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.

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 launched 5G services in India on Saturday. The next-generation network is said to be up to 10 times faster than 4G.

15 Jun 2022

Bharti Airtel

5G in India: Understanding 5G spectrum auction and process involved

India is on the verge of getting its 5G network. The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has allowed the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to conduct the auction for the 5G spectrum.

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.

14 Mar 2022


Abhishek Bachchan's 'Dasvi' to hit OTT, his fourth direct-to-digital outing

After Ludo, The Big Bull, Bob Biswas, Abhishek Bachchan is gearing up for his next OTT release, Dasvi.

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


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


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


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


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.

29 Dec 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Farmers protest: Over 1,500 mobile towers damaged, Captain issues warning

The agitation of farmers took a pernicious turn when protesters started damaging mobile towers to register an objection against Reliance Jio, owned by business tycoon Mukesh Ambani.

23 Dec 2020

Bharti Airtel

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.

#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


Jio appears to be blocking Twitch streams in India

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

19 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Flagged concerns, says ex-Minister Harsimrat Badal; SAD is rethinking alliance

Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned from the Union Cabinet on Thursday over a disagreement with the Centre on three farm Bills, said on Friday that her party — the Shiromani Akali Dal — repeatedly flagged concerns in the Cabinet, but to no avail.

04 Sep 2020


NewsBytes Briefing: SoftBank considering bidders for TikTok India, and more

In another twist to the saga, SoftBank is reportedly working to broker a deal for TikTok 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.

OnePlus Nord is up for pre-ordering in India via Amazon

The much-hyped OnePlus Nord is now available for pre-ordering in India via Amazon. The pre-booking window will remain open till August 3, a day before the mid-range handset goes on open sale.

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

Mukesh Ambani

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.

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani

Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

A lot happened in the technology world when you were sleeping.

12 Jul 2020


#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'.

09 Jul 2020


Government wants shopping sites to display 'origin country' of products

Amid calls to boycott the foreign goods, especially those from China, to make way for Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Government of India is looking to have 'origin country' of products displayed across online shopping portals.

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


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.

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