Latest Report Reveals that Reliance Jio SIM Owners Are Not the Major Users of Wi-Fi

It’s been just four months since Reliance Jio forayed into the Indian telecom market and already the company has created a major stir. On September 1, 2016, Mukesh Ambani, the company’s chairman revealed the tariff plans of the service, and they are uber cheap.

Apart from these tariff plans, the major attraction for the service will be its ‘Welcome Offer’ (Now, Jio New Year Offer), where the company is offering everything for free until March 2017. Having said that, OpenSignal, the world’s leading source of data tracker service today announced an exciting news about the users of Reliance Jio 4G SIM.

As we already know about the fact that Jio has already crossed 50 million subscribers in under three months, OpenSignal states that they have registered over 70,000 Jio subscribers on their service in the same time span.

According to OpenSignal’s Global State of Mobile Networks Report, it is said that most numbers of users are always connected to their respective Wi-Fi networks than their mobile network, whether it be 3G or 4G. However, that’s not the case with Reliance Jio users.

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OpenSignal’s data report from September 1 to November 30 revealed that a mere 8.2 percent of Jio users are connected to their Wi-Fi network, which is well behind India’s normal Wi-Fi connection state of 29.8 percent.

Time on Wifi by operator
Jio 8.2%
Idea 24.1%
Telenor 24.3%
Aircel 24.9%
Airtel 27.1%
Reliance 28.1%
Tata DoCoMo 30.4%
BSNL 31.1%
Vodafone 31.3%

What’s the reason behind this massive change? Well, it’s obviously because of the Reliance Jio’s free services under the welcome and new year offer. Another reason is that Jio users don’t have to worry about switching to other network modes such as 2G or 3G, as the new entrant is India’s first LTE-only network.

That being said, this is a little revolutionary thing, but the results will surely change in coming weeks or by the end of January as the company has cut down the daily data cap limit to 1GB, which might make some users stay connected to Wi-Fi, at least on their office and home premises.

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dskushwaha
December 17, 2016 10:43 am 10:43 AM
National average 29.8%. The data seems to be skewed. It should be not greater than 1%. Most of the WiFi users are those which have BSNL landline connection because it’s the major source of the broadband. Private broadband providers are limited to bigger cities area only and not smaller towns. I presently live in a sector of Chandigarh city and the only option for broadband is BSNL. In smaller cities and specifically in BiMaRU states the quality of BSNL service is too bad. Thus, the only option for the people to use internet is mobile data. For them Jio is… Read more »
dskushwaha
December 17, 2016 10:08 am 10:08 AM
National average 29.8%. The data seems to be skewed. It should be not greater than 1%. Most of the WiFi users are those which have BSNL landline connection because it’s the major source of the broadband. Private broadband providers are limited to bigger cities area only and not smaller towns. I presently live in a sector of Chandigarh city and the only option for broadband is BSNL. In smaller cities and specifically in BiMaRU states the quality of BSNL service is too bad. Thus, the only option for the people to use internet is mobile data. For them Jio is… Read more »
Rohan
December 16, 2016 11:12 pm 11:12 PM

The reason is that most users aren’t using jio sim on volte enabled phones. So to enable calls, they need to use Reliance jio 4g voice app and to use that, data on the device should be turned on. It doesn’t work on wifi. That’s the reason jio users aren’t using wifi as much as other users.

Arvind
December 19, 2016 12:07 pm 12:07 PM

Correct. I am waiting and wondering when Jio will launch VoWifi so that coverage also won’t be a problem when device is in Deep tunnelled home/office…

December 17, 2016 3:00 pm 3:00 PM

Absolutely correct.

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