Reliance communications launches industry’s first 4G VoLTE enabled fixed wireless phone

Reliance communications recently migrated its CDMA subscribers to 4G platform, this included also subscribers who used CDMA based fixed wireless phones (FWP). At the time of upgrade, the company had offered its subscribers a GSM based FWP instrument, but now it has launched a futuristic 4G based VoLTE enabled FWP device, which is an industry first.

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The device looks like a regular landline telephone but instead of the traditional copper wire it is connected wirelessly to the Rcom 4G network, which means it can be freely carried to anywhere across the country where Rcom has 4G service. The FWP has an antenna which has dual functionality, it receives the LTE signal as well as emits wi-fi signal thus acting as a router which is capable of connecting to 8 devices simultaneously.

The 4G FWP which is based on Android 5.1 supports Voice over LTE which means calls are made in HD voice quality. It supports SMS and cascading of YouTube to smart TV. The tariff plans ensure that after exhausting the bundled 4G data usage of 2 and 4 GB, the data connectivity will be stopped and users can then subscribe to data addon packs to continue to enjoy data services, thereby eliminating a bill shock.

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Reliance 4G FWP tariffs:

Plan 1
4G Smart Life 299
Plan 2
4G Smart Life 499
Monthly Rental (Rs.)  299  499
Voice Minutes (All Local, STD, Roaming) 300 300
Data Benefits (GB) 2GB 4GB
Tariff After Free Mins (All Local, STD, Roaming) 40P/Min 40P/Min

The details of the tariff plans of the 4G FWP are given in the table above. All bundled voice minutes are usable for both on-net and off-net calls to other networks, both mobile as well as landline, local as well as STD and national roaming (Incoming calls in national roaming are also deducted from minutes balance). After exhausting the minutes balance, calls will be chargeable at 40p/min. All SMS will be chargeable at 25p for local and 38p for STD in both home as well as national roaming.

Inputs : Kaushik, Siva Shankar Bellana

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Saket Kewate
December 26, 2016 9:38 am 9:38 AM

Same phone with unlocked version available on snap deal at rs6500.

We can use jio sim and volte HD voice . Link here

Also use LAN port

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Kiran Fernandes l Goa
November 11, 2016 11:51 pm 11:51 PM

I saw a banner at an outlet of RCom announcing unlimited std/local/roaming with 1 GB 4G data at Rs 599 and unlimited std/local/roaming with 1 GB 4G data with unlimited data after FUP at 699. But the website does not show these plans. Please confirm.

Kaushik
November 12, 2016 10:13 am 10:13 AM

I can confirm it. Its postpaid plan. There are 4 plans:
350 rs – 1gb 4g/3g data with 1000 local/std/roaming minutes with free incoming and 100 free sms incl. Roaming sms
499 – unlimited calls to any number local or std in home or roaming (no caps on call duration). 250mb 4g/3g data.
599 – same as 499 but adds 3000 sms in home or roaming free. Furthermore free data is 1GB + charged at 20p/MB for next 1 GB.
699 – same as too but with 2GB data. FUP limits speeds to 128kbps.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
November 12, 2016 1:07 am 1:07 AM

I’ve got Rcom GSM zero plan. I wouldn’t be interested in this shit.

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