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RCom Shutting CDMA Services From Tomorrow. Here Are Your Best Alternatives.

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Reliance CDMA Dongle Mobile Users

As already announced, Reliance CDMA would shutting down its CDMA services from tomorrow, that is 31 May 2016.

I have been a fan of Reliance Communications’ CDMA services for the last 3 years. Their CDMA network was nothing but amazing and their decision to shut down the network with a notice of less than a month came as a surprise to all their users.

Now that Reliance CDMA is shutting down for good, we need to start looking for other options. Had RCom shut its CDMA services a few months back, I would have moved to TATA CDMA services. But even that is not an option now.

BSNL CDMA is still operational in many telecom circles so that is your only CDMA option now.

Try BSNL CDMA

BSNL CDMA base plan is offering 60 p/min call rate for all calls made within the home circle to BSNL connections and 90p/min for all other calls made to any number within the home circle. STD calling is fixed at Rs. 1.2/min for all calls.

Talking about the prepaid tariffs, BSNL is offering 1 GB data for Rs. 100 and also has an unlimited usage plan for Rs. 250.

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Switch To RCom GSM Effortlessly

Another good option would be to go Reliance GSM network. Reliance has been working continuously on improving its GSM network so it wouldn’t hurt to try out their services. All you need to do is recharge your number with a 4G upgrade pack for your region, buy a 4G for Rs. 25, and you’re good to go.

RCom 4G upgrade plans for Mobile users

What Should Reliance CDMA Dongle Users Do?

Reliance Communications is also offering very attractive 4G upgrade plans for its CDMA dongle users as well. You would be getting 10 GB of 4G data with a validity of 28 or 30 days depending upon your region. Go to Reliance 4G upgrade page for more details.

RCom 4G upgrade plans for dongle users

A good thing about upgrading to RCom 4G network is that you are not porting your number. You can try RCom 4G for a while, if you don’t like it then you can port to any other operator of your choice whenever you want.

I am personally switching to RCom 4G for now and will share my experience with you at the earliest. Stay tuned!

[You can check out the Updated Situation on this here.]

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  1. ajay says

    My old CDMA reliance number was 9334911481 that was not processed into gsm or 4g..Due to that I couldn’t get it as my number….If it is possible to yet get started this number to use…Tell me the system how can I start it….That was my lucky number…..If it is possible then tell me idea anyone pls

  2. Mohan G. Andhansare says

    Every body is talking about G4 as an alternative. I would like to know how to use the CDMA based handset for other services inclusive of G4. The app. cost of smart handset is nearly Rs. 10000/- Is the money spent on CDMA based handset gone to drain . Why Relaince should not compensate the loss by purchasing these handsets at a app. price of say Rs. 5to 6000/-
    Mohan G. Andhnsare

  3. Sheetal says

    How and from where can I get bsnl cdma?m from rohtak

  4. Lalchand Mehta says

    I am using reliance cdma phone from last 12 years. Know you are disconnecting cdma from 1.7.16. in Tamilnadu, and I am using Landline phone also. So I want to know what to do with both phone.

  5. joh says

    Can reliance 4g wifi dongle can coming. Only dongle like pro 3

  6. Priyobroto says

    My Netconnect + dongle has lost its signal for last few days. 4G SIM has not yet been activated. Don’t know the next process to be done.

  7. […] we earlier reported, Reliance Communication shut down its CDMA services from 31 May 2016. In order to not lose its loyal CDMA users, RCom promised to upgrade them to 4G as […]

  8. Subhash Prasad Singh says

    I went to a reliance store for 4G SIM but they told me that the SIM is out of stock & they ported my 4G CDMA SIM to a GSM one.Now tell me how can I get my 4G SIM .My no.to coonvert into 4G SIM is 7488184332.

  9. Dipak says

    What is all this TRAI is also not taking any action on Reliance Communications. All the customers are forced to move to 4G network they say they say GSM Network…. What is the Intention of Reliance just to loot customers. All the post paid & prepaid customers are suffering from last 7 days. Reliance company is not bothered at all it cares a hoots about anything, the problems to the customers suddenly no network , customers are just stranded. Even after speaking to the Customer Retention Head no use. He has switched off his phone so that he does not have to take any calls.

