Jio: News

Jio, otherwise known as Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, is a subsidiary of Jio Platforms headquartered in Mumbai Maharashtra. This Indian telecommunications giant shot to fame when it offered 4G services free of charge for a limited period when it was launched. Jio exclusively uses the 4G network and the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) protocol to provide voice calling services. The service was introduced as a beta for employees in 2015 and it became publicly available late in 2016. Jio now has the distinction of being India's largest and the world's third-largest mobile network operator with well over 42.6 crore subscribers. In 2019, Jio launched a wired broadband internet service for homes and enterprises called JioFiber. The company remains a subsidiary of Reliance Industries with founder Mukesh Ambani at the helm. Jio has also launched a budget segment 4G smartphone called the JioPhone. Interestingly, geo-branded services such as Jio Mags and JioTV are offered as complementary benefits to almost all Jio subscribers.

17 May 2024

Heropanti 2

Tiger Shroff in trouble; advised to slash fees by 70%

How many flops can one deliver and still hold their own?

03 Apr 2024

Vodafone Idea

Vodafone Idea shareholders approve ₹20,000cr fundraise plan for 5G push

Shareholders of Vodafone Idea have approved a ₹20,000 crore fundraising initiative on April 3.

27 Feb 2024

Smartphones

Reliance's 5G-enabled JioPhone to cost less than Rs. 8,000

Qualcomm and Reliance Jio are gearing up to introduce an affordable 5G smartphone in India by the end of this year. It will be priced under $99 or Rs. 8,000.

15 Dec 2023

Reliance Jio

JioTV Premium plans: Which one offers the best benefits 

Reliance Jio has introduced JioTV Premium, a set of subscription plans that provide access to 14 OTT apps, unlimited data, voice, and SMS benefits.

06 Dec 2023

Startups

Jio Haptik launches Contakt, an AI tool to create chatbots

Artificial intelligence (AI) start-up Haptik, backed by Reliance Jio has introduced Contakt, a generative AI platform designed to help businesses create virtual assistants and enhance back-end support.

26 Nov 2023

Reliance Jio

Jio AirFiber reaches 494 cities: Check availability in your region

India's top telecom operator, Reliance Jio, is swiftly expanding its 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) service, Jio AirFiber, in the country.

08 Nov 2023

WhatsApp

JioPhone Prima 4G with UPI, WhatsApp support goes on sale

Jio's latest feature phone, the JioPhone Prima 4G, which was unveiled last month is now available for purchase in India.

29 Oct 2023

Reliance Jio

JioPhone Prima 4G goes official: Check out these top features

At the ongoing Indian Mobile Congress (IMC), Reliance Jio made a big reveal with its latest mobile phone offering, the JioPhone Prima 4G.

27 Oct 2023

Reliance Jio

JioSpaceFiber, India's first satellite-based gigabit broadband service launched

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited has launched JioSpaceFiber, India's first-ever satellite-based gigabit broadband service, at the India Mobile Congress.

11 Sep 2023

Stock Market

Sensex gains 528 points, Nifty records new all-time high

On Monday, the benchmark Sensex and Nifty indices showed an upward trend. The Sensex rose 0.79% to 67,127.08 points, while the Nifty gained 0.88% to end at 19,996.35 points. The latter recorded a new high of 20,008.15 points.

29 Aug 2023

5G Technology

Jio's Haptik WhatsApp chatbot makes 5G migration easy

Jio Haptik has launched a WhatsApp chatbot to streamline the process for customers migrating to Reliance Jio's 5G network.

22 Aug 2023

Reliance Group

JFSL shares hit 5% lower circuit on day-2: Here's why

The shares of Jio Financial Services Limited (JFSL) have experienced a 5% drop for the second consecutive trading session today.

07 Aug 2023

Reliance Industries

Reliance AGM 2023 on August 28, exciting 5G announcements await

Reliance Industries is set for its 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 28, with Chairman Mukesh Ambani expected to share the company's growth and expansion plans.

24 Jul 2023

Reliance Jio

Second-gen JioBook laptop launching on July 31: Everything we know

Reliance Jio is gearing up for the launch of a new JioBook laptop in India on July 31.

08 Jun 2023

AirTags

JioTag Bluetooth tracker launched as cheaper alternative to Apple AirTags 

Reliance Jio has introduced the JioTag in India. The portable tracking device serves as a cheaper alternative to Apple's AirTag.

01 May 2023

Reliance Jio

Meet JioDive, affordable headset to watch IPL matches in VR

Reliance Jio has introduced its first-ever VR headset, dubbed JioDive, in India.

