208 Microsoft Lumia 640 XL LTE Dual Sim Yes No
209 Microsoft Lumia 650 DS Yes No
210 Microsoft Lumia 950 Dual SIM Yes No
211 Microsoft Lumia 950 XL Dual SIM Yes No
212 Motorola Moto G4 Play Yes No
213 Motorola Moto Turbo Yes No
214 Motorola Moto X (2016) Yes No
215 Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen) Yes No
216 Motorola Moto X Force Yes No
217 Motorola Moto X Style Yes No
218 Oneplus One plus One Yes No
219 Oneplus Oneplus 2 Yes No
220 Oneplus X Yes No
221 Oppo N3 (N2506) Yes No
222 Oppo Neo7 Yes No
223 Oppo R5 Yes No
224 Oppo R5s Yes No
225 Oppo R7 Lite Yes No
226 Oppo R7 Plus Yes No
227 Panasonic Eluga Icon Yes Yes
228 Panasonic Eluga L2 Yes Yes
229 Panasonic Eluga Turbo Yes Yes
230 Panasonic Mark Yes Yes
231 Panasonic P77 Yes Yes
232 Panasonic Switch Yes Yes
233 Panasonic T45 Yes Yes
234 Pepsi P1 Yes No
235 Phicomm Energy 653 Yes No
236 Philips Sapphire S616 Yes No
237 Qiku N4 Yes No
238 Samsung Galaxy J1 4G (SM-J100G) Yes No
239 Samsung Galaxy S 5 Plus (SM-G901F) Yes Yes
240 Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Yes Yes
241 Samsung Grand Prime 4G Yes Yes
242 Samsung Galaxy A9 Yes Yes
243 Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro Yes Yes
244 Sony E4g Dual(E2043) Yes No
245 Sony Xperia A4 Yes No
246 Sony Xperia C4 Dual(E5363) Yes No
247 Sony Xperia C5 Ultra (E5563) Yes No
248 Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Dual (E2363) Yes No
249 Sony Xperia M5 (E5663) Yes No
250 Sony Xperia M5 Dual (E5663) Yes No
251 Sony Xperia X A Yes No
252 Sony Xperia X A Ultra Yes No
253 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact(D5503) Yes No
254 Sony Xperia Z3 Compact(D5833) Yes No
255 Sony Xperia Z3 Plus(E6553) Yes No
256 Sony Xperia Z3(D6653) Yes No
257 Swipe Elite 2 Yes No
258 Swipe Elite Note Yes No
259 Swipe Elite Plus Yes No
260 TCL P561U(fit 5.5) Yes Yes
261 TCL Pride T500L Yes Yes
262 TP-LINK Neffos C5 Max (TP702B) Yes No
263 TP-LINK Neffos C5L(TP601B) Yes No
264 Videocon EB50S Yes No
265 Videocon FD45S Yes No
266 Videocon Infinium Z55 Krypton (V50FA3) 16GB Yes No
267 Videocon Infinium Z55 Krypton(V50FA3) 8GB Yes No
268 Videocon V45GD Yes No
269 Videocon V50FG6 Yes No
270 Videocon V50JL Yes No
271 Videocon V50KJ Yes No
272 Videocon V50LL Yes No
273 Videocon V50NL Yes No
274 Videocon V50OK Yes No
275 Vivo V1 Yes No
276 Vivo V1 Max Yes No
277 Vivo Vivo PD1612F_EX Yes No
278 Vivo X5 Max Yes No
279 Vivo X5 Pro Yes No
280 Vivo Y27L Yes No
281 Vivo Y51L Yes No
282 Wibridge BLEU WI 208 Yes No
283 Wickedleak Wammy Note 5 Yes No
284 Wor(l)d Space Phone 5GS Yes No
285 Xiaomi Mi4i Yes No
286 Xiaomi Redmi 2 (HM2_LTE_IN) Yes No
287 Xiaomi Redmi 2A Yes No
288 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G (HM_Note_1_LTE) Yes No
289 Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Prime (HM_Note_1S_LTE) Yes No
290 Xolo Xolo Era 1x Yes Yes
291 Xolo Xolo Era 2x Yes Yes
292 Zopo Speed 8 Yes No
293 ZTE Blade Q Lux 4G Yes No
294 ZTE Grand X Max Plus Yes No
295 ZTE Nubia Z7 Mini Yes No

Source: The Indian Express

Time for DATAGIRI!

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Airtel 4G Vs Idea 4G Vs Vodafone 4G Vs RCom 4G Data Plan Comparion 2016

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2016 is going to be the year of high-speed internet in India.

This year we will not only see the launch of much awaited Reliance Jio’s high-speed 4G and broadband services to the masses, but we are also hoping other leading telcos to follow suit.

We are also expecting our favourite state-run telecom operator BSNL to launch some affordable high-speed broadband plans.

Reliance Jio is the only telecom operator having pan-India license for launching 4G services, making it the biggest 4G player in the country. RJIo has launched 4G for its employees, but it is yet to become available to the general public. According to the analysts, Reliance Jio will disrupt the 4G data market in India by offering very affordable 4G internet plans.

