Jio Infocomm (RJIL) claims that they have crossed 100 million users in just 170 days after its launch. Although Reliance Jio was providing 4G services and unlimited calling on other networks now, Jio will come up with tariff plans from April 1, after its free schemes end by March-end. Jio have come up with many surprises throughout, they set a tough fight for other network providers. Vodafone and Idea are the network providers which affected more. They tried to overcome the situations with innovative ideas but they remain unsuccessful as compared to Reliance Jio. According to a recent COAI data, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have 206.44 million subscribers and 192.06 million subscribers respectively.
While Bharti Enterprises chief Sunil Mittal clearly said that Jio’s free pricing has hurt the business of telecom companies, the aggressive entry of Jio has also hastened consolidation efforts between the telecom companies, the most notable talks between Vodafone and Idea Cellular.
RIL Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh D Ambani said while addressing to YouTube, “170 days later Jio has crossed the 100-million customer mark on its 4G LTE, all IP wireless broadband networks. A heartfelt thank you to all our customers…,” “This record is an achievement of India and Indians,” he said, adding, on an average, the company added nearly seven customers on its network every second, every day.
The Reliance Jio users have consumed more than 100 crore GB of data per month, which is more than 3.3 crore GB a day. Jio carries nearly 5.5 crore hours of video daily on its network, he added.
“Data is the oxygen of digital life, and we will continue providing superior services,” Ambani said in his address, adding Jio will match the highest selling tariff of other operators and provide 20 per cent more data than what other operators provide.
For the first 100-million customers, whom Ambani termed as “co-founders of Jio”, he announced a custom-made programme – Jio Prime Members – including extension of free services for another 12 months. “They will benefit most,” he added.
Reliance jio have collaborated with Uber and now Uber will get support payments through Reliance Jio Money from February 20 and Uber will gradually roll out the Jio Money payment option for its users across the country. (ALSO READ: Reliance Jio SIM Cards Scam: Indore police arrests six accused, modus operandi revealed)