Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani recently said that his telecom venture, Jio, has crossed a customer base of 100 million. He added,
Seven customers are added every single second since launch.
Launched in September 2016 with a slew of offers and services almost too good to be true, a report released by Truecaller has revealed that Reliance Jio has succeeded in capturing the second largest market share, thus edging closer to its goal of becoming the country’s top telecom player. Ambani said,
This milestone belongs to every member of the Jio community. We have created sustainable employment and this is an achievement for the entire country. We are humbled by the enormous trust placed on us by our customers.
Jio users consumed more than 100 crore gigabytes of data, more than 3.3 crore GB/day, making India the number one country in mobile data usage. Jio to offer free voice calls, roaming from April 1 when promotional offer ends; to double data capacity in coming months, he added.
Further, the company is offering unlimited voice and data for existing customers opting for Jio Prime membership by paying a one-time fee of Rs 99 and Rs 303/month.
Ever since its launch on September 5 last year, Reliance Jio has evolved into a pool of 100 million subscribers in four months. The launch offer, which read cheap data services and free calls, will now be extended till 30 June 2017, from the prior announced date of March 31. The six-month trial, which was supposedly scheduled to flag off this year, will be now extended with a new tariff plan. The record-breaking response to Reliance Jio, which attracted over five crore subscribers in just over 80 days, will be the fuel to keep the 4G VoLTE cellular operator plan alive, which might, in turn, lead to over 7.2 crore users in a little over four months.