If your telecom operator is unwilling to charge for only one thing either data or calls, you must port away to the fair one.
Internet paves the way to monopolize perfectly. User-friendly disruptive competition is the right way of doing that. Advertising-oriented coercive corporates making any nexus to monopolize any business for not competing in the user-friendly manner is the worst thing they do to the people of any country.
Incumbent telecom operators in India and some other countries, are trying hard for not allowing internet telephony to succeed so that they can continue with their sub-standard ways of plundering people of their money in the name of internet data packs. Instead of competing well with the emergence of Jio, they actually try to prevent all modern benefits to people such as the ability to make calls over Wi-Fi, 90 per cent cheaper international calling, HD voice, and innovations like simultaneous data transmission, video calls, and much more for their coercive corporate interests. A few suppressing states also behave like that but the government of India refrained from entertaining their irrelevant rhetoric.
Mobile data matters most through the smartphone stage of internet age. Calling usage can comparatively be left behind increasing data usage with the internet of things. If your telecom operator is unwilling to charge for only one thing either data or calls, you must port away to the fair one. That is a way users may disallow telecom operators for unfair charging. This may work along with the governments becoming legally vigilant to not let them make any nexus for not competing hard.
The age of internet in India has actually begun with Jio in business because before Jio, Indian telecom only failed in affordably serving any seamless internet data. Jio has most successfully reinvented Indian telecom business but the old-fashioned companies are unfortunately busy in writing to the government against now prevailing public interest as a sure way of sending all possible competition to hell.
Jio is doing this and Jio cannot do that. That is all the nonsense they are getting unnecessarily involved instead of doing any substantial good to their users. Jio got its high moral ground with Mukesh Ambani’s speech in AGM making its first and foremost principle very explicit that telecom companies either charge for data or for calling and in no case they should be charging for both. It is going to be a globally good thing that Sangkrit insisted for since so long ago.
Now if his competition is willing to compete, they must find a way of not charging competitively good data by charging only calling henceforth. Competition is always open in this internet age but commercial incompetency cannot survive through this. If Mukesh Ambani can disrupt, what on earth is hindering his competition from taking that to a new level? Stop complaining and commercially compete by not charging competitively good data.
Jio’s 4G preview offer has so successfully killed all competition that major telecom concerns just do not know that what to do now.
Interestingly the way Mukesh Ambani termed Jio a startup with largest capital input has proved very much consistent in practice. Its 4G preview offer has so successfully killed all competition that major telecom concerns just do not know that what to do now. Corporate concerns are crying ‘foul’ basis failed practices against prevailing public interest that is quite well served.
On the other hand they are now appropriately refining their plundering packages for staying in competition and that should be the spirit instead of trying to deprive people from previewing Jio 4G by going to the government. Government’s regulatory role just cannot interrupt into the freedom of usage by people under any pretext.
Jio’s competition can still do different by making data an uncharged utility along with selling only calling packages.
Jio’s competition can still do different by making data an uncharged utility along with selling only calling packages, the way things were at the very beginning of this business. Such practices can globally upgrade the competition up to yet unseen levels if telecom operators start innovating the best of possible public interests instead of packaging their corporate stagnations. Startups stand for that and Jio 4G has certainly been a great one in this respect.
The telecom business everywhere should start charging only for data or calls and give everything else for free.