Recently, Reliance Jio has created a world record after reaching 16 million users within a month of its launch. Now, the telecom operator has announced that it has reached 24 million users. While this is a great news for the newly launched network, the big question from users perspective is that ‘Will It Affect Data Speeds?’
Recently, several users complained about the drop in Reliance Jio 4G speeds. TRAI also ranked Reliance Jio as the slowest internet carrier in India. While the ever growing users on the new network are attributed as the reason behind the speed slump, the company clarified that the speeds deteriorated only after the daily FUP limit of 4GB per day. The Jio Welcome Offer has a certain FUP limit, after which speeds are automatically dropped to 256kbps.
As of now, Reliance Jio is the world’s largest data provider. As per Reliance Industries, most of its users were from tier 2 cities in India. The Economic Times reports that Gujarat and Telangana states are Jio’s top two telecom circles with 1.5 million and 1.2 million users, respectively. Tamil Nadu comes in close at third with 1.1 million users, followed by Punjab, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam. While the cities like New Delhi and Mumbai have the lowest number of Jio 4G users.
The huge Reliance Jio user base in tier 2 cities can be attributed to the network’s Welcome Offer. It is offering free 4G internet and MyJio services for free till December 31st. After January 1, 2017, users will have to pay to use Jio services. However, voice calls will continue to be free.
Due to regular call drops, the Reliance Jio 4G SIM is being used as a backup number, instead of the main one. Reliance has blamed its rivals such as Airtel and Vodafone as the reason behind call drops in tier 1 cities.