Reliance Jio to offer free 100 GB data

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This was said on Twitter by Jio's official customer support- Jio Care. Jio has said that the service will also launch in other cities in a phased manner.

Telecom operator Reliance Jio has begun rolling out its much awaited Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) services at select locations in 6 cities - Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Surat and Vadodara.

Back during Jio's launch, Reliance Industries Chairman, Mukesh Ambani had talked about the launch of a fiber based broadband service by 2017.

Jio Fibre broadband services will offer 100 GB free data at 100 Mbps speed and free access to Jio premium applications.

Bharti Airtel has unleashed its myHOME promotional offer under which it is giving 5 GB of additional data every month for each postpaid connection and digital TV serviceyou link to your Airtel broadband connection.

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Pricing details aren't out yet, but the reports claim that the users would be required to shell out Rs 4500 as a one time charge, which is refundable, if the customer decides to cancel subscription.

Now, the question is, whether Jio would be able to meet the standards set by ACT Fibernet, which is offering 1 Gbps speed in Hyderabad. Despite initial hiccups, a slew of highly affordable plans (many of them were initially free) and a decent increase in their quality of service, Jio has proven itself to be a tough competitor to the likes of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.

While announcing the launch of pan-India digital services with its "Welcome Offer" in September a year ago, Jio had said: "In addition to fixed and wireless broadband connectivity offering superior voice and data services on an all-IP network, Jio will also offer end-to-end solutions that address the entire value chain across various digital services in key domains such as education, healthcare, security, communication, financial services, government-citizen interfaces and entertainment".

Jio Giga Fiber Volume-based plans. If the prices of Reliance Jio's 4G services are considered, JioFiber may give existing players a run for their money.

'The launch of Jio broadband service has been delayed due to the extension of Jio 4G commercial launches until March 31'.