Reliance Jio servers crash in rush for free SIM cards
After Reliance Jio started offering free SIM cards to customers, its servers are crashed, unable to handle the demand, Zee Business reporter Aseem Manchanda said on Tuesday.
Reliance Jio servers unable to handle Rush for free Sim Cards. Reliance Jio Customer Care Services down for last two days.
— aseem manchanda (@aseemmanchanda) August 23, 2016
Manchanda said that Jio's customer care services have been down for the last two days.
Reliance Jio (RJio) started offering free SIM cards to users from Monday, with a three months unlimited preview offer.
To buy these SIM cards, Reliance Jio (RJio) said there was no need of any code or buying a new phone, Zee Business reported.
#Reliance Jio also started offering free SIMs from Today with 3 months unlimited preview offer. No codes, No Phone buying required.
— aseem manchanda (@aseemmanchanda) August 22, 2016
Reliance Jio's (RJio) SIM was earlier available only to its employees and later on the company made it available with its Lyf-branded and some Samsung and other smartphones.
"We are excited to announce yet another milestone towards greater excellence, where we will be switching our existing corporate connections to Jio," Reliance Industries Ltd's (RIL) HR department wrote to all its employees, according to a PTI report.
RIL has asked its employees to use the mobile number portability service to make the switch.
The war between the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) and Reliance Jio (RJio) started this month when the former on August 8, wrote a letter to the telecom secretary JS Deepak, saying that under the present licence conditions there was no provision for the trials of free voice and data services for large numbers, and Jio was offering full-fledged services, Zee Biz reported.
According to Zee Business sources, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) will not intervene into Reliance Jio (RJio) and COAI dispute and will ask them to go to sector regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for any complaints or relief.