" Many of the villagers said they wanted to access government programs that they heard could be done through the phone.Most of them were worlds away from the universe of Google, Facebook and Twitter (TWTR).
That triggered a price war with other mobile providers slashing their rates dramatically.
"Every phone in India will be a 4G enabled phone, and every customer will have access to 4G connectivity," he said during a speech in October.
With Amrit translating from Marwadi — the local language — and encouraging our nervous interviewee, we asked him if he knew what the internet was. When I asked if he had a cellphone, he held up a device smaller than his palm with a numbered keypad.
He then got a bit more animated as he explained that there was a big "tower problem" in the area.
He showed us how he had to climb up a big tree in the middle of the village to try and make calls. It was a phrase I heard throughout the day — "tower problem" — referring to the mobile towers that these villagers were sure would transform their lives.
It wasn't even about the internet, which many of them had never experienced.He got a Jio SIM card five months ago and then purchased his first smartphone, a Nokia, for about 5,000 rupees ().Dan is now obsessed with Whats App, which counts India as its biggest market, and You Tube."We are committed to connecting everyone and everything, everywhere." For Gorakh Dan, Jio has opened up a whole new world.The 26-year-old works as a stone supplier in the city of Jaisalmer, about 40 miles from Devi's village.India has more unconnected people than any other country, and other features that make it the biggest opportunity in global tech today.