However, if you are in a hurry and want to try 4G now, then you would have to go for the services provided by Airtel, or Idea, or Vodafone depending upon your location.

We scoured the official websites of the incumbent 4G providers and are listing all the prepaid 4G data plans in this article.

Vodafone 4G Internet Plans

While looking for 4G data plans on Vodafone.in.

Vodafone is offering 4G data plans close to 3G tariff. The trial 4G pack is valid for 3 days and comes bundled with 120 MB data carrying a price tag of Rs. 29. The 1 GB 4G data pack costs Rs. 265 while the 2 GB plan costs Rs. 465.

Other unlimited (2G speed post FUP) 4G data plans are, 5 GB @ Rs. 855, 8 GB @ Rs. 1,145, 10 GB @ Rs. 1,345, and 20 GB @ Rs. 2,499. All plans come with a validity of 28 days.

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Vodafone is also offering long-term plans for iPhone users which carry a validity of 24 months. These plans offer a good mix of 4G data, Local-National minutes and SMS.

Plan Benefits (per month) Price (Rs.) Local-National Minutes Local-National SMS Data (GB) Validity (days)
iPhone Recharge- 6K Plan 30,060 6,000 1500 6 730
iPhone Recharge- 10K Plan 38,670 10,000 2,500 10 730

Idea Cellular 4G Internet Plans

Idea has its 4G network in more places than Vodafone as of now. It offers its high-speed 4G services in the telecom circle of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu & Chennai.

Idea is also offering its 4G internet plans at 3G data price along with 100% extra data. This extra data makes Idea 4G plans much more attractive than Vodafone and Bharti Airtel. However, as this extra data is available under a special offer, it won’t be available for long.

Its 1 GB 4G data plan costs Rs. 249 and comes with a validity of 28 days. On including the extra data it comes out to be 2 GB 4G data for Rs. 249 with a validity of 28 days.

Idea’s 10 GB 4G data plan (20 GB including extra data) is valid for 30 days and will cost you Rs. 1,346.

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RCom 4G Data Plans

Reliance Communications has recently launched its 4G services in collaboration with Jio 4G aka Reliance Jio. RCom signed a spectrum sharing agreement with Jio wherein both the companies would use each other’s spectrum for offering 4G services to their subscribers.

So effectively both the telcos have access to 850 MHz (LTE Band #3), 1800 MHz (LTE Band #5), and 2300 MHz (LTE Band #40) spectrum for offering the next-generation 4G services.

RCom has announced its 4G data plans starting from Rs. 252 for 1 GB valid for 28 days. Other 4G data plans with higher volume are 2 GB @ Rs. 449, 3 GB @ Rs. 655, 5 GB @ Rs. 851, 7 GB @ Rs. 1,049, and 10 GB @ Rs. 1,349.

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We performed a Speedtest of RCom 4G and found that it offers speeds similar to Jio 4G.

Airtel 4G Internet Plans

As of now, Airtel 4G has the maximum coverage area in the country and is operational in tens of big cities. You can visit Airtel and check if your city has Airtel 4G or not.

Unlike Idea and Vodafone which have similar pricing for their 4G packs across the country, Airtel 4G data packs vary greatly.

Airtel 4G data packs will cost you more dearly if you are in Northern part of the country than if you are residing in the Southern part of India. 10 GB 4G data plan will cost you Rs. 1,998 in the North but you can subscribe to the same pack for Rs. 1,347 in the South.

Airtel 4G Data Plans: Delhi

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As of now, Idea Cellular is the most affordable 4G data provider, thanks to its double data plans. It works out to about Rs. 125 for 1GB. But it remains to be seen what these incumbent players would do, when Reliance Jio launches its 4G services.

In the meantime, you can try 4G mobile internet provided by any of the above mentioned operators and let us know your experience with them.

As the Jio Commercial Launch date is getting closer (expected to be on 1st September 2016 or 28th December 2016), rumours about their pricing are getting thick and fast. As per a report from 91mobiles.com, reliable sources have leaked them with Jio Plans.

According to them here are the new plans

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Enjoy the 4G.

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Reliance Jio Effect: Airtel cuts 4G price by up to 80%

 

In a move to counter Reliance Jio, telecom major Bharti Airtel has slashed 4G and 3G mobile internet charges by up to 80 per cent to as low as Rs 51 per gigabyte (GB) under a special scheme.
To avail this benefit, Airtel customers will have to recharge with Rs 1,498 against which they will get 1GB of 4G or 3G mobile internet usage valid for 28 days, the company said in a statement.
Post exhaustion of 1GB data limit, the customers can get 1GB 4G or 3G recharges for just Rs 51 over a period of 12 months and there is no limit on the number of recharges during the period.
At present, Airtel offers 1GB of 3G or 4G mobile internet for Rs 259 valid for 28 days.
Airtel has slashed 4G and 3G mobile internet charges by up to 80% to as low as Rs 51GB under a special scheme.

Airtel customers will have to recharge with Rs 1,498
The company is also set to launch a similar scheme in lower denomination of Rs 748
Under this scheme, Airtel customers will get 1GB of 4G for Rs 99 over a period of six months.
“These prepaid packs are live in Delhi and will get launched across circles by August 31, 2016,” the statement said.

