Attempting to steal a share of customers from giants Reliance Jio and Airtel, Tata Docomo today announced a new tariff plan for its prepaid users. Priced at Rs 499, the plan aims to counter similarly priced plans by rival operators by offering unlimited data, calling benefits and more.
Tata Docomo Rs 499 plan
As part of the Rs 499 plan, Tata Docomo subscribers will be eligible for ‘unlimited’ daily data benefits. That ‘unlimited’ offering does come with a rider though; there’s a daily cap of 1.4GB data. Post the daily limit, you will be charged 10 paise per MB, TelecomTalk reports, which means that it isn’t actually unlimited by any interpretation. In total, you get 126GB of data for 90 days as part of the rental.
Other than the data benefit, the plan also offers free voice calling of 250 minutes per day. After the daily limit is exhausted, you will be charged at 30 paise per minute. The plan further provides 100 free SMS per day. The plan is available in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, UP East, UP West, Orissa, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Mumbai, Kerala-Lakshadweep and Rajasthan circles of Tata Docomo.
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It is to be noted that the plan is intended for the non-commercial users. Roaming outgoing and incoming calls will be free on Tata Docomo’s own network. On other networks, the charges will be as per the base tariff plan. New users will be charged base call rates of 30 paise per minute and 10 paise per MB data rate for 180 days from the date of recharge with the new plan.
Earlier this year, Tata Docomo introduced its Rs 82 prepaid pack which offers unlimited voice calls and data benefits. The plan is valid for prepaid subscribers and counters Reliance Jio‘s Rs 98 data plan. It includes unlimited calls, 2GB of 3G data and 100 SMS per day for a period of 28 days. The plan also gives unlimited voice calls on roaming.