Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced the launch of its True 5G services in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Inaugurated by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, Jio True 5G services are now available in Shimla, Bilaspur, Hamirpur, and Nadaun. As a part of the Jio Welcome Offer, users will be able to access the 5G network without additional charges in these cities. Also Read – Jio Valentine’s Day offer gives extra data, flight and food vouchers
At the launch event, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Sukhvinder Singh, said, “I congratulate Jio and the people of Himachal Pradesh, on the launch of Jio’s True 5G services in the state. This launch is an important milestone for the people of the state, who will benefit immensely from Jio’s 5G services.” Also Read – Jio True 5G launched in Tamil Nadu covering six cities
“We are excited to commence Jio True 5G services in Himachal Pradesh from Shimla, Hamirpur, Nadaun and Bilaspur. Jio True 5G will digitally empower the people of the state with infinite growth opportunities in the various areas,” said a Jio spokesperson. Also Read – Reliance Jio launches new 5G upgrade data pack: Check benefits
Besides, Reliance Jio also launched 5G services across 17 cities, namely, Ankleshwar, Savarkundla (Gujarat), Chhindwara, Ratlam, Rewa, Sagar (Madhya Pradesh), Akola, Parbhani (Maharashtra), Bathinda, Khanna, Mandi Gobindgarh (Punjab), Bhilwara, Sri Ganganagar, Sikar (Rajasthan), Haldwani-Kathgodam, Rishikesh, and Rudrapur (Uttarakhand). This takes the total count of cities with Jio’s 5G coverage to 257.
To start using Jio’s 5G services, prepaid and postpaid customers need to check if their phone supports 5G and runs compatible software. Except for phones from brands such as Google, Asus, Honor, and LG, all other 5G phones can run 5G services of both Reliance Jio and Airtel.
If you have a compatible 5G phone, you need to request an invite for the Jio Welcome Offer from the MyJio app, which is available on both Android and iOS. If you are a prepaid user, your number should also have a recharge of at least Rs 239. After Jio has verified you meet the criteria for the offer, the Jio Welcome Offer will be activated on your mobile number.
As a part of the Jio Welcome Offer, you can access 5G internet free of cost. That means that whenever your phone latches on to Jio’s 5G network, the data you consume will not be exhausted against your daily cap. This is contrary to Airtel, which exhausts data from your account for consumption on its 5G network.