“With these innovative packs, we are redefining the value proposition on our data packs and allowing our customers get a lot more within the same budget,” Bharti Airtel Director – Operations (India & South Asia) , Ajai Puri said.

Airtel in July started offering up to 67 per cent more data in existing 4G and 3G schemes which was followed by Idea Cellular and Vodafone.

In August, Airtel made voice calling free even in roaming under a new plan for Rs 1,199 which also included 1GB of 3G or 4G data depending on availability of network.

Players like Airtel and Idea have upped the ante in mobile data pricing ahead of the upcoming commercial launch by Reliance Jio. The company had said it has over 1.5 million test users on its network.

Reliance Jio, which is gearing up to launch its 4G services, had also said during the recently-concluded quarter, it extended its trial services to all LYF devices users under the Jio LYF Preview Offer.

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WhatsApp makes changes in its privacy stance, to share phone numbers with Facebook

WhatsApp-Privacy-624x351Popular messaging service WhatsApp said it would start sharing users phone numbers with parent Facebook Inc, marking a notable shift in its stance on privacy. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, founder Jan Koum vowed to protect data of its users, saying the deal would not affect its privacy policy. The change in policy, WhatsApp’s first since the deal, will allow for more relevant advertisements and friend recommendations on Facebook, according to a WhatsApp blog post.

WhatsApp-PrivacyWhatsApp, however, sought to reassure users by saying that it would not sell, share, or give users’ phone numbers to advertisers. The company also maintained that messages on the service were encrypted by default and that it would not allow banner advertisements from third parties. “Our belief in the value of private communications is unshakeable,”The shared data will also help WhatsApp track information about how often people use its services and tackle spam on the service, it said on Thursday. WhatsApp, which is has more than 1 billion users, will also explore ways for businesses to send messages using its platform over the next several months, it said. WhatsApp dropped its $1 token fee for some of its users earlier this year and said it was experimenting making businesses pay to reach their customers through the service.

You have 30 days to agree or stop using it altogether.

That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook although not on the messaging service itself. The move is a subtle but significant shift for WhatsApp, which has long promised to safeguard the privacy of more than 1 billion users around the world. WhatsApp is giving users a limited time to opt out of sharing their information with Facebook, although they must take the extra step of unchecking a box to do so. It also says Facebook won’t post phone numbers online or give them out to anyone.

But the giant social network has been looking for ways to make money from WhatsApp since it bought the service two years ago, in an eye-popping deal ultimately worth $21.8 billion. At the same time, Facebook has pledged not to interfere with a longstanding promise by WhatsApp’s co-founders to respect users’ privacy and keep ads off its messaging platform. WhatsApp on Thursday offered a glimpse of its plans for turning on the money spigot, releasing new documents that describe the company’s privacy policy and the terms of service that users must agree to follow. The documents are the first revision of those policies since 2012, before Facebook acquired WhatsApp.

One change follows through on previous hints by WhatsApp executives, who have said they’re exploring ways for businesses to communicate with customers on WhatsApp. That could include using WhatsApp to provide receipts, confirm a reservation or update the status of a delivery. Companies could also send marketing offers or messages about sales to individual customers, according to the new documents, which note that users will be able to control or block such messages. WhatsApp says it will continue to bar traditional display ads from its service.

“We do not want you to have a spammy experience,” the company tells users in a summary of the new policies. Another change is potentially more controversial- WhatsApp says it will begin “coordinating” accounts with Facebook by sharing WhatsApp users’ mobile phone numbers and device information, such as the type of operating system and other smartphone characteristics. The company says Facebook will employ the phone number internally to better identify WhatsApp users on Facebook, so it can recommend friends or show targeted advertising.

The ads would come through a Facebook programme called “Custom Audiences,” which lets a business upload lists of customers and phone numbers or other contact information the business has collected from warranty cards or other sources. Facebook matches the list to users with the same information and shows them ads. Facebook says it doesn’t give out users’ information to advertisers.

WhatsApp phone numbers are valuable to Facebook. While the social network already has many phone numbers, it doesn’t require users to provide them, and doesn’t always have the most current number for everyone on Facebook. But anyone on WhatsApp must provide a current phone number because that’s how WhatsApp knows where to deliver messages.

The coordination of accounts may draw fire from privacy advocates. WhatsApp has long promised not to employ user data for advertising. Its acquisition by Facebook two years ago sparked complaints from activists who worried the new owner would start mining WhatsApp accounts. Though both companies pledged WhatsApp would operate separately from its parent, the Federal Trade Commission warned them publicly, in a 2014 letter, against changing how they employ WhatsApp user data without users’ consent.

WhatsApp says current users have up to 30 days to accept the new policy terms or stop using the service. Once they accept, they have 30 more days to opt out of sharing with Facebook. Privacy groups have praised WhatsApp for building powerful encryption into its services, making it impossible for the company or anyone else to read users’ messages. WhatsApp promises that encryption will remain, so neither WhatsApp nor Facebook would be able to use message content for advertising purposes.

So are you IN or OUT…

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