Established Biggies vs JIO

Coming to Indian Telecom :

Bands comparison : Airtel now has 4G-spectrum (i.e. 1800MHz or 2300MHz) in all 22 circles, and both 1800/2300 frequencies in 13 circles while Jio has 2300Mhz across 22 circles ,additionally it has 1800Mhz+800Mhz combination in 20 circles . Reliance Jio also commented that it plans to provide seamless 4G services using LTE in 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz bands through an integrated ecosystem. This combined spectrum footprint across frequency bands provides significant network capacity and deep coverage.

Fact1 : 1800 Mhz is a more popular one ,with existing device ecosystem ,as 44% global 4G networks run on 1800Mhz.

Fact2 : 1800 Mhz requires 30% fewer towers than 2300Mhz ,hence cost effective as well.

Important facts for RJIO:

  1. Smart Phone supporting 4G : Yes that’s the mandate ,but since 4G runs on multiple frequencies ,hence for a full 4G experience one needs to buy a future ready 4G handset capable of working great on major frequencies & even on VoLTE (very few phones are VoLTE Enabled as of now ,hence JIO brought LYF into existence)
  2. Consumers can easily make Voice calls with VoLTE :
    1. Only VoLTE to VoLTE enabled handsets support VoLTE calls , calls made to Non VoLTE smartphones or to Circuit switch mode ,will not be VoLTE & will be Non HD.
    2. Free Voice calling is via VoLTE & non VoLTE Voice calls will be via JioJoin app(required only if the handset is Non-VoLTE Enabled) .If Call is made by whats app/Skype ,normal Data balance will be deducted.
    3. It is not at all mandate that to run the voice calls , mobile data have to be kept ON! Switch off the data & still you will be able to generate normal calls.
    4. Anyone can call JIO no., even a Non VoLTE enabled consumer can call, it’s just they won’t be HD calls but normal calls.
    5. It has been read that IR (International Roaming) is not feasible right now on JIO network ,it yet needs to have Roaming Tie-ups in place
  3. Jio has the largest optic fibre network in India , they have laid more than 250,000 kms of Optical Fiber Cable across India, also they have installed more than 90,000 4G LTE towers (few are ‘ Eco-Friendly’ towers)
  4. Jio is also planning to offer Ultra High speed broadband connections having speed as high as 1Gbps (But that’s yet awaited)
  5. Digitization : Yes ushering the dream of Late Dhirubhai Ambani , it has laid focus on “Digital verification & activation as well” ,although current issue lies with SIM issuance & activation which is getting prolonged to as high as 15-20 days , but actually they have e-KYC (Adhaar)based process with biometric scanners which can help in getting activated SIM cards in 5-10 minutes.

We all would have been cursing right now to stand in queues for SIM & might have had worst experience to see the activation delayed ,but ,this seems to “improper understanding of the demand of Indian consumers ,Indians are still swayed by “FREE –FREE OFFERS” .All their stores should have had 6months SIM stock supply ,so that none could run dry!

Although JIO has PAN India 4G network, but it yet needs to improve lot on the connectivity, since it does not have fallback option of 2G/3G, customers could have a bad experience in zones of no 4G coverage.

I believe JIO SIM yet has to be “Secondary” until great connectivity is established in next few months.

Plans & Pricing: What was said & what actually is on the plate : Rs50 -1GB astonished !!

Prepaid Plans comparison – Delhi circle

Delhi RJIO Airtel Vodafone Idea(3G) Tata –CDMA(3X)
300MB Rs149, 28Days Rs136, 28Days(extra 300MB Data at night)
500MB NA Rs148,28days Rs147,28days Rs169,28days Rs95 ,30days
750MB Rs 129 ,7 days NA
1GB NA Rs259,28days Rs255,28days Rs126,30days
2GB Rs299 ,21 days Rs575,60days Rs359,28days Rs352,28days Rs256,30days
4GB Rs499 ,28 days Rs559,28days Rs559,28days
10GB Rs999 ,28 days Rs999 ,28 days Rs999 ,28 days Rs992 ,28 days
20GB Rs1499 ,28 days Rs1999 ,28 days Rs1999 ,28 days Rs1999 ,90 days
35GB Rs2499 ,28 days NA NA NA
60GB Rs3999 ,28 days NA NA NA
75GB Rs4999 ,28 days NA NA NA

Source :Ireff & Individual websites

  • All JIO packs have Unlimited Data usage from 2am -5am (Guess who would get up for those 3 hours just to use Free Data? Nearly zero audiences for this time frame,  hence benefit~0 )
  • Above JIO packs valid only on LTE Compatible handset

So nowhere does RJIO offer Data as cheap as Rs50 for 1GB for a layman with complete night sleep & no JIO hotspot nearby ;).

