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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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.

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
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
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.