Jio has confidence written a stern letter to the telecommunications regulator TRAI against their rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea. Reliance Jio said in his letter to TRAI that the rivals are organizing malicious campaigns against them by spreading rumors that they will benefit from the Farm Bills.
Jio said in his letter to TRAI on Dec. 11th that it had received a large number of port-out requests where customers cite this as the only reason for porting Jio. Customers have no complaints or other issues related to Jio services. Jio said these companies continue to be directly indirectly involved in supporting and promoting the resulting ideas and false, frivolous rumors that Reliance is an undue beneficiary of farm laws. This is unethical, says Reliance.
Jio’s letter added that rivals ’employees and retailers claim that people entering their networks from Jio will help the farmers’ cause. It said: “We assume that Airtel and Vi are following this vicious and divisive campaign unabated through their employees, agents and retailers. They stimulate the public by making absurd claims that migrating Jio cell phone numbers to their network is an act in support of farmers’ protests. “
Jio’s rivals’ counters can be seen in protest spots
Internet users shared Airtel’s kiosk at the protest site, where the porting was carried out for free. Several photos of people burning Jio SIMs were shared on social media platforms.
People boycott Jio for peasant protest
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Airtel’s answer to the allegations
In his letter to TRAI, Airtel rejected the allegations. It said, “Although we are being provoked by a few competitors who we know will go out of their way to make baseless allegations, use bullying tactics and use intimidating behavior, we have always run our business with character and transparency as to what we are deeply proud and well known … The current complaint, therefore, deserves to be rejected and dismissed with the contempt it deserves. It has bad taste and is quirky to say the least. “
Its Economic Times report said the letter was sent after over 50,000 farmers supported a national boycott of Reliance products, which include Jio’s SIM connections and phones. By the end of September, Jio had 406 million subscribers, followed by Airtel with 294 million and Vi with 272 million.