Jio True 5G roundup: launch date, plans, SIM, speed, list of cities, compatible smartphones, and more

Jio’s 5G network has been officially launched in India. The telco will initially roll out its 5G services in key Indian cities and later expand them to other regions. Dubbed Jio True 5G, the services are expected to reach every town, talukdar, and tehsil by December 2023. Additionally, the Jio 5G will be based on a Standalone 5G network and have zero dependencies on the 4G infrastructure. This will result in faster connectivity speed and reduced latency. Apart from this, the Jio 5G will be completely made in India and is said to deliver a speed of over 1Gbps. Here’s a quick look at the Jio 5G launch date in India, plans, SIM, speed, compatible devices, and more:

Jio 5G launched in India


Jio 5G services were officially announced in India by Mukesh Ambani at the Indian Mobile Congress (IMC) 2022 on October 1st. This was followed by the launch of the Jio True 5G Welcome offer where the telco opened up invitations for its users in select cities to get their first hands-on experience of 5G. Jio claims to expand this offer to more regions in the upcoming weeks. The company has allegedly completed 5G rollout planning for 1,000 cities. Furthermore, Jio is working on a data-driven 5G network that will be based on targeted customer consumption revenue using Heat maps, 3D maps and ray-tracing technology for precise coverage planning to target high-consumption and high-perception locations.

Jio 5G availability

The Jio 5G services are available in the following cities and states for now, which are as follows:

  • Delhi-NCR
  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Kolkata
  • Chennai
  • Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad
  • Gujarat
  • Varanasi
  • Kochi

Jio 5G services are also available in Assam, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Patna, Lucknow, Trivandrum, Shillong, and 200 other cities across India.

How to check if your smartphone is Jio 5G ready

There are a couple of ways to check your smartphone’s compatibility with Jio’s 5G network. Simply head over to Jio’s website and follow either of the methods mentioned below.

Through OTP

  • Open the ‘Jio True 5G’ section on Jio’s website on your smartphone or desktop
  • Select the ‘Is your device 5G ready?’ option that should appear right after opening the website
    Check smartphone is Jio 5G ready
  • Enter your Jio mobile number and select ‘Generate OTP’
  • Once the OTP is received, simply fill it in and hit ‘Verify’
  • Finally, Jio will run the compatibility test and will tell you whether your smartphone is Jio 5G ready or not
    Check smartphone is Jio 5G ready

Through device compatibility section

In case you’re planning to buy a new smartphone and are doubtful whether it supports Jio 5G or don’t have an active Jio mobile number, the following method is for you.

  • Head over to Jio’s website on your smartphone or laptop
  • Scroll all the way down to the ‘Check device compatibility’ option. Alternatively, click here to land directly on the section
    Check smartphone is Jio 5G ready
  • Next, select your smartphone’s brand and model from the pull-down menu and hit ‘Check device compatibility
    Check smartphone is Jio 5G ready
  • Jio will run the compatibility test and will tell you whether your smartphone is Jio 5G ready or not

How to check Jio 5G availability in your area

Here’s how you can check the availability of Jio 5G in your area.

  • Firstly, open Jio’s website on your smartphone or laptop
  • Select the ‘True 5G’ tab and scroll down the page to find the ‘check the status of True 5G in your city’ section
  • Simply tap on the pull-down menu and select your state
    Check Jio 5G availability
  • Once done, Jio will provide the list of all the cities where its 5G network is currently live

Jio 5G SIM and plans

You don’t need to upgrade to a new SIM in order to use Jio’s 5G services. The telco has assured its users that the existing 4G SIMs are forward-compatible with 5G and will work with both networks.

As for the 5G plans, the company has not yet revealed the details, but for the time being, subscribers can continue using the current recharge plans priced at Rs 239 or above to use the 5G services. The telco is offering unlimited 1Gbps+ speeds in the invite-based ‘Welcome Offer’ program. Users are just required to have a 5G compatible smartphone and need to enable 5G from the mobile network settings.

