Tata DOCOMO Launches “Pay Per Site” GPRS Plans

Tata DOCOMOTata DOCOMO seems to have taken its slogan “Do the New” quite seriously. After “Pay Per Second” calling plans, it has now announced “Pay Per Site” GPRS data plans.

You can now buy GPRS packs which allow you to pay a fixed rate per site, every month. It is aimed at those who surf only a few sites from their mobiles and want to pay for only those. You can browse a single website for Rs 10/month with 200 MB free usage and 1 p/KB after that. You can also choose to buy a combo pack of Rs. 25/month for multiple sites with 500 MB free usage and 1p/KB after that.

You can choose bundles from various categories of sites: social networking ones like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Orkut; email websites like Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Rediff; or chat messengers like Gtalk, Yahoo or Nimbuzz.

Pay per Site is a potent market disruptor, that aims at enabling an innovative service in the Data market; offering customers the power to decide on what they surf the most and purchase packs’ suited and tailored to that specific need. Tapping into the huge potential that is today offered by Social Networking and Emailing/Instant Messaging, Pay Per Site aims to offer customers the choice to DO’ what they like and pay for it alone,said Mr. Rishi Malhotra, Head of VAS, Tata DOCOMO.

To activate “Pay Per Site” GPRS packs, you can dial *141# or send an SMS to 141 with the keyword “MY SITE”. You can also activate it by the Tata DOCOMO Dive In Zone or by visiting the Tata DOCOMO website.

In my opinion, this is a not a very consumer-friendly idea. Service providers should be providing their users with better, cheaper, unlimited GPRS plans with no restrictions in order to encourage mobile internet usage; not roll out such restrictive plans which allow users access to only specific sites.

MTNL Mumbai Offers Unlimited GPRS At Rs.98

MTNL offers an amazing GPRS pack for its subscribers in Mumbai telecom circle. This pack offers unlimited GPRS usage without any Fair Usage Policy (FUP) for 1 month. MTNL has reduced the cost of unlimited GPRS usage from Rs.399 per month to Rs.98 per month.

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Both the prepaid and postpaid subscribers can activate this special pack only for Rs.98. It comes with a validity of 30 days. MTNL also offers an unlimited GPRS pack for Rs.14 which comes with a 3 days validity. This recharge is not available for postpaid customers.

To activate GPRS on your MTNL number, prepaid subscribers can SMS “ACT GPRS” and send it to 444 while postpaid subscribers can SMS “GPRS” and send it to 555. This recharge is not applicable for the subscribers using 3G facility. You can get this recharge from any of the MTNL Customer service center or you can even recharge online at MTNL’s website.

BSNL Introduces 5 New GPRS Plans

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Has the data plan war just begun in the Indian market? Last week we saw Airtel launched its 2GB free GPRS plan. Today, we have BSNL launching not one, not two but five new GPRS plans for its 2G subscribers.Along with limited download plan, BSNL also offers an unlimited day and night plan for just Rs.274 for prepaid and Rs.249 for the postpaid customers.

Plan 1 Details:

Voucher: NIL 
Benefits: 3paise for per 10KB download

Plan 2 Details:

Voucher: Rs.54 for prepaid and Rs.49 for postpaid customers
Validity: 30 days
Benefits:2 GB free download during night hours and 100 MB during day time

Plan 3 Details:

Voucher: Rs.108 for prepaid and Rs.99 for postpaid customers
Validity: 30 days
Benefits: 4 GB free download during night hours and 300 MB during day time

Plan 4 Details:

Voucher: Rs.219 for prepaid and Rs.199 for postpaid customers
Validity: 30 days
Benefits: 4 GB free download during night hours and 1 GB during day time

Plan 5 Details:

Voucher: Rs.274 for prepaid and Rs.249 for postpaid customers
Validity: 30 days
Benefits: Unlimited download during day and night time.