If you are a Jio user who frequently travels around India, you wouldn’t have failed to notice that when it comes to Airports, Jio is pretty much a no-fly network. As a resultof our investigation with additional inputs from readers, which we have collected over a period of last two months, we have found that it is next to impossible to latch onto a Jio network at the Airports. We have even reached out to Jio for their side of the story but haven’t received any update from them.
To us, what this means is that while we should all thank Jio for the lowering our telecom bills, it is certainly not the right time to port to the network from your existing number. However good the offer, simply because however cheap it might be, finally the network is supposed to provide you connectivity, right? An aspect where both the incumbents, Airtel and Vodafone, despite having their share of complaints actually do much better.
Even, a recently released report by UBS points out that Reliance Jio is doing well as compared to the incumbent operators like Airtel, Vodafone or Idea on parameters like data speeds and overall value for money but has poor network coverage and overall reliability.
The report further adds, “When we further analyse the different attributes, Jio comes out ahead of peers on data speeds, value for money and attractive promotional packages, but materially below peers (mainly Airtel) on network coverage, reliability and in-building network reach.”