Reliance Communications(RCom) will start offering 4G service using Reliance Jio network to its CDMA customers in select circles at a starting price of Rs 93 per 10 gigabytes.
“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.
RCom will provide 10 GB of 4G data at the starting price of Rs 93, which is sharply lower by about 94 per cent 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.
According to the letter to DoT, RCom will launch 4G data service in 12 circles — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, UP East and West, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
By mid-July, the company will expand service to six more circles — Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Rajasthan — but only after DoT’s approval.
The company has plans to offer 4G service using Reliance Jio data network on a pan-India basis by mid-August. Older CDMA handsets of RCom 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.
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