Also beware: In case you use Data post exhausting free Data, you will end up paying a 5p/Kb ,which is yet lower than other operators Data rates for “Pay as you go” surfing (which means for an avg.100MB ,you end up paying Rs50)

Yes you can reap complete benefit & have just Rs50 for a GB, if you utilize the extra Night Data as well as JIO wifi Hot spot data benefit! So run ,find a hot spot, grab a table & bang on !

What you refer:

  • If you Data consumption is low with just 300MB , opt for JIO 149 pack with FREE Voice , if around 1GB Pack ,go for Airtel/Voda .
  • Close to 2GB for a month , Vodafone has the best option ,JIO has only 21 days benefit ,you will end up paying 47Rs for 28 extra for JIO
  • 10GB(all Airtel ,voda & JIo has same MRP) any operator
  • Thumbs up for high Data users with JIO plans of 4GB, & >=20GB ,JIO plans are competitive enough & oust competition easily.

Personally ,I use Tata Indicom service in Delhi (CDMA) ,needs to be said their Mobile internet 3X speed is fine ,close to 2mbps at my place (obviously not at par with 4G ,but have a look at their plans & rates for a medium data user it’s great enough!)

Handsets: A bouquet to choose from, close to 20-25 handsets ranging from as low as Rs2999 to as high as Rs20k, was it a great business plan to launch such a range? Yes, it stood as one more business opportunity for them , but why LTE at that dirt cheap price ? They had procured refurbished handsets, lots of unsold 4G handsets from China in small lots & bundled it up with their brilliant “FREE Preview Offer”.

Simply brilliant, one’s which doesn’t sells in China , people are dying to opt them for Free Voice & Data !! This is a big money spell for Ambani !

Jio Apps : That’s the big Cat !! Free usage = Addiction = Paid subscriptions in 2018

Although the subscription is free for now, but pls be aware that any data used during these apps will be deducted from your regular data pack applicable at the time. This also includes video calls from Skype/any other app. Also, these Jio apps won’t work on non-Jio Networks, and one has to be on Reliance Jio 4G to access them.Check out few of the compelling content:

General public is not much glued to the apps as Money, TV , Newspaper, Cinema, Beats, Play ,On demand …No worries! They have complete range for you & that to FREE subscriptions!

    • My JIO account : Necessary to retrieve one hand info on Stores ,Hotspots, usage details ,raise service requests & get resolutions :Cool for JIO User
    • JioCinema: For Bollywood , Hollywood,regional movie buffs ,it’s all here ! With more than 1lac+hours of HD content, nearly zero buffering just watch your favorite movies with some (homemade pop –corns & coffee): Ready to beat Spuul /Netflix/Voot?
    • JioTV : Pause & Play Live TV channels ,watch your favorite past 7 days programs (perfect for mommies who miss out on their saas –bahu’s during dinner events;) ,Best part it is available in 10 languages – Ready to beat YuppTV/myplex Live TV/Hotstar ?
    • JioMags : “Book” in your hand, Offline read ,with huge library of e-books available ,Ready to beat Kindle /Kobo?
    • JioDrive: For storage of photos, movies, music , documents securely over cloud.
    • JioNewspaper: With more than 500 newspaper editions, (uncles no longer need to block the loos now)..Find the articles you are looking for ,go for a break & resume back! Gotcha ready to beat many Newspapers sites (The Hindu/Firstpost/NDTV/many more)
    • Well there seems to be “Magic Masala” for all ,with these apps in its bucket ,Jio can easily become the largest OTT player in India !

So the conclusion drives me is that :

It has already created turbulence in the so “stagnant Telecom industry”, consumers are gonna enjoy all, be it raining offers from Airtel or Voda to counter JIO (try a port out & you’ll see the interesting offers from Airtel & Voda ,much better than what Jio has in its kitty) or have a wonderful Data experience in towns with good connectivity from JIO.

Lot needs to be worked upon by JIO wrt their network which is highly fluctuating from 5 bars to just no bar at all , lot more on speed optimizations as the traffic becomes more & more congested ,more cheap plans in the offerings & yes a fallback option for voice calls!

SO win – win situation for Indian consumers ,Happy LTE!!

DO inbox me this article’s feedback’s /any points readers wish to share/improve upon!

