FYI: Jio phones are NOT made in India. They are imported from Taiwan.
And importantly, have other operators improved their data service?
Reportedly, RIL has asked employees to port their numbers to their network, using Mobile Number Portability.
They will get unlimited access to Jio services for 90 days. Jio Preview Offer can be availed at all Reliance Digital stores (including Digital Xpress and Digital Xpress Mini), and majority of the modern trade mobile retail chains across the country.
With unlimited usage, Reliance Jio is probably making the right buzz. However, even now, getting a SIM can be daunting as its available only with LYF smartphones. Sources claim that Jio SIM can soon be available for free with every smartphone costing more than Rs. 10,000. Announcements regarding the same is expected around 15th August.
Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has made a direct attack on Reliance Jio Infocomm, claiming that the company has bypassed regulations to offer full services in name of test connections. In the letter to DoT, it asked to snap connections offered to 1.5 million users. Reliance has claimed these allegations are baseless and unfounded.
In a strong letter to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), Reliance Jio Infocomm has said that the Cellular Operators Association of India, which represents top telcos, is trying to sabotage Jio’s debut. Slamming the recent allegations as unfounded, the company added that the body is dominated by few operators.
In a letter to telecom secretary, Industry body Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has alleged that in name of trial, RJio is masquerading full blown services. Since Jio is offering free services during trail period, its users are consuming 25-30 more data than the Indian average, which is affecting paid subscribers of other telcos.