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Reliance Communications shut down voice calls

Reliance Communications shut down voice call

The Telecom operator Reliance Communications shut down voice call service from December 1. The Reliance Communications established in 2002. It is the sixth largest telecom operator in India with 85.4 million subscribers. The reports say Reliance Communications has decided to end its voice call services after failing merger with Aircel. RCom and Aircel had in September last year signed a binding agreement to merge their mobile businesses. But Reliance Communications said that the agreement lapsed owing to legal and regulatory uncertainties, objections by interested parties and delays in receiving relevant approvals.


Now, the Reliance Communications (RCom) will shut down voice call service from December 1 and its customers can move to other networks by the end of the year, as per a direction issued by TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) on November 3.

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The telecom Regulatory TRAI said in its direction for all telecom operators is that “RCL (Reliance Communications Limited) shall provide only 4G data services to its customers and as a result will discontinue providing voice services to the subscribers.. with effect from 1st December 2017.”

The Rcom is lead by Anil Ambani. This decision is really affected to millions of Reliance customers. The number portability system helps users to can change to other networks, but it also difficult for its customers. Reliance communications, not shut down completely, it only shut down its voice call services. Reliance Communications will continue to provide 4G services in India.

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Reliance Communications already decided to shut down its 2g, 3g services. Currently, 2G and 4G services were provided in eight telecom circles, including Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala.

Reliance Communication informed to TRAI is that the client can decide whether 4G services will be available when they port their number to another network.

Source: NDTV

Updated: November 4, 2017 — 5:51 pm

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