Tata Docomo BuddyNet vs Uninor Call at 29p

Tata Docomo, the Tata-NTT DoCoMo JV which stirs the market with its innovative products from its launch time in June, 2009 is most aggresive telecom operator in recent times, steadily adding 3-4mn over the past four months. Tata Docomo launched Per Second Billing(PSB), other carriers opt it! Tata Docomo introduces cheap STD calling(1paisa/second), other have to do so. Tata Docomo also offers free missed call alert and voice mail. Well in SMS segment Reliance did the revolution. Recently BuddyNet comes out from Tata Docomo.

End of 2009 Uninor (Unitech-Telenor JV) also took its first flight in India, rings 7 circles at one day – with a cheapest 29p/min (local) & 49p/min (STD). But Uninor’s tariff is mostly got negative reviews due to its call set up charge of 39p and daily rental of Rs. 2. Inspite of this negative review Uninor registers 12 Lakh subscribers in its first month of launching.

Here is the exclusive comparison chart between the two plans:

Tata Docomo’s BuddyNet costs Rs 7/week while Uninor’s daily rental basis plan costs Rs 2 per day. Tata Docomo is backed by NTT Docomo when Uninor by Telenor, both are topmost global telecom players.

Tata DoCoMo’s Buddy-Net Uninor’s Daily Rental Basis Plan
Details Join BuddyNet for free, weekly rental Rs7 (per day cost Rs.1), for first month it’s free of cost as free trial. Pay Re2/day
Tariff Local 1p/6sec, STD 1p/2sec among BuddyNet members Local 29p/min, STD 49p/min
To which calls Cheaper call rate among BN members(of course TD customers) who also paying Rs7/week(for first month free). You have to pay Rs2/day to call cheaper to Any time, Any numbers, Any network across India.
Leaving the plan You can leave BuddyNet anytime and go for TataDocomo basic plan of call rate 1p/sec You can migrate to Uninor’s 2nd plan where call set up charge is 39p per call.
What’s the Deal Say, you have 5 friends to whom you like to call @ cheaper rate.


  1. you & your 5 friends have to be Tata Docomo customers.
  2. after the 1st month enjoying Buddy net free, frm the 2nd month six of you have to pay Rs 7/week

Cons: Everyone has to pay here.(Rs 42 per week for 1p/6sec among group of 6 people.)

Pros: It’s like network, everyone can connect at 1p/6sec.

It’s flat simple. You pay Rs. 2 daily and call any local no @ 29p/min
Verdict Get for 1st month free of cost! Then move to others for calling onnet numbers at cheaper rate, for eg Reliance’s UL/ ULweekend/UL night pack. Economically daily rentals are not good, you have to pay more than the daily rental, as in most cases you don’t get full talktime. For local calling Idea offers 40p/min. or get MTS for 1p/2s local & 1p/sec std for onetime lifetime recharge(Rs 95 / Rs 198)

Now it’s your time to say : “ab mera number hai”  but to whom it’s your decision.

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52 Comments on "Tata Docomo BuddyNet vs Uninor Call at 29p"


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Prateek Singh
February 22, 2011 11:58 pm 11:58 PM
First of all i dont have ny words to xpress abut UNINOR n its services….Becoz its unbeatable , uncomparable n d best thing is that it doesn’t make hole in ur pocket money …. Its tariffs are so cheap tht u guyz can’t get ur eyess off from the cost of tariffs as compared to the tariffs of another company. I m a proud user of UNINOR and here in telecomtalk.info they had provided the wrong information abut different types of tariffs available in UNINOR.The best tariff provided by UNINOR is d DISCOUNT PLAN.In this minimum local call charges is… Read more »
July 6, 2010 6:17 am 6:17 AM

Uninor is awesome. voice clarity is so good, network is good, call charges is good. then what we want? EAST OR WEST UNINOR IS THE BEST.

May 26, 2010 1:11 pm 1:11 PM

uninor’s dynamic plan is quite unique… but the question is how much discount, in general, are people getting?

May 20, 2010 3:04 pm 3:04 PM

uninor changing discount plan offers discount upto 60%.. that means we can get call rate as low as 20p / min…. the call price will vary between 20p to 50p according to the discount being offered..

April 22, 2010 6:08 pm 6:08 PM

AirCel – quality of voice is really sympathetic most of the time. Uninor has same voice clarity as BSNL. Aircel’s customer care also is not good compared to others. Uninor 2 Rs rental is now reduced to 49 Rs/month. So it is very good option for talk more people. It is better to keep BSNL for calling very short calls using the per second plan.BSNL 20 Ps/Min can be set to dearest person. So BSNL (very short call) + Uninor is a best combination.

March 28, 2010 9:44 am 9:44 AM


January 26, 2010 11:38 pm 11:38 PM


all these offers are crap..
in my view bsnl 5p/min is the best 🙂

January 20, 2010 8:51 pm 8:51 PM

Suresh :
uninor’s per day/per call rental is crap…i much rather prefer tata docomo’s ‘pay for what you use’ concept…apart from this buddy net platform tata doocmo’s other tariffs are also awesome but it is best to get all ur buddies on buddynet as all calls are 1p/6sec…unlike all these other operators where they allow only ‘Gang of 5? and other such friend n fmily offers, tata docomo has gone a step ahead and is saying anyone on buddynet (even if they dont know each other) will get the benefits of buddynet/ cheaper call rates! thats innovative

Rightly Said

January 20, 2010 8:46 pm 8:46 PM
Every one has Different calling habbits so one should or will choose the tariff based upon his calling pattern for eg. I & my my gf we both talk to each other for atleast 1 to 2 hours on Working days usually Monday to Friday and on sat and sun we talk for around 10 to 11 hours (Sat and Sun combined) so in a week we usualy end up talking say about 18 hours, and we used to Talk at 20 paisa/min on Idea @ rent of 15Rs/month( 30Rs for both of us) So that wud turn around to… Read more »
January 18, 2010 2:28 pm 2:28 PM

i would definitely go for uninor man! 29p/min..so ecomnomical…DOCOMO buddy net doesnt seem a practical option.


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