Average Jio User is Consuming 11GB Per Month, Overall Subscriber Base Crosses 250 Million in 25 Months

Reliance Jio has released its numbers for the quarter that ended on September 30, 2018. During the period, Jio’ subscriber base has crossed 250 million and that too in just 25 months after launching services to the public. Jio has added a total of 37 million subscribers in the quarter as opposed to 28.8 million it added in the previous quarter. Notably, it’s the highest number of subscribers added by any telco in a single quarter. Furthermore, the telco stated that the customer engagement continued to grow with average data consumption per user per month of 11GB and average voice consumption of 761 minutes per user per month.


Reliance Jio Added 37 Million Subscribers in a Single Quarter

As mentioned above, Reliance Jio has added a total of 37 million subscribers during the quarter that ended on September 30, 2018. In the previous quarter that ended on July 31, 2018, the company added 28.7 million subscribers, which took the overall base to 215 million. However, Jio’s customer base has now crossed 250 million and the telco achieved this feat in just 25 months after opening the services to the public. That being said, Jio has become the fastest telco to reach that mark. The overall subscriber base of Jio now reaches 252.3 million

In the quarter, Jio users consumed a total of 771 crore GB with an average user consuming 11GB per month. Jio also said that video consumption drove most of the usage, increasing to 410 crore hours per month on the network, average video consumption of 17.5 hours per subscriber per month.

If you’re wondering why Jio has seen such insane customer addition during the quarter, it’s because of the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer. For the uninitiated, the JioPhone Monsoon Hungama offer allows a user to exchange their existing working feature phone and get the first generation JioPhone at just Rs 501. Jio also added its lone postpaid plan of Rs 199 with free international roaming subscription continues to attract customers.

Commenting on the results, Mukesh D. Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited said: “Jio was conceived with a mission to connect everyone and everything, everywhere – always at the highest quality and the most affordable price. We, at Jio, are glad with our progress towards our mission with more than 250 million subscribers on our network within 25 months of commencement of services. We have enabled our customers to adopt the digital life, with record consumption of data and use of digital services. Our next generation FTTH and enterprise services are now being made available to our customers to further enhance our value proposition to our customers.

Jio 4G Network: Highlights

Reliance Jio is the lone LTE-only operator in the country. During the quarter, Jio further deepened its all-IP 4G LTE network in existing areas along with coverage expansion to 99% of the population is on track to be completed in FY19. Jio is the only network to deploy tri-band (800MHz/ 1800MHz/ 2300MHz) on a pan-India basis. Jio is the world’s largest mobile data consumption network which is 5G ready, and it’s also the world’s largest VoLTE network with voice traffic growing consistently.

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37 Comments on "Average Jio User is Consuming 11GB Per Month, Overall Subscriber Base Crosses 250 Million in 25 Months"


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SC (KPA, Kolkata circle)
October 18, 2018 10:37 pm 10:37 PM

Ya, it seems true. Due to superb high speed of 0.08Mbps average speed I can use hardly 100Mb from my daily 1.5GB data limit.

October 19, 2018 9:27 am 9:27 AM


Adil Wadia
October 18, 2018 2:36 am 2:36 AM
Two points. Jio is going the RCOM way by picking up all and sundry users. Though it will help generate revenue in short term, long term gains will come from increasing ARPU. Jio is still seen as a cheaply priced data operator, that image is killing it. Number two, coverage is getting worse. Jio is struggling to connect to cell sites during handover between cells because it is juggling three bands all of whom are having weak coverage radius. When the device is locked to band 3 it usually gives the best coverage, even better than band 5, just goes… Read more »
October 18, 2018 1:03 pm 1:03 PM

Jio is very slow .. coverage is good but speed is horrible so porting out is only option

Thamilan daa
October 19, 2018 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

Ankitha :
Jio coverage is worse in the outskirts of all towns and cities. But if there is full coverage, you will only get upper 3G speed in jio that is 10 to 20 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload apeed.

October 18, 2018 11:02 am 11:02 AM

Hello. Just stop

They are doing good compare to other looter

You are agent for avoid

Thamilan daa
October 19, 2018 8:51 pm 8:51 PM


As if you are not the agent of jio.

