September 22, 2016

10 Ways to Get Jio SIM

Jio announced an offer for every 4G mobile users. As per the offer anyone can a get SIM along with 3 months unlimited usage. The smartphone users need to just walk-in to the nearest Reliance Digital & DX Mini stores along with AADHAAR card is enough. This offer was initially available only for Reliance employees and then extended to LYF mobile buyers. Later this offer also given to selective Samsung higher-end phones as gift especially while purchasing Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Now anyone can be benefited without any restrictions irrespective of conditions such as purchasing LYF device or possessing eligible partnered mobile. The 4G mobile users can choose any one of these 10 ways to get Jio SIM.

(1) Purchase LYF Phone

Reliance is selling 4G mobiles which is branded in the name of LYF. This phone comes with 4 different collections such as EARTH, FLAME, WIND and WATER. The basic 4G model is priced around Rs. 3000. One can opt for basic model as the buyer not only gets an Android device also SIM card along with unlimited internet usage. The basic phone can be tethered through Wi-Fi hotspot / Bluetooth / USB to share internet connection within home with other family members without losing speed.

The speed of downloading and uploading is amazingly super fast compare with 3G / 2G. The subscribers need not to restrict usage because validity of unlimited usage ends in 3 months from the date and time of activation. Since the basic model is much more cheaper than other 4G basic mobiles, one could buy at-least 2 handsets for 2 different persons. For example, one phone can be used by yourself and another one for beloved one. The customers have to generate coupon with bar code through online after purchasing LYF mobile.

To generate coupon with bar code through online follow these steps

Type your First Name, Last Name, Email ID, Phone Number, State and City in the respective given boxes of coupon generating form. The e-mail and phone number is mandatory for receiving coupon code. The requester probably receive invitation email within 48 hours after pressing submit button. The generated coupon code is valid only for few days as mentioned on email and non transferable.

The customers have to follow these steps to get SIM

1. Take print of email invitation mentioned with coupon and bar code
2. Carry original/ photocopy of AADHAAR card along with 4G mobile to the nearest Reliance Digital & DX mini showroom.
3. Show AADHAAR number, bar code and provide existing valid mobile number
4. Thumb finger on fingerprint scanner then instantly collect SIM card

Reliance Digital & DX mini showrooms are collecting AADHAAR card from subscribers to ease customer verification on spot. The customers who are possessing AADHAAR card can collect verified SIM. This speeds up activation process without any hassles. The purpose of collecting AADHAAR card may be discouraging a subscriber not to have more than one SIM for unlimited usage.


The subscribers can provide mobile number which can be of any service providers like Airtel, Docomo, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL and Aircel. The subscribers can collect SIM at Reliance outlets only on their name. If the customer would have submitted CAF (Customer Application Form) through other shops, the SIM shall be activated within 5 days from the date of CAF submission. The customer acquisition form should be pinned with recent passport-size photograph along with the photo copy of documents such as address proof and identity proof. The customer acquisition form should be signed by subscriber and self attested over photograph / photocopies if it is required.

To activate your Jio SIM follow these instructions to complete verification

Insert SIM on slot 1 on any 4G device. The subscriber receives an SMS from JM-JIONET within 4 hours to the registered mobile number to confirm CAF application is received and SIM is ready for tele-verification. The SMS typically look-a-like "Dear Customer, Thank you for choosing Jio. We have received your application for new connection. Your Order Number is 1234567. Thanks you, Team Jio". The subscribers must keep ready the submitted required document number / other details in hand to complete tele-verification faster. For example: the automated verification system ask you to type last 4 digits of AADHAAR card to complete verification.

To verify your SIM dial 1977 from your Jio number.
To activate only data service dial 1800-890-1977 from any mobile number

The subscribers are able to call activation number 1977 only after submitting customer acquisition form. The account will be credited with interim benefits within 1 hour for regular usage after successful verification. The interim benefits are bundled with 2 GB free data for internet usage, 100 minutes for both HD voice and video calling and 100 SMS for initial operations. This interim benefits also helps to download Apps like JioCinema, JioTV, JioMusic, JioMags, JioXpressNews, JioChat, Jio Drive, JioJoin, JioMoney, AJIO, JioSecurity and JioNet to activate unlimited preview offer.

To activate Jio preview offer for prepaid SIM follow these steps

1. Insert SIM on slot 1 if it is equipped with dual slots
2. Download and open MyJio app from eligible 4G mobile
3. Tap on 'Avail Offer' on the popup banner
4. Download given apps as shown on popup banner one by one and wait till the installation is complete
5. After installing those required Apps press submit button on popup banner

Preview offer can be activated only through LYF mobiles and on partnered smartphones. The preview offer is automatically enabled for those who provided AADHAAR and fingerprint while collecting SIM at counters. The system itself detects and proceeds activation of preview offer while opening MyJio app. The verification process little bit differs depends upon version of MyJio App. The newer version of MyJio requires JioJoin App before generating coupon through mobile.

