Reliance Communications is competing hard with Tata Indicom. Exactly a week after Tata Indicom introduced streaming radio service, RCom announced the launch of Mobile Radio in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarat and Punjabi. The idea of Mobile Radio is to attract customers who don’t have a FM enabled handset and also in Cities where FM is not available.

To access Reliance Mobile Radio, dial 51234777 or 51234778. You will have to listen to a short announcement and then it gives you a choice to be a subscriber at Rs 30 / Month with Mobile Radio costs at Rs 1 / Minute. However, if you don’t want to subscribe then you can listen to Mobile Radio for Rs 3 / Minute.

IMHO, the service is extremely expensive at Rs 1 or Rs 3 / Minute. Maybe Reliance might want to revise the tariffs and attract more customers.