Intensifying 3G tariff war, Reliance Communications (RCom), on Friday, announced up to 61 per cent cut in rates, following similar reduction by Airtel and Idea.
RCom's 3G service users will have to pay Rs.250 for high-speed Internet usage up to 1 GB and thereafter have to pay 20 paise for each MB data used, Anil Ambani Group firm said in a statement. Earlier, the charges for 1GB was Rs.650 and 50 paise for each MB used thereafter.
“We would like our customers to enjoy Reliance 3G network with the best broadband speeds for Internet access and uninterrupted data usage at the most competitive price point across all segments,” RCom's Group Head for Brand and Marketing Sanjay Behl said.
Earlier, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular reduced their 3G rates to Rs.3 per MB data download. For 2GB usage, RCom's 3G subscribers will have to pay Rs.450 instead of the old rate of Rs.710. This new plan of RCom will be available in 333 towns across 13 telecom circles where the company has started 3G services, the statement said.
The recent reduction in tariff comes in the wake of low 3G penetration across the country. According to global telecom industry body GSM Association, there were only 10 million 3G users till March as compared to overall 900 million mobile subscriber base in the country.