Reliance Jio has been creating waves in the market ever since its preview plan offering unlimited free calls, data and SMS for 90 days went official a few weeks back. Now, as per some reports, Reliance is planning to offer Free 4G to Lyf smartphone buyers for an extended period of one year.
Initially, the Reliance Jio Preview offer was rolled out for a handful of Lyf smartphones. However, the increasing demand for Jio SIM cards possibly triggered smartphone OEMs to tie up with Reliance to provide the exclusive Jio Preview offer to their smartphone owners. The first to the race was Samsung and they were closely followed by other counterparts including LG, Asus, Panasonic, Micromax, YU, Alcatel and TCL. Recently, the Reliance Digital stores across the country also started providing Jio SIM cards under the preview offer to any users with 4G smartphones. That said, still now some Reliance stores are denying to offer SIM cards for any random 4G smartphone citing lack of information from their head office.
Nevertheless, if this new report regarding 1 year of complimentary free internet with Lyf phones (for existing as well as new buyers) turn out to be true, we may end up seeing a huge spike in the company’s smartphone sales. Last quarter reports indicate that Lyf smartphones has sprung up the ladder to occupy a fifth place in terms of smartphone shipments in India, and offers like this will only spruce up the sales figures.
It’s however worth noting that this exclusive Preview offer for Lyf phone owners may not come with unlimited voice calls and SMS, that come with the standard 3-month Preview offer. That said, Reliance may also cap the data usage for this exclusive offer to 75GB/month.
Reliance Lyf series of smartphones are being offered in a wide range of prices starting from as low as Rs 2,999 to as high as Rs 20,000. The Lyf smartphones are being offered through a number of local retails shops as well Reliance Digital and Digital Xpress Mini stores across India. Please note that, TechPP couldn’t independently verify the veracity of this report. We will update as and when we have something more to add.