24 Apr 2023

Viacom 18

JioCinema might start offering premium plans at just Rs. 2

Popular streaming service, JioCinema might soon be rebranded to "JioVoot." Currently, the service is free for users in India but it could soon go premium and charge a subscription fee.

24 Mar 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel 5G is now available in 500 cities: Check coverage

Bharti Airtel has launched its 5G services in more cities across India, taking the total to 500. The telco claims its 5G network is now available in every major city in India.

22 Mar 2023

Airtel Plans

Airtel launches Rs. 599 postpaid plan; 5G expanded to Kolkata

Airtel has released a new postpaid plan priced at Rs. 599. The new recharge offers an Amazon Prime subscription for six months and Disney+ Hotstar mobile subscription for one year at no extra cost.

15 Mar 2023

Google

How to enable 5G on Google Pixel smartphones in India

Google is now releasing the software update that enables 5G services on its compatible devices in India.

10 Mar 2023

Reliance Jio

Jio postpaid plus plans in India: Check benefits, OTT perks

Reliance Jio offers a bunch of prepaid and postpaid plans in India. If you are a prepaid user, you must be dealing with the recharging process now and then, which can get cumbersome.

06 Mar 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel 5G launched in 125 new cities: Check coverage

Bharti Airtel has launched its 5G services in 125 new cities across India. With the latest rollout, the telco's 5G network is now available in more than 265 cities in the country.

26 Feb 2023

Reliance Jio

Top trending Jio prepaid plans in India: Check benefits

Jio has completely altered the course of the telecom sector, becoming the market leader in a very short timeframe.

20 Feb 2023

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio's recharge plans for Jio Phone users: Check details

Reliance Jio is the largest telecom company in India. It started operations in 2016, and since its entry into the sector, the telco has completely altered the course of the industry.

19 Feb 2023

Reliance Jio

These Jio prepaid plans offer 1.5GB of data per day

Reliance Jio is India's leading telecom operator. Since its arrival, the telco has completely disrupted the market for its rivals and attracted millions of new customers.

13 Feb 2023

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio's annual prepaid plans: Check data and calling benefits

Reliance Jio is the largest telecom company in India. It began operations in 2016 and completely altered the course of the industry with its competitive pricing, gaining millions of new customers.

24 Jan 2023

5G Technology

Jio 5G services launched in 50 new cities: Check list

Reliance Jio has launched its 5G services in 50 more cities across 17 states and union territories, bringing the total count to 184 cities across India.

25 Dec 2022

Reliance Jio

Reliance Jio introduces Rs. 2,023 recharge plan: What's in store?

Reliance Jio has introduced a long-term prepaid recharge plan to ring in 2023 in India.

05 Dec 2022

5G Technology

5G in India: Which cities have Airtel, Jio's 5G services?

The fifth-generation mobile network or 5G is now live in select parts of India.

21 Oct 2022

Reliance Jio

Reliance JioBook launched at Rs. 15,800; now available for purchase

Reliance Jio's JioBook is now up for grabs in India. The laptop can be purchased by customers through the brand's official e-store at Rs. 15,799.

04 Oct 2022

Reliance Jio

Reliance JioBook goes official with Rs. 19,500 price-tag: Check specifications

Reliance Jio has silently introduced its first-ever laptop in India, called the JioBook.

01 Oct 2022

5G Technology

5G launched in India: When will you get the services?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched 5G services in India today. The next-generation network is said to be up to 10 times faster than 4G.

14 Jun 2022

Bharti Airtel

Airtel introduces 'Smart Missed Call Alert': How to enable feature

Airtel, India's second-largest telecom operator, has finally introduced the much-awaited 'Smart Missed Call Alert' for its customers.

30 Nov 2021

Reliance Jio

Jio TV and tablet tipped. Is Reliance building an ecosystem?

After launching its first-ever smartphone, the JioPhone Next, Reliance Jio is now working on two new products in an attempt to build its own ecosystem of smart devices.

07 Oct 2021

Facebook

Jio compensates users affected by yesterday's service outage: Details here

Reliance Jio users in some parts of India faced an outage where they had absolutely no cellular connectivity for a few hours Wednesday morning. Frustrated users took to Twitter to share how the issue affected them.

03 Sep 2021

Reliance Jio

JioPhone Next tipped to arrive in India at Rs. 5,000

Reliance Jio, in partnership with Google, is gearing up to launch a new budget-range smartphone, the JioPhone Next, in India on September 10.

06 Aug 2021

Reliance Industries

Make JioFiber video calls on TV using phones: Here's how

Indian telecom major Reliance Jio has pulled off another smartly implemented feature, this time for enabling Jio Fiber users to participate in video calls using their TVs without the need for a dedicated webcam.

