Rumor reported that Jio is going to launch 4G service on 15th August – Another soft launch based on device bundled offer & freebies such as Preview offer. But taking current scenario of Jio service in account, Jio should skip this launch & proceed to a complete commercial launch.
There are a lot of issues of Jio network availability, speed & quality of service are coming in front just after few months of its LYF bundled offer launch. After lots of research & testing, Jio is still not in shape for commercial launch. MyJio app bug was created officially to confirm that demand for Jio 4G is still in form.
People are being cheated for decades in the name of QoS & terms of ‘Unlimited’ ! and now hopeless about upcoming savior ! but few thing Jio should consider before its launch including Network shape & QoS again.
People using Jio 4G service are facing following issue. Issues may put upcoming customers in trouble if those remain unsolved.
Network Availability: Jio 4G signal is now available in every corner in country even in places where 2G service is unavailable. Jio already filled up gaps using 850Mhz band but signal capacity still poor & call drop is now an issue. Jio failed to utilize Band 3 & 5 in right way which resulted poor signal compared to leading telecom operators & low speed.
Slow 4G Speed in Band 3 & 5: 4G speed is only available in Band 40 but rest of two bands (3 & 5) are useless when 4G speed is concerned. Band 40 is hardly available in most places. All three bands are not optimized for true 4G speed. If this continues outcomes would go against Jio.
Speed Throttling Issue: Jio 4G users are facing speed cap issue. 4G customers are complaining about speed throttling for downloading anything from file sharing sites & torrents. This happens even for streaming videos & music.
Call Drop: Call drop become nightmare for all GSM and 3G users now-a-days. Same is happening for Jio too due to proper signal in Band 3 and 5. No solution until Jio commercially launches service.
Call Block & deny: Few network operators are blocking Jio calls since Jio is offering true unlimited call to nay network for both Local & STD calls. People will definitely call to as mush as possible since offer is unlimited but such blockage may lead to disappointment.
Above scenario would certainly put Jio in back-foot and opponents are ready to counter at first phase. Jio launch on 15th August is probably not going to happen since no sign of media reporting on TV or News papers or Official Media page is available. Another device based soft launch would happen in such case.