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Source: http://www.fonearena.com/blog/192408/exclusive-reliance-jio-jiolink-indoor-wifi-plans-and-preview-offer-revealed.html

FoneArena has obtained exclusive information regarding the Reliance Jio JioLink Indoor WiFi offering and also a 90 day Jio Preview Offer for the same. Jio is gearing up for a commercial launch soon and this solution could actually solve poor coverage or slow speeds in some areas especially when indoors. I have seen great speeds on Jio outdoors but when indoors , speeds do drop considerably. Let us dive in and find out what is JioLink and why it is big deal.

The JioLink indoor WiFi is a CPE or Customer Premise Equipment which involves a Unidirectional Antenna most likely installed on the roof or terrace of a building and WiFi router which will be at your home / office. The Indoor WiFi router or JioLink unit features a RJ45 port and is connected to the antenna by means of a Cat5 / Cat 6 cable. So in really layman terms , this is basically a 4G MiFi/ Wireless Hotspot with an external antenna and unlimited battery life ūüėČ

Jio is going to offer 4G LTE services in 3 LTE bands ‚Äď Band 3 ‚Äď 1800MHz, Band 5 ‚Äď 850MHz and Band 40 ‚Äď 2300 MHz. It is likely the the JioLink antenna is optimized for these bands and will get you the best speeds basis the signal strength. This is very interesting because JioLink will work as a signal booster. Another reason this solution is interesting is because, even users with devices which don‚Äôt support Jio‚Äôs LTE bands can experience the high data speeds over WiFi. Note that this is mainly targeted at offering data and not calling, but considering Jio is planning to roll out support for Wi-Fi calling or VoWiFI , this could be a good solution to have.

It is worth mentioning that Jio is not the first to come up with something this in India. Airtel did start offering 4G broadband services in some cities such as Kolkata, Bangalore and Chandigarh using a similar CPE equipment.

Now coming to the preview offer, Jio is offering 90 days of unlimited 4G data and subscription to its premium suit of apps including JioPlay and JioOnDemand. Tariffs beyond the 90 day period are not available currently. Now for the price part, Jio is going to charge Rs.2500 towards installation and setup of JioLink solution at your home or office.

The JioLink Preview Offer is currently available in select cities across India where Jio Preview Offer for Lyf & Samsung are currently offered. It is expected to be available at Reliance Digital stores starting this week.

Today we have exclusive photos of the JioLink CPE device which will soon be available in several cities where Jio 4G service is available. As you can see, the Jio branding is evident on the front and the special microSIM card provisioned for JioLink needs to be used on this device.

The JioLink is basically an outdoor 4G LTE modem and is waterproof and helps improve coverage in crowded areas and will mainly work on the 2300Mhz 4G band or Band 40 which is known to offer faster speeds on Jio.

This device could be mounted on a pole with the clamp very similar to what some broadband providers like Tikona do currently or mounted on a wall in a terrace with the help of the wall mount which is expected to be supplied with the device.

The device is powered by a Power-over-Ethernet PoE adapter which is supplied in the box. The output from the device needs to connected to a WiFi router. It is not entirely clear if a WiFi router will be supplied in the box.

A quick check on a import database reveals that over 100,000 units of this device being imported into India from Malaysia since last year at a price of Rs.4400 approximately per unit which is slightly higher than the Rs.2500 cost which Jio is going to charge for customers installing this device.

We have also learnt that preference will be given to employees, distributors and dealers.

 

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What about the offer in Mumbai ?

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This is awesome. I Hope we get unlimited plans in this.

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Jio has been doing this for long now. Giving out leaks each one carrying some leak or other about jio. I am getting a lil tired of these leaks wonder when will we hear anything officially from jio


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Yes if not 20 Mbps UL but atleast better than ****ty Bsnl. If it works as advertised will be final nail in coffin for BSNL

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Even 4 Mbps or 2 Mbps post fup speeds are also enough. Bsnl can then rest in peace

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If it is using Band 40 using external Antenna,  the speed will be higher. Also, Jio can reserve the band 5 for VoLTE and coverage. They can redirect home users who wants heavy data to the Band 40. Clever move from JIO! It will be really helpful for the people in rural areas who is not covered by any broadband and cable companies

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2 hours ago, Deepak Shankar said:

Jio has been doing this for long now. Giving out leaks each one carrying some leak or other about jio. I am getting a lil tired of these leaks wonder when will we hear anything officially from jio


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This is another product/service from Jio and the testing (preview offer) is yet to start. So each product/service will have its own official launch date... you can't expect all of them to be announced officially together. The next in line for the preview offer could be the set top box for TV. 4G SIM (preview offer) is already available for public since about 3 months now and so that will be the first product/service to be announced officially.

