Reliance Communications Launches Unlimited WhatsApp Plan for Rs.16

In an endeavor to provide affordable Mobile Instant Messaging Services at damn cheap rates, Reliance Communications (RCom) comes up with value for money offer daubed as “WhatsApp Plan” at Rs.16 for its GSM prepaid customers across India.

Reliance Mobile’s “WhatsApp Plan” offers unlimited access of WhatsApp to all prepaid Reliance GSM customers in the country for just Rs. 16 per month without paying any extra data consumption (GPRS/3G) charges across India.

Facebook is bundled complimentary in this pack for a limited period and hence a customer use of WhatsApp and Facebook is absolutely free on the Reliance network. “WhatsApp Plan” is available with a validity period of 30 Days from the date of recharge and the plan is auto-renewed every 30 days unless unsubscribed.

Reliance GSM subscribers can subscribe to the ‘WhatsApp Plan, by sending a SMS “WA” or “WhatsApp” or “FB” or “Facebook” to 53739

After the launch of My College Plan at same price on September 25th, 2012 as we shared on TelecomTalk, this is the similar but yet another new product open for all prepaid subscribers across India.

Commenting on the launch of ‘WhatsApp Plan, Sanjay Behl, Group Head – Brand & Marketing, RCOM said, “We are thrilled to offer the first of its kind offering of sharing unlimited text, music, pictures and videos to our customers through our exclusive partnership with WhatsApp in India. We are confident that ‘WhatsApp Plan’ and ‘My College Plan’ with unlimited usage of WhatsApp is set to provide a compelling new experience with incredible affordability to Smartphone users across the country on our superior network along with free Facebook surfing as an introductory offer for a limited period. We are hoping this offer to trigger a significant shift of youth customers using Smartphones to our superior network.”

This Article Was Written By: Sanjay Bafna

Sanjay Bafna - National Editor (Telecom and Mobile Phone)

Sanjay Bafna is an entrepreneur and National Editor at TelecomTALK covering Mobile Operators, 3G, Broadband, 4G, LTE, Telecom Policies & Regulations and Mobile Phones. He is well known Telecom and Mobile Analyst, Love Tea and Chocolates.

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  • archu March 12, 2014 5:34 pm, 5:34 PM

    Guyz. dont activate this service. i had activated this service. company deducted 16 rs. from my balance. after that i used the whatsapp and facebook. my balance get deducted. i had logged the complain more than 10 time… still its been not worked for me.. so overall bad service

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  • insaaf February 13, 2014 10:14 am, 10:14 AM

    i am rechnge this plan but not i call cc but kohi bat nhi karta bht bakwas plan working nahi karta any help me

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  • neilson November 16, 2013 1:15 pm, 1:15 PM

    I hab activated dis free fb n wassapp gprs plan but wen i try to surf …the page doesn’t open ….should i configure new settings ….

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  • aiswarya September 11, 2013 8:59 pm, 8:59 PM

    is this plan stil on or not???

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  • sunny July 17, 2013 8:28 am, 8:28 AM

    Same situation happens to me .after loosing my 1500 bal I was very sad :(
    Then next day I made up my mind and apply for new connection in reliance for postpaid connection then I use whatsapp all day night for 45 days and my postpaid bill was 4200 rs somthing .and I didnt pay that money now they call me and I show them middle finger. suck it loosers. I got my money with interest. Now im a airtel user

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  • sagar March 18, 2013 10:44 pm, 10:44 PM

    w t f???????
    10 bar call kiya salo ko even complaints note krai hai firbhi nato koi response
    de rahe hai na ku6. bus balance ki lagadi hai.

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  • Abhay March 15, 2013 1:49 am, 1:49 AM

    when i called cust care for balance deduction issue, they said that uploading and chatings are free bt media download through whatsapp is chargeable… it blowed my mind… i on same day registered request to port my mobile no from reliance to airtel.. really reliance is looting balance…. and so cheap standard of their customer service…
    i suggest all guys to portout from reliance..

