However, many are complaining non-availability of SIMs.
Reliance Jio Infocomm claimed to have crossed 16 million subscribers mark in its first month of operations (September, 2016). As per Jio it is a world record for a telecom operator or start up in the world including the likes of Facebook, WhatsApp and Skype.
Jio has introduced Aadhaar-based paper-less Jio SIM activation across 3,100 cities and towns. This, as per the telecom operator, "enables the customer to complete the SIM activation process in a matter of minutes, with only his/her Aadhaar number". Jio now wants to extend this facility to other areas of the country.
However, many are complaining non-availability of SIMs. Even after a month of its officiall roll out, long lines can be seen in front of Jio outlets. Despite that more people are queing up as Jio has promised to offer free services till December 31 this year.
Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited, said, "We are delighted and humbled by the overwhelming response across India to the Jio Welcome Offer. Jio is built to empower every Indian with the power of data. We are delighted that people have recognized this and are utilizing our services to the fullest. We are customer-obsessed and committed to improve every day to exceed expectations of our customers."
Mukesh Ambani described the situation as "the newbie being ragged by the big boys".
Further, last week reports suggested that if you are planning to enroll to this Welcome Offer then you need to do it before December 3rd, 2016.
As per the TRAI report, Jio offers overall download speed of just 6.2 Mbps.
So if you get the Jio SIM post December 3, you have to opt for a tariff plan from the operator.
Jio SIMs are in high demand these days as the operator is offering free voice, SMS and data services till December 31.
Jio has indirectly started a thriving black market in the country which needs to be stopped.
Reliance Jio Infocomm is rolling out fibre-to-home wireline network in select cities through which it plans to offer speeds up to 1GB/sec.
Jio is also struggling to make available enough SIMs in the market even a month after the roll out of its services.
Pictures of the alleged Jio Dongle was leaked on Twitter.
Just recently, Jio alleged that they are facing as much as 12 crore call failures daily.