Jio subscriber base surges to 7 lakh: Report

Jio’s subscriber base has reportedly surged to 7 lakh due to the availability of 4G SIMs through LYF smartphones in the country. The telco is currently offering 4G LTE services under the extended trial launch, even as there’s no official word on the commercial launch in the country.


The total usage of these 7 lakh subscribers was at around 13 million GB, which translates into 18.57 GB per user, as per the internal data accessed by IANS. An internal source told the wire service that Jio has surpassed the third leading operator in some circles in terms of cumulative data usage.

“In Gujarat, for example, the third largest operator generates 1.5 million GB monthly, whereas we have generated 1.8 million GB,” the source was quoted as saying. The person added that the company can become the leading player in terms of subscriber data-use even before our full commercial launch

“At this rate, we expect that by next month we will be the leading player in terms of subscriber data-use even before our full commercial launch. We expect to touch 2.5 million users and we are potentially looking at 50 million GB,” he added.

Jio had earlier this month opened its high-speed 4G network for public in a number of metro cities by eliminating the need of showing a referral invite from RIL group employees to get a new connection along with a LYF smartphone. The move came along with the launch of its newly launched website, through which Jio has officially started providing invites for interested customers.

The 4G SIM cards come with three months of free unlimited data and 4500 minutes of voice calls suggesting that a commercial launch – even if limited – is just a be a quarter away.

Analysts though widely expect Jio to launch full scale commercial operations later this year, around December.

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Suyash Limaye
June 16, 2016 8:02 pm 8:02 PM

can anyone help me get an invite? I approached a nearby store they said invite is needed.

June 17, 2016 9:38 am 9:38 AM

Go to someone other store.. Now no invites r needed.. And the mails jio is sending is just to encourage customers to buy.. I got my flame 2 wid jio sim widout any damn invite

June 16, 2016 8:45 pm 8:45 PM

enter your details at u will get it in 6 days

Suyash Limaye
June 16, 2016 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

I haven’t got yet did register a week ago

June 17, 2016 8:45 am 8:45 AM

Give ur mail id. I’ll forward.

June 16, 2016 7:41 pm 7:41 PM

can any one suggest me a store in pune where i can get mobile + sim .store near my house have sims but they are saying that activation has not started

June 16, 2016 10:09 pm 10:09 PM

I think it’s available in reliance digital kharadi area. try them.. in pune the jio preview offer is not yet launched.

Suyash Limaye
June 16, 2016 11:21 pm 11:21 PM

You mean its only invite based still in pune?

June 16, 2016 11:28 pm 11:28 PM

neiher it is invite based nor available any where in pune

June 17, 2016 6:45 am 6:45 AM

yeah not available in pune… only lyf handsets are available..

but when i called karadi area reliance digital he said it’s available with invite. the reason why it’s available in kharadi area is because on 2nd floor there is jio center located in same mall.

But yes services of reliance jio is not at all good in pune city.

June 17, 2016 8:40 am 8:40 AM

please give me shop details

June 17, 2016 2:56 pm 2:56 PM

reliance digital store. kharadi. Pune

June 16, 2016 7:23 pm 7:23 PM

They have launched LYF Water 7 but it does not support Band 5 (850mhz) means no deep indoor coverage lol who will buy it for 12k when it doesnt support one of its own band!!