Unlimited Free Voice calls by RCom at Rs 149 Only
After the successful launch of Jio connections by Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance, Anil Ambani’s RCom has announced the launch of its calling and data packs recently. The RCom packs will be available from 1st January, 2017. The plans will have unlimited calling facility and will also be bundled with data offers for the RCom subscribers. Reliance Jio has also kept the unlimited data offer or the ‘Jio Welcome offer ‘on all the Jio SIMs till 31st December, 2016. So the next day onwards, a massive tug of war among the entire telecom service providers.
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RCom has announced that it will start its data and unlimited voice combo plan from 1st January, 2016. The subscribers will have to pay only Rs. 149 for the minimum pack of 28 days. Under this pack of Rs. 149, the RCom customers will get unlimited calling facility within India. This unlimited calling facility will be applicable for both local as well as STD calls. However there will be charges for international calling. Under the Rs. 149 plan, RCom will provide 4G data of 300 MB. But as per the Rcom authorities, these plans will only be available to the prepaid customers only. Postpaid customers will continue to have the same plans and guidelines, if not announced.
|Sl. No.||Attributes||Plan 1||Plan 2||Plan 3|
|1||Plan amount||Rs. 149||Rs. 299||Rs. 499|
|2||Administrative Fee||Rs. 129.57||Rs. 260||Rs. 433.91|
|3||Service Tax||Rs. 19.43||Rs. 39||Rs. 65.09|
|5||Roaming||Incoming free||Incoming free||Incoming free|
|6||Validity||28 days||21 days||28 days|
|7||Data facility||300 MB||2 GB||4 GB|
Advantages of RCom plans:
- Three plans for different usage. The basic one starting from Rs. 149, then the next one is of Rs. 299 and then up to Rs. 499.
- All these three RCom packs have unlimited voice calling facility which can be used for both local as well as STD.
- Roaming charges on incoming calls will not be applicable within India on the RCom subscribers of these packs.
- These unlimited voice packs will be bundled with free 4G data starting from 300 MB, upto 4 GB.
- Long validity of the packs. The Rs. 299 plan will be valid for 21 days from the date of recharge. Whereas the Rs. 199 and Rs. 499 plans will be valid for 28 days both, from the recharge date.
Why RCom’s new plans may still fall short compared to Reliance Jio offers?
Reliance Jio has taken the market with storm with its unlimited data and voice offers. Almost all telecom service providers are chalking up their future plans from January 2017. Jio’s introductory offer is going to end on 31st December, 2016. RCom has already launched its prepaid combo plans starting from Rs. 149, which will be available from 1st January, 2017. But somehow, RCom might fall short in the race in some fields. RCom will not provide free SMSs like its counterpart Jio. The next advantage of having a Jio connection is that the voice calling on the blackout days will also be non-chargeable but not for RCom. Another important field is VoLTE network which is provided by Jio but will not be available in RCom. So HD calling facility will be clearly missing from the RCom plans. With HD calling facility, callers can experience crystal clear and high definition voice without any loss of transmission. But, another advantage of RCom which is rather a disadvantage for Jio is that, Jio connections are only supported in 4G enabled handsets.