Reliance Communications has launched STVs (Special Tariff Vouchers) for its prepaid subscribers across the circle of Tamil Nadu. These STVs will let the subscribers make cheap STD and local calls at 25p/min.
National Head at Reliance Communications for GSM Operations, Ramesh Menon said, “Every Reliance GSM subscriber can get the best local and STD call rates with data and free SMS services at lowest rate across networks in Tamil Nadu.”
The company said that the subscribers opting for these packs will get the following benefits:
- Full Talk time on top-ups of Rs. 100 and above.
- Free 99 SMS daily.
- 1 GB data (2G) valid for a month.
Interestingly, when we checked the website for these STVs, there is no mention of free data & SMS!
The STV48 offers only cheap local & STD calls at 25p/min, valid for 30 days. The STV107 on the other hand, comes with full talk time benefits along with providing all calls @ 25p/min.
It’s all about free and cheap calls these days. Operators lose a significant portion of their revenues to free voice calling services like Skype, Viber etc. So, if they don’t offer cheap calls then their subscribers will make free calls via the internet instead. This seems like a smart move from Reliance Communications. We hope that the company rectifies these STVs on its website as soon as possible for the welfare of its customers.