The Jio Fiber services are soon going to roll-out and all the subscription plans will be unveiled on 5 September 2019. As a lot of services, such as 4K TV set and Jio Set-top box, are being offered for free with annual subscription plans, several customers across the country are highly interested in the services.
However, consumers need to keep in mind while subscribing for the Jio Fiber services that a product called Jio DTH as it is being referred to popularly does not actually exist. It was a term being used for the cable TV services that will come along with Jio Fiber services before it was commercially launched.
Why it must not be referred to as Jio DTH?
DTH services usually mean a satellite service that requires the installation of a dish antenna in order for customers to be able to enjoy cable TV services. Jio Fiber will not need users to install any extra dish antenna. Customers will only need to connect their television sets to the Jio Set-top box, which will be provided during installation and cable TV services will be relayed with the help of Reliance Jio’s local cable operator (LCO) partners. The same box will provide landline services as well as Internet.
“We’d be happy to guide you in the right direction. Please be informed, DTH is a satellite service, which requires customers’ to have a dish to receive service. Jio does not provide dish for its broadband and hence there is no product in the market called Jio DTH,” says the official account of Jio Care.
Furthermore, users have also taken to Twitter to state of Jio DTH dealerships that are being offered in exchange of money. Since Jio DTH does not exist, there is no question of Jio DTH dealerships being distributed by Reliance Jio.
How to get Jio Fiber services
The only way to subscribe to Jio Fiber services is by sending an online request on the official Jio website. The website only asks for the user’s current location, full name, and mobile number through which an OTP will be generated to register the invite. After following these steps a Reliance Jio agent will get in touch with consumers. Suppose the Jio Fiber services are not available at a consumer’s location, the website states the same to the user upon adding his/her location on the website.
Benefits of using Jio Fiber
Along with the Jio Forever or annual subscription plans, customers will receive a free 4K Tv or home PC as well as 4K Jio Set Top Box. Apart from that, here are a few other attractive features of Jio Fiber:
- Broadband speeds up to 1 GBPS
- Landline phone or Jio Fixed Voice Services
- High definition entertainment
- Jio Set-top box will be able to take live video conferencing
- First day first show movies from mid 2020 onwards
- Voice enabled virtual assistants
- Jio Holoboard mixed reality headsets at a very ‘affordable price’ for the complete theater experience
- Interactive gaming
- Smart home solutions
Jio Fiber services will be available from 5 September 2019 and will be priced between Rs 700 and 10,000 per month.