Ever since its launch on September 5 last year, Reliance Jio has evolved into a pool of over 72 million subscribers in four months. The launch offer, which read cheap data services and free calls, Jio to extended till June 2017, prior to its previous announcement of March 31.
The six-month trial, which was supposedly scheduled to flag off this year, will be now extended with a new tariff plan. The record-breaking response to Reliance Jio which attracted over five crore subscribers in just over 80 days will be the fuel to keep the 4G VoLTE cellular operator plan alive, which might, in turn, lead to over 7.2 crore users in a little over four months.
The Mukesh Ambani-owned operator will now be charging Rs 100 for data, whereas the voice calls will remain free. Ever since the announcement, the major telcos have slashed their rates in response to the Jio’s offers. The Indian telecom industry and the ruling competitors like Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, and Vodafone India are hypothetical and mostly endangered by the affordable services offered by the new entrants. This mass adoption of Jio has forced the other telcos to aggressively join the race.
The company’s free voice and data offers have attracted over 72 million subscribers in four months after its commercial services were launched on September 5 last year. India’s top telcos, Bharti AirtelBSE 1.31 %, Idea CellularBSE 2.96 % and Vodafone India, have been forced to slash data and voice rates – even offering voice for free under some plans – to counter the aggressive pricing offered by Jio. The newest entrant offers only 4G services and has claimed its affordable services will trigger ..