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.

Poonam shah
December 16, 2016 5:42 pm 5:42 PM

All the Retailers in Mumbai are saying MNP not started. All Jio retailers in Mumbai are saying to activate new connection via ekyc because mnp not started yet and all retailers are charging Rs 100 for activation charges. Jio should ban all retailers who are charging Rs 100 for ekyc activation by taking survey from activated sim. Kindly direct all Jio retailers in Mumbai to accept MNP.

Kirti Delhi
December 16, 2016 10:41 pm 10:41 PM

Why even bother to mnp your scrap sim card, go for a new one for 100rs from any local retailer then throw it anytime.

Arena
December 16, 2016 8:00 pm 8:00 PM

Best solution is to Visit jio store. if no time then pay 100 for new number.

Sanjeet
December 16, 2016 6:42 pm 6:42 PM

Write to jio CC with retailer details

JioFanBoi
December 16, 2016 3:57 pm 3:57 PM

Latest report says Jio 4G users use 4G phones.

Sunil
December 16, 2016 11:04 am 11:04 AM

Off topic: Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 got even better with the Marshmallow update received via OTA just a while back.

Manoj Singh
December 16, 2016 9:21 am 9:21 AM

Yes, that’s true. I don’t switch to wifi at home with jio while I was normally use to switch on wifi the moment I was at home.

Jagannath
December 16, 2016 8:37 am 8:37 AM

1. Non VoLTE phone users are forced to keep their mobile data switched on if they wish to make/receive calls. So, no wifi here.
2. Many RJio customers are using their sim as a primary data connection. (some even creating hotspots and/or not renewing their home broadband plans).

Both these are the main reasons for not using WiFi

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:39 am 9:39 AM

I am using BSNL wired broadband Rs.1199 plan that is giving true UL download at 2 Mbps, upload at 768 Kbps + all calls within India free anytime.

Sunny | Lucknow
December 16, 2016 12:54 pm 12:54 PM

Getting ripped off.

Dipak Kumar (PATNA,BIHAR)
December 16, 2016 12:21 pm 12:21 PM

I am using BSNL 3G 1099 UNLIMITED PLAN that is giving me 10mbps+ true download and 2 mbps upload speeds.

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:31 pm 9:31 PM

That is mobile data without calling benefit. I am talking about wited broadband.

Arena
December 16, 2016 11:55 am 11:55 AM

All time you stay at home? Note 4, Aircel 1947,bsnl, Jio poor signal,speed bashing….now bsnl LL 1199…I don’t think you pay for all these plans….

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:28 pm 9:28 PM

Is Aircel Rs.1947 plan free for you?. Do you have 6th sense?. I am using wired broadband when in home. Jio or Aircel on the move.

Aircel and BSNL are best in Tamilnadu.

So use the provider who satisfies you in your state and keep off with your sense less comments.

Jagannath
December 16, 2016 11:33 am 11:33 AM

Airtel wired broadband plan @ Rs.999

Jagannath
December 16, 2016 11:32 am 11:32 AM

Good. I am also using airtel broadband that is giving true UL download at 16 Mbps and upload at 512 Kbps + unlimited local+std calls to any network any time.

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:30 pm 9:30 PM

512 Kbps for upload is very low. Oh no !!!.

Idea88
December 16, 2016 12:35 pm 12:35 PM

For landline different + For Mobile different plan …bro why u don’t use Local internet provider .. I am using 512 kbps at rs.900 for 3 months …. If u look at your plan u paying 12k p.a.? OMG…

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:29 pm 9:29 PM

There are no reliable local providers here other than BSNL.

Abhi
December 16, 2016 8:27 am 8:27 AM

One of the reason is Jio Voice App (Jio4GVoice), it doesn’t work in WiFi so if someone is using voice/sms, he/she should keep the phone on Jio data only. Even Jio’s coverage is very low in that location.

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:41 am 9:41 AM

It is your fate of using a non VoLTE phone. It is foolish to blame Jio for inconveniences.

Abhi
December 16, 2016 12:35 pm 12:35 PM

No, it is Jio’s fate that I am not using my VoLTE phone. Jio’s service is not worth to be used currently. If you remember, WiFi Calling used to work on compatible phones but it stopped around June 2016. Why should I use Jio if it doesn’t give some convenience?

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:34 pm 9:34 PM

Yes man. Sometimes VoLTE symbol goes off even when my smartphone is working normally. Jio is like uranium (highly unstable) now a days.

Sarathy
December 16, 2016 8:25 am 8:25 AM

I’ve to travel 20kms to use reliance Wi-Fi, and I would never do. Better if JIO merges Mobile Network and Wi-Fi data provisions in their proposed plans.

Kirti Delhi
December 16, 2016 11:04 am 11:04 AM

never, this Wi-Fi thing is just to fool subscriber.

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:40 pm 9:40 PM

Yes. Jio WiFi is to fool.

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:42 am 9:42 AM

Foolish.

Get a wired broadband and use it in your home. Ok?.

Kirti Delhi
December 16, 2016 7:05 pm 7:05 PM

Okay!

Arena
December 16, 2016 12:00 pm 12:00 PM

He is talking about jio mobile date+ wifi hotspot data…..you eat badam,pista, dates and a glass full of sambar. This helps you think well.

Sudhakar
December 16, 2016 9:36 pm 9:36 PM

Open your eyes wide and see. He says the nearest Jio WiFi hotspot is 20 Km from his place. Eat more carrots as your eyes are becoming blind to read the comments and reply.

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