By: Nirupam Manik, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 17:05
Ever since Mukesh Ambani introduced Reliance Jio to India, other telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea all have been trying hard to cope up with the free services.
Ignoring all that's going on in the telecom sector, seems like Reliance Jio and Airtel are in no mood to let go this year's Valentine's Day. Reliance Jio, on twitter, today posted "Dear @airtelindia, @VodafoneIN, @ideacellular, Happy Valentine’s Day. #WithLoveFromJio"
In reply, Airtel India then posted on twitter saying "Same feels @reliancejio! After all #HarEkFriendZarooriHotaHai @VodafoneIN @ideacellular"
Ever since Mukesh Ambani introduced Reliance Jio to India, other telecom operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Idea all have been trying hard to cope up with the free services. Airtel and Vodafone have imposed a lot of legal violations on Reliance Jio but it never reaped the fruits they desired for. Instead, TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) ended up giving a clean chit to the new telecom operator. Further, Reliance Jio also accused Airtel of falsely representing the data benefits claiming it to be free. The letter which Jio sent to TRAI was in relation to Airtel’s advertisement claiming mobile data worth Rs 9,000 free for 12 months. The offer was introduced earlier this month through which one will get additional free 3GB internet data every month until December 31. Jio claims that this step makes Airtel accused of gross violation of extant telecommunication laws. The new entrant in the telecom industry also accused Airtel of not disclosing the FUP (Fair Usage Policy) terms to the customers and depicting the new plan offering free unlimited calls. On the other hand, Idea has also been active in the war by rolling out advertisements with the tag line 'No Free G, Idea 4G' which apparently mocks Reliance Jio's free services.