Slashing GPRS rates by 90%, Videocon Mobile Services makes Internet more affordable for its subscribers

Making high-speed mobile internet more affordable to subscribers, Videocon Mobile Services, has slashed its GPRS rates by 90% across the telecom circles of Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh.

Now offering data usage at a reduced rate of 1paisa per 10kb from the earlier 10paisa per 10kb, applicable on consumption beyond the bundled benefits of the respective data packs; the move enables the consumer across the four telecom circles to enjoy greater internet benefits. According to the new tariff, once the subscribers exhaust their free 2G Data Pack quota, they can continue to access high speed mobile internet by just paying 1paise per 10kb, thereby enjoying a huge 90 percent discount.

This strategic move will accelerate mobile internet adoption and data penetration across the telecom circles for Videocon Mobile Services. With a huge potential lying in the operational circles of the company and the increasing demand for internet usage in both urban and rural areas, this tariff revision will offer attractive value for money proposition to the customers.

Also now with our 2.75G EDGE network superiority that offers high speed data, Videocon Mobile Services’ the consumers will an experience services that are far better than 2G and closer to 3G. This new data tariff will be applicable from first week of July, 2013 onwards.

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  • Sankysan July 4, 2013 3:32 pm

    Dear Rudradeep Biswas please wake up and doe little research before publishing any article,
    You are talking about 2.75G. In India none of ISP provide bandwith of 160kbps, and GPRS(2G) speed can go upto 177kbps, while 2.75G or EDGE connectivity class 10 speed is 236.8kbps , do you think from heart videocon giving a bandwith of more than 80kbps (from heart). Stop talking about high speed and don’t compare it with 3G(484kbps,HSDPA 3.6mbps….), right now all 3G provides giving you bandwith not lower than 800kbps.
    so can you compare videocon 60kbps to 800kbps…..

    • Saurabh July 5, 2013 9:09 am

      Instead of asking RDB to do research, you should first understand what the last paragraph actually mean. Here 2.75G near to 3G refers to EDGE technology that was predecessor to 3G UMTS (384Kbps) and in all sense 2.75G is near to 3G (not HSDPA/HSPA/HSPA+) and far better from 2G GPRS which theoretically support speed upto 177Kbps but can’t go above 100Kbps practically.

      As far as EDGE speed is concerned, first of all, you make clear that whether you have ever used Videocon 2G or it was your guess only from bottom of your heart? I don’t know what made you think that Videocon is not able to provide speed over 80kbps. Videocon is available in our circle i.e Haryana and I have their SIM since October 2011 and used their 2G many times though not regularly as signal strength is low in my area. Their EDGE speed on an average is 240Kbps i.e (30KBps) where coverage is good and 280Kbps (35KBps) in morning time upto 7:30 AM and I’m not making a joke here. Sometimes it clocks 45-50KBps i.e 360-400Kbps and keep going on for 10-12 seconds before stablising at 30-35KBps. Youtube Videos run without any buffering pause.

      There are phones available in market (especially Nokia) with EDGE class 32 with D/L speed upto 296.6Kbps, class 33 (384Kbps), class 34 (512Kbps), class 35 (640Kbps). Beside all this, 2.75G EDGE network has a capability to provide speed upto 2Mbps with EDGE+ or Evolved EDGE which is an extension to 2.75G and was termed as 2.9G bu ITU/3GPP but the problem is we don’t have handset available that support 2.9G/EDGE+. There is lack of eco-system which wasn’t taken off as 3G UMTS was already there for it. It won’t take more than 30 mins for operators to upgrade to EDGE+ as it just needs a software upgrade just like the case when upgrading a BTS from GPRS to EDGE. But even if they do it, we don’t have devices that can handle that much speed.

      With some Nokia devices people have even got speed upto 60-72KB/s (480-576Kbps) on EDGE. It’s my own experience with my phone which has EDGE class 32 and it supports speed upto 296.6Kbps but some times it give well above 50KBps (400 Kbps) and I’ve screenshots saved telling the same. It actually receives 50 Kilo Bytes in 1 sec.

      You might not have seen speed above 160Kbps but here in my area, Airtel/Idea/Vodafone/Videocon/Tata all have average speed well above 220 Kbps. In morning with Vodafone a 5MB file takes only 2:30 minutes to complete which turns out to be 34KBps (272Kbps) speed on average.

      Our 2.75G networks in India can provide speed upto 472Kbps albeit speed is not capped by operator to 128 or 256Kbps by operators. I checked with MDMA and Airtel/Vodafone/Videocon/Tata Docomo speed is not capped which ranges from 472-2048Kbps. Idea/Reliance- 256Kbps.

      In one sense Videocon is right in saying these lines because those who have 3G licenses cap speed to 80-128Kbps or 256Kbps and Viideocon providing better than this on their 2.75G network. :P

      P.S- The speed mentioned above are the one I;m getting in my area with different operators and it may vary at other places due to congestion, large number of users in an area or higher distances from BTS. ;)

  • renjucool July 4, 2013 3:25 pm

    What matter in this news? Who is ready to 1000 of bucks for gprs. Those who need internet seriously will subscribe some Data package or even take 3g. @TT why you posting this type irrelevant news that not useful to customers?

    • Tarun July 4, 2013 3:27 pm

      See our duty is to bring what operators are offering to customers, and to show operators true face.

      • AMKE July 4, 2013 4:10 pm

        Tarun ji you are right that this site for publish telecom related news. so you carry in.

    • SS July 4, 2013 9:48 pm

      Telecomtalk is a news update and all updates regarding telecom news are published here whether you like it or not.

  • S Tiwari July 4, 2013 2:43 pm

    Sleeping Videocon woken up so late !

  • srikanth July 4, 2013 2:19 pm

    These operators are out of their mind, they are reducing tariff only on “pay as you go” & “post quota” of packs…..if they care so much for their customers they should reduce tariff only 2G & 3G “data packs”……bloody gimmicks …