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Jio, ACT Fibernet unveil offers with Google ‘Home’ devices

ACT Fibernet has introduced special plans for its existing and new customers and is offering a complimentary Google Home Mini to those who subscribe.

Internet service provider ACT Fibernet and Reliance Jio on Tuesday partnered with Google to provide bundled offers with the newly-launched Google “Home” smart speakers.

“When buying a Google ‘Home’ at Reliance Digital or MyJio stores, you get a free JioFi router with 100GB of high-speed 4G data (worth Rs 2,499),” Google said in a statement.

Smart home assistants are becoming an integral part of our homes. However, to ensure they function seamlessly, it is imperative that high-speed Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity back them.

“ACT Fibernet, with its future-ready fiber-optic technology, will ensure an uninterrupted and incredible internet experience to all its customers using Google “Home” devices”, the company said.

The company also introduced special plans for all its existing and new customers and those who subscribe would get a complimentary Google “Home Mini” device.

Google launched its voice-activated speakers “Home” and “Home Mini” in India on Tuesday. Powered by Google Assistant, “Home” and “Home Mini” are priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499, respectively, and will be intregrated with Hindi language support by the end of this year.

“We will launch Hindi language support later this year so that users can choose the language they are comfortable with. Both the devices understand Indian accents and will respond with uniquely ‘desi’ contexts,” Rishi Chandra, Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of Home Products, Google, told reporters during the launch.

The smart home speakers are available for purchase online on Flipkart and at over 750 retail stores.

“We have been working with many local partners to customise Google Home for India. We will offer free six months of Google Play Music — a music and podcast streaming service — and special offers from commercial music streaming service Gaana,” Chandra added.

Google “Home Mini” is available in two colours — chalk and charcoal — while Google “Home” will be available initially in chalk only — with coral coming soon).

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