Reliance Jio on Lumia / Windows Phone – Does it Work?

Reliance Jio is taking telecom world by storm, and there is no reason for Lumia users not to get excited. Many Lumia (Windows Phone, Windows 10 Mobile) users have asked us if they can use the Reliance Jio SIM card on their Lumia phone to enjoy unlimited calling and data access. The short answer is – Yes, but with limitations.Β  Continue reading to learn more.

Does Reliance Jio Work on Lumia Phones?

If you have a Lumia phone with 4G support, the Jio SIM will work in the device. The limitation, however, is that you will be able to use ONLY data services and will not be able to make voice calls.

Most of the current Lumia phones have no support for VoLTE (Voice over LTE) which Jio uses to connect calls. No VoLTE support implies an inability to make voice or video calls. A few models (like the Lumia 950) which have hardware support for VoLTE have it disabled via software, Β and only an OTA update from Microsft can enable the service. We are not sure if (and when) Microsoft will bother enabling it.

Android phones can make voice calls without VoLTE via the Jio4GVoice app. Unfortunately, such an app is not available for Windows devices. Hence, Lumia phones can presently only use data services and not make voice calls.

How to Get the Jio SIM Card?

Reliance Jio is only offering SIM cards to users who present the barcode generated via the MyJio app. Since the app is only available for Android and iOS devices, Windows Phone users cannot directly generate the code. However, if you manage to get a SIM card, you will be able to make use of the SIM on your Lumia phone for accessing data services. A suggested workaround is:

  1. Make use of one of the eligible Android devices to generate a barcode. You can use a phone of your friend or a family member. However, one IMEI number is only eligible to get 1 SIM and hence the barcode will be unusable for the second time.
  2. Use the barcode to get the SIM card.
  3. Activate the SIM in the phone from which the barcode was generated.
  4. Start using the Jio SIM in your Lumia phone when the welcome offer gets activated.

Settings to Use 4G Data Services

  1. Now open Setting.
  2. Then open Cellular Data>SIM Setting> Enable 4G only.
  3. Tap on SIM setting and Create a New APN.
  4. Now simply add setting given below:
    APN – Jionet
    IP Type – Ipv4
    Leave other fields and save APN.

Alternatively, you can generate a barcode by rooting the Android device and then using a random IMEI number. That way you’ll be able to get more than 1 SIM from the same device.

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130 Responses to Reliance Jio on Lumia / Windows Phone – Does it Work?

  1. Rohitkumar November 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Hello narendra…. Am windows user.
    My device is Nokia Lumia 625, and it’s 4g device in connection list.
    Just tell me that. Data 4g service will work or not. On my Lumia 625 device. I knw how to add VPN Bt ans me.. At my question plz.

    • Narender Singh November 3, 2016 at 3:15 am #

      Rohit, do you have the box of your phone with you? Can you check the listed LTE frequency bands there? I checked the specs of Lumia 625 and it seems it supports bands 3, 7 & 20.
      On the other hand, Jio operates on bands 3, 5 & 40. The band 3 matches, but Jio does not have a pan India spectrum under band 3. So, if your phone supports band 3, you can try your luck and see if your circle has Jio LTE deployment under band 3.

    • RAHUL TERANG December 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

      i have lumia 625.. it supporte.. except volte…dont worry

    • sachin bansode December 4, 2016 at 10:59 am #

      . Meta Nokia lumia 510 cell jai usmein jio sum chalega

      • Narender Singh December 4, 2016 at 4:15 pm #

        Nahi chalega bhai Lumia 510 me.

  2. vishnu November 3, 2016 at 9:20 am #

    Mera Nokia Lumia 1320 4g phone h..
    Kya isme jio support hai..

    • Narender Singh November 4, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      Bhai sirf data use karne k liye chal sakta hai. Aur kuch nahi πŸ™‚

  3. Devendra November 4, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

    how to use jio sim in lumia 730

  4. tharun November 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

    How to solve the handset problem for lenovo a6000?

    • Narender Singh November 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

      What problem are you facing?

    • P$ December 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

      APNE a6000 phone ko update karo… this will work..

  5. himanshu yadav November 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

    mere lumia 830 lte voulte me jio sim insert krne pr network nhi aa rhe

  6. karmavir joshi November 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

    What about lumia 1520 and lumia icon ?

  7. sarbjit November 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    How can I use jio 4g sim in lumia920
    I’m not getting signal after inserting the sim

    • Narender Singh November 9, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      If the highest connection speed is set to 4G and you still don’t get any network, then it will not work in your phone.

  8. Cheat Code ! November 10, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    Its work’s on lumia 1020 or not…?

  9. Ronak Sharma November 10, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Yar.. Mere paas Nokia Lumia 630 h. Kya ye Jio support krta h..??

  10. kandarpa November 11, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    I have Samsung n lenovo Bt network are always available in Samsung Bt some time not available in lenovo why ???

