Tata Docomo has slashed data charges for 2G and 3G services by 90 %, joining the other operators who have cut prices on their mobile Internet tariffs. Seams like Indian Telecom operators are on a mission to aggressively promote mobile internet adoption in the country.
As per the revised tariffs, Docomo customers using 2G data packs will get 2GB of data for 30 days at Rs. 126, 2.5GB of data for 30 days at Rs. 149 and 3GB of data for 30 days at Rs. 249. Docomo customers using 3G data packs will get 2GB of data for 30 days at Rs. 255.
Once the customers exceed their 2G or 3G data cap, they can continue to use the internet at 1 paisa per 10Kb (earlier it was 10 paisa per 10KB). This is also applicable for national roaming customers.
"This will increase data penetration across segments and a 90 per cent discount will serve as a customer-friendly yet clear differentiator for our customers," said Gurinder Singh Sandhu, Head Marketing at Tata DoCoMo.
Other major telecom operators including Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular cut data prices on their 2G services recently. Let's have quick view of the revised 2G data prices of the other telecom operators.
Vodafone announced that it will be cutting 2G data rates from 10 paisa per 10 KB to 2 paisa per 10 KB.
According to Airtel's revised 2G tariffs, the recharge vouchers of Rs 22, Rs 25 and Rs 125 carry a free download limit of 125 MB for five days, 150 MB for seven days and 1 GB for 28 days, respectively. Once the download limit is crossed, users will be charged 1 paisa per 10 KB.
Idea also slashed it 2G data prices by 90 %. The data prices have been revised to 2 paise per 10 KB from 2 paise per KB. The new tariffs to be effective starting from July 1st.