 

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Sizzling 4G

So the life has become a “Google page”, with the change in technology & upcoming apps, we have actually become handicapped to this World of Internet. What has started mattering is-Oh! Again I’m on the verge of Slow speed .., Oh, My Data pack is about to finish. This world has transformed to using thumbs more to browse, chat, share, visualize every moment of one’s life.

With such a phenomenal dependency, telecom had to swiftly change from 2G to 3G & now with 4G becoming a reality in India, we all need to experience the speed .With Reliance Jio sparking up the expectations, it was Bharti Airtel, who made the first of it, again this time, proving their sustained leadership!

Brief on Benefits of 4G compared to 3G:

  1. Hi –Speed – While 3G offers max.3.1Mbps speed (averaging between 0.5-1.5Mbps) ,4G claims to have 100Mbps (averaging somewhere close to 12-20Mbps) speed .
  2. The Peak upload rate which 3G can give is 5Mbps, while 4Gcan offer upto 500Mbps ( although these are far away from actual scenario’s ,which depends a lot on external factors as no. of users sharing the tower ,no. of cell phone towers in vicinity & many others .)
  3. The Peak download rate which 3G can offer is 100Mbps while 4G offer 1Gbps ,isn’t it very Hi-speed guys?
  4. 2G&3G networks are more related to better Voice quality offerings than Data but this is not the case in 4G, which offer superior access to Mobile Data.
  5. Quoting an example to know the actual benefits of 4Gover 3G –
    1. An average length song can be downloaded in 2.5seconds in 4G compared to 8.2seconds as promised in 3G
    2. A great move for Movie maniac’s ,complete Movie download in just 9minutes on 4G ,compared to 41 minutes in 3G

It can be easily concluded that all Movie lovers can now just sit, download & watch multiple movies a day..That to without buffering &with better resolution! What a great time saving technology 😉

Why Airtel 4G? Ready to answer –

  1. First telecom operator to launch 4G across 296 cities spread across Pan India.
  2. Best part is the ease to get 4G SIM (If your Handset is capable of 4G) .With no hassles of queuing up in front of stores, tweet (#GetAirtel4G) is just a step you got to do to get the SIM home delivered or one can even click on Airtel Free SIM if you have a 4G handset.
  3. Another amazing reason is “Controlled Pricing”, so now you get 4G plans at 3G price only, that’s the best for people like usJ ,In Delhi you can get 1GB data at just Rs 299 or opt from any of their good range of “Infinity Plans”.
  4. Don’t be sad if your handset doesn’t supports 3G, as a strong competition between the operators have forced mobile manufacturers to bring out best of their devices in the range of Rs5,000-Rs45,000.

Now comes Why do I choose Airtel 4G?

The wait was finally over for a handset freak like me, carrying a 4G device with 3G SIM from past 8 months, when my 4G Slot was supported by 4G SIMJ

The list was big for me to experience 4G speeds, which I actually got close to 12Mbps in my area.

  1. A big movie buff, but what happens when you have a year old kid who doesn’t allow you to enjoy theatre? Well the answer is Airtel 4G ,since the day I owned SIM ,I’m downloading 1-2 movies per day & enjoying their watch as per my convenienceJ
  2. My lost passion of reading ought to rejuvenate ,so I have started downloading & purchasing my loved novels once again ,with the ease of downloading & reading on my small –but 5” screenJ
  3. My regular social interaction has become too instant guys, here I send a ping & there it gets delivered.
  4. Pics, Videos have much better resolution & yes I forgot what does buffering means to me 😉
  5. Even shopping has become more mobile with Myntra going just the Mobile way & Flipkart adopting the same soon ,so my happiness knows no boundariesJ
  6. For future, I do see my Kid downloading ample games on my mobile, which cannot be actually restrained.

It seems the world is just a click away, thanks to Airtel 4G! Check out more at http://www.airtel.in/4g/.

Enjoy 4G until 2020 wherein Registrations & licence have been allotted to pilot 5GJ

4G.. Just a tweet away!

2G..3G.. & now 4G at the lightening speed!! Whoa.. What an amazing experience I had with Airtel 4G SIM!!

It was a long wait by Airtel post launching pilots in few cities but today they have covered their 4G services PAN India in 296 towns ,guys isn’t that stupendous & that too well ahead of Reliance JioJ

And the best of all is price..4G is being offered at 3G rates..So, it’s a deadly combination of High Speed + Smart pricing + one of the best networks.

Why opt for 4G?

