Jio is slowly rolling out its 5G services for the general public after the showcase at India Mobile Congress 2022. The rollout started on October 5, and Jio plans on expanding the services to multiple cities by Diwali. As of now, Jio users in four cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Varanasi can avail of the 5G services upon receiving a special invite. In this article, we explain how you can get the Jio 5G invite and what you need to do to start using the 5G network on your smartphone.
Jio 5G Welcome Offer: Experience incredible 5G speeds on your smartphone
Like every preceding network rollout, Jio has launched a welcome offer for its 5G service. But first, you need an invite to avail of the 5G network. If you are located in one of the four cities where Jio has rolled out its True 5G network, you may be eligible for the service. Secondly, you need to have a 5G-enabled smartphone to use the network. Here is our list of the cheapest 5G-enabled smartphones you can buy right now.
If you meet the two prerequisites mentioned above, head over to the MyJio app to see if you’ve received an invite to the welcome offer. For the initial phase of the rollout, Jio is keeping the service invitational based. The larger rollout will take place in the coming months, with Jio planning on pan-India 5G coverage by December.
If you’re one of the lucky Jio users that received the 5G invite, you can make use of the Jio 5G Welcome Offer. As a part of the Welcome Offer, users with invites can use the 5G network as a part of their current data plan without any extra costs. Jio has not announced its 5G pricing and data plans yet. Right now, the only requirement to use 5G network on your smartphone is that you need to have an active base plan of Rs 239 minimum.
Here’s how you can switch to 5G network on your smartphone once you’ve got the invite.
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Connections.
Step 2: Tap on Mobile Network and select Network Mode.
Step 3: Choose 5G/LTE/3G/2G (autoconnect).
Your smartphone will switch to 5G network.
Jio will expand its 5G network to several other cities by Diwali, with plans for pan-India coverage by December 2023. While no price announcements have been made yet, users can expect a small bump in the average data pricing. If you’re already using Jio 5G on your smartphone, let us know about your experience so far in the comments!
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