Reliance Jio SIM: Study says most prefer telco as secondary connection only

By: | Updated: September 29, 2016 7:58 AM

With the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm in the telecom market offering free voice calls and totaly free services till December 31, the competition has got intense with rival incumbent operators coming out with attractive tariff packages.

With the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm in the telecom market offering free voice calls and totaly free services till December 31, the competition has got intense with rival incumbent operators coming out with attractive tariff packages. (Reuters)With the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm in the telecom market offering free voice calls and totaly free services till December 31, the competition has got intense with rival incumbent operators coming out with attractive tariff packages. (Reuters)

With the entry of Reliance Jio Infocomm in the telecom market offering free voice calls and totaly free services till December 31, the competition has got intense with rival incumbent operators coming out with attractive tariff packages. According to a survey of 1,000 consumers by Bank of America Merril-Lynch, only 24% of subscribers prefer to subscribe to its services as a primary SIM and that too if the quality of services are good, reports FE Bureau in New Delhi. Around 67% of respondents said they would prefer to pick up a Reliance Jio SIM/ WiFi as a secondary connection. The online survey was conducted after Reliance Jio’s launch on September 5.

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The widely-debated issues of call drops is not a major issue with only 15% of the survey respondents complaining about call quality, but the bigger issue for 25% of respondents was more to do with slow data connections and another 36% of respondents want more value for money. About 95% of the respondents said they were satisfied with their current operators, and 92% indicated they would increase their usage of data services if prices decline and speeds improve.

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