Reliance Communications on Tuesday launched a new plan at Rs 149 offering unlimited voice calls and 300 MB of data in an attempt to get more subscribers.
Called Rs 149 Unlimited, the new plan offers customers unlimited outgoing talk-time to any phone across any telecom network in the country, including STD calls. The plan is similar to a Jio tariff plan, but can be activated on any phone – 2G, 3G, or 4G -- unlike Jio’s, which requires a 4G VoLTE handset.
"The new unlimited plan is set to change the dynamics of mobile recharges in India, as customers move away from a traditional revenue per minute tariff model to a service subscription model based on ARPU,” RCom’s co-CEO, Gurdeep Singh said.
The new tariff plan will be available in 17 RCom circles but will not be available in the five eastern markets -- West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Assam and Northeast -- where where the telco does not have 2G spectrum.
The customers will be able to make unlimited voice calls, including STD calls, with the new telecom plan.Even though Reliance Jio is currently offering all of its services for free, the regular monthly telecom plans for the company will start from Rs. 149 as well. The base plan by Reliance Jio will also offer unlimited voice-calling and 300MB of mobile data. The two companies have spectrum trading and sharing agreements.