    • Narender Singh November 12, 2016 at 1:05 am #

      It might be an issue with the reception quality of Lenovo’s antenna.

  11. rajan November 13, 2016 at 12:04 am #

    lumia 640 Lte 2 sim lagega ya 1 tell me
    aur kya update ke baad volte aayega ..
    ya koi bhi lumia me volte ni hai

  12. rahul November 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    Mera Lumia 1020 4g phone kya is me jio sim chalega or agar chalega to plz aap setings batao

  13. Ankit Sinha November 15, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

    I m using Lumia 625 with updated windows 8.1 but its doesn’t show the network what I do now any suggestion??

  14. 0_rajatP November 16, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    I have a lumia phone but its 3g can i use jio sim in it

    • Narender Singh November 16, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

      No. Jio is a 4G-only network.

  15. sivadas November 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    Sir, I am using Lumia 950 XL. I am getting Data, no Voice.
    Please suggest what is to be done to activate Vocice

    • Narender Singh November 16, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

      You cannot use voice calling on the 950 as Microsoft has not updated the phone to support VoLTE in India.

  16. siraj ansari November 16, 2016 at 7:25 pm #

    nokia Lumia 1020phone me jio ka sim kard accept ho jayega.

  17. Spoorthi Kiran November 17, 2016 at 11:38 pm #

    Hii yaar, Meri Lumia 625 handset hai. Kya iss mai jio sim use kaar sakthi hun..?!

    • Prashant Roy November 19, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

      Mere paas bhi nokia Lumia 638 hai o 4G hai usme jio ka sim nahi lagta hai

  18. Prashant Roy November 19, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    Sar mere Nokia Lumia 638 4G hai kya usme jio ka sim use kar sakta hu

  19. Mehfooz November 19, 2016 at 11:03 pm #

    Hello mere pass nokia lumia 520 hai kya isme jio sim support karega

    • Narender Singh November 20, 2016 at 1:16 am #

      Nahi bhai nahi chal sakta Lumia 520 me.

      • rishabh November 24, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

        Mere pass nokia 625 h isne jio Sim kaise. Chlega plz help

  20. Harry November 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

    How to use jio in 1320 lumia

  21. Harry November 20, 2016 at 10:51 pm #

    I have 1320 nokia lumia but network nahi aa raha sub settings kar li hai it is 4g phone ??

  22. Himanshu November 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

    How I can use jio sim in windows 520

    • Narender Singh November 30, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

      You cannot, Himanshu. Jio network is only available on 4G devices.

  23. Ankit November 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    Hi Narender
    Can you please share a trick so that jio sim can be used in Microsoft Lumia 535DS

    • Narender Singh November 30, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

      Unfortunately there is no trick, Ankit. Lumia 535 is not capable of connecting to 4G networks. Jio is a 4G-only network.

  24. ADITY November 28, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    Narendra sir I hv lumia 625…is there any scope to use data my ph has a max 4 g support

    • Narender Singh November 29, 2016 at 3:17 am #

      The issue is regarding supported bands. So you can try using a SIM and see if the phone is able to connect on the bands available in your circle.

  25. saurav kumar November 28, 2016 at 6:44 pm #

    Sir i get jio sim by my andriod phone which is 3g i take the sim and put into my window phone 635 it shows the tower but still i can not use the sim one thing is that this phone is shoped in america ATandT plz help me
    Os version-8.10.12397.895
    Firmware revision no- 01061.00070.14246.29017
    MAC ADDRESS-20-62-74-5B-A9-28
    Hardware revision no-
    Sir plz help me

    • Narender Singh November 29, 2016 at 3:08 am #

      If network shows, please configure the Access Point. It should work πŸ™‚

  26. sunny November 29, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Ye batiye mera lumia 540haye kya jio sim chalega ..

  27. Chand December 2, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Kya windows phone535 me jio sim kaise chalegi ans me..

  28. FARUK ALAM December 4, 2016 at 4:53 pm #

    lumia 520 hain Jio Chelega

    • Narender Singh December 7, 2016 at 3:46 am #

      Nahi chalega bhai. Phone 4G supported nahi hai na.

  29. Suraj gawande December 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Mere pass nokia lumiya 620 hai jio chalega kya……

  30. nagaraj December 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    hii sir I am using Lumia 520 how to use jio 4g in my mobile pls answer me

    • Narender Singh December 7, 2016 at 3:32 am #

      You cannot use it in Lumia 520.

  31. Vasant December 6, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    820 support karta hai kya jio sim

  32. Suneet Kumar December 7, 2016 at 9:31 am #

    Sir I am using Lumia 535 phone how to use jio 4g sim in my mobile pls answer me ……..

  33. Abdullah December 7, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Lumia535 is useful for jio sim.

  34. Uday December 7, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    My set is Lumia 649, can I get jio connection is this set support Lumia640

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