TCL and Alcatel have entered into collaboration with Reliance Jio to offer 3-month free unlimited LTE data and calls to the Indian customers.
TCL, the third-largest consumer electronics manufacturer globally, has made the offer available to its consumers on TCL 560, TCL 562 and Alcatel smartphones.
“TCL has entered the smartphone market in India with the launch of TCL 560 and TCL 562 which are exclusively available on Amazon. Both the phones are 4G enabled and unlimited data from Reliance Preview will give an unparalleled consumer experience to the user,” commented Praveen Valecha, regional director, TCL.
With the offer the users can utilize unlimited voice, video, data and SMS for three months right from the day the activation of the Jio SIM, which Reliance is providing for free.
Users have to get the MyJio app on their devices, to enjoy the offer and adjoining benefits, which is non-transferable.
As per their choice, the users can carry on with the Jio commercial tariff plan once the validity of this offer expires.
Personal details like ID and address proof are prerequisites that have to be provided in the MyJio app by the users.
Then the user can acquire the free Jio sim card, by presenting the generated coupon at either the nearest Reliance Digital stores, Xpress Mini stores, Modern trade stores together with the essential documents.
After that the Jio Preview Offer can be availed when the user opens the MyJio app.
Users can continue with Reliance Jio commercial tariff plan or a new 4G plan, once the 90 day validity of the offer is up.
“The consumers will also be able to enjoy benefits of host of other options for entertainment that come complimentary with the offer. We are extending this offer to Alcatel brand of phones namely PIXI 4(5), POP STAR, POP 4 and upcoming range of Alcatel LTE phones,” Praveen added.
Jio though initially limiting the offer to LYF branded phones from the company only, has recently announced extensions of similar preview offers with smartphones from Samsung, LG, Asus, and Panasonic, followed by Micromax and YU smartphones. As a part of the offer, these smartphone users get a free Jio SIM card and access to unlimited data, calls, text and the suite of apps from Jio like JioPlay, JioOnDemand, JioBeats, JioMags, JioXpressNews, JioDrive, JioSecurity and JioMoney among others.
Also, the services can be availed with the JioFi device, tagged at Rs 2,899 and available at the Reliance Digital/Digital Xpress Mini stores. The device is capable to work as a WiFi hotspot for about 10 phones.
Though the launch date of the network from Reliance is still under wraps with expectations of being launched this year, the company still being in its beta-testing phase, its preview offers have already gained over 2.5 million users, which may disturb the growth of rivals, Vodafone and Airtel, in India.
Reliance currently owns pan-India 4G spectrum and once commercially launched, may create a transition in the telecom data market of India, cite experts.