Reliance 4G data plans make app calling 95 percent cheaper in India
Reliance 4G data plans make app calling 95 percent cheaper in IndiaReuters

Reliance Communications has launched a new scheme in which its subscribers can save 95 per cent data on app-to-app calls. With its new 4G data plans, the Anil Ambani-led company is encouraging subscribers to use apps such as JioChat, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Google Hangouts, Line and WeChat to make voice calls.

The carrier has guaranteed premium quality and connectivity. They have also competitively priced 200MB 4G data at Rs. 39, which is enough to make 300 minutes of phone calls using apps.

According to the company, calls using internet mobile applications normally costs Rs. 2-3 per minute, but calls under their scheme will cost around 13 paise per minute.

"We are excited to redefine voice calling in India by introducing the 'Calling Ka Naya Tareeka', offering app-to-app talking in India, and anywhere in the world using our next-generation 4G LTE network," Gurdeep Singh, RComm CEO (Consumer Business) said in a press statement. "Using our 4G LTE network, customers will experience HD quality and instant connectivity, freedom from slow internet access and blazing data speeds on the digital superhighway."

In other news, Reliance has suffered a setback in commercially rolling out its Jio network across India. It claims that the Cellular Operators' Association of India (COAI) has failed to provide sufficient interconnect points. As per the company's calculations, the top three operators have released only 1,400 ports, which is short of over 8,500 ports to connect a total 15 million users, NDTV reported.