In a statement, the company has said, This is aimed at a large population of Reliance Infocomm subscribers who have heavy usage for local calls and wish to stay in touch with other Reliance Infocomm subscribers within their circle. Under the offer, the tariff to other mobile and fixed phones within the same circle will be at 80 paise a minute. The tariff for STD calls remains unchanged. The recharge voucher is valid for 30 days from the date of issue, added the statement.
Announcing the launch of the new scheme, SP Shukla, president - products and services, Reliance Infocomm, said: This will be immensely useful to the Reliance IndiaMobile community. It will allow them to stay in touch within the same circle without any concern of talk-time cost.
The new, value enhanced product will particularly be useful for small business personnel, entrepreneurs in multiple locations and travelling sales personnel, apart from families with more than one RIM connection. It added that the target for this was also the student community who live away from their home city.
When contacted, most cellular operators said they were evaluating options before deciding on the future course of action.