Jio 5G Upgrade data pack

For users with 5G-capable devices who are not on the Rs 239 or above plan, Jio has introduced a 5G upgrade plan. Priced at Rs 61, the plan offers unlimited 5G services and includes 6GB of 4G data. However, the Jio 5G upgrade plan works only on top of prepaid recharge plans with denominations of Rs 119, Rs 149, Rs 179, Rs 199, and Rs 209. Additionally, it is important to note that this plan is only available in cities where Jio True 5G has been launched and the user has received an invitation to the Jio Welcome Offer.

Jio 5G compatible devices

Pretty much every 5G device launched in 2022 is compatible with Jio 5G services. Here’s a quick look at the list:


  • iPhone SE 2020
  • iPhone SE 2022
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 14
  • iPhone 14 Plus
  • iPhone 14 Pro
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max


  • Samsung Galaxy S22
  • Samsung Galaxy S22+
  • Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S21
  • Samsung Galaxy S21+
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
  • Samsung S20 FE 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Galaxy M33
  • Samsung Galaxy F42
  • Samsung GalaxyA52s
  • Samsung GalaxyM52
  • Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy M32 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy F23
  • Samsung Galaxy A73
  • Samsung Galaxy M42
  • Samsung Galaxy M53
  • Samsung Galaxy M13


  • Vivo X80
  • Vivo X80 pro
  • Vivo X70 Pro
  • Vivo X70 Pro+
  • Vivo X60 Pro+
  • Vivo X60 Pro
  • Vivo X60
  • Vivo X50 Pro
  • Vivo V20 Pro
  • Vivo V21 5G
  • Vivo V21e
  • Vivo Y72 5G
  • Vivo V23 5G
  • Vivo V23 Pro 5G
  • Vivo V23e 5G
  • Vivo T1 5G
  • Vivo Y75 5G
  • Vivo T1 PRO
  • Vivo V25
  • Vivo V25 Pro
  • Vivo Y55 5G
  • Vivo Y55s 5G


  • iQOO 9 Pro
  • iQOO 9T
  • iQOO 9
  • iQOO 9 SE
  • iQOO7
  • iQOO 3 5G
  • iQOO7 Legend
  • iQOO Z6
  • iQOO Z5 5G
  • iQOO Z3


  • OnePlus 10 Pro
  • OnePlus 10T
  • OnePlus 10R
  • OnePlus 9
  • OnePlus 9 Pro
  • OnePlus 9R
  • OnePlus 9RT
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8
  • OnePlus 8T
  • OnePlus Nord 2T
  • OnePlus Nord 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE
  • OnePlus Nord CE 2
  • OnePlus Nord CE Lite 2
  • OnePlus Nord


  • Realme GT 2 Pro
  • Realme GT 2
  • Realme GT Neo 3 150W
  • Realme GT Neo 3
  • Realme GT Neo 3T
  • Realme GT Neo 2
  • Realme GT 5G
  • Realme GT Master Edition
  • Realme 9 Pro+
  • Realme 9 Pro
  • Realme 9 5G SE
  • Realme 9 5G
  • Realme 8s 5G
  • Realme 8 5G
  • Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G
  • Realme Narzo 50 5G
  • Realme Narzo 30 5G
  • Realme X7 Max


  • Xiaomi 12 Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11X
  • Xiaomi 11T Pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 10
  • Xiaomi Mi 10i
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T
  • Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
  • Xiaomi Redmi K50i
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G
  • Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G
  • Xiaomi 11i 5G
  • Xiaomi Redimi Note 10T
  • Xiaomi Redimi Note 11 Pro+
  • Xiaomi Redimi 11 Prime 5G


  • Poco M3 Pro 5G
  • Poco F3 GT
  • Poco M4 5G
  • Poco M4 Pro 5G
  • Poco F4 5G
  • Poco X4 Pro


  • Oppo Reno 8 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 8 
  • Oppo Reno 7 Pro
  • Oppo Reno7
  • Oppo Reno 6 Pro
  • Oppo Reno 6 
  • Oppo Reno 5 Pro
  • Oppo F19 Pro+
  • Oppo A53s
  • Oppo A74
  • Oppo F21 Pro 5G
  • Oppo K10 5G
  • Oppo F21s Pro 5G


  • Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
  • Motorola Edge 30 Ultra
  • Moto G62
  • Moto G82 5G
  • Moto Edge 30
  • Moto G71 5G
  • Moto Edge 30 Pro
  • Moto G51 5G
  • Moto Edge 20 Pro
  • Moto Edge 20
  • Moto Edge 20 Fusion


  • Pixel 6a
  • Pixel 7
  • Pixel 7 Pro


  • Nothing Phone (1)


  • Lava Agni

While these are all the Jio 5G services compatible smartphones, some of these devices are yet to receive updates that will enable their 5G settings. The government has reportedly asked major manufacturers, including Apple, to roll out the update as soon as possible.

How to use Jio True 5G

To use Jio True 5G services you’re required to have a 5G-enabled smartphone and be present in a location where Jio has officially rolled out the services. We’ve covered a detailed procedure on how to activate Jio 5G on your Android smartphone and iPhone separately, but here’s the gist of it:

  • Open ‘Settings’ app on your smartphone
  • Next, find and select ‘Mobile network’ or a similar setting
  • Select the Jio SIM you want to enable 5G on
  • From here, select the ‘Preferred network type’ option
  • Now select the option that says 5G
  • After following these steps, you should be getting a 5G symbol on the status bar which indicates that 5G services have been activated on your smartphone. Make sure to enable mobile data and turn off Wi-Fi for 5G network to kick in

Jio 5G speed

As part of its ‘Welcome Offer’ program where Jio users will be randomly invited to test out the Jio True 5G network, the telco claims to deliver speeds of 1Gbps and above on the users’ current ongoing data plan. The company also showcased similar speed capabilities at its AGM 2022 and during the trial period.

That said, as per Ookla’s ‘Speedest Intelligence’ report, Jio 5G was able to touch download speeds of 600 Mbps in a test. Apart from this, 91mobiles has exclusively reported, the network could only achieve a download speed of 420Mbps and upload speed of 412 Mbps, with a latency of 11ms and 9ms jitters, on one of the pilot testing devices. Even with that, the Jio 5G speed is significantly faster than the 4G speed.

Jio 5G speed

Jio 5G spectrum

With that being said, Jio is likely to offer better 5G services compared to its arch-rivals. The telco spent over Rs 80,000 crore in the recently concluded spectrum auction and acquired the coveted 700MHz band, which is believed to have a wide base coverage, with a range of 6-10 kilometres. This would be beneficial for rural and underdeveloped parts of the country. Additionally, the Jio has acquired 10 MHz of the band in each of the 22 circles. Apart from that, the most common band present in phones, the n78 band with 3300MHz frequencies has also been bagged by Jio to provide 5G in cities and all the major circles. It is also the only telco to have bought spectrum across bands which are considered key for efficient 5G services globally.

Jio has partnered with tech giants such as Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G infrastructure.

Jio 5G will use standalone (SA) network

Interestingly, Jio 5G will be using the standalone (SA) 5G network, instead of non-standalone (NSA), which uses 4G infrastructure. The SA Jio 5G is said to deliver new and powerful services like low latency, massive machine-to-machine communication, 5G voice, Edge computing and network slicing, and the metaverse. “Jio 5G will be the world’s largest and most advanced 5G network. Most operators are deploying a version of 5G, called Non-Standalone 5G, which is essentially a 5G radio signal delivered over an existing 4G infrastructure. This Non-Standalone approach is a hasty way to nominally claim a 5G launch, but it won’t deliver the breakthrough improvements in performance and capability possible with 5G,” per the company.

Jio claims that its 5G connectivity will not be limited to just the privileged. Its aim is to keep the network within the reach of the masses.

Jio 5G Wi-Fi

Jio has announced its 5G-powered Wi-Fi services in high-footfall areas like educational institutions, religious places, railway stations, bus stands, commercial hubs, and more across India. This is said to bring 5G speeds to those who don’t have 5G devices yet. The Jio 5G Wi-Fi can be accessed by anyone with a smartphone.

