After rolling out 4G vouchers with extra data for mobile users a few days back, Reliance Jio on Monday through its JioFiber broadband has launched a free of cost internet plan that offers speeds up to 10Mbps.
That’s not all, this ‘Basic Plan’ also comes with no limitations, which means you can access the internet at the mentioned speed without any fair usage policy (FUP) in place.
Those signing up for this plan won’t have to pay any money for the service, but having said that, users will have to buy the Wi-Fi router from the company additionally, for which they will have to give Rs 1,500 as a refundable deposit.
But there’s a big catch in how this special ‘free of cost’ plan works. Jio says the plan will only work in select parts of the country, and people interested in registering will have to sign up via its website or MyJio app.
“Jio will provide Basic JioFiber broadband connectivity (10 Mbps), wherever it is geographically feasible, without any service charges, for this period. Jio will also provide home gateway routers with a minimum refundable deposit.”Jio statement
Then a Jio executive will check in the back-end and let the person know if the basic plan is available in their geographical area. If they say yes, then a company staff will come over and install the router which will support Jio’s fiber internet connectivity.
So, the chances of everyone getting access to this plan are slim but it’s definitely worth giving a shot. Most of you might say that 10Mbps speeds aren’t the norm anymore but when it’s offered for free, people are more than likely to show interest in it.
In addition to this, JioFiber is also doubling data usage limits across all its existing plans which starts from Rs 699 per month. So if you’re getting 100GB with the current plan then users will now be getting 200GB for every month’s usage on their quota instead.
The additional data will be offered until the company deems it necessary.