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Tata DoCoMo 3G tariff plans revealed

9 Nov

Tata DoCoMo, which became the first private GSM carrier to launch 3G services in India has announced the tariff plans for its 3G offerings, according to Telecom Talk. Video calls will be charged at 66 paise per minute and ‘3G Life Plans’ will start from Rs 350 for prepaid users and Rs 500 for postpaid subscribers. All plans will come with bundled voice calls, video calls and data pack. The site is claiming that a Rs 2,000 pack would give 5,000 minutes of voice or video calls as well as up to 2 GB of high speed Internet browsing.

The carrier is also introducing a data card pack that will provide up to 15 GB of data usage at HSPA+ speeds (up to 21.1 Mbps theoretically) for Rs 2,000 per month. If the usage exceeds 15 GB, subscribers will get free unlimited data at up to 256 Kbps speeds.

If this information is true, it would make Tata DoCoMo the first Indian carrier to offer only bundled plans, a practice that is quite popular in the US. Rather than charging subscribers for individual calls, these plans offer flat rate usage under different tiers. Let’s see whether Indian subscribers will fall for such plans or not. What do you think?

SOURCE: Telecom Talk

Tata DoCoMo launches the Yahoo! phone on its network for Rs 5,499

23 Sep
The Yahoo! phone (yeah, the one to offer one-click access to Yahoo! online services) which was announced almost 4 months ago, is ready for a launch in India. Tata DoCoMo has collaborated with Alcatel and Yahoo! to launch the Yahoo! phone (christened as the ‘One Touch Net phone’) on its network. The phone is competitively priced at Rs 5,499 and is available at all Tata DoCoMo outlets.

The One Touch Net phone will offer Tata DoCoMo subscribers lifetime free usage of Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Messenger services. A user just needs to sign-in and will get access to all Yahoo! services like Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Search with Voice, Yahoo! Social Pulse, Yahoo! Homepage, Flickr and of course, the carrier’s official portal-Tata DoCoMo’S Dive In zone.

Just to remind you of the specs, the phone has a 2.4-inch display with a QWERTY keypad below, a 2.0 MP camera, FM Radio, Bluetooth, MP3 player and 80 MB of inbuilt memory. The One Touch Net phone comes in two colour variants – White/Lavender and Black/Silver.

RCom latest to form an alliance with Nokia, to offer Ovi Life Tools service along with other freebies

23 Aug

As anticipated, Reliance Communications (RCom) is the latest carrier to offer Ovi Life Tools service on its network after forming an alliance with Nokia like its rival carriers- Bharti Airtel and Tata DoCoMo. The subscription charges for education and entertainment services are Rs 30 per month and for the agriculture service, the subscription charges are Rs 60 per month. Apart from these monthly subscription models, users can also opt for single requests ‘the pay-per-use’ which will cost a user Rs 3 per request.

The good news doesn’t ends here; RCom will also offer 2 GB of free data usage per month for six months to its subscribers who use Nokia OMU handset (Ovi Music Unlimited including Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800, Nokia X6 16 GB, Nokia X6 8 GB and Nokia 5235). And for the Nokia GPRS-enabled handsets, the carrier will provide 200 MB of free data usage per month per for six months besides giving up to 1,800 free on-net minutes bundled with Nokia 1800 with six-months validity.

RCom subscribers can also purchase Reliance broadband datacards at an exclusive price of Rs 1,999 along with the purchase of any Nokia OMU handset.

Now pay only for the site you surf with Tata DoCoMo’s Pay-Per-Site plan

11 Aug

After introducing the revolutionary concept of pay-per-second last year, Tata DoCoMo has introduced a new arm to this famous concept. The GSM branch of Tata Teleservices has introduced ‘Pay-Per-Site’ concept (yes, you heard it right), which will offer ‘pay-for-what-you-use’ Internet-browsing model to its customers across India.  

So if you’re the kind who pays a regular visit to only two-three websites everyday, Pay-Per-Site plan is definitely your thing. Paying those fat GPRS charges every month for your daily visits to two-three websites is just not justified. So keeping this view in mind, the operator has priced the Pay-Per-Site model for as low as Rs 10.

Tata DoCoMo users can choose between the two variants of the Pay-Per-Site plan: Pay-Per-Site plan @ Rs10 and Pay-Per-Site plan @ Rs25. Those who love to surf a single site everyday can opt for the ‘Rs 10 per month plan’ with which they can pay Rs 10 per website of their choice and will get 200MB of free data usage every month. The other plan is the Combo Pack which is suitable for users who browse multiple websites everyday. There are two schemes available in the Combo Pack- SNS Combo Pack and E-mail Combo Pack. Both the Combo Packs are available at a rental of Rs 25 and users will get 500MB of free data usage every month. Post usage of free data usage, Tata DoCoMo subscribers will be charged 1 paise/1 KB.

