Last 3 months seem to be all about Tata Docomo. First it was innovative launch advertising, then it was fantastic one second plan and now it is Unlimited GPRS plans. Not to mention the per call billing offering from its sister concern CDMA mobile company Tata Indicom.
Tata Docomo seems to be in a hurry to capture the mobile subscriber market share.
I received following information from Tata DOCOMO marketing guys yesterday:
TATA DOCOMO has launched another innovative offer in the country, Unlimited GPRS plans. Through the Unlimited GPRS plans, we aim to introduce GPRS plans at prices never seen before in the Indian telecom market. Unlimited GPRS plans will be introduced in two packages.
The two packages will be a Rs. 15 GPRS Pack and Rs. 95 GPRS pack. Here are some details on these offerings:
Rs.15 GPRS Pack:
This a Rs.15 special GPRS pack allowing unlimited internet access for upto 3 days. To start using the customer has to select DOCOMO internet APN on their handsets after downloading the GPRS settings.
Rs.95 GPRS Pack:
This special GPRS pack allowing unlimited internet access for up-to 30 days. To start using the customer has to select DOCOMO internet APN on their handsets after downloading the GPRS settings.
How do I get the GPRS packs?
All you need to do is to go to the nearest retailer and ask for a special EVD recharge for GPRS/Internet of Rs.15 or Rs.95.
How do I start using internet once I have bought the GPRS packs?
By default you are provisioned for TATA DOCOMO Internet and DIVE IN at the time of purchase of the connection if you have a GPRS compatible handset. To start using internet on your phone all you need is to save the settings as default settings. To get Internet settings SMS "INTERNET" to 52270 (toll free on TATA DOCOMO HOME & CHARGED Rs.3 at non DOCOMO Network) and save them as default settings. Once you have done that, just go to your internet browser on the phone at start surfing.
Can I access TATA DOCOMO internet on roaming and will I be charged if I use the internet post activation of these packs on roaming?
Yes you can use internet while on roaming, however, the free usage of internet is allowed only on the TATA DOCOMO home network. If you are roaming within India, then you will be charged 10p/10kb. Check international roaming section on our site for data charges while on international roaming.
What are the benefits?
- Quick internet browsing from mobile.
- Access email and update face book, orkut easily from mobile.
- Use instant messengers like G-talk, Yahoo, ICQ etc
- More practical on the move connectivity.
Does the TATA DOCOMO INTERNET work with any PC or Laptop?
TATA DOCOMO INTERNET works with any PC or Laptop that has Bluetooth or USB port for the cable.
I see this as an excellent offering. The plans are offered on prepaid, are extremely cheap – Just think about it – Rs. 15/- for 3 days of unlimited Internet usage ! pretty awesome I must say
Yes, the speed may be a bit slow (They guarantee between 28kbps to 48 kbps speed), but that should be enough to do think like checking emails, searching, tweeting etc.
Tata Docomo has launched with a bang, and they seem to keep the momentum going – Well done guys !