Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Communications is the new entrant to counter the plans of Reliance Jio by launching an unlimited voice calling plan, named ‘149 Unlimited’ for all the customers from 2G to 4G smartphone users.
With this new ‘149 Unlimited’ plan, customers can make unlimited voice calls to any mobile networks across India, including STD calls. In addition to unlimited voice calls, customers get 300MB data that is available across the 2G, 3G and 4G platforms.
Unlike Reliance Jio, the new Reliance Communications unlimited voice calling plan does not require a 4G VoLTE-capable smartphone and works on any mobile phone, which is a huge advantage for the company. According to the company, there are still hundreds of millions of older 2G handset-owners in India and the newly launched ‘149 Unlimited’ plan will help migration of these customers to its network, along with 300MB of data usage.
Our new pioneering yet simple Unlimited Plan has the potential to trigger a paradigm shift in the way Indians recharge their mobile phones, creating a significant shift in the telecom market—as it moves away from the ‘Unit Rate’ charging regime to a ‘Single Recharge and Unlimited Usage’ regime. It enables customers with any kind of handset to have unlimited calling time across the country, in addition to data access on all 2G, 3G and 4G handsets. Our Unlimited Plan will see millions of Indians benefit, and help RCOM ramp up its customer base and engage with higher-value customers and greater ARPUs.
– Gurdeep Singh, Co-CEO, Reliance Communications and CEO of RCOM’s Consumer Business.
Even though, Reliance Jio is currently offering all of its services for free, and regular monthly plans start from Rs. 149 with 300MB data and unlimited voice-calling, it is limited to 4G capable smartphones only. RCom surely has a upper-hand over Jio as it is not limited to 4G capable smartphones only and has huge number of subscribers.
The company has clearly mentioned in its release that there are no hidden charges or any additional conditions that are associated with its new plan.