- Reliance Jio use VoLTE technology
- This means even voice is transmitted as data
- Your existing phone may not be able to make calls
Reliance Jio services will be open to everyone from Monday, and you can get a SIM and enjoy free usage until December 31, until the plans kick in from next year. The entire Reliance Jio network runs on data, which means even voice calls are data-powered.
What this means for you is that you will need a VoLTE capable phone to make calls on the Jio network. You can still use 4G phones that support Jio’s LTE band, but you will not be able to make calls unless your phone supports VoLTE. Reliance Jio is offering app-based workarounds to let you call any number on such cases, but to enjoy the true Jio experience, you need to have a VoLTE use to make the most of the network.
We have compiled a list of VoLTE capable phones. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list by any means, and it’s definitely possible we may have missed some VoLTE-capable handsets that are available in the market. But, this should be a good starting point if you are looking for a new phone to use with a Reliance Jio SIM.
If you believe we’ve missed a VoLTE capable phone that’s available in India, let us know via the comments and we will update our list. Apart from this list, do note that the entire rangle of Reliance Retail’s Lyf-branded smartphones are VoLTE-enabled and ready to use on the Jio network.
You should also refer to Reliance Jio’s own list of phones that support VoLTE.