Reliance Jio now begins home delivery of SIM cards

A customer selects his number of Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G mobile services in Mumbai. Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 21, 2016, 09.55 AM (IST)

Reliance Jio, the telecom arm of RIL, has reportedly come up with a new programme for home delivery of Jio SIM cards.  While there is no official word on it from the company, media reports claim that the new programme is currently in the testing phase.

WION contacted an official spokesperson at Reliance Jio to check the validity of media reports. The spokesperson neither confirmed nor refused the claim. She said, “We haven’t issued an official statement on this.”

If the media reports are to be believed, Reliance Jio has already introduced the home delivery programme in select Indian cities, including Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad. The company, as reports claim, will roll out the new programme in a phased manner across India.

The pilot programme apparently is not open for all and users cannot sign up for it on their own. Instead, the company is selecting people and sending them invites asking if they would like to try their SIM.

Once an invite is received, the user can then schedule the delivery. According to reports, the delivery can be scheduled for as soon as "within 30 minutes".

It is claimed that employees at Reliance are unable to refer people for this programme. It’s only the team responsible that can choose invitees.

(WION)