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Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE technology: Here’s how voice-calls will work

Reliance Jio 4G is now open for all: From VoLTE to LTE to 4G we explain what you’re getting into with Jio service.

With Reliance Jio shaking up the market with the announcement of their 4G service, there seems to be a growing confusion among buyers regarding the technology the network will deploy. We have a small guide to help you work through the various terms such as VoLTE, LTE, 4G and the likes so that you know exactly what you’re getting into with the Reliance Jio service.

What is VoLTE?

VoLTE stands for Voice over LTE and is a new protocol for transmitting voice data over the LTE network. While 2G and 3G networks are circuit-switch based, 4G or LTE networks utilise Packet Switching. When a call is made over a 2G or a 3G network, a certain amount of network bandwidth is assigned to that call as a pipeline, which does not terminate till the call ends. On a VoLTE network, voice calls are broken up into packets of information, sent over the full data pipeline and then reconstructed at t…

Why You Should Buy a Refurbished Laptop OR Desktop (New isn't always better)

"Refurbished" sounds like a dirty wordto a lot of technophiles, but given the savings and hidden advantages, it's time to change your thinking.
Refurbished vs. usedThere's a difference between refurbished and used. Used means a product has been used for a significant amount of time by the previous owner. If they took care of it, you'll get a significant discount on a product in reasonable condition, but they're sold as-is, meaning, if the hard drive fails after a couple of months, you either have to fix it or write it off. Even if they're "fixed up," they're still used. A refurbished unit is one that was returned to the manufacturer or seller for some reason. They can no longer sell the unit as new, so they fix whatever was wrong (which isn't always a defect) and sell it as refurbished. There are several reasons a product could be sold as refurbished. Demo/floor model unitsBlogger/journalist review modelsItems damaged in shippingReturned (u…