Reliance communications the flagship company of ADAG group has been on the forefront for launching a slew of pioneer products and services in the Indian telecom market. From time to time Reliance has launched offerings that have disrupted the existing market scenario and given rise to fresh tariff wars. In the past we have witnessed trendsetting offerings like Pan India free incoming in roaming and now they are the first ones to launch true unlimited EvDO Rev.A packs with no FUP whatsoever.
Reliance has launched two new prepaid data packs for its Netconnect+ users, Rs.449 pack gives Truly unlimited data for 15 days at 3.1Mbps and Rs.797 pack gives truly unlimited data for 30 days at 3.1 Mbps. These same denominations are also available for Reliance Pro 3 users but with FUP caps, the Rs.449 pack gives 7GB data at 14.7Mbps with 15 days validity and Rs. 797 pack gives 10GB data at 14.7 Mbps and after that unlimited usage at 144Kbps. Also Rs.999 denomination is available only for Pro 3 users and gives 15GB data at 14.7Mbps and after that unlimited usage at 144Kbps. (The Rs.999 denomination is available as a postpaid plan for both the Netconnect+ Rev.A as well as Pro 3 Rev.B offering the same benefit of 40GB high speed data and after that unlimited usage at 144Kbps).
Since there was no plan offering truly unlimited EvDO data in the past, many users had started using Reliance CDMA OMH sim in unlocked EvDO data cards with the popular Rs.949 recharge voucher that gives unlimited calls local and STD + 3000 SMS + truely Unlimited EvDO data with free pan India roaming with 30 day validity. Since the calling and SMS features are of no use while using the sim in the unlocked data card it will now be better to use the Rs.797 recharge voucher for Netconnect+ to enjoy the same truly unlimited HSD benefit with free pan India roaming at a lower price.
Do you think these new plans have the potential of changing the dynamics of the data market? Do you feel these plans are value for your money? Let us know your views and opinions through your comments below.
Inputs :Avinav Setia