I hail from a small town in Goa.
Simplicity and honesty of people here humbles me every time I interact with them.
I am facing internet/phone connectivity issues at my parents home.
I use Airtel and wanted to try Jio.
I found one Jio dealer near the school where I studied.
Savio, the dealer also offered services like spiral binding, recharge, lamination, etc.
His shop was a mess.
Savio neatly dressed in formals did not really fit in the quintessential stereotype of Goan shopkeepers.
I walked in and explained my pain to Savio, I told him, Jio is my last resort
Savio’s reply puzzled me.
He said, are you sure Patrao? Because Airtel is the best network in this region.
Even I use Airtel, where do you live, Savio asked.
On the slope next to Cony’s place, I said.
Ah, that place is like a valley said Savio as he gestured the shape of the valley with his hands.
I doubt you would get Jio there.
Stick with Airtel, try keeping the phone on your window.
Here was a guy who sold Jio and was convincing me to stick to Airtel.
But I was hell-bent to buy Jio.
I have been hearing all this fuss around Jio for the last 4 years, it deserved a try.
Savio did the formalities in 10 min, the sim was activated in the next 20 min.
I went home and found that Jio was no different from Airtel.