Reliance Jio vs. Airtel (and the rest)

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Airtel files complaint with CCI against Reliance Jio over pricing

India’s largest telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Ltd has filed a complaint against Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd with Competition Commission of India (CCI), accusing the latter of “creating a monopoly for itself” to reap higher profits in the long run.

In a letter dated 2 February addressed to the competition watchdog, Airtel said Jio’s “predatory free pricing strategy” is to “injure competition”.

“It is a strategic business tactic adopted to enhance market power with the objective of eliminating competition which it has succeeded to a large extent during the quarter Oct to Dec 2016 itself,” Airtel said in the letter, extracts of which have been reviewed by Mint.

“The strategy of RJIL is to bind the customer to free voice and minimize competition, including eliminating competition from smaller players, to gain a higher market share. Once RJIL obtains a higher market share, it would likely increase the costs or even charge for voice calls since competition will be limited and the customer will be left with lesser number of service providers to choose from,” it said.
 
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Lol Airtel should stop this Nobody, Nothing competes with FREE even if the FREE thing has some problems people will use it. Everybody is coming up with good plans to compete with Jio but what does Airtel do cry and whine and introduce stupid ass plans. Airtel has the best 3G/4G speeds but they never ever provide sufficient FUP for high speed plans for reasonable price. They should just follow what Jio is doing and in month they will surpass JIO in terms of Subscriber.
 
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Personally, I do not see CCI taking this seriously. The problem right now is mostly about continued free services. Once Jio starts billing, things should get back to normal. Airtel tried with TRAI and and their complaint was rejected. Airtel themselves offer unlimited phone calls (with some restrictions) on their landline services for just Rs. 99 so it's not like they don't offer something similar.
 
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Lol, I know that the competition Act is there, but Jio has already stated before to investigating panel that they not creating monopoly, competition act that the Jio Welcome offer is different from Happy New Year offer, in HNY Offer there is the option to recharge and hence they are charging customers.
 
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Reliance Jio complains to TRAI against Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

The Mukesh Ambani-led telecom company - known for its disruptive plans - has alleged in the letter dated April 10 to TRAI that these operators are giving certain tariff offers and promotional packs, including the creation of specific STVs and post-paid plans, discounts in value of STVs and post-paid bill amounts" to influence subscribers who wish to port out of their network.

Jio claimed that these offers are being presented to subscribers "surreptitiously" on one-to-one basis and that the same offers are not available to general public. Nor are the companies openly publicising such offers on their website as stipulated, it said.
 
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I don't all these plans are approved from TRAI