Reliance joins 3G price war, reduces tariffs for Netconnect customers

28 May, 2012

Only last week, telecom operators Vodafone and Idea slashed their 3G tariffs to stay in competition after Bharti Airtel slashed its prices. And now, Reliance has gone ahead and done the same. But there's a difference. While other telcos have reduced their 3G tariffs for mobile phone users, Reliance has done it for Netconnect (its data card) customers. The new 3G data plans are now available across all 13 Reliance 3G circles.

Here's a look at the 3G tariff plans Reliance is offering:

The company has introduced a new plan called My Best Plan where billing depends on a customer's data usage. According to the plan, data usage up to 1 GB is billed at Rs 250 and if you cross that, you will have to pay Rs 250 (rental of the plan) + 20p/MB for data usage up to 6 GB (which would total Rs 1,250). Once you cross the 6 GB mark, unlimited browsing is made available.

This will prevent 'bill shock' because even if users cross the 6 GB limit, they are offered unlimited data usage (but the browsing speed is reduced to 64 Kbps) at no extra cost. The company has also reduced its charges when it comes to post-consumption of data plan – slashing the price from Rs 2/MB to 20p/MB (a substantial reduction of 90 per cent).

To have a look at the reduced prices of Vodafone, Idea and Airtel, click here.

We have mentioned in our last article that Airtel might have slashed its 3G tariffs as it has already introduced 4G services in the country. But Vodafone and Idea probably did it in a bid to stay in the competition and now Reliance has also followed suit. So don't be surprised if Tata DOCOMO and Aircel do the same in the following weeks.