Reliance Jio Bags 100 Million Subscribers in Five Months, Confirms Mukesh Ambani

The Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries Limited Mr Mukesh Ambani said that his brainchild, Reliance Jio, crossed 100 Million subscribers in five months after its inception. This essentially means that Reliance Jio is bagging in half million customers every day.

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Though this milestone dips short of the telecom operator’s expectation, as Mukesh Ambani had earlier expected to bag in 100 million subscribers by the end of 2016, he is undoubtedly not disappointed with this achievement.

When we started Jio, we set a target for ourselves that we will acquire 100 million customers in shortest time. Even we didn’t imagine that we would do it in months, Mr Ambani said at the ongoing three-day NASSCOM Leadership Forum.

Mukesh Ambani praised the Aadhar-based eKYC activation procedure, which played a vital role in achieving the target. We just set ourselves a goal. Aadhaar enabled us to acquire a million customer a day which is unheard of in the industry as a whole, said Ambani.

Also Read: Reliance Jio Now Has 23 Percent Market Share in Indian Telecom Sector: Truecaller Report

The new entrant has been offering all its services for free including 1 GB of 4G data per day, free voice calling, SMS, and unlimited access to Jio’s digital content for the last five months.

To recall, nearly a month ago, Jio announced that they crossed over 72 million subscribers and was the quickest one to reach this milestone. With this 100 million subscribers, Jio has surpassed the state-run telecom operator BSNL, who currently has 90 million users under their belt.

With Jio bagging in users at a rapid pace, it also became a worry to the rival operators such as Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea. Recently, Jio lodged a complaint against Bharti Airtel saying that the telecom operator did not provide sufficient interconnects, which resulted in calls drops. However, Airtel hit back quickly saying that the call drops were due to Jio’s network issue. Jio is yet to respond Airtel’s claim.

Besides, Jio is already working to bring other services such as Jio DTH, Jio GigaFiber broadband services, Jio CarHome, etc., and is looking to revolutionise the market yet again.

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nNONE
February 17, 2017 11:52 am 11:52 AM

FROM JIO to other n/w means outgoing calls 95% connecting , BUT other n/w to JIO means incoming calls 100% NOT CONNECTING BUT regarding internet speed UNBEATABLE I AM UsING it on my rEdMI NOTE 4

Ranajit
February 16, 2017 8:24 pm 8:24 PM

Tried Jio and was really surprised by it’s performance.
It is at par with any other network in terms of call and data Service.
To avail the best Service of Jio I guess one should have a voLTE enabled handset.
Waiting now for a vanity number from Jio.
All the best to Jio.

Dr Lambinagh
February 16, 2017 8:00 pm 8:00 PM

A 100 million . Jio killing competition to eventually command the price in the market. Consolidation in the industry is good for players but it leads to loss of jobs as when players consolidated then the duplicate jobs are at risk. And Jim is destroying the over all value pie of an industry that is a major contributor towards the GDP of our country. Jio is not good and anyways.

D Bhattacharya
February 16, 2017 10:36 pm 10:36 PM

GDP? Another propaganda fed nationalist, ain’t ya? How much of that GDP pie you’re talking about goes into your pocket, while the so called breakthrough leader loots from you to play Russian Roulette with the Chinese? NONE, period. And eventual speculation?For once in your life, make hay while it shines.

Dr Lambinagh
February 17, 2017 12:35 am 12:35 AM
Lol. What does that statement even mean that what pie of the GDP goes into my Pocket’ perhaps some how u think the gross domestic product is something that can be pocketed……u talk like someone who has read a few lines in his MBA nothing more. Every industry like the telecom industry contributes towards the GDP of a country so by analogy if the value of the industry as whole decreases the there contribution to the GDP decreases simple math or economics. Take ur pick. And pls be more educated when u say things like make hay while it shines,… Read more »
D Bhattacharya
February 17, 2017 6:49 am 6:49 AM

You’re so educated that you simply missed every point, thanks to your void superiority complex and wet dreams about an MBA. I care about my pocket, I don’t give a sh.. about the nation’s GDP. And make hay while it shines? So using it to refer to the sun is so uneducated? Wow, that prefix added to your name that you use while commenting on a random site proves how much of a birdbrain you are and your desperate need to hide it. Add to that your superiority complex and we have an *educated nationalist*.

Dr Lambinagh
February 17, 2017 8:14 pm 8:14 PM
I care about everything that happens in my country……am not selective about what I care about regarding my country like you. I may or may not be a nationalist but am definitely a patriotic person and would love to see this country rise. And regarding missing the point, well I got everything you said I just don’t agree with your thought process. You can keep enjoying free stuff I don’t have anything against it, rather I was listing the repercussion on how the consolidation in the telecom industry will be bad for those reason I listed in my above comment.… Read more »
Arun
February 16, 2017 7:18 pm 7:18 PM

Jio is real crap. No calls gets connected in the morning whatever you do.

tri_vis
February 16, 2017 5:43 pm 5:43 PM

Off Topic:

BSNL launches unlimited data for 2 Hours for Rs. 14 if activated from main balance( ACT DSTV16, sms to 51505) in Gujarat circle.
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Other operators offering for 1 hour packs only.

Please do confirm with customer care before activation.

Abi
February 16, 2017 5:42 pm 5:42 PM

100 milllion Free loaders, Let’s see, how many remain, once the the free services are stopped, that number will be the real customer gain.

unknown
February 16, 2017 5:31 pm 5:31 PM

When did they cross?

Murali
February 16, 2017 3:54 pm 3:54 PM

What is the target to retain customers once they launch paid service ?

Abhishek Dutta
February 16, 2017 3:52 pm 3:52 PM

Finally it acquired 100million customer mark. Took many customer like me into fallacy by showing itself in the name of pure play 4G in India. But QOS totally crap. I dont know how they going to improve its QOS within just span of 1month period. Data speed is getting day by day like waking around hell.

ENAUD
February 16, 2017 3:27 pm 3:27 PM

Congrats to JIO on this milestone.
Hope all the FreeLoaders on TT are happy
Hope they will stop bit $€ing about AVOID, even for one day, that will be a bigger achievement than 100 million 😉

Idea88
February 18, 2017 2:49 pm 2:49 PM

Duane ji kab Sudrenge??? Change in evitable ….

Kaushik
February 18, 2017 2:19 am 2:19 AM

It’s a fact that Airtel artificially throttled data prices and hobbled next generation networks in India. Jio kickstarted bumper sales of 4G phones. It’s not that only freeloaders are happy. Many allied industries are happy.

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