Since the official launch in September 2016, Reliance Jio is trying everything possible to lure as many customers as possible. In the first few weeks, the services got an overwhelming response and it went out of resources faster than anticipated. Reliance rolled out eKYC for faster activation of the SIM cards and to reduce the pressure on the outlet. In the beginning, the SIM were only available on the Reliance outlets but now they are available on almost every mobile shop that deals in SIM cards of other networks as well.
In October, there were speculations that the company will start doorstep delivery service of the Jio SIM. Before Reliance can take any step, some fake service providers took advantage of the rumors and started their own services claiming to deliver Jio SIM at home at Rs.200/-. Reliance issued a statement and debunked every company that is offering the services as fake.
Jio started doorstep delivery in Mumbai as a test run. After they were satisfied with the possibilities, they have now started rolling out the home delivery of the SIM card in other cities as well. Now it is available in New Delhi and some selected areas of Bangalore.
How to get SIM at home?
The process of applying for the SIM card is pretty simple. You need to go to Jio website and register for the home delivery. After filling the details, the company will send a representative to your home that will arrive with an eKYC machine. The person will hand over the SIM card and will ask for Adhaar card details. After submitting Adhaar details along with fingerprints, the SIM will get activated in 15 minutes max.
You have to make sure of few things, though. First of all, you should have a 4G enabled phone. Secondly, the phone should have Jio Apps installed which the representative will check and may need to issue a barcode from the App.
At the moment, some users are facing issues with the speed and call drop, but Reliance has said that the services will get better with time. The call drop is mainly due to unavailability of proper interconnectivity points with other telecom companies on which jio is working. In a recent report, Reliance said that there is a cap on daily download limit on Jio welcome offer which users are ignoring, and most of the speed problem is due to that cap. Once the services become paid, the speed issues will go away.
Other plans under Jio
Reliance is also working on some other services as well. The company will soon start Jio broadband with a maximum speed of 1 Gbps across India. Along with that, Reliance is also planning to launch Jio DTH services. The company will offer 6 months of free DTH just like Jio 4G SIM. The DTH services will be based on the broadband fiber optics. There are speculations that the company will start the services with 360 channels out of which 50 will be HD. However, Reliance has not issued any statement about this yet.