Reliance Jio launch countdown: LYF now in 1.2 lakh outlets

With the countdown on for the launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G services, sister company Reliance Retail has announced that its LYF branded phones are now available in 1.2 lakh outlets in India.

In all, it has appointed 1,200 distributors for the handsets.

The first two models to be widely distributed are the LYF Flame 1 and LYF Wind 6, priced at Rs 6,490 and Rs 7,090 respectively.

“Reliance Retail has introduced its entry level range of LYF smartphones, LYF Wind 6 and LYF Flame 1. The two devices represent one of the most affordable and superior entry-level smartphones in the Indian market,” the company, a unit of Reliance Industries, said.

These are the cheapest phones with support for 4G voice or VoLTE, though Lenovo is soon going to bring its Vibe K5 to India at these prices as well.

Jio is introducing the facility of routing calls over WiFi connection as well, something that can save a lot of money for users.

“VoLTE and VoWi-Fi features, implying Voice over Long-Term Evolution and Voice over Wi-Fi, will ensure a True 4G experience for the user when used on a VoLTE network. With Wind 6 and Flame 1, everyone can experience HD-quality voice and video calls, multi-party voice and video conferencing, Wi-Fi calling, high-speed Internet, and seamless switching of a call from the service provider’s network to any available Wi-Fi network,” the company said.

The phones work with any network.

Both Wind 6 and Flame 1 come with a superior Qualcomm Snapdragon Chipset and 1 GB RAM.

Both the devices feature a 5MP front camera, apart from a 5MP rear camera, with special modes such as blink detection, smile detection, etc. A complimentary transparent back cover makes for an attractive proposition.

Flame 1 is designed for allowing ‘perfect selfies every time’, according to the company.

“The front camera is also slated to make for a great video calling experience. It is available in four vibrant colours – white, black, dark blue, and dark red.”

Wind 6 has a 5-inch IPS Display, 1 GB RAM, Premium gloss finish, compact design, and is designed to suit all your communication needs. It is available in white, black, and gold colours.

LYF smartphones is a range of True 4G devices from Reliance Retail. The above two phones are powered by the Snapdragon 210 chipset.

The entire LYF range is VoLTE-enabled, which will deliver a true 4G experience, a move that is unprecedented in terms of the technology revolution to be expected across price points.

The range of LYF smartphones includes 4 series namely Earth, Water, Wind and Flame from the Elements Collection.

