Telecomtalk Exclusive: MTS Reveals Ultra Tariff Plans on RevB-II Network

By September 6th, 2011 AT 4:30 PM

MTS Ultra Tariff PlansFollowing the announcement of World’s First CDMA EVDO Rev B Phase II network during Qualcomm’s IndiaON 2011, MTS India rolled out MBlaze Ultra in Jaipur (Rajasthan) to make the 1st city of the world powered with EVDO Rev B Phase II network. This is part of phased roll out plan to offer MTS Ultra to top cities of India.

The company arranged a special launch event in Jaipur on 5th September, 2011 to make this historic announcement, where first MTS Ultra device was presented to Her Highness Raj Kumari Diya of Jaipur Royal Family.

Sandeep Yadav, Chief Operating Officer, Rajasthan & Punjab Circle, MTS India, speaks out: “The launch of CDMA EV-DO Rev.B Phase II will redefine the face of mobile broadband in India. Targeted at the young tech savvy generation, MBlaze Ultra provides extremely fast data speeds that will significantly enhance customer experience while accessing streaming multimedia. I am confident all our customers would relish the MBlaze Ultra experience”

For the smooth experience of MTS Ultra, MTS brings two Evdo RevB supported USB dongles which are powered with Qualcomm MDM600 chipset. ZTE AC2791 and Huawei EC306 both dongles are compatible with older networks – 1x (153.6kbps) and RevA (maximum 3.1 Mbps downlink and 1.8 Mbps uplink). The peak speed will be 9.8Mbps on Rev B Phase II network.

Both dongles will work as pen drive as supplied with microSD card slot supporting upto 32GB. Both are supported by USB v2.0 and all popular operating systems. Both are available with two color variants – black and white. Both of these plug-n-play devices are excellently priced at Rs 2499. Apart from internet browsing, you can also send and receive sms via these devices.

MBlaze Ultra – Plan Details:

MTS right now does not have prepaid offerings for Ultra subsribers, but brought excellent value for money plans on postpaid segment.

PlansMonthly MRP ( in INR.)Bundled Usage per month (GB)Additional Usage
M-Ultra 6296291Rs. 1 /MB
M-Ultra 8998993Rs. 1 /MB
M-Ultra 1359135910Rs. 1 /MB
M-Ultra 1629162915Rs. 1 /MB
M-Ultra 1899189920Rs. 1 /MB

Notes:

  • The free unutilized data usage cannot be carried forward to the next month.
  • Service Tax shall be charged extra as applicable.
  • As an introductory offer, all customers purchasing MBlaze Ultra in the first month of launch will get 50 percent extra usage for lifetime i.e. 1.5 GB, 4.5GB, 15Gb, 22.5GB and 30 GB respectively with same values.

Acquisition Offer ( valid for 1 month)
Pay Rs. 4599/- + S.Tax and get MTS Ultra Device Free with 1GB usage per month for next 6 bill cycles.

PlanUpfront CostAdditional UsageBenefitPost 6months Monthly Rental
M-Ultra ARP 1GB 4599Rs 4599Rs 1/MB1 GB Usage per month for 6 months629+Tax (1GB/month)

 

 

 

Notes:

  • In case of disconnection within the subscription period, no refund will be provided.
  • Migration to any other plan will not be allowed within the subscription period.
  • The free unutilized data usage cannot be carried forward to the next month.
  • Post 6 months customer will be automatically migrated to M-Ultra 629 plan but however he/she has the choice to opt for plan migration to any existing retail tariff plan.
  • Payment to be collected in favor of SSTL.
  • Service Tax shall be charged extra as applicable.

Telecomtalk’s Take:
As we know, BSNL 3G offers 15 GB data on its 3.6-14.4Mbps HSPA networks for monthly rental of Rs 1359, MTS Ultra plans seem to be costlier. I have doubt people will ever jump for this services with locked modems. MTS brings better network, but makes the tariff costlier even than current 3G offerings from private operators, with added device cost. I also don’t think MTS will cut down current rev A(MBlaze) offerings anytime soon, as expected by many readers. Also I am disappointed to see that MTS does not offer exchange device program i.e. return MBrowse or MBlaze device and get MBlaze Ultra at a reduced cost.

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