Yes, Reliance Jio has set the bar even higher for other telecom companies. After its launch, companies are forced to upgrade their device so that their customers can enjoy Jio’s Free Welcome Offer.
Following the launch of Reliance Jio 4G services on September 5, OnePlus added more smartphone brands in the list of devices eligible for the Free Welcome Offer that allows users to get unlimited HD Voice (VoLTE), video calling, unlimited SMS (9000) and unlimited high speed data until December 31.
Under Free Welcome Offer, users can avail premium Jio applications – My Jio, Jio on Demand, Jio Beats – with unlimited options of latest TV shows, movies, and songs across multiple languages.
However, many OnePlus users were not happy to know that only OnePlus 3 had find place in the list. As a result, they requested VoLTE support for their smartphones.
After the request was made, the Chinese manufacturer has said that it will soon enable VoLTE support for its OnePlus 2 smartphone, through an over-the-air (OTA) update.
Further, OnePlus 2 will get a firmware update in the present quarter (September-December) and customers would be able to enjoy the Reliance Jio’s Free Welcome Offer, which is scheduled to end on December 31.
However, there is a bad new for users of the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, as OnePlus has said they would not get the feature, urging them to use Jio4GVoice app instead to make calls on the Jio network.
Vikas Agarwal, the OnePlus (India) GM, said in a statement, “We are working towards enabling VoLTE support on our previous flagship device through an OTA update scheduled to roll out to all OnePlus 2 users in the next quarter.”
He also said that all existing OnePlus users (including OnePlus One and OnePlus X users) using Jio services can use Jio4GVoice app (formerly known as JioJoin app) to experience enhanced call quality on the network.