As of now everyone in India knows the Reliance JIO, and if they don`t most probably they will get to know because of the free services it is providing to its users.
Just open Google maps, search for the nearest Digital Xpress mini store and go there you will definitely find a queue in front of the store for the JIO sim. Even if you want to buy some smartphone from the shop, the queue won’t let you in. This is the JIO-effect.
I mean people are so crazy about this that some are standing literally for a whole day to just get one sim card. And after all its an Indian characteristics, whenever we see something which is available for free we tend to go for that stuff! Anyways I have been using the JIO sim from the last 3 months. You can check my JIO`s impressions review from 31 July 2016 by clicking the link below.
I got it when JIO preview offer was available for my SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 4.
I have to tell you that I was pretty impressed with the JIO before the commercial launch, but after the launch the speeds have decreased and have decreased to a point where even my 3G Idea Internet Data is giving me speeds greater than the JIO`s 4G network in the area where I stay.
While I have to admit that in some areas the speeds are good but they are not consistent!
This thing happened to me last week where I was in my college`s parking lot where I got 3 mbps download speed and when I got into the college campus I got speed`s around 20-25 mbps. This is a huge amount of speed throttling!
Similarly in some situations I get 20 mbps speed but while watching YouTube videos, the videos don`t load quickly and tend to buffer a lot which is quite frustrating sometimes and I finally end up switching to my WiFi connection!
As of 23rd October 2016 the data speeds have degraded remarkably. I don`t know what JIO is upto but even a simple thing such as opening up a webpage is taking a lot more time than it usually takes on my Wi-Fi connection. And the biggest bummer is that even my Dad`s BSNL 3G gives a lot more reliable connection than what JIO offers.
When I first got the JIO sim the voice call quality was extra-ordinary and I was blown-away by how good just a simple voice call can be on this network. But a few days later the problems started and not only the call quality degraded but also there were major call drops. After dialling a single number for 3 times I would get connected to the person I am calling. Because of the call drops I had to keep another phone. After few days later when the JIO commercially launched, the problem still persisted and still persists.
I think that JIO is a great concept and we must wait for it to get better by fixing its major flaws.