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."
We set off to get feedback from Jio users and sellers at Reliance Digital stores. Here is what we heard.
Reliance Jio yesterday announced the Happy New Year Offer extending its free services till 31st March 2017.
Keeping in view, disproportionately use of data by some users under Welcome offer, Jio has capped the high-speed-data limit to 1 GB per day per user.
Jio's Happy New Year offer, by extending all its free benefits to March 31, has queered the pitch for incumbents massively
The Jio users continue to get free unlimited voice and data till 31st December 2016.
oor speeds, regular call drops, and poor service are to be blamed for continuous decline in growth.
To be precise, Jio wants to reach up to 80 percent of India's population in order to provide high-speed internet, free calls and SMS.
For manufacturing these feature phones, Reliance Jio is said to be working with Lava International and Chinese original equipment maker.
Jio's unique welcome scheme which gives users free access to voice and data till December 31, 2016, quickly built up a tremendous fan following and also invited protests from fellow operators.
Mukesh Ambani described the situation as "the newbie being ragged by the big boys".