Looks like MTS is being serious with data customer ! After messing up with withdrawing of Mblaze (EVDO) High Speed Data service from OMH sim without any prior notice, now Pure CDMA player MTS India has come up with some OMH ready plans starting from Rs.128 for their data customer along with voice.
The new plans are made in the same league of the current 3G plans from GSM operators (except MTNL Delhi) specially 1 GB up to 3x speed + Unlimited Free SMS for Rs.246. No need to mention that it was the TelecomTalk impact as we shared in previews articles from customer end.
Note : 1X = 144 kbps and 3X = 3.1 Mbps Data Speed.
The best part is the above mentioned plans will be available for all customer with OMH sim either with MTS Smartphone or with any other OMH device. If you observer a little then you can see that plans are really competitive with 3G plans which generally gives 1GB at Rs.200-Rs.250 for 30 days seems to be reasonable for use in mobile on the move or playing with some of you favorite apps or be connected with friends and family through SNS.
From MTS officials regarding this OMH plans , it is told by one of them , “In case the customer is currently on 1X data plan and wants to use HSD services; they can choose from a range of HSD packs available. Again, this is irrespective whether the customer has an MTS Smartphone or an OMH device.” .
Our Take on MTS Voice Plans:
But considering MTS being a CDMA operator, it does not have that much of popularity like GSM operators enjoy. Also MTS HSD network can offer upto 3.1 Mbps downlink, while 3G players offers upto 28Mbps network at its best, and on average their network is offering upto 10Mbps to customers. Also HSD/EVDO supported CDMA smartphones are fewer in market. Keeping the data tariff at par with 3G offerings will not make MTS data offerings to voice customers anything attractive. Cut the free goodies like SMS etc with data plans and provide simple data plans to customers at the lower price than 3G-HSPA operators. Also those are buying MTS Smartphones (network locked) should get data plans at a discount for atleast a year. Check out Tata Docomo is offering 1 year 2GB/month HSIA data with HTC Desire VC. Well these are all suggestions, MTS can check these options to make CDMA data business viable in India.
MTS MBlaze Ultra Dongle Price Slashed; Brings Most Competitive High Speed Data Plans
Apart from the OMH ready plans MTS has also done a massive reduction in MBlaze Ultra (EVDO Rev B ) device. It should mention that MTS’s Rev B service is only available in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Customers in Jaipur just need to pay Rs. 1599 to buy an MBlaze Ultra(EVDO Rev B ) dongle and choose from a range of monthly tariff plans available (mentioned below).
Again the above mentioned plans are better than Airtel 4G LTE’s plans though the speed is not upto so high but still Airtel provides 6GB @ Rs.999 with skyhigh priced device (near about Rs.5000) where as customer can get 8GB HSD data at Rs.999 with low priced dongle.
As per MTS officials MTS India website is currently revamping. When this phase will be over it will be more user friendly as promised by them. As per one of their spokesman “As stated earlier, MTS India website is currently being revamped and certain portions are under construction. Once the process is completed, the details on all our products and services including Data Packs for non-Smartphone users will be available online.”
Anirban hails from Kolkata and works as an IT Consultant for a MNC. He is currently based out of Gurgaon now. He loves to write codes and blogs both.