It has said that Vodafone hasn’t provided enough points of interconnect for voice calls on their network. The Mukesh Ambani-led network said that over the last few weeks that 80 calls were failing out of every 100 call attempts to Vodafone.
RJIL’s outgoing traffic is less than 2 calls per customer per hour even during peak traffic period, which requires only a reasonable number of POIs. These calls are not to one operator but distributed over all the operators. Incumbent operators are describing such a modest call rate as a Tsunami of traffic from RJIL.
Jio will provide a ‘welcome offer’ with free unlimited access to data and voice calls for those customers who haven’t still tried out the network. It has not been mentioned whether this is available via free SIM cards or through bundled offers while purchasing smartphones. This welcome offer starts from September 5th to December 31st. Jio’s test network is already present in 18,000 cities and towns, and over 2 lakh villages.
This is to extend its free preview offer of 3 months unlimited 4G data and 4,500 minutes of voice calls, unlimited video calls and SMS, and preview access to Jio apps. The free preview offer is valid only on all 4G VoLTE supported models of Samsung, Panasonic, and ASUS. Earlier, in July, Jio had extended the free preview offer to a limited set of Samsung devices.
This is to prepare for the launch of its 4G services in the coming months. Reliance Jio expects to play a significant role in lifting India to among the top 10 nations in Internet penetration, from the current 155 rank. All outlets will have real-time access to the 1,072 Jio offices set up across the country.
The company management believes Jio’s network can easily handle usage of 5 GB per month data each by over 100 mn subscribers. Jio is seen to kickstart its advertisement campaign soon as it has become the principal sponsor of India’s Olympic contingent for the 17-day event starting August 5.
This is to extend its preview offer of 3 months of unlimited data and 4,500 minutes of voice calls, unlimited video calls and SMS, and preview access to Jio apps. Reliance Jio’s LYF smartphones are slowly acquiring market share in terms of shipments, and the company has been indirectly using this reach by bundling data and voice offers with its yet-to-be launched telecom services.
The non-convertible debentures carry a coupon of 8.32% payable annually. The proceeds of the issue will be used by Reliance Jio for rolling out a state-of-the-art digital services business in India. The transaction was fully subscribed within minutes of opening and was eventually over-subscribed with a total book size in excess of Rs 3500 Cr. Key investors include the prominent asset management companies and banks.
It shows an option to “register interest” and currently accepts details including name of the user, email id, phone number, state and city. On signing up for the service, the website said that it would “get back shortly”. The Jio website lists a number of apps available once a user signs up on the network including 11 mobile apps.
The dual SIM phone, equipped with a 4,000 mAH battery, comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory. It has a Digital DTS Surround technology, a 5-inch LCD display. The phone sports an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera and provides HD voice calling over VoLTE.