Jio 5G phone

It is no secret that Jio is also working on a 5G smartphone. The handset is expected to be among the most affordable 5G phones in the country. If rumours are anything to go by, the upcoming Jio 5G phone could be priced somewhere between Rs 9,000-Rs 12,000 (around $120 to $160). This will help penetrate the company’s 5G network across the country. Jio is likely to offer the 5G phone bundled with its 5G plan.

Jio 5G India launch news

Jio rolls out 5G services in Chardam temple premises (April 27th)

After rolling to 5G to a bunch of cities across India, the telco has started launching Jio True 5G in and around Chardam temple premises in Uttarakhand. Jio users on their way to Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Gangotri dhams will be able to utilise unlimited 5G speeds when travelling around the Chardam temple area. But in order to connect to a 5G network, users need to ensure they are enrolled for the Welcome Offer through the MyJio app.

Jio expands its 5G services to 41 more cities (March 21st)

Jio has started rolling out its 5G network in 41 additional cities across 16 states and Union Territories (UTs). These include Adoni, Badvel, Chilakaluripet, Gudivada, Kadiri, Narsapur, Rayachoti, Srikalahasti, Tadepalligudem, Margao, Fatehabad, Gohana, Hansi, Narnaul, Palwal, Paonta Sahib, Rajouri, Dumka, Robertsonpet, Kanhangad, Nedumangad, Taliparamba, Thalassery, Thiruvalla, Betul, Dewas, Vidisha, Bhandara, Wardha, Lunglei, Byasanagar,  Rayagada, Hoshiarpur, Tonk, Karaikudi, Krishnagiri, Ranipet, Theni Allinagaram, Udhagamandalam, Vaniyambadi, and Kumarghat. Jio users in these cities will be able to enjoy unlimited 1Gbps+ data at no additional cost by signing up for the Welcome offer on the MyJio app.

34 more cities in India gain Jio True 5G services (March 15th)

As part of its pan-India rollout, Jio today has launched its 5G services in 34 cities across India. These cities include Amalapuram, Dharmavaram, Kavali, Tanuku, Tuni, Vinukonda, Bhiwani, Jind, Kaithal, Rewari, Dharamshala, Kangra, Baramulla, Kathua, Katra, Sopore,
Haveri, Karwar, Ranebennur, Attingal, Tura, Bhawanipatna, Jatani, Khordha, Sundargarh, Ambur, Chidambaram, Namakkal, Pudukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Sivakasi, Tiruchengode, Viluppuram, and Suryapet.

Jio 5G rolls out to 20 more cities in India (February 21st)

Jio has started rolling out its 5G network in 20 more cities across India. These include Bongaigaon, North Lakhimpur, Sivasagar, Tinsukia, Bhagalpur, Katihar, Mormugao, Diu, Gandhidham, Bokaro Steel City, Deoghar, Hazaribag, Raichur, Satna, Chandrapur, Ichalkaranji, Thoubal, Faizabad, Firozabad, and Muzaffarnagar.

Jio 5G services expand to 10 more cities in India (February 7th)

Jio has announced the rollout of Jio True 5G in ten more cities in India. These include Hindupur, Madanapalle, Proddatur, Raigarh, Talcher, Patiala, Alwar, Mancherial, Gorakhpur, and Roorkee. Users can enjoy 5G on their compatible smartphones by applying for the Welcome Offer on the MyJio app.

Jio brings 5G coverage to 34 more cities in India (February 1st)

Jio 5G services are rolling out in 34 more cities across India which include Ananthapuramu, Bhimavaram, Chirala, Guntakal, Nandyal, Tenali, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur, Gaya, Ambikapur, Dhamtari, Thanesar, Yamunanagar, Chitradurga, Jalgaon, Latur Balangir, Nalco, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Ajmer, Cuddalore, Dindigul, Kancheepuram, Karur, Kumbakonam, Nagercoil, Thanjavur, Tiruvannamalai, Adilabad, Mahabubnagar, Ramagundam, and Mathura. Subscribers can utilise 5G by enrolling for the Welcome Offer through the MyJio app on their smartphones.

