Jio is offering 3 months ‘Preview offer’ with every LYF branded phones which makes both users & company happy but how much happiness both the parties are having with each sale of ‘LYF phone +Preview Offer’.
We are forgetting the reason that LYF phones are not that much costly as we are getting before commercial launch – LYF phone along with Preview offer may only costs that much amount. Pricing & features are two most wanted factors people check before buying any mobile but for LYF phones it is ‘Jio Preview Offer’.
If Jio removes ‘Preview Offer’ which gives unlimited 4G data, HD calling & SMS for 3 months, no one will ever show any interest to buy those over-priced mobiles.
Why Jio introduces LYF brand mobile ?
Jio is only 4g operator having PAN India 4g coverage and it has three LTE bands including 3, 5 & 40 for amazing speed & coverage but presence of 4G mobile in India is low. A company with hope to serve only 4g network without having presence of sufficient number of supported 4g device in market can not have success at all.
Why LYF 4g mobiles are costly compared to Specs ?
Do you think only VoLTE & HD calling features can cause that huge rise in LYF mobile pricing – NO ! not at all. Jio has invested more than 1.5 lakh crore in expanding & improving Jio network & LYF device which forces company to take control of ‘before launch session’. LYF phone is a way to get back a little of that money by offering a lucrative data offering.
Problems in LYF Phones (Earth, Water, Wind & Flame)
LYF phones are simply over-pricing compared to specs the devices don’t cost so much itself, complete price is bundled with Jio Preview Offer which gives unlimited 4G, Calls & SMS for 90 days. If Jio unlimited monthly usage costs Rs 1000 (roughly) then 3 months service costs just Rs 3000 so mobiles will get at least Rs 3000 price cut after commercial launch & Flame series smartphones holders are now getting device for free of cost !
But LYF phones come with few major issues which may hurt you a lot when & performance & 4G speed is concerned
- Over-Pricing !
- Slow Performance compared to specs
- Snapdragon 615 is famous Overheating processor
- Full of Remote management codes & bloatware
- SD 210 & SD 410 perform very poor
- Hard Reset of LYF phone is must to unlock speed
- LYF phones has FRP lock enabled by default
- Mobile Hotspot range is very poor
- Battery backup is pathetic !
- 1GB RAM not enough !
LYF phones are FLOP then ?
Obviously a BIG NO !
Not a flop product at all.
Are are one of them who are approaching to their 4g mobile company via Online-Chat or Support mail & crying.. even begging for sending an update for VoLTE features ?
Many of us are making such thing every new days thanks to lazy mobile company. 4G mobile without VoLTE features can’t have HD calling until he/she is using Jio-Join app.
Jio knows very well how much faithful our so loyal 4g mobile companies are toward their mobile-buyers which is why Jio introduces LYF brand.
If Jio depends on such mobile companies who even take decades to send VoLTE update then the dream of Mukesh Ambani of giving 4g service to every ‘AAM Admi’ @Rs 3000 will remain a thing of imaginations & have a place in hall of fame !
Why people will buy an extra 4g phone when they already have supported one ? It’s not possible in a country where people are very skeptical & think 10 times before spending every coins of paisa ! – This is the point where Jio has to think twice to adjust pricing of LYF phone after commercial launch.
Huge discount in LYF 4g Phones ????
Yes, It will become the truth after commercial launch.
For success Jio has to either send a banner begging : ‘Please install Jio-Join app in your 4g mobile for HD calls‘ or decrease current pricing of LYF phones by introducing another Monsoon Offer what Mukhesh Ambani did couple of years ago and let everyone to use Jio 4 sim for digital services and LYF phones for HD calling (VoLTE).
Or, Get ready to listen : I don’t own Jio supported mobile ! I don’t need Jio Sim !!!!
Possibilities of reducing LYF pricing is low ? !!!
No – It’s absolutely wrong ! Jio will cut LYF phones price after commercial launch.
Existing 4g operating including Airtel, Vodafone & Idea are here for business not for watching success of Jio 4g. They are also silently taking some ways to counter Jio 4g at initial. With the start of Jio 4g & its lucrative offering competitor will also create some chaos to stop existing customers from porting out.
Jio will never get success & fulfill its expectation as long as every Rickshaw are not having Jio connection which means reach of every corner & people of country must become reality not dream –
It’s possible if & only if Jio plans & VoLTE handset comes under the reach.
Initial possibilities of MNP to Jio network
Very low !
MNP to Jio network after launch is because:
- Coverage Issue
- Low penetration of 4g handsets
- Low Awareness about Jio 4g Network
- Controversial Reliance CDMA shutdown, GSM switching and Jio is from same company group.
- Fear factor ! – Former Monsoon offer from Ambani & its future !
Success of initial Sale of new Jio 4g Sim
In India, most of the people are having 3 to 5 extra Sim in spite of having a primary mobile number. Porting out primary number & switching to Jio network with the start of Jio 4g service is not possible.
People will think twice before buying new Jio sim as
- Jio 4G Network Coverage
- Absent of VoLTE supported mobile
- If offers & plans are same as competitors
- buying Over-priced LYF phones for making someone dream fulfilled !
Jio 4g Success depends on following key factors:
Jio should keep in mind following factor for success from ground to corporate level.
- New Sim with lucrative offerings & at least 1 Year cheap calling promo
- Mind blowing discounts in LYF phones
- Another Monsoon offer : LYF phone + 4G service
- Manual Brand awareness across circles (Live now in few cases)
- Combo offers & Entry level Full Talktime Toups
- Instant Sim activation (Live now)
People are being cheated for long time in the name of Cheap calling & some telecom operators even changed the meaning of Unlimited Internet ! Breaking lobbying is not so easy !
Competitors are planing to expand 4g service beyond conventional & current offerings. Counter a startup at initial is easy & it’s true for Jio too. But if Jio shows its loyalty to customers & gives end-users what its need in reality, stopping Jio by existing 4G operators in India will also become a dream.
Hopes are high & Jio needs to keep up quality of digital services among customers & introduces something new to allure customers.
One last question one of our reader sent us:
I have Nokia 1100 model, How to make HD calls using Jio 4G Sim ?
You can not even use Jio 4g Sim in your mobile because:
- Jio is 4G only network
- Phone has – No support for LTE bands 3, 5, 40
- Phone has – No support for VoLTE
- Data, Voice & SMS won’t work
- Jio has – No support for fallback networks: 2G or 3G
- Your budget is too low for LYF mobile !
From trusted internal source, We have come to know that Jio is ready to launch service anytime soon and is going to BOOM market by giving some extraordinary offers to customers from the day one of its launch which implies upcoming discount in LYF phones & lower tariff in data & voice plans.