Reliance Communications revises 3G data packs, withdraws Facebook/WhatsApp/Twitter benefits

By March 3rd, 2016 AT 11:31 AM

Reliance Communications (RCOM) announced a revision of its 3G data packs. These new packs are in accordance with the recent regulation on prohibition of discriminatory tariffs for data services and principles of net neutrality 2016 passed by TRAI. Recently, Telenor, Airtel and BSNL also withdrew their WhatsApp data packs on similar grounds.

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The free WhatsApp/Facebook/Twitter benefit under different 3G data packs has been withdrawn. Further, Reliance has withdrawn certain data packs and reduced both validity and data benefit for existing 3G data packs. Also free facebook fridays initiative has been completely withdrawn.

Reliance’s Revised Data Packs Details

Amount Existing benefit  Revised benefit
23 80 MB for 3 days 80 MB for 3 days
53 250 MB for 7 days  225 MB for 5 days
73 350 MB for 7 days withdrawn
92 700 MB for 7 days  400 MB 10 days
123 1 GB for 7 days withdrawn
156 600 MB for 21 days  700 MB 14 days
177 750 MB for 21 days withdrawn
197 1 GB for 28 days  1 GB for 21 days
222 New plan 1 GB for 28 days
246 1.5 GB 3G Data+Free FB+TW+WA for 28 days  1.25 GB for 28 days
247 1 GB + Rs.100 Promo TT for 28 days 1 GB + Rs.30 Promo TT for 28 days
297 2 GB 3G Data+Free FB+TW+WA for 28 days 1.75 GB for 28 days
347 3 GB 3G Data+Free FB+TW+WA for 28 days  withdrawn
448 2 GB + Rs.200 Promo TT for 28 Days withdrawn
492 5 GB for 28 days withdrawn
649 6.5 GB With Free FB+WA+TW  5 GB for 56 days
849 5 GB UL With Free FB+WA+TW for 28 days withdrawn
999 10 GB With Free FB+WA+TW for 28 days  8 GB for 28 days
1298 15GB for 28 days 15 GB for 28 days

The biggest blow was suffered by Reliance Communications when TRAI ruled against discriminatory tariffs for data services based on content. As the company partnered with Facebook to offer free basics service in India.

What do you think about Reliance’s new revised data packs? Let us know through the comments section below!

An IT professional who has got great passion for telecom. Has been closely watching Indian telecom space since 2009.

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asif

Currenty Reliance 3G is not available in Kerala circle . 🙁

Rajdeep
Rajdeep

using rcom 2g for mobile since 1 year in up east 248 unlimited for 2 months for high speed i use rcom evdo 5 rs 250 mb/Day pack. it is the cheapest ip. there are few problems sometimes but they get solved very soon like in a day here for now its the best option

NEHA MISHRA
NEHA MISHRA

What speed do you get in rcom 2g? It connects only in 2g mode and not in 3g only mode so speeds are very very less for

me.Are you able to connect(latch) it in Aircel 3g only mode.Because of low speeds in 2g mode I am forced to not use

Reliance 2g.

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