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  • neelam March 11, 2013 12:16 pm, 12:16 PM

    Sala..
    Is pack ne mere balance ki laga di h..
    Chor company…
    Kitna lootega desh ko ambani bus kar..
    Frds..dont activate dis plan
    And if want to deactivate
    Den type DACT FACEBOOK sent it to 53739

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  • jatan February 28, 2013 9:31 pm, 9:31 PM

    guys its a good plan if you know how to use it.. if u are logined in apps like fb messenger or gmail or email and any other app..they will use the net which is nt applicable to the plan so log out of all these thing and use 2 g data only .. my phone is android and it works on mine

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    • sahil April 22, 2014 5:44 pm, 5:44 PM

      I hv nokia 603..after activating this plan ..still my main balnc is reducing…even though i had logged out from al my other apps

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  • gopal February 18, 2013 3:56 pm, 3:56 PM

    i have also activated dis plan aftr that i have last my main balance also. Realy its a fully BAKWAS plan by rcm . It plan made students mad. So plz… i m rqstd u pls frndz dont act dis plan..

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  • ARPIT SHAH February 5, 2013 10:26 pm, 10:26 PM

    Reliance 16 rs. is very bad….
    it generates network problem very badly……..
    i have used that plan for 20 days……and from that 10 days there was a large problems faced by me…

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  • Sumeet January 26, 2013 4:53 am, 4:53 AM

    how to unsubscribe this fuckling thing

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  • priya. January 1, 2013 7:26 pm, 7:26 PM

    after activatng d watapp plan of 16,,my bal still got deducted..n dis happens everytime i activate d plan…….
    der is no resolution frm c.c…m not happy wit d plan……plzzz help??????????

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    • Arjun January 16, 2013 1:44 pm, 1:44 PM

      Sahi Bat Hai Priya Reliance chor company hai Plan Active kar ne k bad bhi balance deduct karta hai..

      So Please friend no Active these plan ok..

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  • En Jey December 19, 2012 11:48 pm, 11:48 PM

    Guyz. dont activate this service. i had activated this service. company deducted 16 rs. from my balance. after that i used the whatsapp and facebook. my balance get deducted. i had logged the complain more than 10 time… still its been not worked for me.. so finally i had deactivated that service and i lost my 16 rs.

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  • jay December 18, 2012 12:54 pm, 12:54 PM

    i hav nokia E71 nd activated this service. Bt after balance deduction of rs 16 still i am charged for using whatsapp.
    CC also dnt help me.
    Please some1 help me through it….

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  • xyz December 14, 2012 7:17 pm, 7:17 PM

    its a waste of money.. huh..it really loots ppl.. ! i hv android n aftr d pck as i hv activtd d service i hd to on use packet data.. n soon its strts all 3g or 2g usage of net.. n it simply wstes money..plan doesnt seems nyway of use , it it not only wastes 16 rs bt also eats al of d existing blnce of ur ntwork..x( huh..!! if u hv ny arternative 2 dis ..suggst or i m really vry disappointd with reliance networs services n customrcare also..!!

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  • sachin December 10, 2012 12:18 am, 12:18 AM

    I want to share some of my experience to TT Readers about Reliance GSM .i have made many complaints to their CC also and no permanent solution were found.there were frequent balance deduction in my R-GSM for unwanted services like jokes and various unwanted packs ,they will activate some pack daily and deduct 5-15 rupees daily.and because of this i activated dnd in my number and everything was ok for some days. but after that i noticed that my balance is getting deducted at various intervals in a day.they will deduct 20-50 paise four or five times a day and when i contacted CC they told that i have been charged for using GPRS .but the fact is that i never used gprs ,i didnt even installed the settings received from Relince cust care to access gprs.and also i am using that sim in a basic nokia handset and i have removed all the gprs settings in that . i even tried that sim in an another handset and still the problem was there. I have send many mails and called cc many times but it was of no use.so i request all telecomtalk readers to who are using reliance gsm to monitor their account for such fraud and share it here

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  • sachin November 28, 2012 7:48 pm, 7:48 PM

    never go for reliance its such a waste service.your balance will get deducted daily for unwanted services

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  • Nikky November 16, 2012 8:01 pm, 8:01 PM

    Wat the hell…. the plan sucks coz it unnec loots the balance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Arshad November 7, 2012 1:04 pm, 1:04 PM

    but sometimes reliance gets disconnected while i stream youtube videos streaming is awsome but after 10 or 15 min it stops on buffering and says connection not available.on nokia C5 O5

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  • Alex October 17, 2012 12:54 am, 12:54 AM

    @Nitish Kumar
    There’s no way you can turn off background services on Android/iOS/Windows Phone. Don’t jus comment if you don’t even know these smartphone OS works

    Reply
  • sachin October 16, 2012 8:19 pm, 8:19 PM

    plans are good but the main thing that you have to do is to stop activating unwanted services in customers account without their consent.i had problems with my two connections so because of that i ported out from reliance gsm.now i am fully satisfied. i can really feel the diffrence

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  • Kingston October 16, 2012 4:36 pm, 4:36 PM

    My first comment through telecom talk mobile website.