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This is another product/service from Jio and the testing (preview offer) is yet to start. So each product/service will have its own official launch date... you can't expect all of them to be announced officially together. The next in line for the preview offer could be the set top box for TV. 4G SIM (preview offer) is already available for public since about 3 months now and so that will be the first product/service to be announced officially.


I would be more than happy to test both Internet and set top box if they give it to all unlike restrictions on jio sim for lyf n Samsung mobiles


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"Boost your LTE signal" ..... wondering how that would work.

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1 hour ago, KanagaDeepan said:

Even 4 Mbps or 2 Mbps post fup speeds are also enough. Bsnl can then rest in peace

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I wont ask for the world...just give me 2mbps post fup or ....a simple plan with 2 mbps speed without any fup.

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I think Jio is coming up diversities so that they can offer Multiple services combo in economical price.

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"Boost your LTE signal" ..... wondering how that would work.


Actually the 4g signal [especially of 2300MHz band 40 one] will be good outdoors and there will be just indoor coverage issues especially in tall buildings, concrete jungles. Since the rooftop device will be placed outdoors on a tall post, facing the RJio towers with line of sight, it will get good signals for sure.

That equipment will be connected to a power adapter plus wireless router inside home, so that 4g data can be shared by all inside the building as Wi-Fi. If your home has bad indoor coverage, then the router [Wi-Fi] serves to solve the issue using jio join and/or VoWiFi.

Thus the outdoor unit serves like a small cell, even though it's not really is, thanks to Jio join and/or VoWiFi.

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That's giving great speed person charged me 2500/- with 3 months unlimited at my area giving 30 to 45 Mbps 

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Anybody in the forum getting any concrete details regarding the news?

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6 hours ago, KanagaDeepan said:


Actually the 4g signal [especially of 2300MHz band 40 one] will be good outdoors and there will be just indoor coverage issues especially in tall buildings, concrete jungles. Since the rooftop device will be placed outdoors on a tall post, facing the RJio towers with line of sight, it will get good signals for sure.

That equipment will be connected to a power adapter plus wireless router inside home, so that 4g data can be shared by all inside the building as Wi-Fi. If your home has bad indoor coverage, then the router [Wi-Fi] serves to solve the issue using jio join and/or VoWiFi.

Thus the outdoor unit serves like a small cell, even though it's not really is, thanks to Jio join and/or VoWiFi.

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I got the feeling that having this CPE would boost coverage of JIO phones indoors.

Somewhat misleading :)

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On 7/29/2016 at 0:29 PM, nabeelnavs said:

That's giving great speed person charged me 2500/- with 3 months unlimited at my area giving 30 to 45 Mbps 

hey, u already got the device?

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1 hour ago, srk006 said:

hey, u already got the device?

Which circle?

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6 hours ago, srk006 said:

hey, u already got the device?

 

4 hours ago, amit4ubel said:

Which circle?

I'm from Maharashtra Nashville Malegaon 

I I got the device fitted at my home that's like cpe that's onnected to a power adapter plus wireless router inside home, so that 4g data can be shared by all inside the building as Wi-Fi. If your home has bad indoor coverage.  

 

There is sim card in the device sim card is locked with device we can't change sim because that's not a prepaid THAT'S POSTPAID  they not given any plan they given this 3 months unlimited 

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7 hours ago, nabeelnavs said:

 

I'm from Maharashtra Nashville Malegaon 

I I got the device fitted at my home that's like cpe that's onnected to a power adapter plus wireless router inside home, so that 4g data can be shared by all inside the building as Wi-Fi. If your home has bad indoor coverage.  

 

There is sim card in the device sim card is locked with device we can't change sim because that's not a prepaid THAT'S POSTPAID  they not given any plan they given this 3 months unlimited 

OK - you can't change the SIM, I understand. But what will happen after 3 months ? They will start billing ANY PLAN after that without your knowledge whether it suites you or not. Already Postpaid has been a dreadful experience for Reliance CDMA to 4G upgraded customers as far as Plan's are concerned.

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4 hours ago, LTE4G said:

OK - you can't change the SIM, I understand. But what will happen after 3 months ? They will start billing ANY PLAN after that without your knowledge whether it suites you or not. Already Postpaid has been a dreadful experience for Reliance CDMA to 4G upgraded customers as far as Plan's are concerned.

They are 2 different companies providing very different experiences. After 3 months they will give you an option to choose a plan or to discontinue the service.

 

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Looks interesting can you post few pics of the actual installation and device. Also how are the speeds and connectivity.

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6 hours ago, NanduNaada said:

They are 2 different companies providing very different experiences. After 3 months they will give you an option to choose a plan or to discontinue the service.

 

Let's hope so though it is mere speculation.

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According to jiocare in Twitter this is available only on invitation basis any ideas how to get it


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Guys...how to get this in preview offer? I am very interested.

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