Reliance Jio has been the buzzword ever since it was launched in India with offerings like free calls and the internet for the next three months the Jio SIM has been selling like hot cakes. In fact, the Jio is in so much demand that most of the retailers are running out of SIM card stock. As one might be aware Jio has segregated its offering into two categories one for 4G LTE phone users and the other for 4G WiFi hotspot users. Last time around we had reported how Reliance had silently introduced a new OLED JioFi 4G Hotspot through its Digital and Xpress Mini stores and now it seems that Reliance has launched a Wi-Fi dongle that comes sans the battery.
The Jio Dongle 2 resembles a run of the mill Wi-Fi Dongle and it comes with a retractable USB connector. Packed in a cylindrical box the Jio Dongle 2 is selling at the same price as the JioFi 2 but comes without a battery pack and needless to say is more compact than the former. The Jio Dongle 2 is currently retailing at Rs 1,999 and it lets you connect up to 10 devices simultaneously and will also enable Jio Voice. Furthermore, it also comes accompanied with the suite of Jio applications and a 1-Year warranty card.
The accessory in the box includes a wall power adapter for plugging in the dongle which like the earlier hotspot comes with a “Designed in India” labelling. The dongle also comes with two led lights showing the status for 4G and Wi-Fi functionality. Opening the rear panel of the dongle will reveal the micro-SIM slot wherein one needs to insert the Jio SIM. It should be noted that the Jio Dongle 2 is useful mostly for those who carry old desktops and laptops which have no WiFi chips embedded. For most others, the JioFi 2 is a much better device, specially considering that they are priced similarly.