Tata Docomo has silently introduced a new entry-level prepaid plan of Rs 99 for data-savvy users. The new plan takes on the prepaid plans from Airtel, Reliance Jio and BSNL, however, it doesn’t offer any voice calling or SMS benefits. The new plan is a data-only plan as it gives a whopping 39.2GB of data under Rs 100. This plan is valid across the country for Tata Docomo prepaid users who’re still using the network in ICR with Airtel. Tata Docomo is offering 1.4GB data benefit per day for a period of 28 days, which is almost similar to what BSNL is offering with its recently launched Rs 99 prepaid plan.
Tata Docomo clearly states that this plan is not intended for commercial use and data roaming facility is applicable only on TTL own sites, in other networks, it will be charged as per the base tariff plan. Also, do make a note that post the usage of 1.4GB per day, 10 paise per MB will be charged.
BSNL, with its newly launched Data Tsunami plan, is offering 1.5GB data per day for a period of 26 days and the Rs 99 plan from Docomo is valid for 28 days. Even though the daily data benefit is lower on Docomo network, it managed to match BSNL with two-days more validity. Sadly, both the telcos are not offering any voice calling or SMS benefits with these plans.
Other telecom operators such as Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel also has similarly priced prepaid plans, but they’re combo plans, not just data plans like Tata Docomo and BSNL. Airtel has a Rs 99 prepaid plan with which it’s giving unlimited voice calls without any limit, 2GB of data and 100 SMS per day for 28 days, while Jio has an open market Rs 98 plan offering similar benefits of 2GB of 4G data, 300 SMS and unlimited voice calls for 28 days.