Following the path of Airtel and Aircel, its RCom’s turn now to introduce unlimited Internet browsing plan on Mobile. Though it is termed unlimited, users are actually limited to 2.5GB of data. As we said before on Airtel RC 98 plan, if you truly want to use this plan for only browsing on mobile and not consider it as a replacement of your Broadband (at least until 3G arrives), 2.5GB should be a LOT of data to consume.
Reliance MobileNet plans
For RCom prepaid users, there are 2 MobileNet plans, the MobileNet 5 and MobileNet 51.
While MobileNet 5 Data plan with a validity of 24 hours gives you get 50MB of Data, the MobileNet 51 data plan with a validity of 14 days gives you 1GB of free Data.
To get started with these plans, dial *123*005# (for Day pack) or *123*051# (for 14 day validity pack). With MobileNet 51 pack, you get Rs.51 worth multimedia content like Wall papers, ringtones, and videos for free from R World portal (Note: when you dial those numbers, the plan auto-renews when it expires so you should cancel it before the expiry date if you don’t want to be in the plan).
For RCom Postpaid users, there is a single plan called MobileNet99 that has a validity of 30 days and gives 2.5GB of Data for free. You also get Rs.99 worth free Multimedia content from R World portal.
For both prepaid and postpaid users, there is also one MobileNet 0, which is a pay per use ‘default’ tariff that charges 10ps for 10kB of data transfer.
This Offer when compared to Airtel prepaid doesn’t look better because Airtel offers 2GB of Data with a validity of one month for Rs.98 per month for prepaid users.
It also has a smaller pack of Rs.24 that gives 200MB of Data with a validity of 5 days.
We said in an earlier post on Vodafone mobile Internet plans that Operators need to introduce such Data plans simply to build up the user base before launching the 3G services. Vodafone didn’t here, but at least RCom seems to have heard us.
Update: The current tariff plans are quite a contrast to these rates. Now, for Rs.99 prepaid recharge GSM users only get 650MB of 2G data.