BlackBerry today launched a new data plan for subscribers in India that will offer 1GB of 2G data for Rs 129. Earlier, BlackBerry users had to shell out Rs 299 for just BBM and email access and a minimum of Rs 599 for Internet browsing as well. The company hopes that the cheaper plan will attract more users to buy BlackBerry 7 smartphones, which includes its popular Curve and Bold series.
The new plan is available in 15 circles with Aircel, Idea Cellular and Vodafone. The list of circles include West Bengal (excluding Kolkata), Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh), North East, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu (excluding Chennai), Uttar Pradesh West and Uttar Pradesh East.
Vodafone recently announced an Internet trial plan that offered 500MB of data for Rs 49 for 3G and Rs 25 for 2G access. However, that plan was valid for one-time use only.