Indian telecom operator Reliance Communications has slashed prices of it's 3G data services by half, bringing it in par with 2G rates. Under the revised tariff plans, subscribers can access 3G services at Rs 123 for 1 GB, Rs 246 for 2 GB and Rs 492 for 4 GB. The plans are available for both pre-paid and post-paid users.
The plans will also be available for customers porting from other operators. Also the telco is offering 2GB free data for those joining company's network via Mobile Number Portability (MNP).
"By breaking the 3G entry barrier, we plan to bring about a behavioural change and take the benefits of quick data access to everyone and impact not just lives, but lifestyles as well," Gurdeep Singh, President and Chief Executive Officer (Wireless) at RCom, told reporters at a press conference in Delhi.
Users using 2G services will automatically be upgraded to 3G network. However, 2G services wont be shut down, as there are many handsets in the market that only support 2G says Gurdeep Singh, president and chief executive officer, wireless, Rcom.
The move is aimed at making 3G accessible and affordable to all customers, and promises to trigger a fresh data-usage wave in the country said the company. RCom currently has around 7.4 million 3G users and looks to increase that number to 40 million, by the next 24 months.