T24 the pseudo MVNO association between Future group and the telecom arm of Tata group has been popular loyalty program for subscribers who shop at Future group associated establishments like Big Bazar, Central, and eZone.
T24 offers GSM and 3G services at affordable rates by riding on the GSM network of Tata Docomo. They offer 3G services in the 9 circles where Tata Docomo has license and spectrum.
From 5th March 2015 T24 will by default start offering Pan India roaming on Tata Docomo network at a base rate of Re.1/Min outgoing local and STD call in home and roaming and 75p/Min incoming calls while in roaming. The subscriber does not need to recharge with any STV to avail the benefit of this tariff.
Indian market is currently not conducive to the survival of MVNO operators, with each market being saturated with 8 to 10 operators. Once Indian telecom market enters the phase of consolidation with the merger and acquisition guidelines being revised and more clarity being obtained on spectrum leasing, we may see the golden age of MVNO setting in.
Inputs: Jigar Patel
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