Reliance Communications (RCom) had announced the launch of its 3G services in mid December and it achieved the unique distinction of being the first telecom provider to offer its 3G services in all of the top metro cities in India – Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
If you compare its 3G plans with those of other telecom providers like Airtel 3G or Idea 3G, you can see the pricing is quite similar. There are a variety of plans – both prepaid and postpaid. There are other plans for Mobile TV and 3G Combo bundles (A combination of talktime minutes, SMS and 3G Data Usage).
First of all, you have to purchase a Reliance 3G Data Card (SIM based) to acces 3G services. There are two options available:
7.2 Mbps USB Data Card: Rs. 2,599
21.6 Mbps USB Data Card: Rs. 4,499
Then you have to select a plan from the following:
3G Mobile Broadband Plans (Phone as a Modem)
Although the basic plans start from Rs. 100 for 100MB data usage, there aren’t any worthwhile plans overall, as most of them are quite expensive. The only one which seems a bit reasonable is the Rs. 749 one, which offers 2GB data usage for 30 days.
If you are one who likes to download stuff from the internet, you should go for daily prepaid packs which offer 2GB data usage for Rs. 98.
These are much better and offer some amazing plans (though not too reasonable). These are best for those that want more than 10GB of data usage at high speeds. The cheaper plans hardly offer any data usage so it’s best to go for the higher plans that offer some seriously good usage limit.
Broadband on USB Data Cards: Postpaid Plans
These allow you to access Reliance 3G using USB data cards. The pricing is the same as those of the 3G mobile broadband postpaid plans.