India’s pure-play CDMA operator MTS India made some revision on their ‘Data on Mobile’ packs, which was kind of Industry’s first as the packs can be used on 1X and high speed both depending upon your mobile’s compatibility.
With the new revision MTS keeps its strategy – ‘voice enabled data operator’ intact. Earlier MTS introduced these plans with recharge amount ending with 99 paisa (x.99), which was not conventional and many shops decline to recharge that amount.
With the new revision MTS withdraws that recharge problem. Not only that now you can directly recharge it by sending sms while the amount of recharge will be deducted from your main account.
Revised Voice Data Packs from MTS:
|Recharge value||Bundled Data||Validity||SMS Activation [send sms to 51230]|
|6||15 MB||24 hr||BUY<space>STV<space>6|
|8||30 MB||48 hr||BUY<space>STV<space>8|
|34||200 MB||7 days||BUY<space>STV<space>34|
|Rs 97||2 GB||30 days||BUY<space>STV<space>97|
|Rs 147||6 GB||30 days||BUY<space>STV<space>147|
* Extra usage will be charged at base rate i.e. 10p/10kB
* The usage is valid on home network
* These plans are available at Kolkata & West Bengal only.
State of other CDMA operators regarding data plans for mobile:
Currently Tata Tele stops 1X/High Speed data activation on new CDMA voice connections, you can access internet via Opera Mini on Tata BREW or WAP services. High cost data plans offer Highspeed on mobile only, tethering is available on 1X only.
Reliance Communications has no definite plan, though RIMWEB – forum for Reliance CDMA customers, is trying hard to bring High Speed/1X data plans for mobile. On the forum of rimweb many Reliance CDMA subscribers are using high end imported smartphones but eagerly waiting for data plans.In this scenario MTS India is high on hopes from all CDMA fans in India. We hope that MTS is coming up with more smartphones with better specifications.
Credit: Avishek Ghosh