02:05 pm - Saturday 18 November 2017

Reliance Communications increases mobile-to-mobile pre-paid call rates by 33 percent

By insightVAS - Mon May 27, 11:36 am

It is applicable for both GSM and CDMA connections

Anil Ambani owned Reliance Communications has increased the basic rates for both GSM and CDMA pre-paid mobile-to-mobile calls by 33 percent to 2 paise per second from 1.5 paise per second.  According to details on the company’s website, it will charge base rate of 2 paise per second for mobile-to-mobile calls.

The base rate, or the headline tariff, is applicable to customers who are not covered under any special scheme offered by their telecom operator.

Off latel, to improve profits, the company increased mobile call rates up to 30 percent for both GSM and CDMA pre-paid customers. The increase in mobile-to-mobile call rates among old players, except Aircel, has gone up by up to 100 percent in last two years.

The frequency of increase in call rates and telecom services increased following cancellation of 122 second generation (2G) telecom licences by the Supreme Court on February 2, 2012.

While in 2012, Bharti owned Airtel started with higher base tariff, or the headline tariff, of 2 paisa per second, whereas other major players like Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Tata Teleservices increased their mobile to mobile call rates to 2 paise per second gradually.

Aircel is charging a maximum of 1.75 paise per second from its mobile services users that are not covered under any special or discount scheme of the company.

Players such as Uninor, MTS (Sistema Shyam) and Videocon — who entered in to Indian market late in 2008 — have not increased their call rates yet.

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