Huge 45% discount on your existing postpaid Reliance Netconnect plan, sounds alluring, right? Let’s see how to avail it. Currently I am using 3GB day-10GB night plan for 600 INR/month, contrary to the fact that this plan actually costs 1049 INR. [source] So, the question is what makes me so special for Reliance Communication? Was it my plain luck or something else? Not sure but I will recommend you to give a shot.
Since last one year, I am using postpaid connection. Initially, I opted for 2GB plan but soon I realized, if I migrate to prepaid connection, I could get similar plan at lower price. So, I just dialed to customer care and asked for postpaid to prepaid migration with the reason citing as it seems costlier. With reluctance, they accepted my request and told that migration will be done at the end of billing cycle.
Now, the story got twist. Just before few days of billing cycle completion, one guy from Reliance called me and asked me if I will persist with postpaid connection, they will offer me very attractive plan, which is not listed anywhere. And this is how I got 3GB day-10 GB night plan for 600 INR, thus saving 449 INR every month. May be in the wake of competitive rates offered by its rivals, Reliance is trying to woo its customers with such slashed price. Let me remind you, BSNL offers unlimited plan just for 750 INR a month for its wireless Internet connection. [source] But its unreliability and poor customer care service always gives headache.
Let me summarize the points in case if you want to give a try,
- Ask customer care for postpaid to prepaid migration before 1-2 weeks of billing cycle end.
- They will ask about the reason behind migration. You please tell them, ‘Damn!! It is too costly!!’.
- They will mostly call you back before 3-4 days of billing cycle end for offering discount. In case, if they do not show up, don’t forget to revert your migration request.
For sake of clarity, I have attached screen shots of bill,
1. Please find data usage limit and monthly rental mentioned on 3rd page of bill.
2. Please find so called ‘exclusive’ plan name below. It is there on 2nd page of bill.
Now, I am just thinking, If postpaid to prepaid migration request was such rewarding then what if I will ask them to stop the service completely? Probably, they will come to my home with plenty of chocolates and bag me to continue with the plan.. lol!