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Reliance JIO free calls for life cannot pull me into their trap

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Reliance JIO is offering free voice calls for life but it does not convince me to take their service

Big brother Mukesh Ambani launches his Reliance JIO 4G services in India after a successful test run with 1.5 Million customers. He is planning to acquire 100 Million customers in the shortest span of time with his offer of free voice calls for life.

I am not falling into this trap thanks to the amazing experience I had with younger brother Anil Ambani’s Reliance Mobile. One of the worst networks in Telangana (not very sure about other states, let’s stick to one for now), known for pathetic customer service and phone heating issues due to network bandwidth.

My decision to stick to my present telecom operator, Vodafone is based on 3 important people

  • RJ Shekar Basha – My favourite RJ on 92.7 Big FM (which is owned by Anil Ambani) told his audience that calls from Reliance mobile to other networks do not get connected in the first attempt. While calls made from Reliance to Reliance mobile gets connected. The reason being that reliance wants everyone to use their network only.
  • Jayadeep Reddy – A near and dear colleague of mine wrote his experience with Reliance Mobile couple of months back. This weighs a lot in my decision since I have seen him going around the new office not for serenity but for Reliance Network. There were days that he went out of the office onto the roads to get a signal.
  • Abhilash Venkipally – My best friend and a budding entrepreneur in steel has recently sent me a screen shot to show that 4G speeds of Airtel have increased thanks to their new competition, Reliance JIO.
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Aitel 4G Speeds, image sent by Abhilash over Whatsapp

My decision to stay away from Reliance JIO

Keep all this in one side of my mind and the free voice calls for life with free 4G data till year end on the other side, was not a difficult decision to make. I would still stick to my existing telecom operator Vodafone, since thanks to Reliance JIO my operator will try to match them; meaning costs slightly higher than reliance but not at a lower service quality.

My brother in law wanted to try Reliance JIO. He ran to the store and found out that there were no sim cards left. He has to again check back in a day or two.

Free calls and data is a good offer but is it worth bad network and frequent calls drops??? Choice is yours.

Do post your comments and feedback of Reliance JIO. I really hope this telecom is not like its brother.

 

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