Tech Specs-Flame1

Tech Specs-Wind6



Reliance Jio NOT TO EXTEND free data offer after March Reliance Jio will not be extending its Happy New Year free data offer beyond March 31, according to our sources in the company.The clarification comes in the wake dozens of reports claiming that it will extend the free scheme beyond the March 31 deadline into June."There is zero chance of that happening," said a senior official in the company's sale...
Idea Cellular – Vodafone merger announcement soon? Idea Spectrum HoldingIdea Cellular has put off the trimonthly meeting of its board of directors scheduled to take place tomorrow, raising speculation that it may soon announce a merger or deal with Vodafone India.The meeting was supposed to take on-board results  of the telecom operators' working the three months from October to December.After t...
Reliance Jio now allowing unlimited night downloads under Happy New Year plan Reliance Jio is now allowing its users to download an unlimited quantum of data at night under its Happy New Year offer.This is different from the earlier practice of allowing users to consume only 4GB of data per 24 hours.With this new feature, subscribers can download or consume 30 GB or 40 GB or even more data between 2 am and 5 am without aff...
How to overcome Reliance Jio’s 1GB limit by timing your downloads According to our tests, it is possible to download more than 1 GB using a single Reliance Jio connection using the Happy New Year offer.According to our tests, there is no limit on the number of GBs that can be downloaded under the Happy New Year offer between 2 AM and 5 AM.In our tests, we have been able to download over 40 GB in one night, without ...
Vodafone halves 4G data prices: 4 GB at 255 | 22 GB for 999 Vodafone has halved data prices, six months after cutting them by about 40%.Under the new 4G tariff announced today, customers will get 4 GB of data for Rs 250 and 22 GB for Rs 999.These are roughly half of the prevailing data rates in the market.The current data price in the market is 2 GB for Rs 250 and 10 GB for Rs 999.Vodafone is also off...
1GB LIMIT: Reliance Jio starts restoring full speed at end of day Reliance Jio, India's largest provider of wireless data, has modified its bandwidth limitation policy to restore full speed for the subscriber under its Happy New Year offer the next day.So far, a 4G subscriber who crossed the daily FUP limit of 4GB or 1GB had to wait for exactly 24 hours for Jio to lift the speed limits.Under the new policy, he ...
SUPERHOUR: The SECRET behind Vodafone’s Rs 16 offer It is no secret that India's second biggest telecom operator by revenue -- Vodafone -- is under threat from a rapidly growing No 3 -- Idea Cellular -- and an aggressive newcomer -- Reliance Jio.Though Idea is still behind the British firm when it comes to total revenue, Idea has already overtaken Vodafone as far as the data business is concerned, acc...
CRASH: Bharti Airtel offers 6 GB at Rs 147 per month Hit by competition from Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, India's largest telecom company, is offering a whopping 6 GB of 4G data for Rs 147 with a validity of 28 days.The offer is being rolled out only to prepaid users, and can be seen only in the 'only for you' deals section of Airtel's recharge app or website. As it is a targeted offer, it may not be ava...
BSNL matches Airtel, Idea with 339 unlimited voice + 1GB offer Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd has unveiled a new unlimited call plan, matching bigger rivals such as Idea Cellular and Bharti Airtel.While Airtel and Idea offer unlimited calls to any network in India plus 1 GB of 4G data for Rs 345, BSNL is doing so with a new recharge of Rs 339. In addition, BSNL's offer is valid for all customers whether they use 2G, 3...
BSNL to launch Gigafiber plans, slash FTTH tariff to counter Reliance Jio BSNL CMD interacting with consumersState-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will launch Gigafiber plans with speeds of over 1,000 Mbps to counter the threat from players like Reliance Jio, the head of the organisation said today."We have a similar strategy and soon we are going to come up with Gigabit OFC connection to customers in select locations," BS...
Tata DoCoMo cuts 3G price to Rs 40/GB under unlimited call plan Following its Rs 300 plan to give 2 GB of data and unlimited calls to any network in India, Tata DoCoMo has now unveiled a new plan that adds 3 GB more at an extra cost of Rs 50.The pack offers five times as much data for Rs 350 as is given by competitors like Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular.The new plan, currently being tested via an invite system, ...
Is Reliance Jio DTH launching today? No, say sources It was supposed to destroy the competition and unleash a new era in TV watching, but Reliance Jio's DTH service has so far failed to turn up on the rumored launch date of Dec 15.As we had predicted last month, the company had no plans of launching any DTH service, and did not tie up with any satellite provider for leasing transponder capacity. Our checks...
Airtel halves 4G data price to Rs 495/10GB; offers freebies to take on Reliance Jio Bharti Airtel cuts 4G data prices by halfOver the last two days, Bharti Airtel has quietly slashed its 4G pack prices to unprecedented levels in reaction to upcoming plans from Reliance Jio.According to the new data plans available to anyone who recharges using Airtel's online or app facility, the price of 10 GB of 4G data pack has been brought down...
Pokemon Go launched in India in association with Reliance Jio Pokemon Go, the virtual reality game where players have to 'catch' and 'train' creatures called Pokemons, has officially been launched in India, months after it first became available in markets such as the US.The India launch has been done in association with Reliance Jio, the 4g mobile operator from the Mukesh Ambani group."With this partnership, t...
Lenovo issues VoLTE update for K5, Plus and Note with Reliance Jio support Three months after Reliance Jio started giving out free connections, Lenovo -- the biggest online smartphone brand in India -- has started pushing out VoLTE update to those who bought its last generation phones - the K5, and its Note and Plus variants.Out of these, at least some Note users have already got the OTA update as early as October this year, ...