As we had earlier covered, Reliance Communications would be shutting down its CDMA network on 31 May 2016.
And if you are like me, and have been in love with the CDMA technology barring the last few months when we started encountering network coverage issues, it has been a pleasant ride. Reliance CDMA was one of the most affordable operator with superb network quality and call clarity. But now that it going to be shut down for good, we need to start looking at other options.
It is worth noting that Tata CDMA is also not an option now. BSNL is the only CDMA network operator right now. So, if you don’t want to make the shift to GSM network then you better try BSNL CDMA. It is offering very affordable data packs also.
BSNL CDMA Is Our Only Hope
BSNL CDMA base plan offers 60 p/min for all intracircle calls to BSNL and 90p/min for all calls made to others within the home circle. All STD calls would be charged at Rs. 1.2/min
Now let’s talk about the most awaited part, the data tariffs. BSNL is offering 1 GB data for Rs. 100 and unlimited data pack for Rs. 250.
Or You Can Try RCom 4G GSM
I have seen Reliance spruce up its GSM network in the recent path so it also won’t hurt to try ts 4G services. If you migrate from Reliance CDMA to RCom 4G then you’ll get 10 GB 4G data, 150 mins of STD and local voice calls, and free R2R calling throughout the nation. All you have to do is recharge your number with Rs. 93 (might vary for different circles), pay Rs. 25 for RCom 4G SIM and you’re good to go.
The good thing about upgrading to Reliance Communication’s 4G network is that you are not required to port 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 shifting to RCom 4G for now. I’ll let you know how my experience is as soon as I am upgraded to 4G.
What are you planning to do?