Reliance Communications, the loss-making telecom operator, from December 1, 2017, will close down voice call service and its users can shift to different networks by the end of 2017, as per this week’s subjected order by TRAI, the telecom regulator,.
TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) in direction to all telecom carriers claimed that on October 31, 2017, RCom down-casted that Reliance Communications Limited (RCL) shall offer only 4G data services to its users and consequently will put an end to offer voice facilities to the users with effect from December 1, 2017.
RCom told TRAI that it is offering 4G and 2G services in 8 telecom circles of Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, UP East and West, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala. The Anil Ambani-controlled company has told TRAI that the firm will be updating CDMA network of Sistema Shyam Teleservices that has been amalgamated with it to offer 4G services in Rajasthan, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, UP West, Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, West Bengal, and Kolkata service regions.
TRAI claimed that RCom has told it has transported all the essential data regarding shut down of voice calls in addition to the option to port out to any carriers in case users do not desire to carry on with 4G data facilities of the firm. The regulator has ordered RCom to not refuse any request of porting out of its users and asked all telecom carriers to agree to request of RCom users till December 31, 2017.
RCom, staggering below a debt of almost Rs 46,000 Crore, made a decision to close down its voice call facilities after it became unsuccessful to shut its wireless business amalgamation agreement with Aircel in the starting of this month. Aircel and RCom last year in September had inked a binding deal to combine their mobile commerce. But, RCom claimed to the media in an interview that the deal failed due to regulatory and legal uncertainties, delays in getting relevant endorsements, as well as objections by interested parties.
So friends, if you are an RCom user, port your number as soon as possible before December 1, 2017, to avoid disturbance in service.