In an attempt to boost its revenue generated by netizens and social media addicts Reliance Communications has launched 2G and 3G internet data packs with unlimited Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp in Tamil Nadu circle for its prepaid subscribers.
Many others telecom players have also launched such data plans with unlimited social media browsing restricted to Facebook and WhatsApp in the past. But what’s interesting is the fact this data pack with unlimited Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter violates net neutrality.
We have seen wide public outrage against Airtel’s initiative to make Flipkart free to access in the last few days. Many companies have also pulled out of Facebook’s internet.org initiative launched with collaboration with RCom so it remains to be seen how long these free social media data packs last. Better make hay while the sun shines.
You can go through all the data packs offered by RCom in Tamil Nadu but I’ll highlight only those plans which I think will provide the best bang for your buck.
If you cannot live without having internet connectivity on your phone at all times then you should subscribe to either Rs. 282 2G pack providing 6 GB data with unlimited Social Media (Fb, WhatsApp, Twitter) valid for 90 days, or get the long-term Rs. 492 (180 days validity) plan providing 20 GB data along with unlimited social media access.
Sadly, there is no long term 3G usage plan so subscribing to Rs. 225 pack with validity of 30 days and providing 1 GB high-speed data along with unlimited social media seems to be your best bet.