  • 5 times Faster Speed than 3G ,it promises 100 Mbps download speed
  • A song can be downloaded in just 2.5seconds in 4G rather than 8.2sec in 3G
  • Complete Movie download in just 9minutes on 4G ,rather than 41 minutes in 3G

    Doesn’t that sounds interesting enough?

  • All the more best of the devices are available ranging from 5000-45000Rs (Choose as per your Pocket asks forJ)
  • 4G packs at 3G Prices : So in Delhi get 1GB data at Rs 299
  • Easy SIM upgrade/New SIM

Forget the hassles of standing in queue, waiting for hours & days to get a SIM activated..Airtel has adopted an amazing method for all to experience the high speed in his energizing world of youth like us.

If you already have2G/3G SIM ,you can easily get the same upgraded ,a simple SIM Swap & here you are ready to experience best ever speed.

If you cannot go just sit & fill up the request form & you will get, Request a 4G SIM by :

1.Click on  http://www.airtel.in/4g/index#!plans-and-devices/mobile/postpaidAirtel URL & if you have a 4G device with 3G Sim , jut request the Free 4G SIM & it will reach right at your door step.

2. Tweet –

If you have 4G Device, you can also tweet using “#GetAirtel4G” to get your 4G SIM delivered to home free of cost. Post the tweet #GetAirtel4G,one gets a reply from @AirtelIndia directing the user to the link where he/she needs to enter the details for SIM delivery.


3. If you don’t have 4G handset, go to flipkart where you have multiple options wherein Airtel 4G Sim’s are also bundled along..So one destination to upgrade SIM + Handset.

What did I do??

With so many simple & interesting options, having an AIRTEL no. & a 4G Sim just require a simple tweet #GetAirtel4G & wow, it was an astounding surprise to receive my SIM in 5 hoursJ Great to see lovely service from the best operator ever.


A happy me, with my amazingly fast Airtel 4GJ

Guys, get set, ready, go….Jump on, tweet & get a Free 4G SIM !!

Smart App!!

The world is full of Apps. My mobile is full of Apps. We all have switched to “App world” & why not, when they make things so much easier for us! Easy to download & install & then so easy to manage our lives. That’s the life of Smart person with the Smartphone.

So ,here comes again an interesting app ,to keep our life mobile i.e. “My Airtel App “ ,an all in one App to manage mobile payments to DTH ,buy Airtel products ,or hear out new songs & many more. This is an exhaustive app, with a shaky feature to get Exclusive offers as Full talk time or Free Data or even multiple Cash Back offers!

Well, to quote, there are many features of this app, but there are 3 main points, best suited for me & my lifestyle –

  1. In the hustle bustle of life, it has become so difficult to memorize all things & implement them. Nothing could be better if my Phone becomes by “Storage Bank”, which is possible by this app”. I want to – Recharge Mum’s account, get this new pack subscribed for my DTH, Order new interesting games for my little bro at a go & all this can be saved on Home screen as a shortcut icon. Isn’t that brilliant?
  2. Further, once the bell rings for the above requirements, it’s so easy to recharge my Mom’s account & to keep informing my dad of his “Uncontrolled Data usage” ;).Yes ,I’ll never forget that my DTH or Phone balance is low ,it’s such a sweet gesture for this app , to remind that I’m running low on balance & immediate recharge is required . Also , ”One touch Internet” of this app is so easy & quick to understand for new users of Internet. Earlier, all small queries had to be answered by me on the use of Internet by my mom, but now, she has this app to support & answer all her queries! Thanks Airtel.                                                                                                                                                                        Further, for a music lover like my dad, who always has a list of some 10-20 songs (old is gold) ready, which have to be browsed & downloaded from various multiple sites. This only creates confusion of download, mobile becomes more prone to virus attack & there may be memory constraints due to size of songs. This apps Wynk’ing’ has altogether made life simpler. A click on the icon & search the desired song & download & enjoy.All hassles are out of life now.
  3.  Last but not the least, my family is a loyal customer of Airtel, & any innovative offers for us are always welcome. So, a surprise of discount at CCD & E-commerce sites will be the most loved ones by me. Simply a recharge, post which shake it, can offer you a Coffee treat or you could bang on your shopping spree.

Guys doesn’t this app provides a bouquet of services & interesting features on the go? So, to know more & download this app ,click on the link –http://www.airtel.in/myairtelapp/ , Recharge your account & sip your coffee at Coffee Café Day! I’m rushing to grab my seat at Coffee Café Day!