Ever since the Jio was introduced by Reliance, it has been the subject of discussion all over the country. Jio grabbed everyone by its astonishingly low rates and unbelievably fast internet connection. But ever since the connection has become public there seems to be an issue with the company to keep up with the speed that has been promised by them towards the customers.
During the Preview Offer period, when the number of users on the ground was very low, people would excitedly share on social media how fast the connections were. As Gadgets 360 pointed out in every single article we wrote before the official launch, the Preview Offer could not realistically give a picture of what the Reliance Jio network would be like after the launch.
One week in, it’s completely clear that speeds have plummeted, call drops are routine, and the network disconnects from time to time as it is slammed by huge numbers of users.
Now the latter at least can be blamed on Jio’s ongoing tussle with other telcos. Reliance Jio has called for MNP support from other telcos, and said that it will record operator-wise call-drops data. Last week, Trai also met with telcos to discuss interconnect issues. But even leaving aside those concerns, Jio is definitely facing a tough time in terms of delivering its service.
For example, during the Preview Offer period, seeing speeds between 20Mbps and 25Mbps was the norm in South Bengaluru. Now, seeing speeds in excess of 5Mbps is cause for celebration. Over an extended period of usage, typical speeds have stayed under 3.5Mbps.
The problem isn’t just limited to our own experience either. Many users who signed up for Reliance Jio during the preview offer are now finding the connection much slower than before.
Comment below and let us know about what you think the problem might be.