“The JioGroupTalk app is available for download on Google Play store/App Store and users can connect with their contacts, including non-Jio subscribers”
Jio has announced a new app called JioGroupTalk exclusively for its subscribers in India. As the name ‘GroupTalk’ suggests, you can place calls to more than one contact at once, like a conference call. Interestingly, users will also be able to connect with non-Jio subscribers and will be able to add callers, individually mute someone, group mute or reconnect callers during the call. As reported by TelecomTalk, the app will remain under the trial period for a few days.
To use the app, you first have to down and install ‘JioGroupTalk’ on your smartphone (available for both Android and iOS users) and complete the registration with your Jio number. It is essential that the Jio SIM card is used in the phone as the registration cannot be completed even if you have a Jio number on a separate phone. While testing the app on our end, we came across that it works only on cellular data so make sure you’re not connected to any Wi-Fi network.
At the moment, the app has only voice calling feature. The company is expected to roll out the video calling feature in the future. Moreover, there is also a ‘Lecture’ mode inside the app that lets you mute other group conference call members while one speaks and others listen. JioGroupTalk also lets you create groups so that you can get in touch with them with a single tap.
The new app is just another added benefit to 280 million users that have joined the Jio network so far. The telecom operator backed by Reliance has added the numbers in little over two years time. The company offers ultra-cheap tariffs, coupled with data, calls and messages benefits, and a suite of Jio apps including JioCinema and JioTV for free.