New Delhi, Sep 26: Thanks to cheap 4G internet tariff plans and free voice calls, Reliance Jio created a lot of buzz in telecom market with its official launch earlier this month. People were seen standing in long queues outside retail shops to get Reliance Jio SIM card. While the Reliance Jio received mixed response from users as far as internet speed and network efficiency are concerned, it also turned out that the jaw-dropping tariff plans will cost you a lot. Popular hacker group Anonymous has claimed that Reliance Jio is sharing users information with foreign countries. If it is true, then your call details are not private and secure.
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“Reliance Jio STILL sharing your call information with foreign countries… one year on and nothing has changed!!” Anonymous uploaded a post on its Tumblr account last week sharing a year old link by the group that stated how Reliance Jio was sharing users’ location with China. Now, Anonymous claimed that Reliance Jio is sharing users’ call details with USA and Singapore. The hacker group also shared a video who show how someone with correct knowledge can replicate the process by downloading and using MyJio and Jiodialer apps. (ALSO READ: Reliance Jio 4G SIM network: After all that hype, is it really living up to its name?) Also Read - PUBG Unban in India – Is PUBG Teaming Up with Reliance Jio For Digital Partnership in India?
Reliance Jio first drew attention with its Preview offer, especially for its employees, last May. Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani announced to launch Reliance Jio officially at company’s Annual General Meeting. Under the welcome programme, which is valid until the 31st of December, every Reliance Jio user is entitled to 4GB of 4G data for free. The data plans start at Rs 149, and extend all the way to Rs 4,999, covering data from 0.3 GB to 75 GB. The network also promises to provide unlimited 4G data at night. Also Read - After Jio Mega Investment, Silver Lake Pitches in Rs 7,500 cr For Reliance Retail
Reliance Jio has recently sought the industry watchdog’s intervention over the three main telecom operators — Airtel, Vodafone and Idea — refusing to allow porting of their subscribers to its own network, in an alleged disregard to licensing norms. “Reliance Jio Infocomm, vide letters dated September 2, 2016, sent individually to Bharti Airtel, Idea and Vodafone, who are the incumbent dominant operators, informing them that Reliance Jio would be commencing its services from September 5,” the company said in its letter.