You may have noticed that these days making very funny trolls on reliance jio because jio have a very big network problem. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea have cited free voice calls offered by Reliance Jio as the reason for heavy network congestion.
Local mobile resellers are making a brisk business as they sell Jio SIM cards bundled with much hyped ‘Welcome Offer’ for a price ranging from Rs 200 to Rs 300 at many tier-I and tier-II locations including the national capital Delhi.
To attract new users, Airtel will provide unlimited data for free for three months.
Reliance Jio only provides high-speed wireless internet and is offering unlimited free data to all its users until December and is expected to extend the offer.
“Trai has received replies from Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular. In their response, the operators have highlighted that the free voice calls by Reliance Jio is prompting people to use more minutes, thus leading to an increased traffic at the interconnection points,” sources added.
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea declined to respond to e-mail queries sent to them.
The operators have also asked Trai to examine the alleged violation of the telecom tariff order by Reliance Jio.
Interconnection enables mobile users to make calls to customers of other telecom networks and is, therefore, critical for smooth functioning of mobile services.
Jio has accused incumbent operators of providing far less than adequate points of interconnections (PoIs) needed for its users to complete a call to a rival network, while the operators have charged the newcomer of unleashing a “tsunami” of free traffic on their networks.
Jio has announced that its customers will enjoy free voice calls for life, while data, currently free, would be available at a fraction of the prevailing market rates post December 31.
In a statement issued on September 23, the company had supposed that over 12 crore calls failed daily between Jio and the networks of Airtel, Vodafone and Idea.
As per quality of service rules, not more than five calls in 1,000 should fail due to network congestion.