Does Reliance Jio is Locking your phone’s sim slot ? One of the rumour that surfaced since the launch of Reliance Jio 4G in India is that by putting the jio sim in your smartphone it will lock the slim slot. Will it actually lock you sim slot? The volume of queries based on jio rumour to us @ TECHBLIX are increasing day to day, and hence we wish to sort down all your queries on jio rumour with this single post.
We were also able to see that peoples started wide spreading this so called “news” all over whatsapp and via various social networking sites, with out checking the integrity of the rumour. We think this may be because people are not aware of what a SIM card is and how it works.
Now lets find out all the truth about jio rumors behind locking sim slot based on IMEI number:
What is a SIM Card?
A subscriber identification module (SIM) is an integrated circuit chip that is intended to securely store the international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) number and its related key. In short it is a small memory device that can store few numbers. Mobile phone use the stored number in SIM to authenticate with the mobile network. Just like you authenticate with a WiFi network with password to get signal.
Can a SIM lock you phone?
Absolutely NO! SIM just contains a few set of numbers stored in it and it is not enough to hijack a phone or lock it. It is like saying you can lock an ATM machine with a ATM card.
Can Jio lock your sim slot or phone?
Absolutely NO. Your phone is running on one of the most secured smartphone OS in the world, Android. To lock an Android phone one have to take root access and install their software in it. MyJio app is not that kind of software and it don’t need root access to the phone. Even if Jio develops a software to lock phones, Google will never allow it to be listed on Playstore.
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Now lets comes to the legal side of these things. A phone is a legal entity which is purely a property of YOU which you paid money for. Jio or no one else can lock your phone unless its approved by you. If they do with out your approval, you can even file a criminal case against them for damaging your property.
We are not sure why this hoax is running all around India and guess it something that Airtel, Idea and Vodafone team has come up to make a hole in the Jio’s pocket.
Why imei number is been taken when you took a jio connection?
First let us make it clear, imei number and the associated details are already exposed to the operator when you using a sim of any operator. Jio used to ask for IMEI number when the offer was limited to few smartphone manufactures. This was to ensure your device was eligible for offer. Jio no longer ask for IMEI number nor it is required to get Jio SIM.
Did you try to Order your Jio connection online ? We are eager to know your experience.
Why Jio sim cannot lock your phone?
Jio sim is just a sim card, similar to what Idea, Airtel, Vodafone etc. provide to you. A mobile operator cannot lock a SIM slot using a small memory device like SIM card.Also there is Government Telecom regulatory board – TRAI’s eye over all mobile operators in India and TRAI will not allow this kind of activities.
Then why other SIM won’t work after using Jio?
Jio is a 4G network and when you use Jio SIM you yourself had put your phone to 4G only mode in networking settings. So once you take out the Jio SIM you forgot to set it back to 2G/3G mode. This is the only reason why other SIM cards are not working after using Jio SIM.
We are stating this as because we get a lot of queries like will Jio sim will lock the sim slot? will Jio will lock the phone? will jio lock my phone? etc etc… So keep in mind the points we said and raise your voice against these kind of hoax.
Have any queries in your mind, even now? Just post that in comments section and we will come back to you in short time.