Customers of Reliance Communications services will soon be paying more for the discounted coupons on voice calling plans/ data plans, or in some cases be getting lesser benefits on these unlike earlier. According to an ET report, RCom is all set to increase tariffs of its special schemed vouchers for users.
It was early this year a number of operators had made a similar move and had increased rates of the special promotional services, changed the validity period of these, and reduced discount and rebate given on data and calling schemes on their tariff coupons. While this move was initiated by Airtel and Idea, followed by Vodafone, RCom was not a participant in the same. However, now the Anil Ambani s telecom company is reportedly planning to increase tariffs by up to 20-60 percent on its special schemes which offer discounted voice calling as well data accessing plans for a fixed number of days.
The operator will now increase the threshold on the full talk-time card vouchers, decrease the free or discounted minutes on the voice-calling based plans and make altercations to the validity periods of such schemes with discounted service offerings.
Basically, while the base tariffs of the calls or the headline rates of the calls will remain the same, the discount on these will be reduced which will affect calling rates and will result in the users to either be paying more for availing same set of services or get a lesser rebate for a lesser duration of scheme s validity.
While RCom has recently been reported favoring the One Nation One Rate scheme proposed in the NTP (National Telecom Policy) by the government, this move hints at the possible tariff increase in future, if free roaming comes into action.