Is Reliance Jio Fiber worth it? FAQs for new connection

Rajneesh Rana

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Location
Shimla, India
We have got JioFiber installed in our area and they have started promoting that connections are now available.
Liked the way they have setup the fiber on electricity poles and added distribution boxes after every few 100 meters.

Is Jio Fiber worth it with current offering?
What are the main pros and cons for this?

My questions
  • Initial charges? 2500, 1500 refundable from this?
  • What type of ONT/wifi device do they provide?
  • Details of STB?
  • They mentioned plans starting at Rs 1001, It has triple play services of phone, internet and cable included
Other option is a LCO who provide FTTH but has random issues disconnection of ONT and this requiring ONT restart as it won't auto reconnect. Some fibre issues 1-2 times a month.
 

MadAxe

Member
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181
Location
Dwarka, New Delhi
We have got JioFiber installed in our area and they have started promoting that connections are now available.
Liked the way they have setup the fiber on electricity poles and added distribution boxes after every few 100 meters.

Is Jio Fiber worth it with current offering?
What are the main pros and cons for this?

My questions
  • Initial charges? 2500, 1500 refundable from this?
  • What type of ONT/wifi device do they provide?
  • Details of STB?
  • They mentioned plans starting at Rs 1001, It has triple play services of phone, internet and cable included
Other option is a LCO who provide FTTH but has random issues disconnection of ONT and this requiring ONT restart as it won't auto reconnect. Some fibre issues 1-2 times a month.
1. Initial charges=₹2500(₹1500 refundable)
2. They provide single band as well dual band ONT which they call Jio Home Gateway.
3. They provide 3 models of STB. The best one is the hybrid one which allows sideloading. The specs have already been mentioned on the forum.
4. It has triple play viz. broadband, STB and landline. The least expensive plan is Bronze(₹825 including GST).
 

Rajneesh Rana

Member
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108
Location
Shimla, India
2. They provide single band as well dual band ONT which they call Jio Home Gateway.
3. They provide 3 models of STB. The best one is the hybrid one which allows sideloading. The specs have already been mentioned on the forum.
@MadAxe How can we opt for Dual band ONT and for the hybrid STB ?
On website it shows same price (included) for the ONT and STB
 

ap99

Active Member
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214
Location
Mumbai
We have got JioFiber installed in our area and they have started promoting that connections are now available.
Liked the way they have setup the fiber on electricity poles and added distribution boxes after every few 100 meters.

Is Jio Fiber worth it with current offering?
What are the main pros and cons for this?

My questions
  • Initial charges? 2500, 1500 refundable from this?
  • What type of ONT/wifi device do they provide?
  • Details of STB?
  • They mentioned plans starting at Rs 1001, It has triple play services of phone, internet and cable included
Other option is a LCO who provide FTTH but has random issues disconnection of ONT and this requiring ONT restart as it won't auto reconnect. Some fibre issues 1-2 times a month.
Basic plan starts from Rs. 700 (825 with GST). But you won't get any OTT apps subscription in that plan.
The plan which they told you about is the silver plan which costs Rs. 850 (Rs. 1001 with GST). You will get subscription to OTT apps with that plan.

Pros and cons according to me:
Pros:
1. Good service. No downtime for me at all.
2. Getting the promised download speed of 100Mbps.
Cons:
1. Upload speed is capped to 10%.
2. Pricing is a bit higher considering the amount of data they are giving.

So if you have a good and reliable service provider in your area offering decent plans, then you might have to think twice about getting a Jio Fiber connection.
 

ap99

Active Member
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214
Location
Mumbai
@deeter It depends on the plan. I have a 100Mbps plan. I get speeds above 95Mbps over a wireless connection when I am in the same room as the Jio Gateway.
In some other room, I get speeds between 80 and 90 Mbps.
 

Nitin

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What is the expected maximum speed over wi-fi through the Jio's Router Gateway?
Depends on the gateway and distance. let's assume that u are on 100 mbps plan. If u get the single band (2.4 ghz) gateway u will get around 60-70 or if u get dual band (2.4 ghz/5 ghz) gateway and connect to 5 ghz u will get 90-95 mbps
 
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