Reliance to launch GPRS in NE soon

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Guwahati, Sep 16: The Reliance Telecom will soon be launching its GPRS facilities in Assam and other North East states ending a long wait for the customers.

So far Cell One and Airtel were the leading players with the facility. Reliance, the oldest mobile operator in the region, was recently pushed to third position by Cell One and Airtel.

Talking to mediapersons here yesterday Reliance Circle Head C R Deka said,''The service is being tested in several towns and is now ready for launch.The facility will be offered to select group of subscribers based on certain criteria.'' The cost of a GPRS connection is Rs 249, a price slight more than the other two service providers. Cell One is Rs 190 and Airtel is Rs 240, Mr Deka added.

''This is the introduction price only and we will soom bring the price down once the service takes off,'' Mr Deka added.

The Telecom would also be enhancing its network resources to offer EDGE enabled services for better downloads and internet speed.

He said several value added services have been included along with Missed Call Alert, which enables a customer to retrieve missed calls even when the mobile is switched off or out of coverage area, with a charge of Rs three for last eight missed calls.


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