RCom Counters Jio By Launching Unlimited Calling Packs Starting Rs. 149!
In a move to encounter the unlimited voice calling packs of Reliance Jio which will come into effect from 1 January 2017, provided Jio doesn’t extends its ‘Welcome Offer’, RCom has already launched its unlimited voice calling plans.
With plans starting from Rs. 149 Data Combo pack unlimited voice calling pack bundled with 300 MB 4G data having a validity of 28 days, Reliance Communications is offering truly unlimited voice calls to any phone in India (mobile/landline, local/STD).
As of now these plans are available only to RCom prepaid users across the nation. These Data combo plans offerring unlimited voice calls start from Rs. 149 and go all the way up to Rs. 499. These plans also offer free incoming calls during national roaming, but do not offer unlimited SMS like Jio tariff plans.
|Reliance Communications Data Combo Packs|
|Plan||Voucher Amount||4G Data||Validity|
|Data Combo 149||Rs. 149||300 MB||28 days|
|Data Combo 299||Rs. 299||2 GB||21 days|
|Data Combo 499||Rs. 499||4 GB||28 days|
|All packs offer unlimited voice calls (local and national) and free incoming calls during roaming.|
Jio or RCom? Which One Should You Opt For?
Assuming that the Jio network would be not facing call failure issues like it is facing now, although to a much lesser extent than the past, from 1 January 2017 we should consider the following facts before making a decision:
Along with unlimited voice calls to any phone in India even during roaming, Jio offers 100 free SMS for 28 days with the entry level Rs. 149 pack, and unlimited SMS (capped to 100/day by the govt.) with Rs. 299 and Rs. 499 tariff plans.
On the other hand, Reliance Communications only offers similar data benefits as Jio with zero free SMS. “Similar” because RCom would not be offering double data on WiFi usage. Also unlike RCom, Jio would not be charging its users for voice calls they make on blackout days (Diwali, New Year, etc.)
Another important fact to be considered while making the decision should be the underlying technology. Jio provides HD calls via VoLTE, which offers crystal clear voice calls which connects almost instantly. RCom can’t offer HD calls yet as it doesn’t have a VoLTE network.
So, if you have a 4G VoLTE supported phone then it would be wiser to choose Jio over RCom. However, if you do not have a VoLTE supported phone and don’t plan on buying one in near future, then you should switch to Reliance Communications.