New Delhi: India’s third largest telecom operator Reliance Communications slashed 3G charges by more than 50 percent to bring them at par with 2G mobile internet tariffs in 13 circles, including Delhi and Mumbai.

Accordig to the new scheme, users would able to enjoy 1GB 3G usage for a price of Rs 123. RCom slashed 3G prices for all connections, pre-paid, post-paid, new and old, across 13 circles.

"Only one-fourth of people who own 3G phones truly use 3G services. There is a huge barrier to affordability. We are cutting the 3G prices down to the 2G data rates," RCom president and CEO for Wireless, Gurdeep Singh said.
"Fundamentally, it is Rs 123 to 1GB of 3G which is equivalent to 2G price," he added. At present, 2G Internet for 1 GB usage costs Rs 125 on the company's network. RCom also reduced prices for 2GB and 4GB pack on 3G network to Rs 246 and Rs 492 respectively, which is around 35 to 45 per cent lower than its competitors'.
After exhausting the usage limit, RCom customers will be charged 3 paise for every 10 kb of data. "In 1GB people can watch 3 full length Hindi feature film if file size is around 300 MB, can listen to 250 songs with each song being around 4 MB," Singh said.
Last month Airtel, Idea, Vodafone and Tata Teleservices slashed their 3G and 2G data rates by up to 90 percent in selected circles. However these reductions were for usage after exhausting limit provided in Internet package.


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