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India jumps to #1 in mobile data consumption from #155 in three years

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India's internet boom can be credited to only one factor and that is Reliance Jio. Before Jio disrupted the market, things were a bit slow in the internet sector in India. Reliance Jio offered low rates and high speed which eventually led other networks to follow suit -- beginning sort of an internet revolution. In this article, we've explained how to do check Jio account and net balance via the IVR, MyJio app, website and SMS, followed by a list of all Jio USSD codes that'll be helpful in activating or deactivating various services as well as checking bill and balance. Check the account and net balance via IVR calling This is the easiest way to learn your account and net balance in Jio. Dial 1299 from your registered mobile number. The call will automatically disconnect and you will receive an SMS with the details of your account and net balance. Check the account and net balance via MyJio app You can also check the balance via the MyJio app. Usually, this app comes pre-installed in the Jio phones. On other phones, you can download this app from the respective OS marketplace like Play Store and App Store. Upon launching the MyJio app, you will see the expiry date of your account as well as the internet balance on the home screen. This app is designed for the convenience of the Jio users and thus you can recharge your Jio number as well as can talk to the Jio caller centre via this app. Check the balance and net balance via the website Here are the steps to check the balance via the Jio website. Go to and then click on the Sign-in option at the top right and then click on mobile. Enter your mobile number that is currently registered with Jio. You will receive an OTP on the number. Now, you can see your balance details from the website. The website shows you the balance as well as the net balance on your device. Check account balance via SMS (only for postpaid customers) If you are a postpaid user of Jio, you can send the following SMS via your registered mobile phone: BILL to 199.  You will receive all the information regarding your postpaid account. Jio USSD codes Following are the USSD codes of Jio. Also read: How to activate, change and remove Jio caller tune?

India Mobile Congress 2019, arguably the biggest tech event in India, is underway and on the first day while addressing the media Jio Director Mahendra Nahata said that India is “poised to become a $5 trillion economy by 2024” and jump to $10 trillion by 2030, while adding that telecommunications will play a significant role in this growth.

While the $5 trillion economy is arguable if the current slump is taken into account, among other things such as the high rate of unemployment — one of the highest historically according to a report by Somesh Jha of Business Standard — telecommunication unarguably will be one of the biggest enablers of the country’s economy.

The number of mobile internet users, as well as users overall, increased exponentially following the launch of Reliance Jio that provided 4G internet at affordable costs. Jio’s move forced other telecom companies to either adapt to the change or die. If not for the disruption caused by Jio, the idea of digital India wouldn’t have a footing and companies such as Paytm won’t have a prospective user base the size that exists today.

“Telecommunication is crucial for growth and modernity. It plays a vital role for development of society. It is a prime support service needed for growth of all sections of economy. Today India has the highest mobile data usage with monthly usage of
more than 9 GB per subscriber including those in the rural areas,” said Mahendra Nahata.

India ranking number one in mobile data consumption can be directly attributed to the wave of new first-time internet users of the country. The cost of data has come down drastically and the usage patterns show a rise in consumption.

“Today India has the highest mobile data usage with monthly usage of more than 9 GB per subscriber including those in the rural areas.”

“In the last 3 years the Data usage price has come down tremendously to the extent of Rs.10 per GB from a level of Rs.500 per GB which has made data usage affordable even to the economically weaker section of the society. Today we can proudly say that digital divide has almost ended in India.”

“Further to establish India’s leadership in emerging 5G technology we also need to harmonize with international spectrum allocations. The prices of 5G spectrum need to be critically relooked at. Higher floor prices will lead to 5G networks being unviable and therefore getting delayed.”



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