Saturday, 7 May 2016

RCom to offers 10GB of 4G data for under Rs 100

Well even you and me have been keenly waiting for 4G data prices to come down and in a bold move, Reliance Communication has gone ahead and offered 4G services to its CDMA users at an eye-popping tariff of Rs 93-97 (depending on circle) for 10GB.

RCom is in the process of moving its CDMA subscribers to its GSM network by offering voice and 4G data at attractive prices. The promotional tariffs are being offered to move CDMA subscribers to the 4G platform, which it is offering in alliance with Reliance Jio. Aithough this offer is currently available to only existing CDMA subscribers, the move is disruptive nonetheless analysts say. The scheme has been launched in nine circles — Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh (East), UP (West), Madhya Pradesh, Mumbai, Gujarat, Delhi and Kolkata.

That's not all, the plan also comes bundled with 1GB of 2G/3G data, 150 minutes of local/national calls and unlimited calls with the RCom network.

"This indicates that RCom will shortly start roaming on Jio’s 4G network and is coming closer to shutting down its CDMA network. We estimate RCom will close its CDMA network in 2-3 months," Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said in a note.

RCom's "promotional" 4G plan is way cheaper than current prepaid 4G plans in domestic market, according to data shared by Religare. For instance, market leader Bharti Airtel offers 10 GB data to its 4G prepaid customers at a whopping Rs 1,877. Idea Cellular's 4G plan with 10 GB data costs Rs 1,249 per month.

Jio too is kicking off a trial for new customers. According to some reports, the company has asked employees to refer up to 10 potential customers who would like to test the 4G service for a period of three months but the customers will need to buy a Lyf handset and will get unlimited data and voice free for three months. Do comment what you thing are you will to ditch your current telecom service provider and moved to Reliance Jio 4G?