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Reliance Communications Launches 3G Mobile Services

Reliance Communications, India's second-biggest mobile operator, has marked its entry in the 3G market in the country.

The company has launched 3G services in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chandigarh. The company said it would cover all its 13 zones by the end of March next year.

The operator also said it has rolled out 3G Mobile and Data services in a record time of around 100 days of receiving 3G Spectrum in the major Metros of India and in next three months it will launch it in the remaining nine circles for which the company has 3G spectrum.

Analysts also believe that Reliance might get an advantage over its peers if they are unable to launch by January 20, 2011, which is when Mobile Number Portability will be implemented in the entire country.

Bharti and Vodafone Essar are likely to launch the services by the end of this month and Aircel Ltd by the first quarter of 2011.

Though 3G services have started rolling in, video calls are still some time away as the Government is yet to give a security clearance for the same.

The 3G Data plan for prepaid/Postpaid users starts from just Rs. 100. For convenience of 3G users, the Reliance 3G service plans comes with bundled tariff that include data, Voice and Video calls  as well as only data plans. The Default data charges will be 10p/10KB up to first 50 MB usage. The Voice call and SMS charges will be charged as per Reliance 2G tariff plans.

Reliance claims that Its 3G network has been designed to offer blanket coverage in every town being connected on 3G, with all its 3G sites connected through IP backhaul to provide maximum download speeds and minimum latency. The World class Reliance 3G network is capable of offering peak speeds upto 28 Mbps. The 3G network significantly enriches our Internet Access Services offering, enabling us to further strengthen our undisputed leadership in the wireless data space.

RCom was the first company to be awarded dual spectrum ahead of others. Prior to this, RCom was offering GSM-based mobile services in eight circles.

Reliance 3G Basic Monthly Data Plans  (Post paid – Prepaid)
MRPFree Data Usage (Home & Roam)
Rs. 100100 MB
Rs. 399500 MB
Rs. 6491 GB
Rs. 8993 GB
Rs. 149910 GB
Rs. 210021 GB
Default Data Charges or Pay As you Go10p/10 KB up to first 50 Mb and after that 1p/10 KB

Apart from the above plans the operator also launched some Small validity 3G Data packs for prepaid which will cost Rs. 20 for 25 MB 1-day pack and Rs. 98 for 125 MB 1-week pack.

The 3G USB Data card for speed up to 7.2 Mbps will comes at Rs. 2599 and the Device for speed up to 21 Mbps will cost Rs. 4499.

The Bundled Combo offers (Voice and Data) for post-paid starting from 199 with 300 minutes & 50 Mb Data, with Rs. 499  free calls up to 1000 minutes & 100 MB data and in Rs. 2499 free  5 GB 3G data per month, which includes 6000 voice minutes and 6000 SMS’s.

The Prepaid 3G bundles include 200 MB data for Rs. 299 and 500 MB data for Rs. 699 valid for 30 day with free 300 and  600 Calls respectively .

Reliance Communications Launches 3G Mobile Services Reliance Communications Launches 3G Mobile Services Reviewed by Imran Baig on 5:40:00 AM Rating: 5
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