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Reliance Jio: Good for data and apps, calls still sketchy

The author tries out the new service and returns with mixed results

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Reliance Jio

Abhik Sen 

Nothing in the world comes free, goes the saying. Yet, we seem genetically inclined towards freebies: free stuff, free software, free calls and now free data along with it.

No wonder there were serpentine queues at Reliance stores to avail of Reliance Jio's welcome offer - free calls and data till the end of the year. I tried the service out on an Asus Zenfone 3, a VoLTE-enabled handset (the only way you can make voice calls on the Jio network) and found out that the service offers blazing-fast data but faces issues connecting calls to other networks. But it's early days, and once ...

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First Published: Sat, September 17 2016. 00:05 IST
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