Highlights

  • The new plan available for all mobile phones
  • Users can make unlimited voice-calls across networks throughout India
  • Company says no hidden charges associated with the plan

In a move that seems be directed at countering the much-hyped Reliance Jio telecom plans, Reliance Communications has now announced its own unlimited voice calling plan, which has been priced at Rs. 149. The plan, termed ‘149 Unlimited’, essentially enables users to make unlimited voice calls to any mobile phone across telecom networks throughout the country.

The 149 Unlimited telecom plan further comes with 300MB of data that can be used over 2G, 3G, or 4G networks. Even though the plan offers unlimited voice calling like Jio, the most appealing factor about it is that it does not necessarily need a 4G VoLTE capable smartphone like the latter and can be used on any mobile phone. The customers will be able to make unlimited voice calls, including STD calls, with the new telecom plan.

Even though Reliance Jio is currently offering all of its services for free, the regular monthly telecom plans for the company will start from Rs. 149 as well. The base plan by Reliance Jio will also offer unlimited voice-calling and 300MB of mobile data. The two companies have spectrum trading and sharing agreements.

“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,” Co-CEO of Reliance Communications Gurdeep Singh was quoted as saying in company’s release.

“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,” Singh added.

The new telecom plan by the company seems to be targeted especially at those mobile users who don’t own 4G capable smartphones. 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.

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