Reliance Jio has changed the standards of the internet in India; driving the other telecom services to either play by those principles or lose clients. However, this 13-month old startup from Bengaluru needs to change the way the whole game is played.
“Data cost in India is very high at present. We believe that even after the launch of Jio there is a lot of room for price wars to happen and we are certain that we can drop the prices even further,” says Wifi Dabba, cofounder, Shubhendu Sharma.
100 MB Data for Rs 2 By WiFi Dabba – A Big Counter for Jio
The Y Combinator-sponsored startup is as of now offering information at a fundamentally low cost. Look at their information bundles: 100 MB for Rs 2; 500 MB for Rs 10; and 1 GB for Rs 20 – with a uniform legitimacy of 24 hours. Relatively, Jio gives 150 MB at Rs 19 to its prepaid clients and 1.05 GB at Rs 52. This data is accessible as prepaid tokens sold by small shops like tea slows down and nearby bakeries in Bengaluru.
“We do not ask our users to download any app. They just need to punch in their mobile numbers, fill in the OTP for verification, punch in the key and connect to the internet,” explains Sharma.
For any individual who has gotten to Wifi in an hotel, the procedure is basically the same as, where you associate with the Wifi Dabba organize and a program page opens for you to enter in the details. Wifi Dabba is an authorized ISP and it gives this data through little switches controlled by fiber optics introduced in these shops.
Super-Fast Data at a very less Price
The point is to give “super cheap” data at “super-fast” speed to even the people who have just Rs 2 to save. The organization does, however, furnish the clients with the alternative of picking their own data farthest point and validity and pay for it online on their portal.
All these plans are available in a pre-paid format because “90% of data connections in India are pre-paid. Not many people want to spend Rs 300 up front and this way, users can buy data when they need,” explains Sharma.
The promise of fast data is kept by using fiber optics to provide bandwidth instead of depending on airwaves. Fiber optics provides for a more reliable connection as compared to cellular towers, the speed of which degrades depending on the distance. “We provide a speed of 50 Mbps in a radius of 100-200 metres,” says Sharma.