MTS recently launched a unique lifetime tariff for its new and existing customers, which allows them to call any local and STD number for just ½ paisa per second for lifetime. It means that, MTS customers will have to pay just 30 paisa per minute on all local and STD outgoing calls. The MTS brand is nationally operated by the Sistema Shyam TeleServices Limited (SSTL) with over 11 million wireless customers.
According to Leonid Musatov, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer, MTS India We are constantly looking at opportunities to engage and excite our customers. As a part of this endeavour, we have now taken our ½ paisa per second proposition to the next level. This would enable our existing and new customers to stay connected with their loved ones no matter where they live in the country. I am confident that all our customers will find this proposition extremely appealing.
To get this amazing tariff for lifetime, existing MTS mobile customers will need to recharge with Rs.191. You will also get a talk-time of Rs.50 along with lifetime validity. On the other hand, new MTS mobile customers will need to pay Rs.203 and get the ½ paisa per second tariff for lifetime with a talk-time of Rs.50.
MTS has also introduced an Auto Renewal Process through which MTS customers can continue using this tariff benefit for lifetime by doing a cumulative usage/recharge of just Rs. 900 over a period of six months. If you have any queries, feel free to ask us in the comments below.
TATA Docomo has always brought in many firsts to its customers in India. Be it the 1p/sec tariff or the innovative group plans, Tata Docomo has always been a game changer. They are the first private telecom operator to launch 3G in India for the masses and have once again proved their worth with their very competitive and affordable 3G Tariffs.
Tata DoCoMo launched 3G services as promised on Diwali (5th November) in nine circles: Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra (does not include Mumbai), Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya-Pradesh-Chhattisgarh and UP (west).
Here is a summary of the available Tariff Plans for Tata Docomo 3G:
- Effectively 3G tariffs are between 0.66-1.1 paisa a second for a voice call for any 3G plan.
- Plans start at Rs 500 and go upto Rs 2,000 for a month for 3G services. Users will also get between 250 MB (enough to watch 3 hours of TV) and 2GB (23 hours of TV) of data according to the package they buy.
- A special 3G plan for pre-paid customers has been released at Rs 350 a month for 500 minutes of talk time (local and STD) and 150 MB of data.
- Existing Tata customers can try 3G without shifting from 2G by forking out Rs 200 for 200 MB or Rs 500 for 650 MB Data.
- Five separate plans for 3G data services, or dongles, for laptops and other devices have also been launched.
The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in India is planning for a change that will bring down roaming tariffs like anything. The DoT is considering a proposal to reduce the number of telecom circles in India from 22 to a single licence with all India coverage of a maximum of four circles.
Currently the DoT issues licence for each of the 22 circles separately. Operators are then required to install a mobile switch in each circle. This results in the operator charging customers with interconnection fees when calls are made from one circle to another. So if all the circles are merged, consumers need not pay any roaming charges.
According to a top DoT official – Keeping in view the development of technologies for catering to more traffic and more number of subscribers, we are looking at whether operators can be given the option to merge service areas. There could be either one service area covering the entire country or there could be four or five areas each, covering a specific region.