New Tata DoCoMo plan charges subscribers only for GPRS, offers free calls!

14 Jul

Tata DoCoMo logoTata DoCoMo has launched a new ‘Voice Free’ plan in plan in Andhra Pradesh that offers subscribers free local and STD calls on any network and charges them only for Internet access via GPRS. Before you jump off your seat, there is a caveat: users will get only 2,400 seconds (40 minutes) of calls every day. Internet usage will be charged at 1 paisa per KB. Tata DoCoMo subscribers in Andhra Pradesh can avail of this offer by purchasing recharge vouchers for Rs 200, Rs 350 or Rs 500 that are valid for 10, 20 and 30 days, respectively.



In a nutshell, one would be paying Rs 20 per day (for 10 days) to avail 2,400 seconds of calls (Tata DoCoMo was the first to introduce per second billing of voice calls). Considering that normally one pays 1 paise per second for local and 2 paise per second for STD, this ‘Voice Free’ plan still offers better value for money as the user is not restricted to making calls on the same network.



According to Tata DoCoMo, this plan is targeted at the student community who are heavy mobile Internet users as they would have to pay only for data usage. We believe otherwise. It would make more sense for a user to pick up a Rs 98 Internet voucher that provides up to 2 GB of Internet access in a month rather than having to pay per KB.

3 Responses to “New Tata DoCoMo plan charges subscribers only for GPRS, offers free calls!”

  1. Thakur July 15, 2010 at 12:42 am #

    I am wondering when the pricing will move from KB’s to GB’s

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