The demand for 4G LTE smartphones has doubled after the official launch of Reliance Jio. According to a report published in a leading India-based financial publication, the demand for Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) enabled devices has doubled since the launch of Reliance Jio.
If you would like to use Reliance Jio, you need a handset with support for VoLTE. Reliance Jio has already established partnership with several smartphone manufacturers to provide VoLTE enabled phones to customers. Moreover, if you purchase a VoLTE-enabled phone, you will be eligible to get free 4G SIM.
According to reports, the demand is more in price-sensitive rural areas since Reliance Jio 4G SIM provides free voice calls. Technically speaking, Reliance makes use of the same band for data and voice. Reliance sources state that the demand is more in Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities when compared to Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities.
We expect more smartphones to be manufactured with VoLTE support in the near future. Analysts are of the opinion that nearly one-third of the phones available in the market are VoLTE ready gadgets.
As per reports, the total number of VoLTE devices sold in Q3 2016 is twice the number of VoLTE devices sold over Q3 2015. In a recently published report on a reputed tech portal, Reliance Jio is expected to launch a VoLTE-ready Lyf smartphone in 2017 to cater to the demand of a large section of budget users.