Reliance Communications de-activates around 10 million in-active GSM and CDMA Mobile Subscribers

India’s single largest Duel technology mobile service provider (GSM and CDMA), Reliance Communications (Rcom) has de-activated around 10 million in-active, low-end mobile subscribers at the end of September.

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According to telecom regulator TRAI’s data, Reliance Communications (Rcom) purged approx 8% of its GSM and CDMA subscriber base in the month of September, 2013. With this clean-up move, Rcom lost its third position in the Indian mobile – telecom market to Idea Cellular in terms of user base.

According to TRAI data, India’s total mobile subscriber base (GSM and CDMA) decreased from 876.72 million in August 2013 to 870.58 million at the end of September 2013, registering a monthly decline of 0.70%.

Mobile Operator wise net subscriber addition during September 2013

Largest GSM mobile service provider Bharti Airtel and Vodafone India hold the number one and number two positions with 193.3 million customers 155 million customers respectively.

Idea Cellular is now 3rd largest mobile service provider in terms of mobile subscriber base, gained 1.2 million users in the month to end September with 127.2 million users.

Mobile subscribers in urban areas decreased from 525.84 million in August 2013 to 520.21 million at the end of September 2013. The wireless subscription in rural areas decreased from 350.88 million to 350.37 million during the same period.

“Our focus is entirely on enhancing profitable minutes on our network, and not on the number of subscribers “Spokesperson Reliance Communications (Rcom).

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Suraj
Suraj
June 12, 2014 3:16 pm 3:16 PM

I have faced same problem after 1 month of sucessful porting my number was deactivated on enquiring they told there is some problem as it seems to be fake document submitting on submitting three times sim was not activiated i have done porting from reliance store it self on calling couatumer care for 5 to 6 times and saying i will go to consumer court they activiated the sim.

Moj
Moj
April 7, 2014 12:40 pm 12:40 PM

RCOM was Leading Telecom provider in India. But after a position, it lost its main position in India. By De-activating the subscribers mobile connections, Adding Unwanted & Unapplied VAS services. By Giving Poor Net connects. Poor Customer Care & more.

RCOM Must re-launch their services like AirTel to earn subscribers

Air Tel is 1 of the BEST SERVICE provider in India Since 1995
AirCel is 2nd BEST SERVICE PROVIDER
Reliance WAS one of the best service provider from 2004
Vodafone Services are like Airtel, which is best
TATA Services are also best.
MTS is other best like airtel.

Monish Bhatia
Monish Bhatia
February 18, 2014 12:03 pm 12:03 PM

RCom should come with low rent & good plans within the budgets of both pre & post paid customers. Also new plans for cdma users also. As cdma speed is equlvalent to 3g speed so why 3g apps doesnt work in cdma network. RCom now need to upgrade there plans & services.

Ankit
Ankit
November 13, 2013 1:54 pm 1:54 PM

what is the minimum speed of reliance gprs bcause i get only 10 kBps and unstable. i am in gujarat.sometimes speed is in bytes.

Tharun G
November 13, 2013 8:11 pm 8:11 PM

I get full speed on reliance 2G in Kerala.

Muhawid
Muhawid
November 13, 2013 8:44 pm 8:44 PM

@tArun:How much speed you get in reliance in kilobytes ,KBPS?
Me too from kerala.kasaragod district.
Can you just send a blank mail to my email address ‘mabi786@gmail.com’.
I have some thing to share with you.

mohammed talib
mohammed talib
November 12, 2013 8:03 am 8:03 AM

I have 2 reliance cdma numbers and i m satisfied with reliance coverage.
Rcdma has unmatched coverage across india.

teletalk
teletalk
November 11, 2013 10:43 pm 10:43 PM

in gujarat reliance cdma customers is away from network and gsm customer is dead day by day because reliance is not aware for his customers and giving not a good service so in gujarat vodafone is best and in TOP of all operators after that a number of idea and airtel…

rishi
rishi
November 11, 2013 9:33 pm 9:33 PM

frns
i ported my num from idea to reliance in delhi circle for 3g network..
it was successful also

but now reliance has disconnected my number saying my documents are not in trai format.
i again submitted my docs n yet they didnt reactivate my num.
where to go now?

y did they accept porting request if docs were not in proper format

K K Rao
K K Rao
November 12, 2013 10:00 am 10:00 AM

Hi
Once the reliance is accepted your application and services also activated, there is no question of documents. Where did u submit the documents?

sunny
sunny
November 11, 2013 1:45 pm 1:45 PM
@ sanjay sanjay sanjay …….plz tell me why AIRTEL VODA AND IDEA ARE NOT MAKING MAXIMUM PLAN VALIDITY FOR SIX MONTHS OR IN LIFE TIME PLAN I HAVE NOT RECHARGED MY AVOID SIM SINCE LAST ONE YEAR THEN WHY MY SIM IS ACTIVE WHILE IN CASE OF BSNL THERE IS MAX PLAN VALIDITY IS SIX MONTH AND IN LIFE TIME PLAN 200RS IN EVERY SIX MONTHS IS CUMPOLSURY,,,, MY QUES IS THAT TRAI RULES ARE SAME FOR EVERYONE OR BSNL IS DOING WRONG OR AVOID IS DOING WRONG …INFACT WHAT IS THE ACTUAL GUIDELINES OF TRAI REGARDING VALIDITY ISSUE …PLZ… Read more »
sam
sam
November 11, 2013 11:19 am 11:19 AM

I am having one Reliance CDMA connection.I have last recharged it on JAN 2011.Till now it is active. 😛

Azharuddin Mondal
Azharuddin Mondal
November 11, 2013 8:12 am 8:12 AM

In WB Reliance has very good coverage. But day by day it’s become very costly.

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