Telecom operator Reliance Communications (RCom) from next week onwards will start offering 4G service using Reliance Jio network to its CDMA customers in select circles at a starting price of Rs. 93 per 10GB (gigabytes). Reliance Communication has written to the Department of Telecom, informing (the department) that it will be using Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G network to provide 4G data service to its CDMA customers from next week.
Reliance Communication Jio Network
“RCom has written to the Department of Telecom, informing (the department) that it will be using Reliance Jio Infocomm 4G network to provide 4G data service to its CDMA customers from next week. Only those CDMA customers who opted for the upgrade will get the service,” an official source told PTI.
Of the 8 million RCom’s CDMA customers, over 90 percent have opted for the offered upgrade to 4G services, the data shared by the company with DoT showed.
Reliance Jio Network Offer 4G at Rs. 93 for 10GB Data
Reliance Communications will provide 10 GB of 4G data at the starting price of Rs. 93, which is sharply lower by about 94 percent than that of its competitors offering 4G service.
In most circles, the rates will vary between Rs. 93 and Rs. 97 per 10 GB, as per the rate published on the RCom website.
That’s not all circles
According to the letter to DoT, RCom will launch 4G data service in 12 circles are
- Andhra Pradesh
- UP East and West
- Madhya Pradesh
Here’s the deal
By mid-July, the company will expand service to six more circles
- Tamil Nadu
- Rajasthan – but only after DoT’s approval.
The Best Part
The company has plans to offer 4G service using Reliance Jio data network on a pan-India basis by mid-August.
RCom other two circles
Reliance Communication has liberalized its 850MHz band spectrum in 20 circles by paying over Rs. 6,600 crores and put in place spectrum trading and sharing agreements with Reliance Jio in most telecom circles.
In the other two circles, RCom had purchased liberalized spectrum in the 850MHz band through Auction in March 2015.
A company holding liberalized spectrum can go for any kind of technology to offer mobile service to its customers.
Older CDMA handsets of Reliance Communication customers will not work on the new network as it is being upgraded to 4G. RCom will phase out CDMA technology over the next couple of months, the source said.
Upgrade to 4G
In the “Upgrade to 4G” form , enter your existing Reliance Datacard number , if your number does not appear automatically. Proceed to fill your 4G SIM number & key details like the alternate mobile number.
- Generate OTP to complete verification process.
- Process to get your new 4G Datacard. Your 4G Datacard will be shipped to your address.
- Your upgrade to 4G is now complete.
- 48 hours prior to the date of launch, you will receive an SMS on your alternate mobile number to start using your 4G SIM.
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