To activate the services, customers can Dial *141# OR simply send an SMS with the keyword “MY SITE’ to 141 and following further instructions OR visit Tata DOCOMO Dive in zone on mobile.

Tata DoCoMo launches daily and weekly prepaid plans for its BlackBerry users

26 Jul

Tata DoCoMo has launched two new daily and weekly prepaid plans for its BlackBerry users – BlackBerry MaiLite and BlackBerry Internet Service. Under the BlackBerry MaiLite service plan, users will get unlimited access to e-mails and IM services. Users can also access up to 10 e-mail accounts such as Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Google Mail and chat on popular services like Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger and BlackBerry Messenger.

The BlackBerry Internet Service plan will offer all the services which are offered under the BlackBerry MaiLite plan with addition to unlimited access to social networking sites and Internet browsing.

Check out the daily, weekly and monthly charges of these new plans in the table below:

Tata DoCoMo plans BlackBerry MaiLite plan BalckBerry Internet Service plan
Daily charges Rs 12 Rs 35
Weekly charges Rs 85 Rs 250
Monthly charges Rs 299 Rs 900

Nokia Life Tools service now available for Tata DoCoMo users

23 Jul

Nokia and Tata Teleservices have collaborated to offer Nokia Ovi Life Tools service to Tata DoCoMo subscribers in India. The partners will work together to deliver news alerts related to agriculture and education and other relevant information to all Tata DoCoMo users in 17 circles.

The Nokia Life Tools Agriculture service will be offered in two different schemes. The basic plan at Rs 30 per month will provide daily weather updates and relevant agriculture-related news, advice and tips whereas the premium plan at Rs 60 per month will offer the closest market prices for three crops chosen by the subscriber, weather information, news, advice and tips.

With Nokia’s Life Tools Education, users can subscribe to their preferred educational service such as Learn English, General Knowledge or Exam Tips at a monthly rental of Rs 30.

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.

Retail giant Future Group launches T24 GSM service with Tata Teleservices

20 Jun

Kishore Biyani’s Future Group has launched its GSM services under the brand T24 in India, with operations commencing in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In a first of its kind service, T24 is essentially running on Tata DoCoMo’s network and will offer subscribers loyalty minutes for shopping at Future Group’s retail chains like Big Bazaar, Pantaloons, EZone, Brand Factory, Home Town among others.

Tata Teleservices had announced this strategic tie-up with Future Group in February this year. The carrier offers GSM and CDMA services in India under the Tata DoCoMo and Tata Indicom brands, respectively. Tata Teleservices also has a similar tie-up with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, which offers its services under the Virgin Mobile brand.

Tata Teleservices offers live streaming of Asia Cup cricket matches on mobile and PC

19 Jun

Tata Teleservices has launched services to live stream cricket matches for subscribers of its GSM and CDMA services – Tata DoCoMo and Tata Photon Plus.

Tata DoCoMo subscribers will have to download MiMobiTV, a GPRS based application that allows them to watch Asia Cup 2010 on streaming-enabled mobile handsets. Subscribers can download the client application at no cost while browsing the content is charged at 1p/1 KB in home network and 10p/10KB while on off net roaming. To download the application, users will have to send an SMS ‘LIVE’ to 54321 (Toll Free).

Tata Photon Plus subscribers can watch the live telecast either on their laptop or EVDO cellphone using the Photon TV app thanks to the inclusion of a new channel for the cricket tournament. The pricing for the event on laptop is Rs 5 per match; Rs 25 for the full tournament while Asia Cup is available absolutely free of cost for Tata Photon TV on Mobile. Tata Photon TV is available only on LG 510, Samsung Corby, Samsung M519 Metro & Blackberry 9630 (Pre imbedded) handsets.

Videocon and RCom announce unlimited Internet plans

16 Jun

Videocon mobile services and RCom have announced unlimited GPRS plans for their GSM subscribers. The former has launched unlimited GPRS plan for its subscribers in Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Punjab. The ‘Unlimited Internet’ plan will cost Videocon subscribers Rs 96 and the pack will remain valid for a month. Download charges are not mentioned by the carrier as yet but like we know there will be fair usage cap.

RCom has announced MobileNet plan which will offer unlimited internet access to its prepaid and postpaid GSM subscribers. Users will get 2.5GB of free usage with the monthly pack and post usage of the free benefits, the download charges would cost RCom users 10 paise per 10 KB.

The operator will offer MobileNet plan in four variants which will be available at different prices:

Daily plan @ Rs 5

Weekly plan @ Rs 29

Fortnight plan @ Rs 51

Monthly paln @ Rs 99

Time for us to remind you which other carriers are offering unlimited GPRS plans  –  Aircel, Airtel, Tata DoCoMo and Uninor.