Reliance Jio makes complaint to regulator about Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea

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Reliance Jio makes complaint to regulator about Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea
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By Aditya Kalra and Mayank Bhardwaj

NEW DELHI, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Reliance Industries Ltd's RELI.NS telecom division has asked the Indian telecoms regulator to take action against rivals Bharti Airtel BRTI.NS and Vodafone Idea Ltd VODA.NS for allegedly running a false propaganda campaign to attract its subscribers.

In a letter dated Dec. 10, Reliance Jio alleged that the two companies had created an impression that Reliance - which also runs retail operations - stands to gain from three new agricultural laws introduced by the Indian government in September.

"We once again bring to your kind attention that as a result of aforementioned false propaganda of competitors to affect customer perception, we have been receiving a large number of port out (cancellation) requests," Reliance Jio said in the letter to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, which was seen by Reuters.

Farmers have been demonstrating for nearly three weeks against deregulation of the agriculture sector that will allow them to sell produce to buyers beyond government-regulated wholesale markets, where growers are assured a minimum price. Airtel said in a statement: "We wish to emphatically deny this baseless charge." Bharti Airtel also said the company treats its competitors and partners with respect.

Vodafone Idea said it "believes in doing business with ethics and Reliance's allegations were baseless."

The telecoms regulator could not be reached outside regular business hours.

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  • Ashok Khade @Ashok Khade
    BJP government not given 4g to BSNL for jio profit. Boycott jio.
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  • Sagar Paleja @Sagar Paleja
    only fuls will do MNP from Jio , they're bound to comeback once this fake protests ends
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  • Sagar Paleja @Sagar Paleja
    only fools will do MNP from Jio , they're bound to comeback once this fake protests ends
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  • Varun Anand @Varun Anand
    boycott jio
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    • Sambhaji ChavanPatil @Sambhaji ChavanPatil
      Ok,you are right
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  • Arjun Narula @Arjun Narula
    28 L subs from punjab withdraw services from jio, and are now *****ed.
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  • Vinay Chaudhary @Vinay Chaudhary
    When reliance was giving everything for free ...... it was all good????
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  • Rasik Rathod @Rasik Rathod
    jio's service can't handle customer base.i also ported to airtel.
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    • Geeta GG @Geeta GG
      Very true and customer service executives of Jio are very arrogant, rude.
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  • Rasik Rathod @Rasik Rathod
    jio's service can't handle customer base.i also ported to airtel.
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  • Vision Records @Vision Records
    😂
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