One of the new entrant in 2008, Uninor which showing best results among the newcomers, is started to follow the tariff hiking trend differently.
Earlier we informed that Uninor increased price of on-net STV. Now Uninor has started rationing the GPRS usage to its subscribers who opt Internet packs.
Now Uninor users can spend maximum of 200 MB per day on internet, post 200 MB GPRS charge will be 10p/10KB. Unused data for a day will not be carried forward to next day.The worst part is Uninor does not care to inform to the subscribers regarding this revision of restricting usage every day.
Rs 14 - 600 MB as 200 MB/day - 3 days
Rs 24 - 1400 MB as 200 MB/day - 7 days
Rs 90 - 6000 MB as 200 MB/day - 30 days
Not only that Uninor subscribers also report that Uninor allegedly capping the speed at 40kbps on EDGE network which can support upto 238kbps speed. Even I personally suffered due to this speed cap, later after some email conversation with Uninor customer care helps to remove the speed cap.
Speed capping is not new, most 3G operators cap the speed from 1Mbps to 8Mbps to prevent overload to the network. Tata Docomo caps their 2G/EDGE customers at 128kbps for some time.