TATA Teleservices Ltd has now launched its GSM services with brand name of DOCOMO. By launching GSM service TATA has join the list of dual technology service provider after Reliance. We have waited a long to get a chance to review their services and present to you.
As always Big Brands always come with a Big Offer. TATA has come with almost similar offer which they have offered during launch of there CDMA service. “Now second is your new minute”. Yes this is the offer. TATA DOCOMO has launched their services in almost all parts of South India Tamilnadu, Orrisa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh.
I have just thought to have a comparative study of two latest GSM launches – One is Reliance GSM Service and other one is TATA DOCOMO.
The main difference is Reliance GSM has only launch basic phone services i.e. Caliing and SMS whereas TATA DOCOMO has came with fully fledged mobile service including Calling, SMS, Mobile internet, GPRS, Voice portals, and Caller Tunes. Now let’s review services offered by TATA DOCOMO –
I have not got a proper network signal in all parts of city if you consider Bangalore in particular. But as it is a new network player, obviously it will take some time to give proper coverage. With the brand name of TATA, I think it will be reliable and robust.
Mobile Internet/ GPRS
There is no information whether the network is 3G ready or not. As far as common GPRS/EDGE is concerned, yes it is available in fair priced manner.
For Prepaid :: Browsing on TATA portal is Free, 1p/1KB on TATA Home Network.
Rental pack on Post Paid: Rs.99/ month (100 MB free internet usage in TATA DOCOMO Home & National Roaming Network).
Voice and SMS Based Services
These services includes news, jokes, horoscope and music services. Nothing to discuss more about it. The only point worth noting is the charges for Voice based services, in some cases these charges are based on second pulse and very low compare to other carriers.
National and International Roaming Coverage
TATA DOCOMO has physical existence only in southern part of India as of now, but they are promising seamless network coverage partnered with other operators. There is no roaming monthly rental and calls will be charged on minute pulse basis. Incoming will be charged at Rs1/min and outgoing is Rs1/min and Rs1.5/min for Local and STD respectively.
TATA DOCOMO has launched its services with a great offer in which all calls will be charged at 1 paisa/sec to any mobile or landline with lots of Free local and National SMS.
To check more about TATA DOCOMO visit :: http://www.tatadocomo.com
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