Data Tariff War: MTS India Offers 1GB UL + 50 Local Minutes for Rs 155

One after another response to the mobile broadband data tariff war, the latest is from pure-play CDMA operator MTS India. Earlier we pointed out that 3G tariff is now cheaper than MTS India’s CDMA based high speed data offerings.


CDMA, though have its own technological advantages on offering data over 3G/WCDMA/HSPA is not popular mobile technology in India. Here GSM rules and CDMA players like Reliance Communications and Tata Teleservices had to launch GSM services later. MTS, being the sole pure-play CDMA operator is trying hard to stay afloat in the highly competitive market. MTS is market leader in the dongle based mobile broadband delivery and enjoys more than 30% revenues from its data services, which is highest in the industry. Though in the smartphone arena MTS is yet to get that success.

However MTS has responded to the market dynamics and starts offering 1GB data for Rs 125 only. Apart from the 1GB HSD data, the user will also get 50 local minutes for 30 days. MTS also offers 1GB HSD + 1x UL plan for just Rs 155 along with 50 local minutes for 30 days.

Note that this plan is available for smartphone customers only, confirmed in WB circle. There is currently no tariff revision on MBlaze Dongles.

The screenshot was shared by Mr. Sougata Dhar Chowdhury, a MTS Prepaid smartphone customer (West Bengal circle)

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  • Senthilkumar December 1, 2013 7:47 am

    Can you please explain about the band with of the operator, because my phone is supporting only GSM and WCDMA.

  • Dinesh Swami November 22, 2013 7:01 pm

    I like the best MTS data plan rs 155 for smartphone
    It is the cheaper than the other network

  • kingston September 12, 2013 11:58 am

    mega offer, aircel chennai introduced 6gb 3g data at rs.395

  • Somnath September 10, 2013 12:25 am

    Rs 155 plan is superb. 1GB HSD(3.1 Mbps) + Unlimited CDMA 1X.
    Cdma 1x is far better than crap 2G GSM. Great move by MTS. Also the 50 min calling is a bonus.

    • prasad mayya November 10, 2013 9:11 am

      yes….. i agree…… after using gsm 2g now i am using mts 1x…… they have revised tarrifs forkarnataka also

  • RAJESH B September 9, 2013 8:14 pm


    i have got mtag 3.1 just 15 day’s back get i changed my ordinary own sim to omh sim in this bundled smartphone sim get evdo signal very good 1x signal occasionally. but in my own ordinary mobile sim get 1x signal only whenever subscribed for hsd package. whether i am asking regarding to customer care 955 for option in ivr section 2 smartphone but it landed on hsd tongule customercare not respond in smartphone i have thinking portout to other network in 3g gsm.
    other problem in smartphone when background data activated stage when anybody call reply come busy or engaged tone in cdma voice call did not recognised.

    • kavin September 9, 2013 10:44 pm

      please forget using data on ur phone.. ur lucky that u didnot end up buying costly phone… just buy good gsm and via wifi teetering use ur mtag..
      i am tired of resolving the issue…
      the simple reason why data doesnot work is that u have opted for 499 lifetime mts-mts free pack.. change ur plan to normal, ur data will start connecting..
      mts wants customer to benefit either data or voice not both…
      i prefer u to buy lumia and use 3g+ teetering than break ur head on enabling data.. even enable will get only 1x speed on phone except night times and when network is is simple trick to promote datacard than smartvoice…
      please dont try any other pack offering data+ voice.. u will loose 499 plan.. they will never restore it…similerly u will loose 30p/ minute… either use ur mtag as ordinary mobile or better prepare to lose ur 499 freedom..
      customer care guy himself doesnot know.. they will ask u to recharge some stupid voucher with one month validity and all goes for ever…

      • chaitanya September 10, 2013 9:52 am

        I m using the mts mtag 3.1 for last 1 yr and using the Rs.140/- for 6gb, but it is discontinued now and offer Rs. 155/- 1gb unlimited which is better than that.
        So try your mobile with a new sim from mts , u must get the facilities for evdo and 1x.

  • S.SUDHAKAR September 9, 2013 4:14 pm

    All operators give only 50% to less than 80% speed per user from their maximum capacity (3.1 Mbps, 3.6 Mbps, 7.2 Mbps and so on). So there is nothing to be surprised in these offers. Actually 1 GB 2G data is Rs.98. Who will pay for the worthless wireless connections (all operators) which provide less than 80% speed per user always?.

    Even wireline broadband for home users is not a dedicated line and it is also subjected to interference. How are they providing more than 90% speed per user always?.

    Please use wireless connection only on move and use wireline broadband as your primary connection.

    • varma September 10, 2013 12:40 pm

      @sudhakar I think u r in remote area.I get 95% 3g speed at all the times from Aircel & voda 3g.I’m completely satisfied with 3g speeds.Only they need to fix the tariff to 120 per GB permanently.

      • S.Sudhakar September 10, 2013 7:24 pm

        I am living in Tiruchengode (postal code 637211) town limit in Tamilnadu !!!.

  • kavin September 9, 2013 4:07 pm

    useless mts.. i bought mtag and recharged data, changed my old sim to omh sim yet i could not access internet on phone.. i wasted 3 hours calling customer care who did nothing except like talking parrot . kept on saying the setting configuration.. with another mts sim data works good on mobile.. only my sim it doesnot work.. useless customer care… go to mts store they simply sit and chat.. ( got irritated at response in erode, they got showroom next to bsnl office but irresponsibly sitting and chatting with boy friends than looking at customer)….
    i changed two of my mts to vodafone… keeping only for voice calls.. wasted money on smartphone…

  • Sougata Dhar Chowdhury September 9, 2013 2:19 pm

    This may be added here for clarification that these new recharges work on any smartphone number whether or not it is used on MTS branded smartphone or not. I’m using my OMH RUIM on Samsung Galaxy S3. So, there should not be any wrong notion that this offer is available only on MTS branded smartphones.
    And I want to comment on Susanta’s note that even if it follows other operators’ decision to revise data tariff, this is not a stunt at all and this offer makes it the cheapest HSD 1GB, be it limited or unlimited taken into account the bundled 50 local minutes.

  • MGR September 9, 2013 12:49 pm

    MTS has to introduce quality smartphones then only they can rule the market . Atleast like reliance’s Leneovo A600e (CDMA+GSM).
    Coverage also not better.

  • Esmail September 9, 2013 11:04 am

    Again only for MTS branded smartphone users, just like Idea. So many T&C lol

  • Susanta September 9, 2013 10:54 am

    No wonder if its less than Rs100 actualy we r havituated this type of promotional stutnt of operater in another we read again operator Hike their prices. So what. Sab ek e thali k chatte pattea. Ek ko dekha or dusra shuru ho geya.