Reliance Jio Effects : According to a recent report by Economic Times, the demand for Voice over Long-Term Evolution (VoLTE) has doubled since Jio was launched in the nation. Reliance Jio works only on VoLTE network, which means that only the handsets which support it can take advantage of Jio Welcome Offer. The Jio SIM cards will not work on other smartphones. This huge jump in demand can be attributed to on of the Reliance Jio Effects.
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The demand is higher in the rural areas as for them VoLTE equals free calls. These are price sensitive areas which explain the keen interest that the people are showing in the VoLTE supported devices. Hence, the Tier 3 and 4 areas are demanding much VoLTE supported devices as compared to Tier 1 and 2 areas.
Many analysts and experts believe that this number is only going to rise in the near future and most devices will support VoLTE. Currently, about one-third of the devices support VoLTE and this proportion will rise very aggressively in the coming time. Reliance Jio is the first Indian company to adopt and use the VoLTE network.
A recent report also confirmed that the sale of VoLTE supported devices is twice the number of devices sold during the same time period in the yesteryear.
According to another report which surfaced on the internet, Jio might launch a feature phone in the coming year. The reason behind this is that many people prefer a feature phone over a basic smartphone. To fulfil the needs of that segment, Jio will launch a feature phone.
The effect of Jio can be seen in many ways. All other carriers providing bulk data at lower costs, fall in the tariff charges etc. Samsung also announced that they will be only launching phones with VoLTE support in India. Apple, another tech giant, has shook hands with Jio for the sale of their new iPhone 7s. Stay tuned for more updates on the Reliance Jio effects.