How to enjoy Reliance Jio in a non-4G phone

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Reliance Jio has already created media buzz with aggressively priced 4G plans and unlimited calling options. If you own a 4G phone with VoLTE, you can enjoy the services of Reliance Jio. For new customers, Reliance Jio is also offering unlimited services until 31st December 2016.

But what if you own a non-4G phone? You cannot buy a Reliance JIO SIM until you buy a new phone with 4G VoLTE support. If you do not want to buy a new phone just for JIO, you also have another option. Yes, you can also enjoy Reliance Jio in your 3G/2G phone with the help of a device.

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How to enjoy Reliance Jio in a 2G/3G phone

Reliance has played this well. It knew that millions of devices are already there in the market which does not support 4G. SO, it launched JioFi 4G hotspot device. It is priced at Rs. 1999.

Jio Fi

Go to any reliance store and buy JioFi device. At the same time, you can apply for a JIO sim to use on this device.

Features of JioFi

  • Portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Supports up to 10 devices
  • Light-weight and sleep
  • 2300 mAH battery
  • supports HD voice calls, video calls and messaging

How to make calls over VoLTE with JioFi

Connecting to a portable WI-Fi hotspot is just joining a wifi network. But to enjoy JIO, you also wish to consume its unlimited calling. A phone that lacks 4G connectivity cannot natively make calls over VoLTE. So, there is an app called JioJoin. As the name suggests, Reliance is the maker of this app. So after connecting to the portable hotspot of JioFi, install JioJoin app.

JioJoin app

Features of JioJoin app

You can make video calls, HD voice calls over JioFi to any landline or mobile number. Calling rates are applicable as per your tariff plan. You already have unlimited calling plans in all tariff, you will not have to pay a single Rupee. You can also make audio conference calls with up to 6 participants & video conference with up to 4 participants. This app also supports rich text messaging which includes stickers and file sharing.

Note: All voice and video calls consume data. And Reliance will not deduct it from your main data balance. So, you should not worry about your data consumption while making calls.


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Deepanker Verma
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Deepanker Verma is a well-known technology blogger and gadget reviewer based in India.

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