Jio GigaFiber services have been announced in India and while registration for Jio GigaFiber will begin from August 15, it will take some weeks to get installed. Here’s how your neighbours can help you get it.
Jio GigaFiber services are soon going to be launched in India and while the registrations for Reliance Jio’s broadband connection will begin from August 15 you won’t be getting a new Jio GigaFiber connection installed until the next couple of weeks or even more. While the registration for Jio GigaFiber connection is free of cost, when it comes to installation, Jio GigaFiber subscribers will have to pay Rs. 4,500 up front.
However, the whole Jio GigaFiber installation process is not as simple as it sounds. While we already know that Reliance Jio will roll out its GigaFiber broadband services to just 1,100 Indian cities initially while which area will be the first or one of the firsts to be part of the initial rollout, is a whole new story.
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Here is when you will need your neighbours to come to your help. During the Reliance Industries’ 41st Annual General Meeting, Reliance Jio clearly announced that the initial rollout will be based on the number of registration requests recorded from a specific area.
This means if your city becomes the one to send the most number of Jio GigaFiber registration requests, then your city will get the priority for the installation of Jio GigaFiber connections. On the other hand, since everybody can register for a Jio GigaFiber connection free of cost, you should ask your neighbours to apply for it too, as the more number of requests go from your locality, the more chances you have to be part of the initial rollout.
That said, at the time of installation, Reliance Jio will send a team to your house or office, after taking an appointment, which will install the Jio GigaRouter and JioTV router at the said location. On the other hand, recent reports have highlights that Jio GigaFiber subscribers will have to pay Rs. 4,500 as security deposit which will be refundable while you will also be able to enjoy the Jio GigaFiber services for free for the first three months.
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