The newer version app did not ask to install other required apps after activation whereas Jio preview offer is automatically credited just by tapping submit button on popup. The popup banner might be named as "Install apps and enjoy Jio Preview Offer". Please note that your SIM automatically gets activated after providing AADHAAR number with associated fingerprint for verification at counter. The subscribers who are still facing any problems related activation / verification can email to or call customer care number 18008899999 to resolve.

(2) Get Jio SIM without LYF phone

Now anyone can get Jio SIM without buying LYF mobile using their 4G handset. All they need to do is just generate coupon from your 4G mobile before reaching nearest Reliance Digital / MX mini stores.

To generate coupon with bar code follow these steps on your 4G phone

1. Download then install MyJio App from Google Play Store
2. Open MyJio App from icon placed on Home Screen
3. Tap on 'Get Jio SIM' button on login screen
4. Tap on 'Agree and Get Jio Offer'
5. Tap on Allow to 'Allow My Jio to send and view SMS messages'
6. Share your First Name, Last Name and Mobile number then Submit
7. Detect your location for eligibility then press Next
8. Get your exclusive coupon with bar code on screen

If you are not able to install MyJio App connect your mobile through Wi-Fi or use other 3G source. The subscribers can capture screen using any screenshot app to carry with them. The coupon and bar code can always referred back through MyJio App once coupon is generated.

(3) Move to Jio network

The existing subscribers of any network can use Mobile Number Portability (MNP) facility to get Jio SIM without losing their existing mobile number. The requester can send request via SMS from any 2G / 3G / 4G device. The subscribers who are presently using Airtel / Tata Docomo / Idea / Vodafone / BSNL / Aircel / MTS can move their existing number to Jio network to become a new customer. The newly joining customers are eligible to avail free welcome unlimited usage offer. The existing subscribers need to just walk-in to their nearest Reliance Digital or DX Mini stores to get Jio SIM just by submitting the required documents along with Unique Porting Code (UPC). The existing mobile network subscribers has to produce UPC before it expires.

To get UPC code from existing service provider type SMS in this format PORT <<10 Digit Mobile>> then send it to 1900.

While typing SMS please add space between PORT keyword and 10 digit mobile number to avoid error. The requester will get instant reply from current service provider via SMS saying that 'Hi! Your UPC is <<8 digit alpha numerical code>> & this is valid till MM/DD/YYYY. Pls disclose the UPC only to recipient operator personnel at point of sale & not to any other person'.

If you would have requested UPC already and forgot it mistakenly or deleted the received SMS, you can request it back. The reminder SMS typically look a like 'Dear Customer, Your Unique Porting Code <<8 digit alpha numerical code>> already exists and is valid upto MM/DD/YYYY Thank You'. Mostly the received UPC is just valid for 15 days and if your are from Jammu & Kashmir, NE & Assam your UPC is valid for 30 days. The number 1900 is TRAI's central number to avail mobile portability facility from any network carrier.

(4) Employee Referral Scheme

There was a referral scheme introduced for Reliance employees few months back. The employees can refer up to 10 friends. The referred friends will get an invitation from referrals to avail 90 days unlimited usage while buying LYF 4G mobiles. The interested one can ask their friend who is working at Reliance to send invitation.

(5) Buy 4G Smartphone

There are more than 300+ devices from 25+ brands are now eligible to get Jio SIM. The customers can enjoy all those services without paying even single rupee from their pocket. The only thing is make sure that purchasing device has 4G VoLTE supported or not. Check the complete list of Reliance Jio VoLTE  4G SIM Supported Phones [Updated]

(6) Purchase JioFi WiFi device

JioFi is a portable broadband device allows many users and mobile devices to use Jio 4G internet. The buyers of JioFi is also eligible to get one Jio SIM. The users can able to create a personal Wi-Fi hotspot using JioFi device. This device has capability to connect up to minimum 10 devices. This device costs around Rs.2899 which can be purchased at any Reliance Digital showrooms. This device is just 16 mm thin looks very sleek and light weight as you can easily carry to anywhere. This device is powered by 2300 mAh battery can broadcast up to 6 hours.

(7) Buy SIM without waiting on Queue

There is long queue is standing and waiting at almost all Reliance prominent stores for collecting Jio SIM. The other mobile store people are taking advantage of this situation by selling SIM cards which is ranging from Rs. 300 to Rs. 1000 depends upon demand. If you are not able to stand and wait on queue without wasting your busiest schedule, you can buy one through this way. If you can afford the price which they demand, just pay and get it on your hand or bargain. If you could not find shops keep searching.

(8) Buy Jio SIM online

Reliance is not yet started online selling platform at this launch stage to buy Jio SIM. The current giving is might be aimed to attract existing customers from other service providers / youngsters by providing attractive unlimited offers as no one offered yet.

(9) Request Contacts

The interested people can go through close contacts and find person from mobile stores to get one Jio SIM free. Many people helps within relatives and friends to get SIM.

(10) JioSIM for iPhone

MyJio App is now also available on App store for download. The iPhone 6 4G smartphone users can try to generate coupon on mobile then collect one SIM as using all instructions discussed above.