Reliance Mobile Raises Call Prices by a quarter in four circles

Reliance Mobile Tariff HikeReliance Communications Ltd has raised call prices across four telecom circles and intends to extend the hike to all circles in coming days. 

Reliance hiked base call price to 1.5 paise a second from 1.2 paise, citing rising costs and lower competition.

The company has increased tariffs across Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Reliance Communications, with net debt of $6.4 billion, has underperformed major rivals in operating performance, as of today voice calls account for about 85 per cent of the telecom industry’s revenues.

The recent hike in diesel, which is used to run generators for generators for telecom towers, prices, steep increase in spectrum charges and high competition were eating into the revenues of the telecom companies.

The other operators in the country are likely to follow suit soon, currently voice calls account for about 85 per cent of the telecom industry’s revenues.

How do you look at this move from Reliance is it justifiable does this move make any big difference to end users do let us know via comments.

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techfrick
techfrick
September 28, 2012 7:11 pm 7:11 PM
ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :@techfrick Call Charges doesn’t matter at all. Whom will use A Mobile Service which is having no network coverage? BSNL is having Excellent connectivity. I agree their Quality lags but not coverage. In Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha Uninor coverage is not available in most of the cities and villages in previous times. I don’t know about Maharashtra circle But in Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Odisha Uninor Has stopped it’s operations and Please without coverage no one will give QoS. Bsnl quality lags.. Recently i went to Bengaluru for office work & found bsnl is worst there. Though it… Read more »
PD
PD
September 27, 2012 6:12 pm 6:12 PM

Its SIMPLY foolish to think the customers will accept the rise ! The smart ones will make survey and use MNP route, wiser will wait for correction.

Idris
Idris
September 23, 2012 6:39 pm 6:39 PM

They are bery foolish, they will lose more customers instead of earning more…they have to come with better offers and better services the quality of reliance is one of the worst it all about better coverage and call quality GPRS speed and quality if they can improve that customers will love to use their services I found their services pathetic so I ported out, GPRS was not connectimg easily and was very slow voice quality was just rubbish so I have seen around hundreds of customers leaving reliance in just few hours…

Anirban Das
Anirban Das
September 23, 2012 1:52 pm 1:52 PM

@Arka
I have used Uninor Kolkata circle , 4 months ago. I don’t know the current status!!! It should be available!!!!!!!
But, If not available now, then go to Kalyani, and buy a West Circle Uninor SIM !!!

Anirban Das
Anirban Das
September 23, 2012 1:46 pm 1:46 PM

@ ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
Go to remote vill of W.B. , there is worst coverage of BSNL, I waiting to port out from it, after 20 days of my bar!!! But, Airtel -Voda is awesome !!!!

Sudhakar
Sudhakar
September 23, 2012 12:17 pm 12:17 PM
To all : This a false reason for increasing the call rate. Not even 10% of the customers may use 3G (full fledged) from most of the mobile operators. So 3G is a failure in most of the operators. So to recover that cost these idiots are increasing the call rate. These idiots are also getting subsidised diesel for generators. Then why should they bother?. What about landline?. Even landline needs power. Landline tariffs have not been increased by BSNL since decades. Local call (landline to landline) is continuing at 180 seconds per pulse. These selfish operators want only money… Read more »
Sayan Chattopadhyay
Sayan Chattopadhyay
September 22, 2012 8:00 pm 8:00 PM

MA :
ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
techfrick and sayan are talking about THEIR circles, and people who live in those circles will know better about operators there. They will continue to use any operator of their choice as long as THEY are satisfied with it. Nobody can force anyone to use any service.

u r absolutely ri8 bro. . . .

MA
MA
September 22, 2012 7:47 pm 7:47 PM

ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
techfrick and sayan are talking about THEIR circles, and people who live in those circles will know better about operators there. They will continue to use any operator of their choice as long as THEY are satisfied with it. Nobody can force anyone to use any service.

ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
September 22, 2012 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

@techfrick
Call Charges doesn’t matter at all. Whom will use A Mobile Service which is having no network coverage? BSNL is having Excellent connectivity. I agree their Quality lags but not coverage. In Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha Uninor coverage was not available in most of the cities and villages in previous times. I don’t know about Maharashtra circle But in Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Odisha Uninor Has stopped it’s operations and Please without coverage no one will give QoS.

ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR
September 22, 2012 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

@techfrick
Call Charges doesn’t matter at all. Whom will use A Mobile Service which is having no network coverage? BSNL is having Excellent connectivity. I agree their Quality lags but not coverage. In Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Odisha Uninor coverage is not available in most of the cities and villages in previous times. I don’t know about Maharashtra circle But in Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Odisha Uninor Has stopped it’s operations and Please without coverage no one will give QoS.

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