The last time we heard anything about Tata DoCoMo, the telecom operator had announced a INR 99 data-only recharge plan that offered 1.4GB of daily data. After that, the company’s activities had apparently gone dark, but Tata DoCoMo is back with a bang and is on the radar once more.
However, it is not a subtle resurgence of the telecommunications firm because it has unveiled not one, but five new prepaid recharge plans. These plans come with both talk time and data benefits, and they start as low as INR 35. Let us walk you through all newly announced prepaid tariffs so you can decide which one will best suit your needs.
Tata DoCoMo Prepaid Plans, Pricing, and More Details
As mentioned earlier, the lowest plan introduced by Tata Docomo starts at INR 35, and it gives the subscriber INR 26.66 of talk time, with the calls being charged at 2.5 paise per second. You’ll also get 100MB of 3G data that comes with a validity of 28 days.
The next prepaid plan costs INR 65 and upon recharging this tariff, the user will get INR 55 of talk time, with calls being charged at one paise per second. You’ll also get 200MB of 3G data, with the validity of this plan lasting 28 days. If you feel you can opt for a pricier tariff, Tata DoCoMo has introduced an INR 95 prepaid plan, which gives users talk time of INR 95, with outgoing calls getting charged at one paise per two seconds. This plan also comes with 500MB of 3G data, with the validity period lasting 28 days.
If you want a prepaid plan that will last for more than a month, Tata Docomo has got you covered. The company has introduced an INR 145 recharge tariff offers users a full talk time worth INR 145, with calls getting charged at one paise per two seconds. The 1GB 3G data bundle on the Tata DoCoMo network will be valid for 42 days.
If you’re the kind of subscriber who does not want to bother with recharging prepaid plans after three months, Tata DoCoMo has an INR 245 offer that provides the most extended validity period, lasting an impressive 84 days. Benefits included in this data plan are INR 245 worth of talk time, with voice calls charged at one paise per two seconds and 2GB of 3G data lasting 84 days.
Will Users Be Angered by Tata DoCoMo Plans Restricted to 3G Networks?
Tata DoCoMo has catered to mobile internet users belonging to a diverse price class, providing them with prepaid plans that cater to those on a budget, as well as those that can go ‘all out’ with their data usage. Perhaps the only complaint that users might bring up is that they are only applicable while connected to a 3G network. Just yesterday, it was reported that Vodafone Idea plans to cover 80 percent of India with 4G coverage by 2020, leaving Tata Docomo in the dust.
If that wasn’t enough, Reliance Jio is ready to introduce 5G networks in India and although it will take several years before this standard becomes common in India, taking a step forward was the right move. It can be argued that 4G prepaid tariffs are pricier, but they also provide massive speed upgrades that 3G networks cannot reach. For now, Tata Docomo will stick to these plans, until its merger with Bharti Airtel has been completed, after which Docomo users can take full advantage of 4G networks.