New Delhi, Sep 5 LYF 4G smartphones have become the latest choice in the tech market, after Reliance decided to partner with it while launching its highly anticipated 4G services. Broadband Internet services only work with Voice over LTE services. LYF is one of those brands that offers VoLTE functionality at an inexpensive price. Devices that support 4G start from the range of Rs 3,999. Reliance offers free Jio SIM cards with LYF phones. However, according to a viral social media post, an LYF smartphone exploded while in use. The user claims to be from the Kathua region of Jammu and Kashmir. Images of his hand suffering from burns and his permanently damaged phone are circulating on social media.Also read – Jio and Google Cloud to work on 5G technology. All you need to know
Although LYF phones are inferior in terms of specs, its infatuation with the tech market arose after its partnership with Reliance. The USP of LYF devices is that the Jio SIM cards that come with them would provide the user with 90 days of free 4G voice calls and 4G data services. The current offer is shown on Jio Preview Offer (JPO). The company is also expected to announce one year of completely free Internet services for Jio users. (READ ALSO: Priyanka Chopra’s Reliance Jio 4G service app goes viral, hints at the horrors of the data leak behind it) Also Read – 5G in Mumbai: Reliance Jio Begins Trial. Why it matters
Here is the viral social media post, with the image: Also Read – Reliance Jio Builds Largest India-Centric International Submarine Cable System
According to a report, the user was browsing his LYF Water 1 smartphone. He was using Facebook when the phone exploded. The explosion caused burns to his hand. The user was dispatched for medical treatment.
The incident was reported just a week after a similar explosion of a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone was revealed. This prompted the company to stop using the current batteries, which have come under intense scrutiny. Samsung also voluntarily contacted those who sold the smartphones and offered to replace the gadget with safer batteries. (READ ALSO: Reliance Jio 4G launch: find out how to get your Jio SIM, port your existing number, compare tariff plans and complete list of compatible handsets)
LYF should provide an explanation for the incident. He is required to bring the flak to the company. In the past, such explosion incidents have brought huge discredit to mobile brands like One Plus One and Xiaomi.
Reliance Jio 4G services launched today. Technology watchers have defined it as a revolutionary moment for India’s telecommunications industry. With the launch of Jio, Reliance offers the cheapest data plan among all other service providers. The internet pack starts for as little as Rs 19 (applicable for 1 day). Reasonable plans are also available for Rs 50. The most preferred by users is the Rs 499 package, where users get up to 4GB of free 4G data. It is important to note that data services would remain free at midnight. However, the validity of this free night period is only from 02:00 to 05:00. Apart from free data at night, all voice calls via Jio SIM made to any other network in India would remain free.
Reliance Jio 4G’s lucrative offering has won over mobile internet users across India. The company had used Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message for “Digital India” for its marketing campaign. Inexpensive data charges would connect a large number of unconnected users to the internet world.
The launch of Reliance Jio has forced other telecom operators to sharply reduce their prices. While Airtel slashed its data prices by 80%, the company expressed the possibility of making other decisions to stick its customers. Likewise, Idea had reduced its tariffs by 65 percent. Market experts believe that in the coming months, prices are expected to fall sharply further.
Public company BSNL has also launched a lucrative internet program that may challenge the euphoria surrounding Reliance Jio. The company offers unlimited broadband data for Rs 249. The speed for the first 1 GB of data usage would remain at 2 Mbps. Thereafter, the speed would be reduced to 1 Mbps. According to the diagram, if the user ends up using even 250 GB of data, he would pay as little as Rs 1 for 1 GB of use.