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  • Promod Kumar Das October 16, 2012 10:54 am, 10:54 AM

    PJ :
    Nice move by Reliance communications and WhatsApp now Airtel should launch the same plan

    Airtel mai itana dum nahji hai ki vo ye plan launch kare

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  • Promod Kumar Das October 16, 2012 10:52 am, 10:52 AM

    plan is really awesome, Reliance Rocks

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  • Nitish Kumar October 16, 2012 10:17 am, 10:17 AM

    @Fahad

    may be you had kept background services kept running on

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  • varun October 16, 2012 2:12 am, 2:12 AM

    Great plan but reliance 3g n 2g both network sucks in delhi. f**k u reliance

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  • RanJos October 15, 2012 9:49 pm, 9:49 PM

    I’m wondering how Reliance manages to handle whatsapp on a completely different network as only this instant messaging service is supported with this pack. Or is it that all mobile companies have separate control over whatsapp like BB handles BBM?

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  • rency October 15, 2012 7:04 pm, 7:04 PM

    hi all…is the 29 rs gprs pack good ???

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  • Fahad October 15, 2012 5:09 pm, 5:09 PM

    Hemant :
    This will be limited to Android/Windows/Blackberry users only, correct? Or they have developed some interface with whatsapp for benefit of non smart phone users.

    Unfortunately I think it won’t work on either Android or on some other smartphones …. like their my college or whatever that plan was…. I lost 50 bucks thinking my what’s app and facebook was free ….
    might be it will work on Nokia feature phones or any other s40 device …. If anyone using this plan it my college plan on their smartphone phrase share his/her experience …that would be of great help

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  • Hemant October 15, 2012 3:22 pm, 3:22 PM

    This will be limited to Android/Windows/Blackberry users only, correct? Or they have developed some interface with whatsapp for benefit of non smart phone users.

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  • PJ October 15, 2012 3:21 pm, 3:21 PM

    Nice move by Reliance communications and WhatsApp now Airtel should launch the same plan

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  • Pawan October 15, 2012 2:18 pm, 2:18 PM

    Very good move…even Airtel should come up with similar plan

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  • Sanjay Bafna October 15, 2012 1:26 pm, 1:26 PM

    spiderman :

    May I know exactly what u can do with WhatsAPP ?

    I’m using Nimbuzz,Fring,skype in mob. What can I do with WhatsAPP ?

    Go here –> http://telecomtalk.info/whatsapp-for-nokia-symbian-updated-now-supports-multimedia-sharing/51812/#more-51812

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  • spiderman October 15, 2012 1:13 pm, 1:13 PM

    May I know exactly what u can do with WhatsAPP ?

    I’m using Nimbuzz,Fring,skype in mob. What can I do with WhatsAPP ?

    Reply
  • Praveen October 15, 2012 1:05 pm, 1:05 PM

    I am trying to deactivate 1ps/sms pack from past six months., but it’s getting auto renewed every month. Every I had to call CC, they reverse the money and send a request for deactivation., and again it gets renewed

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  • hetal October 15, 2012 12:51 pm, 12:51 PM

    i have activated this plan by sending msg act wa but still not actived from last two days and customer care guys dont have n answer that whats the prob just registring the complain thats is …

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  • Sanjay Bafna October 15, 2012 12:20 pm, 12:20 PM

    Rahul :

    You already covered it. http://telecomtalk.info/reliance-my-college-plan-call-sms-5p-free-access-facebook-whatsapp/100380/

    What’s the use of doing it again?

    Did you read the post ?? We already mention that. Go read it again :)

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    • Arjun January 16, 2013 1:48 pm, 1:48 PM

      Dear ,

      Sanjay Bafna

      Plan Active Karne ke bad bhi Balance Deduct Hota hai.

      Reply
  • Rahul October 15, 2012 12:02 pm, 12:02 PM

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  • guru.n October 15, 2012 11:47 am, 11:47 AM

    i will go for this

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  • Chirag October 15, 2012 11:46 am, 11:46 AM

    Cheers..! I am hoping that other service privider will follow the suit…
    This is really innovative offering considering current market… :)

    Reply

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