PATNA: Reliance Jio has caught the fancy of consumers a day after it was launched by RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai, offering free voice calls and rock bottom data prices which has led to tariff war in a market of 950-odd million mobile users in India.
According to a Reliance official, the number of Jio 4G services has crossed over 400,000 in Bihar itself, indicating its fast-growing demand and popularity.
“We are getting around 15,000 applications per day. That has also been delaying SIM activation,” a Reliance official said adding the company’s Jio services were getting huge response from the phone consumers.
The prevailing situation is underlined from the fact that many company outlets have run short of SIM cards and downed their shutters.
There are also reports of some company outlet charging between Rs 500 to Rs 1000 to give Jio SIM cards to the consumers.
The rush for SIM began soon after RIL chairman launched the Jio 4G services on Thursday, announcing many concessions to his consumers.
He said the launch of Reliance Jio will bring digital revolution in the digital world.
“The world is at the beginning of digital revolution and the Jio is dedicated to realizing PM’s digital India vision,” Ambani had said addressing the Annual General Meeting of the company in Mumbai.
He said right now, India’s rank in the world in matter of mobile broadband reach is 155. “With the launch of the Reliance Jio, India ran will go up among top 10,” Ambai declared.
He said Reliance Jio will move India from data shortage to data abundance adding Jio is an entire eco-system that’ll allow Indians to live digital life to the fullest.
He announced the Reliance Jio would cover 90 percent of India’s population by March 2017.
Jio, also known as Reliance Jio and officially as Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (RJIL), is an upcoming provider of mobile telephony, broadband services, and digital services in India.
Formerly known as Infotel Broadband Services Limited, Jio will provide 4G services on a pan-India level using LTE technology.