Simply Cool Packs From Mobile Operators, Which One to Get?

Over-congested Indian GSM and CDMA mobile market is undergoing rapid mutation. Per minute call rate is now around 30p/min, per second billing become a standard. Now Indian mobile market is watching another change.

The latest trend is offering local and STD minutes to own network and other networks with or with out fair usage policy. For obvious reasons off-net calling comes with a FUP, but own-net minutes are really endless.

Uninor, the Telenor-Unitech GSM service take the initiative, It is very interesting to watch that Uninor, a GSM operator takes pride of offering low calling rate, Reliance communication (RCOM) and Tata Teleservices (TTSL) both offering same packs for their CDMA  Mobile Service users only and includes their GSM counterpart as own-net.

See Uninor has no STD pack, I guess as they are not present in all circles they can’t afford cheap STD calling pack right now.While Pan-India operator Tata Indicom and Reliance Mobile offers cheap STD callings and unlimited National calling packs.

These packs offering lowest calling charge, targets to high ARPU users. Today most operators are annoyed by low ARPU and falling profit. These packs are certainly good for them also.

The Tariff comparison chart:

Reliance CDMA

(All India)

Tata Indicom

(except Mumbai and Maharashtra circles)

Uninor

(All India)

Unlimited Local Rs 299/ 30 days Rs 299/ 30 days Rs 197/ Rs 198 For 30 days
Onnet local calls Free upto 2700 min Unlimited Free upto 2000 min
Offnet local calls Free upto 30 min/day Free upto 30 min/day; On Sundays 60 min free Free upto 700 min No Daily limit
STD calls (offnet & onnet) 50p/min 50p/min 49p/min or 1p/sec
Unlimited STD Rs 599/ 30 days Rs 599/ 30 days Not Applicable
Onnet local+STD calls Free upto 2700 min Unlimited
Offnet local+STD calls Free upto 30 min/day Free upto 30 min/day; On Sundays 60 min free
Beyond free calls 50p/min all India 50p/min all India 60p/min
Onnet refers to Any Reliance phone (CDMA, GSM & Hello) Available in all circles in India Tata Indicom, Virgin Mobile – CDMA & GSM, Tata Docomo and Tata Walky and landlines. NOT applicable in MH & Mumbai circle Uninor calls

Before going to opt it, first make sure you really need this or not, as these packs comes for benefit of local & STD own-net calling with some extra cost. Reliance with FUP on all type of calls claiming to offer more 10 times more airtime than average usage.

Tata Indicom offers truly unlimited own-net calling (except Mumbai and Maharashtra-Goa circles) with these packs with Sunday extra off-net minutes. Uninor plan comes around Rs 100 cheaper than CDMA duo, and as a GSM offering it is expected they will get more response, provided they are backed up by stable network.

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shreya
October 24, 2010 12:26 am 12:26 AM

Pls tell me whether tata indicom’s 599/- unlimited std plan would be applicable for making calls between kolkata and karnataka….

Unlimited Lies - PR
June 12, 2010 5:30 pm 5:30 PM
“When will our operators stop this UNLIMITED lies.” It sad to say that it is like our country has been sold to corporates! Why else is the Govt and TRAI and other regulatory bodies accepting the misuse of word “unlimited.” The word unlimited has only one meaning… it is UNLIMITED! How can a corporate body decide that 100 mins or 200 mins or 10000 mins is unlimited. What is the basis on which you can say this many minutes use is fair? All these mobile companies are fooling customers. Also seen messages like… recharge with Rs.30 and get 3000 sms… Read more »
June 7, 2010 12:53 pm 12:53 PM

@Aniruddha
Network people always have their reasons for poor network, even if you raise a concern they will put it on other’s shoulder for example finance limitations, permission for tower from state depts. Etc. Only way is to give them a booster of consumer court…may be that will help!!

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