In my previous post, I have spoken about the Reliance Jio MiFi device setup and configuration. Once your Reliance Jio sim is activated, setting up the device was quickly done. The Internet speed under the preview program was good, but not as per our initial expectations. However, this is a Beta program and Reliance Jio team is actively monitoring and optimizing their network.
Also Read: How to Find Out Your Jio Number from JioFi
When you buy the device from the Reliance Digital Store, you will also get a free sim. The representative will tell you that it is a data only sim. However, this is not true.
As we found out, you can also make VoLTE calls and send SMS from any Android (or iOS) phone. You do not need to install any Jio Sim to use this feature. Interested?
Read along to find out more about how to make free calls using the JioFi MiFi Device and Android (or iPhones) phones.
How To Make Free Calls Using JioFi MiFi Device Using Android Phones
Step 1: Install the JioJoin App (Now Jio4GVoice ) from the Google Play store.
Step 2: Connect your Android Smartphone to your JioFi WiFi connection. Ensure your Jio MiFi device is already Tele-Verified for Data connection. Alternatively, you can use a Jio Sim on a 2G/3G phone with an activated Jio Sim.
Step 3: Try calling any number from the Dialer Page in your JioJoin App (Now Jio4GVoice ).
Step 3 will automatically take you to the Tele-Verification IVR. The automated IVR will ask you to enable voice calls for your Jio Sim. Follow the IVR instructions using a language of your choice.
Step 4: Enter the ID or the serial number of the Address/ID proof that you have provided. For example, if you had offered your driving license as your ID proof, then enter the driving license date of issue (dd/mm/yyyy format). Once tele-verified, you will receive an SMS in your JioJoin App. See below:
Once completed, you should be able to start calling any numbers in India. It is under the 3-month preview program (Now Happy New Year Offer), so you should be able to make unlimited calls. Reliance Jio now has confirmed to offer unlimited calls under all existing plans.
<Update 1> Reliance Jio has updated their “JioJoin” app and renamed it to “Jio4GVoice“. The App is currently available on the Google and iTunes App store for both Android and Apple devices.
The Team at Jio has updated the App with feature-rich features like Voice/Video Calls, File/Photo/Video sharing and much more. The screenshot on the right makes it self-explanatory.
With the Jio4GVoice app, the company is promising crystal clear voice calls over VoLTE with your existing 2G/3G phones. The idea behind is simple yet innovative.
First, you can use your phones to make 4G calls which otherwise is not compatible with the LTE or VoLTE network which Reliance Jio offers. Secondly, enabling your JioFi MiFi device to do much more than just Data Sharing.
We tested both voice and video calls and both work the same way as you would have experienced in a VoLTE enabled device.
We hope this was helpful. Do let us know if you face any issues or have suggestions. Use the Comments section below for ideas.