Reliance teams up with Google, offers 1GB free data to users

Google and Reliance have partnered to offer 1GB free data to Indian 3G Android users. All existing and new RCom users who plan to go Android now or in the near future, can take home 1GB of free data as a part of the offer. This 1GB of free data will be valid for a period of one month and cannot be carried past the stipulated period. Customers can avail of this offer only from April 15 to June 15, 2012.

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Reliance has teamed up with Google to promote Android to users and encourage them to switch to Android while also marketing their 3G services with the Blue Bot campaign that has been launched. This free data offer is available for both prepaid and post paid users. The product page reads that this offer is valid for RCom CDMA customers who are upgrading/buying a new ‘Google authorized 3G Android Handset’ at present. On the other hand, the offer will extend to RCom GSM Customers who are upgrading/buying a new ‘Google authorized Android Handset’ from 5th of May 2012 onwards. Reliance has the list of approved devices on its website.

Sanjay Behl, group head, brand and marketing, Reliance Communications told ET, “We are creating a dedicated help desk to which any android phone bought under this agreement will be mapped automatically."

The number of Android devices paving their way into the Indian market at affordable prices and the growing popularity of Android (phones and tablets), maies it just the right move to attract users looking to buy a new handset. Moreover, with 4G entering specific cities in India, telecom operators are bound to put their best foot forward with 3G plans. However, presently, neither 3G has been accepted widely nor 4G is known to many. 

Published Date: Apr 16, 2012 11:33 am | Updated Date: Apr 16, 2012 11:33 am