Tata Docomo has introduced a new voice-only prepaid plan of Rs 88 which extends the validity of your account by 28 days, and at the same time, it provides voice calling and SMS benefits for 28 days. Very recently, we reported that Tata Docomo followed the footsteps of Airtel and Vodafone Idea as it removed the talk time recharge plans from its portfolio. But this new recharge comes as a relief for many users out there as it provides voice calling benefits (which of course is required for many) for 28 days under Rs 100. After the removal of talk time plans, the only option for prepaid customers was to recharge the smart recharge plans it introduced recently.
Tata Docomo Rs 88 Prepaid Recharge: Benefits and Validity
Talking about the newly introduced plan of Rs 88, Tata Docomo is shipping unlimited local, STD and national roaming voice calls, along with 100 SMS per day for 28 days. Although Tata Docomo is marketing the plan as unlimited voice calling plan, it’s capping the calls to 250 minutes per day. As of now, there’s no info on voice calling limit for weekly usage. Vodafone Idea is providing 1000 minutes of voice calling to users every week with the unlimited combo prepaid plans.
Once you complete the daily limit of 250 minutes, the telco will start charging at 30 paise per minute. Do make a note that you should have talk time balance to make voice calls after the FUP expiry. As noted, the plan comes with a validity of 28 days from the date of recharge.
Another thing worth noting is the price of the plan differs with every circle. For example, in some circles, the price of the plan is Rs 88, while in some circles, it’s available at Rs 69. We’re expecting that the telco is currently in the process of rolling out this plan across the country which could be the reason why some users are noticing it for Rs 69.
Tata Docomo Also Removes Talk Time Recharges
The Indian telecom industry has witnessed some major changes in November 2018. The top two telcos- Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea removed the good-old talk time recharges and forcing customers to make a monthly minimum recharge of Rs 23 or more. Tata Docomo also followed this suit and came up with combo recharges starting at Rs 23 like Bharti Airtel.
Now this Rs 88 recharge comes as a relief for the users who recharge every month. It doesn’t provide any data benefit, but it does come with unlimited voice calling option which is something very high on the list of basic users. Also, the voice calling FUP of 250 minutes per day is also reasonable. We’re expecting Airtel to come up with something very similar in the next couple of weeks as Tata Docomo will soon be part of Bharti Airtel itself.