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Anirban Ghoshal and Rozelle Laha, New Delhi: Reliance Jio SIM cards are now available across retail outlets – Xpress, Xpress Mini stores and
Reliance Digital stores. As consumers queue up, HT tells you how to avail the service (which offers free voice calling and data roaming, among others), and get your hand on a working SIM card.
How to get the SIM?
Initially they are available only at Reliance outlets. Visit one of them, but be prepared to spend a little more than 15 minutes promised by Reliance, it can take up a considerable part of your day.If you want the SIM to be activated immediately, carry a Aadhaar from the same state the store is in. If your Aadhaar is from a different state, then you will have to go through the normal activation process, which will at least take two-three days. Other documents, which you can give include driving licences, PAN card, voter ID card, along with two photographs. The SIM activation will be delayed in such cases as well. You can use your e-Aadhaar card as well (at least officially)
Activating the card on your own
After you receive the SIM card, you will be prompted to follow the steps sent by the company to your registered email address. Since the activation and billing process is entirely online, you will get the receipts through email and SMS. The company will tele-verify your phone number to complete the entire activation and verification process.
To activate VoLTE, the way you make voice calls on the RelJio network, you’ll need to call 1977. Tele-verification process will be carried out on the same call. Keep your Jio SIM purchase bill and other documents handy.What’s in an e-aadhaar? A lot it seems
Officially, an e-Aadhaar can help you get a RelJio SIM.