Tata Docomo Versus BSNL GPRS

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With all the Mobile service operators following the suite of wooing their customers with “Attractive GPRS” plans, now State Operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) have also joined the league with the launch new GPRS pack as earlier we shared on TelcomTalk. But their scheme seems a bit different from the lot.

BSNL recently initiated a radical move in the Indian GSM mobile industry by making mobile Internet GPRS/EDGE service more affordable to its all Postpaid and Prepaid mobile customers in India Few days back Tata DOCOMO also launched 5 new ‘GPRS on Demand’ Packs.

At first glance Tata Docomo Plans is good as its entry cost is Rs.5 for small usage of 10MB/Day But it was still unfortunate that Tata DOCOMO GPRS packs are not the Best Deal for frequent GPRS users on Tariff and Pan India Network coverage in compare to BSNL and With Tata Docomo there is no choice for Unlimited GPRS Pack which is the most attractive thing for mobile service users towards the GPRS.

BSNL customers can use their GPRS Packs while on Roaming without any fear because with BSNL limited Data Plan one can enjoy free usage as their plan in Home circle as well as Roam in  Mumbai and Delhi MTNL Network.Beyond free usage the charges will be the same as Home Circle.Tata Docomo also allow to use its GPRS plans with in Tata Docomo's home and roam network but presently Tata Docomo network is live in limited circles so if customer Roam on other network than GPRS charges will be 10 paisa for 10KB which is 10 time higher from BSNL GPRS tariff.

We have summed up BSNL and Tata Docomo GPRS Plans; Here is the Exclusive comparison chart-:


Tata Docomo BSNL (2G Prepaid )
Default tariff without any pack 1p/KB in home network 10p/10KB in roaming network 3p/10KB in home & roaming network
GPRS Packs  applicable Only on Tata Docomo network

(Post free usage and Roaming network usage data tariff is diffrent.

On home & roaming network,

(Post free usage data tariff as well as Roaming tariff is same as home circle )

Presence Tata Docomo is not present over all India at this time. All over India, except Mumbai & Delhi where MTNL offers GPRS and 3G data roaming to BSNL users.
Trial pack/ Short validity pack Available PACK 1: Rs 5, 10MB free data for 12 midnight

PACK 2: Rs 15, Daytime 30MB, Night time 500 MB free data for 3 days

PACK 3: Rs 33, Daytime 50MB, Night time 1GB free data for 15 days

Post data charge 50p/MB

NOT available

[For Trial use Deafault plan with pay as per use just 3 paisa for 10KB  :)   ]

Pack priced around Rs 50 Daytime 100 MB, Night time 2GB free data priced Rs 48 for 30 days, post usage data tariff 50p/MB Daytime 100 MB, Night time 2GB free data priced Rs 48 for 30 days, post usage data tariff 1p/10KB
Pack priced around Rs 100 Daytime 200 MB, Night time 4GB free data priced Rs 95 for 30 days, post usage data tariff 50p/MB Daytime 300 MB, Night time 4GB free data priced Rs.109 for 30 days, post usage data tariff 1p/10KB
Pack offering 1GB usage in Day Not Available With Tata Docomo Daytime 1GB, Night time 4GB free data priced Rs.219 for 30 days, post usage data tariff 1p/10KB
Unlimited Pack (Fully Unlimited Without any FUP ) Not Available With Tata Docomo Priced Rs.274/-  per month

(Unlimited Downloads are applicable in Home Circle)

The battle on GPRS has just begun as new operators are still to join the war. So we ask you now what you verdict is going to be? Should you go for BSNL GPRS or Tata Docomo? Do have your say and leave a comment.

Inputs-:Sanjay Bafna

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