Big B complains about VODAFONE network, Reliance Jio offers to send free SIM


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the second most followed celebrity on Twitter after Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also known to be the most active Twitter user. The 74-year-old actor takes to the micro-blogging site often, from sharing life lessons, appreciating and lauding others’ works in the film industry and beyond.


Recently, Bachchan took to Twitter to address his grievance to telecom operator Vodafone. He complaining about not being able to send messages from his phone as they showed a failed status, but receiving them was not an issue.

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted from his account @SrBachchan on Tuesday evening: “VODAFONE WE HAVE A PROBLEM..!! ALL SEND MESSAGES COMING FAILED .. RECEIVING SMS BUT NOT GOING .. HHEEEELLLLPPPPP !!!”

While the mobile service provider was quick to respond, Reliance Jio jumped at the opportunity to offer the actor “a Jio SIM” and “activate it instantly”. But it seems the opportunistic Jio might have to wait for now because soon enough Bachchan tweeted to Vodafone that the glitch has been solved.

Reliance Jio replied to Bachchan on the social media platform within 30 minutes. “Sir, we would be happy to deliver a Jio SIM to you & activate it instantly through our Aadhaar based eKYC home delivery process,” it said.


In about half an hour after that, his Vodafone issue was resolved and the movie mogul tweeted about that as well.

Others on Twitter who witnessed the conversation were left in splits — not just because of the playful tenor of the actor’s tweets, but also after seeing Reliance Jio’s instant reaction. Others wondered why wasn’t he using the mobile services provided by Idea — of which son Abhishek Bachchan is the brand ambassador or that of Reliance Jio, of which the CEO Mukesh Ambani is a close friend of the Bachchan family.