r over two months now Reliance Jio has remained in news for both, good and bad reasons. On one hand Reliance Jio’s plans are exciting and free, till Dec 31, on the other hand people are still facing problems getting a SIM. Many, those who managed to get a SIM, have reported issues with SIM’s activation. But there may be an end to the darker days if this report by Telecom Talk is to be believed. The tech website says that Reliance Jio may soon start home delivery of the Jio SIM.
Telecom Talk, which cites sources working with Jio, says that considering the huge demands the company may launch an online portal, where people can book a Jio SIM after providing basic information. It says that once registration is done the company will deliver the SIM to the applicant’s address in 5-7 days.
The report says that Jio has already started testing this process and will soon launch in it metro cities followed by other cities afterwards.
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If this report is true, we can consider the problem with SIM availability will be solved to some extent. However, the SIM activation will be yet another issue that the company needs to solve. Earlier a Jio spokesperson told IndiaToday.in t hat the company is registering people using eKYC in all the major cities, which should make the activation faster.
The following picture captured by a twitter user, Arun Prabhudesai, gives a fair idea of a severely low supply of the Jio SIM.
On Sept 5, when the SIM was made available to all 4G smartphone owners, we went on a ground check. After visiting several Reliance Digital and Xpress stores we couldn’t find a SIM anywhere. All the stores, however, were registering customers for a later date. The waiting period at some stores was as long as almost two months.