October 18, 2018 9:32 am 9:32 AM

Adil, that’s actually not true. Jio picked up a lot of premium users and now has the highest ARPU of any operator. Jio has the highest mobile broadband market share by far. Also Jio spectrum situation will improve when RCOM mess finally ends and spectrum is transferred to Jio. Jio’s network is vastly superior to Vodafone, it’s just that Jio manages multiples of data consumption in comparison to Vodafone. So Vodafone is only faster because it has far less mobile broadband subscribers.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 2:37 pm 2:37 PM

Vodafone is only faster because it has far less mobile broadband subscribers.

That’s the same reason Airtel is faster.

Jio spectrum situation will improve when RCOM mess finally ends and spectrum is transferred to Jio.

I doubt there will be any difference after RCom spectrum addition.

AU(Airtel User)
October 18, 2018 10:01 pm 10:01 PM


airtel is faster coz of carrier aggregation and MiMo tech they deployed. airtel have much more users on high end devices. Airtel hv more 4G users then vodaidea.

Vodaidea have no user so u r getting good speeds on that 2.75mhz spectrum they hv LoL also vodafone cant afford CA n MiMo as its costly. Voda sold themselves to idea coz they cnt afford CA n MiMo n upgrade network.

Jio hv CA n MiMo n there network is robust compared to avoid.
Idea good among rural customers. Nobody uses idea in delhi.

Tushar M
October 22, 2018 9:54 pm 9:54 PM

AU lack of knowledge upgrade urserlf 1st

How many Mobile manufacturing company are providing CA support handset and same for MOMI will be available after spectrum auction

Paid agent AU….

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 19, 2018 12:28 am 12:28 AM

Airtel hasn’t even deployed their full spectrum of band 40 around PAN India and you are talking about CA and MIMO. Less I talk with you is better for me.

Chetan | Bangalore
October 18, 2018 6:51 am 6:51 AM

@Adil, if you travel across states then only share your feedback about jio and others, I believe you are sharing status of jio network at your place. Situation is not same across India. For urban population, jio is becoming a suitable alternative to AVOID suffering customer. I have been telling to critiques of jio to not generalise jio quality across India. I travel interstates south and north and I see things improved drastically with jio. Rural are more stronger with jio . Airtel and AVOID still remain in dust on pan INDIA basis

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 19, 2018 12:29 am 12:29 AM

Mumbai is tier 3 city? Pune is tier 3 city? ?????

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 5:21 pm 5:21 PM

Jio is working in rural and that 2/3 cities only very well. The reason behind that most of the people still holding on to Avoid sims.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 5:20 pm 5:20 PM
He is saying truth. On Gujarat-Mumbai railway track(from whatever I came to know) Jio is not good at all.Good enough for voice. Not good enough for data. Worst for data. Once you cross Virar while travelling to Mumbai, situation becomes more worse. No matter which phone you has Jio struggles to keep up data network stable. I have personally tasted it in S8/S9. On the other hand Airtel just shines throughout the track from Surat-Mumbai Central. Yes there are blank spots for Airtel but wherever there is coverage Airtel shines without a doubt. Yes spectrum is not enough for Jio.… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 2:37 pm 2:37 PM


October 18, 2018 11:49 am 11:49 AM


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 4:57 am 4:57 AM


October 18, 2018 1:04 pm 1:04 PM

Jio has only 80 percentage of active customer base compared to Airtel 99 percentage active customer base

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 5:26 pm 5:26 PM

I strongly disagree in this.

October 19, 2018 11:17 am 11:17 AM

Check VLR stats.

Chetan | Bangalore
October 17, 2018 10:55 pm 10:55 PM

Guys who so ever uses jio, keep looking out for jio outdoor small cell installation in your city. In Bangalore it is already rolled out in many places by installing 9 metre poles on footpath across arterial roads and busy market areas. These are infill small cells for outdoors and made by ROSENBERGER where macro site signals do not reach or load is very high. Speeds are 100mbps and above on my iPhone X

Thamilan daa
October 19, 2018 9:02 pm 9:02 PM

Test location : Yelahanka, Bengalooru

Lat : 13.0108127 and Long : 77.587705

Lol. Better you should not have masked it.


Aniruddha Dhar|Santragachi|West Bengal
October 18, 2018 3:28 pm 3:28 PM

Do not measure network performance of any operators with high end devices because in India almost everybody is using budget devices and it is imperative for a network to give services to evey customers in reasonable service quality unless OEMs introduce CA in budget devices.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
October 18, 2018 5:27 pm 5:27 PM


October 18, 2018 2:06 pm 2:06 PM

The small cell is from Samsung rite ? At least thats what I have seen