  10. Dipak says

    Reliance is Just Cheating Customers making False Promises… they is no Proper Communication from them, No signals No Proper response No Proper Network working from Last 7 Days. They gave 4g SIM but it is not working at all it shows/ gives message, check the SIM Card.

    What is all this TRAI is also not taking any action on Reliance Communications. All the customers are forced to move to 4G network they say they say GSM Network…. What is the Intention of Reliance just to loot customers. All the post paid & prepaid customers are suffering from last 7 days. Reliance company is not bothered at all it cares a hoots about anything, the problems to the customers suddenly no network , customers are just stranded. Even after speaking to the Customer Retention Head no use. He has switched off his phone so that he does not have to take any calls.

  11. Sachin Patil says

    I am using reliance cdma Since 6 Months ago. I have purchased new reliance 4g sim but its working very sloww then what should i do????

  12. Alex Ben says

    In Bhopal CDMA switched off since 27 Apr 16. Upgrade Wi Fi device has not been shipped till date which was ordered on 30 Apr 16. 4G network on new SIM provided as upgrade is nowhere to be seen. To sum up, no CDMA service since 1month and upgrade process is total mess with no one knows when the upgrade devices will be shipped. 4G network is nowhere to be found. !dea 4G upgrade was much smoother and quick.

  13. Prashant says

    Mai apna no abhi use nahi kar pa raha hoon no. Band ho gaya kaise start karoon

  14. Deepak says

    Are they going to start 4g in bihar too….i don’t think so. 3g isn’t available in most regions. I was using it for voice calls. What options do i hav now? Somebody plz suggest/advice.

  15. kamlesh kumar says

    If deceision CDMA shut down,you notice everybody before 1 month.you send message about shutdown 2-3 days before, why ?

  16. Anand Kumar says

    Reliance is porting it’s customer here in Patna instead of swapping existing sim with 4G. All such customers will loose their balance and existing benefits. I today meet a person who has more than 4500 balance in his Phone. Now the retailers even Reliance own store is suggesting him to port to Reliance 2G/3G, and loose his balance. He was quite upset and frustrated.

    Could you ask RCom about the issue. Well, There are some lucky people how managed to get a 4G sim.

  17. Larry Frank says

    This isn’t a nice idea though, why would CDMA be shot down?

  18. Jitendra says

    Reliance’s service has been nothing less than shabby. If this is at all true can’t understand how are they even allowed to do so at such a short notice. Personally its one of the worst service provider but is somehow still surviving …god knows how!!

  19. Vinayak Deshpande says

    How successful was Reliance’s CDMA in the first place?

  20. P2 says

    Why did you say so..”I would have moved to TATA CDMA services. But even that is not an option now.”

    1. Saurabh says

      I do not know but I think TATA CDMA services are being closed. It is not clear why the writer would prefer CDMA. There must be some reasons that all CDMA operators have moved to GSM.

      1. Nirad Patkhedkar says

        CDMA is royalty based technology of Qualcomm while GSM is open source.
        CDMA operators shot in their foot when they introduced sim less handsets as it was seen as binding by the customers and non-availability of CDMA handsets proved a major factor for its fall. CDMA is far better than GSM and in USA almost 80% users are CDMA.

      2. P2 says

        Only TATA/Reliance (and MTNL/BSNL) were on CDMA. All other started with GSM. I am using TATA CDMA and it provides the best voice/data service (comparing with my numbers of MTNL/IDEA/Voda)

    2. vikrant says

      they are closing cdma in many circles

      1. Dipak says

        Last 7 days Reliance Communications, no proper Network in Reliance CDMA. What is all this happening ???? I am using Reliance network Post paid from last 10 Yrs.
        TRAI is also not taking any action on Reliance Communications. All the customers are forced to move from CDMA to 4G network they say they say GSM Network…. What is the Intention of Reliance just to loot customers. All the post paid & prepaid customers are suffering from last 7 days. Reliance company is not bothered at all it cares a hoots about anything, the problems to the customers suddenly no network , customers are just stranded. Even after speaking to the Customer Retention Head no use. He has switched off his phone so that he does not have to take any calls.

        1. Velu thampi says

          I have not switched off my phone. Customers are welcome to reach me with their complaints or even visit our DAKC premises with their new 4G cards and handsets for on the spot resolution.

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