Reliance Jio lost around 36 lakh wireless customers in December unsettled to an amalgamation of elements such as the current tariff hikes, SIM merger and plucking out indolent users from the network. Quite in dissimilitude, rival Bharti Airtel, which had also hiked prepaid tariffs by 20-25% from November 26, managed to add 475,081 subscribers during the month. Vodafone Idea, which has been managed losing subscribers, astray fewer users in December as compare with Jio, at 1.61 million.
Commensurate with recent data from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), the huge loss of subscribers by Jio pulled down the overall wireless subscriber base by 1.10% to 1,154.62 million in December.
Jio is still promoting the JioPhone for Rs 1,999 with a two-year unlimited plan and for Rs 1,499 for one-year unlimited plan. Existing JioPhone users can recharge for Rs 749 for an unlimited one-year plan. JioPhone 2 is obtainable for Rs 2,999.
Reliance Jio president Kiran Thomas said during the company’s Q3 results declaration that an amalgamation of tariffs and the challenging environment around Covid-19 have signified that there has been a lot of junctions on the SIM base.