Yesterday, Tata Teleservices announced the Tata Docomo 3G tariff plans. The charges for both voice calls and video calls have been released for 9 telecom circles in India.
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Earlier we informed you that Tata Docomo is offering free 3G service for 7 days. In addition to that everyone who purchases 3G services before 31 December, 2010 will be getting an additional 100 MB data usage per month for first two months as an introductory offer.
The nine circles where Tata Docomo 3G services will be available are as follows:
- Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh
TTSL has announced several prepaid and postpaid plans ranging from Rs. 350 to Rs. 2000 which include monthly voice minutes as well as bundled data usage. According to them, the aim is to create transparent and simple plans for both small screen users (mobile phones) as well as Large Screen users(Desktop and Laptop computers). In order to do this they have clarified that the pulse rate will be based on per second usage so subscribers will pay only for number of seconds used. This is a welcome announcement.
The 3G tariff announced will be effective from November 10, 2010 in the nine circles mentioned above. The video calls will cast 0.66 paise per second which is 39.6 paise per minute effectively.
The cheapest prepaid plan for 3G services starts at Rs. 350 per month including 500 minutes talktime and 150MB 3G data usage. Other than that following Small Screen Voice and Data Plans are available as both postpaid and prepaid service:
The minutes can be used for local, STD or roaming calls on a per second pulse. The validity of each plan is 30 days.
Those who want just the 3G data usage can opt for just the 3G data Top-ups. Here are the Data Packs with 21.1 Mbps speeds:
- Rs. 90 Topup with 100MB usage for 7 days
- Rs. 200 Topup with 200MB usage for 30 days
- Rs. 500 Topup with 650MB usage for 30 days
Similarly, TTSL has announced 3G data package of Rs. 2000 for large screen users. The package includes 15GB of free data usage at the speed of 21.1 Mbps. Beyond 15GB the user can download unlimited data at the reduced speed of 256kbps.
Following Unlimited 3G life plans are also available for internet users who want unlimited usage through their data cards:
With the announcement of 3G tariff by Tata Docomo, a lot of pressure will land on Bharti Airtel and Vodafone in order to compete, when they launch 3G services in the forthcoming months. Specially, the per second pulse introduced by Tata Docomo will have to be matched by other providers too.
Let us know how you like the plans and tariff introduced by Tata Docomo and also which plan will you be opting for?