Jio 5G rolls out to 6 states of North East India (January 27th)

Jio has started rolling out its 5G network in various cities of North East India. These cities are Shillong, Imphal, Aizawl, Agartala, Itanagar, Kohima, and Dimapur. Subscribers can signup for the Welcome Offer via the MyJio app to use 5G internet data on their compatible smartphones. 

Jio 5G services expand to 50 more cities in India (January 24th)

As part of its pan-India 5G rollout plan, Jio today made its 5G services available in 50 more cities across India. These cities include Chittoor, Kadapa, Narasaraopet, Ongole, Rajamahendravaram, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Nagaon, Bilaspur, Rajnandgaon, Korba, Amritsar, Panaji, Ambala, Bahadurgarh, Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonipat, Dhanbad, Bagalkote, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, Mandya, Tumakuru, Alappuzha, Kolhapur, Nanded-Waghala, Sangli, Balasore, Baripada, Bhadrak, Jharsuguda, Puri, Sambalpur, Puducherry, Bikaner, Kota, Dharmapuri, Erode, Thoothukudi, Nalgonda, Jhansi, Aligarh, Moradabad, Saharanpur, Asansol, and Durgapur. Jio users in these cities will be invited to the Welcome Offer to experience ultra-fast internet speeds at zero added costs.

Jio True 5G services now available in 16 more cities (January 17th)

The telecom giant, Jio has announced 5G services in 16 more cities across India, including Kakinada, Kurnool, Silchar, Davanagere, Shivamogga, Bidar, Hospet, Gadag-Betageri, Malappuram, Palakkad, Kottayam, Kannur, Tiruppur, Nizamabad, Khammam, and Bareilly. Jio subscribers in these cities willing to experience 5G can enrol themselves in the Welcome Offer to use unlimited high-speed data, provided they have a 5G-enabled smartphone.

Jio True 5G expands to 16 more cities in India (January 15th)

On the occasion of Makar Sakranti, Jio has made its 5G services available in 16 new cities across India. These include Raipur, Durg, Bhilai, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Jharkhand, Jamshedpur, Bijapur, Udupi, Kalaburagi, Bellary, Rourkela, Brahmapur, Kollam, Eluru, and Amravati. Jio users residing in these cities can access 5G by enrolling in the Welcome Offer.

Jio launches its True 5G services in Uttarakhand (January 11th)

With the launch of 5G services in Uttarakhand, Jio becomes the first and only operator to roll out 5G in the state. Users with compatible smartphones can register their mobile number for the Welcome Offer to use 1Gbps internet speeds at no additional costs.

Jio 5G rolls out in Assam as part of the Welcome Offer (January 10th)

Reliance Jio has launched its True 5G services in Assam. Users with 5G compatible smartphones can head over to the MyJio app and enroll for the Welcome Offer to experience 5G, provided they have an ongoing recharge plan of Rs 239 and above.

Jio rolls out 5G in 10 more cities (January 9th)

Jio has started rolling out 5G services in Agra, Kanpur, Meerut, Prayagraj, (Uttar Pradesh), Tirupati, Nellore (Andhra Pradesh), Kozhikode, Thrissur (Kerala), Nagpur, and Ahmednagar (Maharashtra). Subscribers residing in these cities can use 5G by signing up for the Welcome Offer through the MyJio app.

Jio 5G services launched in Bengaluru and Hyderabad (November 10th)

Jio has now expanded its 5G services to Bengaluru and Hyderabad. Customers in the said cities can experience 5G on their smartphones by enrolling in the Welcome Offer through the MyJio app.

Jio 5G services are now available in Chennai and Nathdwara (October 22nd)

Jio 5G services have now been rolled out in Chennai and Rajasthan’s temple town of Nathdwara. Users in the area can use the services without any charge during the Jio Welcome Offer period as long as they have a 5G-capable smartphone.