Unethical Practices by Reliance GSM, Capping GPRS Speed at 64 Kbps

Unethical Practices by Reliance GSM Capping GPRS Speed at 64 KbpsAfter spending some valuable years Indian telecom market is now moving out from its early immatureness. Now our opera mini usage is reached as high as world’s 2nd largest.

Demand of data is increasing day by day. We already tested lighting fast speed from our 3G operators considering high tariff. Next the hype of 4G Lte is make our fingers crossed towards affordable stable wireless broadband in near future.

Our CDMA EVDO players are continuing themselves with their EVDO Rev B network upgradation .Data market is no doubt booming. But still now there is now some backlogging from our own national operator Reliance GSM. We found them with some unethical stuff that matters to us.

Recently we noticed that Reliance GSM is capping GPRS speed within 64 Kbps if you will recharge with their GPRS packs specially Rs.99 pack which indented to provide 6GB GPRS/EDGE data for 30 days. Facing some choking data transferring we confirm this matter by a small size application named MDMA (Mobile Data Monitoring Application).

Here is a screenshot:

From the above screenshot is taken where there is a working EDGE enabled network which is supposed to deliver a average speed of 236.8 Kbps but Reliance capped this on 64kbps which is no doubt a damn slow on a 2G network. This condition is also occur when your 3G enabled mobile/data card is on Automatic mode and you started connecting internet under a 3G network which is caught on your mobile/data card when there is no 2G signal. Then n there your speed will be capped at 64 kbps. After that you will have to live with that tortoise speed or that kind of useless speed.

The following screenshot will explain this issue:

Our Take:

If a customer has recharged with 2G GPRS/EDGE pack, he/she has only the right to enjoy 2G like speed nothing else. But how can a customer tolerate this 64kbps speed which is extremely slow now a days if we compare to 2G EDGE.

BSNL, Idea Cellular etc provider has come up with a solution they both cap the speed of 2G GRPS/EDGE pack in 3G network at 128/256 Kbps speed so that a customer never faces any problem but they never cap speed in 2G network with 2G tariff.

What your take on this move by Reliance do share your views comments will be appreciated.

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163 Comments on "Unethical Practices by Reliance GSM, Capping GPRS Speed at 64 Kbps"


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March 14, 2016 5:58 pm 5:58 PM

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December 22, 2014 9:47 pm 9:47 PM

This is probably no doubt right but what is the solution to increase the speed… Are there any proxy measures or anything else which can restore it to normal 2G EDGE speed i.e., 256 Kbps….
Actually I want the best speeds out of Reliance GSM network… Thnx in advance if You r able to solve my problem!!

Satish Kumar
October 30, 2014 6:35 pm 6:35 PM

I hv postpaid plan 350 rental… 1 gb 3g and after 1 gb 2g unlimited data but 2g downloading speed just 8-10 kbps maximum… reliance wale to besharm ho chuke h no. port ki request daalo wo b accept nhi krte… plz increase ur 2g speed otherwise i disconnect my no.

June 19, 2014 12:49 am 12:49 AM

Ye Reliance wale saale chor hain ek no ke haramkhor.

March 18, 2014 5:08 pm 5:08 PM

I had done easy recharge of Rs.300 through my mobile to reliance data card but it didn’t get recharge instead my money of Rs.300 is gone .I want my money back .

February 19, 2013 2:28 pm 2:28 PM

Sab ke sab chor hai saale…i.e why RIM(Rel) is becoming more and more rich .

arshad ansari
January 23, 2013 12:42 pm 12:42 PM

and every times disconnects which interupt my radio service at night

arshad ansari
January 23, 2013 12:39 pm 12:39 PM

i use nokia symbian s60v5 as we all know that there are no hip hop radio stations in india.so i downloaded nokia internet radio from ovi in it active data connection is necessary so at morning i am getting around 15 till 21 kbps but at night it fucks my mind it goes around 4 to 6 kbps its like gprs poison.

January 12, 2013 9:23 pm 9:23 PM
My Relationship number is 2281743640 and I have received a bill dated 11-JAN-2013 of 4923.00 Invoice number 364430170665 I have been using reliance CDMA service for last 8 years and changed to Reliance GSM recently. My average bill was Rs 700 to Rs 1000 per month in all these years. Suddenly this month I get a bill of approx. 5000 and my outgoing call gets deactivated. I think the operating performance of Reliance GSM is not great and they are charging flase bills to the customer just to make money by wrong business practice. The credit limit set by reliance… Read more »
arshad ansari
January 4, 2013 12:45 pm 12:45 PM

i think you are using a nokia java phone it dosent requires lots of data.even on streaming.but in symbian and android it requires lots of active and high data transactions.


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