Now you will be able to purchase sim online. It is true that a website http://aonebiz.in/ is selling Reliance Jio SIMs online for free.
All you have to do is to fill up a form online giving details like, name, phone number and delivery address and email id.
The SIM will be delivered to your door step. At the time of delivery, one will have to submit address proof, identity proof and a passport size photograph. The site says that the SIM will be delivered in 7-10 business days for delivery charges of Rs 199.
We were first-hand witnesses of local mobile retailers selling and activating Jio SIM cards to consumers at a premium cost. But that move was met with enthusiasm as users did not find it difficult to pay a one-off fee to get unlimited data for the rest of the year, instead of waiting for hours in long queues outside Reliance stores.
By comparison, paying up to Rs. 500 for a SIM card could save users a lot considering 1GB 4G data with one month validity on other networks costs around Rs. 250. Some customers were lucky enough to get the Jio SIM for as low as Rs. 150, which is quite a deal.
The 16M figure is purely the number of new customers who got the Jio SIM without porting out their existing numbers, a luxury which has been unavailable ever since the service was launched in India. Owing to the growing demand for Jio, incumbent telcos started offering attractive schemes on the lines of free data and free calls for its users to stay on the network.
In the last few months, the Indian telecom industry has transformed like never before and prices of data services have witnessed a sudden drop. Reliance Jio will be commercially launched on January 1, 2017, post which customers will be asked to pay for their data usage. Jio’s tariffs have already impressed users, which may force its existing users to continue using the services.