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.
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
Tata DoCoMo 30.4%
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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