Idea 2G data gets costlier while Rcom gets cheaper in Maharashtra circle

Idea cellular and Reliance communications both Pan India operators number 3 and number 4 respectively by subscriber base are popular among mobile data users. Idea has 900MHz spectrum in 10 circles while Rcom has it in 7 circles and 1800MHz spectrum in the remaining circles both of which are being used to offer 2G voice and data services (Except for Idea’s 900MHz liberalised spectrum in Delhi which will be used for 3G).

In general Idea’s network coverage is better than Rcom’s but Rcom provides lower tariffs, which is why Rcom has a larger share of the price sensitive market while Idea has a larger share of quality conscious market. In a recent move both operators have revised their 2G data offerings in Maharashtra circle with Idea becoming costlier and Rcom becoming cheaper.

idea-logoIdea cellular has revised Rs.198 pack which used to offer unlimited 2G data now offers only 1280MB with 28 days validity. Rcom revised Rs.127 pack which initially offered 3GB 2G data with unlimited FB/TW/WA now offers true unlimited data without FUP for 30 days. Idea revised Rs.248 pack to offer unlimited 2G data with an FUP of 3GB beyond which speed is throttled with 28-day validity.

Rcom for the same denomination of Rs.248 offers true unlimited 2G data without FUP with 60-day validity which is more than double of what Idea provides. The choice lies with the subscriber whether to pick quality or affordability.

Note: Kindly check with customer care before recharging with any of the denominations mentioned above.

Inputs: Sunil Yadav

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March 8, 2015 5:47 pm 5:47 PM

I do not understand why India public is cheated with 10 MB ,20 MB, 30MB, 100 MB and unlimited in the name of FUP. It is all money plucking game by operators. Until people get fooled telecom operators too fool public for money.

March 7, 2015 3:39 pm 3:39 PM

Sirjee jitna marzi rcom ko promote krlo
Jb tak coverage nahi aaege tab tak koi fayada nahi
Rcom sucks

March 7, 2015 10:34 am 10:34 AM
Very horrible experience with Idea cellular. Few months back i applied for a postpaid connection & a new new number was given to me. After 15 days number was disconnected. When i talked with Idea representative, she told me that your address verification was negative. It was funny because nobody came to my home for verification between that days. I paid all outstanding and closed connection but Idea cellular was sending me bills after disconnection for two months and ‘the disgusting thing’ was Idea representative was calling in my itemised bill contact numbers and was telling them that i am… Read more »
Idea Cellular
March 7, 2015 10:42 pm 10:42 PM

Dear Customer,

We regret the inconvenience caused. Please share your Idea mobile number and alternate contact number and we will be glad to assist you. You can also visit our website, or call 198 from your Idea mobile.

Thanks & Regards,
Customer Care, Idea Cellular

March 7, 2015 10:45 am 10:45 AM

goo here file complaint. Airtel also did same thing like u in verification of address n it was last for 30 days drama