24 Jun 2021

Latest Mobile Phones

'2G mukt India': Ambani's Jio announces "most affordable" 4G smartphone

At its 44th Annual General Meeting, Reliance has announced a new "most affordable" smartphone, called the JioPhone Next. It has been developed in association with Google and will be up for grabs in India from September 10 onwards.

24 Jun 2021

Mukesh Ambani

Everything that Ambani announced at Reliance's Annual General Meeting 2021

Today, Mukesh Ambani-led conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL) held its 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM), virtually. The event commenced at 2pm and was streamed live on the JioMeet platform.

15 Jun 2021

Reliance Industries

Jio introduces five prepaid plans without daily data limit

Do you still prefer a wired internet connection just because it doesn't have a daily fair usage policy (FUP) limit?

02 Jun 2021

Reliance Jio

JioGames will bring popular SEGA Corporation titles to India

Home-grown telecom provider Reliance Jio has partnered with popular Japanese game developer and publisher SEGA Corporation. The partnership will make the latter's popular game titles available on the JioGames Store.

02 Jun 2021

X

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla gets dearer due to pandemic, and more

The pandemic has made life hard for everyone across the board. Gamers can't buy graphics cards and carmakers can't, well, make cars due to lack of essential chips.

31 Dec 2020

Reliance Jio

Jio to make all domestic calls free from January 1

Reliance Jio on Thursday announced that all off-net domestic voice calls from its network to other networks made anywhere in India will be free from January 1, 2021.

23 Dec 2020

Reliance Industries

Reliance set to relaunch JioPhone next year

The COVID-19 pandemic has given a completely new perspective on the use of smartphones in India. This has prompted Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries to relaunch its 4G feature phone in the next quarter.

25 Nov 2020

Vivo Mobiles

#LeakPeek: Vivo Y1s to cost around Rs. 8,000 in India

Vivo is planning to launch its Y1s model in India in December. In the latest development, tipster Mukul Sharma has revealed the prices of the phone, claiming it will cost around Rs. 8,000.

21 Oct 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio and Qualcomm begin 5G trials, achieve 1 Gbps speed

In a new development, Mukesh Ambani-led Jio Platforms Ltd. has announced its 5G plans in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies.

28 Sep 2020

Reliance Industries

Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

Telecom giant Reliance Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India.

31 Aug 2020

Mukesh Ambani

New JioFiber Plans: Unlimited internet, OTT apps on offer

To help Indians adjust with the routine of working and studying from home, Mukesh Ambani's home broadband service JioFiber has updated its plans.

16 Aug 2020

Reliance Jio

Jio is offering free data for 5 months: Details here

As part of a special offer, Reliance Jio is providing unlimited 4G data and free Jio-to-Jio phone calls for up to five months, to all the customers who purchase a new JioFi 4G wireless hotspot device.

15 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Is Reliance's new 'Jio Glass' worth the hype?

During Reliance's first 'virtual' Annual General Meeting, Mukesh Ambani, the Chairman of the conglomerate, shared a lot about his oil-to-telecom businesses.

15 Jul 2020

Bharti Airtel

Airtel-Verizon launch 'BlueJeans' to take on JioMeet, Zoom in India

As Indians adjust with the reality of working and connecting remotely, leading telecom-to-technology companies in the country are racing to get affordable yet high-quality video-conferencing solutions up and running.

14 Jul 2020

Google

Google likely to invest $4 billion in Reliance's Jio Platforms

After several major conglomerates and foreign funds, technology giant Google is mulling an investment in Reliance Industries' Jio Platforms.

12 Jul 2020

Facebook

#WeeklyRecap: Instagram's Reels, Jio's WhatsApp clone, Google's smart speaker, more

This week, tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Jio made headlines in the world of technology.

10 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani's Jio blatantly copied WhatsApp for JioChat

A week ago, Jio Platforms, the telecom-to-digital entity of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries, launched JioMeet, a video conference service that looked more like a rip-off of its prime competitor 'Zoom'.

03 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

JioMeet, Reliance's free Zoom rival, is now available in India

After a nearly three-month-long fundraising spree, Mukesh Ambani's telecom-to-digital entity Reliance Jio Platforms is expanding its footprint to step into the arena of video-conferencing.

03 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Jio Platforms scores Rs. 1,894 crore investment from Intel

Jio Platforms, the entity that holds the telecom and digital businesses of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has scored another big investment.

02 Jul 2020

India

Why DuckDuckGo is not working in India?

Along with Chinese applications that were deemed prejudicial to national security, India has also blocked popular US-based search engine DuckDuckGo.