MTS CDMA service will be shutdown on 30 November 2017. After MTS successfully merged with RCOM, MTS customers either need to upgrade Sim to RCOM 4G or PORT out to any desired cellular operator. MTS become RCOM after successful merger which taken place few hours ago. Now RCOM has authority to utilize MTS telecom assets.
RCOM is going to be 4G only network within couple of days by suspending all GSM services. As a result MTS customers can not directly use Reliance GSM network to sustain the existing services rather subscribers need to apply for PORT out facility for any of these cases including PORT out to Reliance 4G or PORT out to any other GSM or LTE network.
MTS already started sending SMS to existing customers for 4G upgrade :
“We thanks all customers for having been associated with MTS, henceforth you can enjoy 4G network of RCOM as MTS network is now RCOM network“
RCOM, after taking authority of MTS also urges customers to either upgrade to RCOM 4G or to any other telecom network by citing :
“Please upgrade to our high speed 4G data services or opt to port to network of choice. CDMA services will be shutdown ar 23:59 hrs of 30 November 17. RCOM“
MTS CDMA services will be stopped working after 30 November 2017. RCOM will take full advantage of MTS spectrum to increase 4G coverage across the circles.
RCOM is simply losing most of its customers at once and there is no confirmation how company will re-gain much of its existing customers. RCOM will definitely bring some surprising offerings for 4G customers. Unlimited Voice is primary concerned, no doubt.
‘Voice services' is no longer a big source of monthly revenue for telecom operators.
‘Data' is future – India yet to digitally developed – More and more customers to come online – Small business to develop rapidly (GST !).
RCOM need to concentrate on high-speed UPLOAD, Internet with faster response time, forget high-speed gimmick – Internet speed between 10mbps to 24mbps, enough for HD & 4K streaming and obviously network coverage better than current network quality.
Existing MTS CDMA subscribers need to send PORT SMS (i.e PORT 1234567890 ) to 1900 for 8 digit UPC number. Use code to PORT out to RCOM 4G network or to any other GSM or LTE network in time to avoide service disruption after 30th Nov, 2017.