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Tata DOCOMO’s GPRS on Demand Plans Better Than Aircels Unlimited Plans

Tata DOCOMO have dramatically introduced another great offer now with their GPRS services, which is on demand GPRS package with many benefits & options so you can choose one of the best for you. As we have seen or last 3-5 months Aircel have created monopoly with their unlimited GPRS services, but I guess this introduction of new GPRS on Demand plans by Tata DOCOMO will surely take over them easily.

Tata DOCOMO recently launched 5 new ‘GPRS on Demand’ Packs. At first glance it was still unfortunate that Tata DOCOMO had yet not launched an Unlimited GPRS much like that of Aircel. However on careful analysis one can say that Tata DOCOMO has hit all the right notes with these GPRS packs which may ultimately prove to be more beneficial and equally economical for the customers.


Four Great Comparison Factors with TATA DOCOMO GPRS with unlimited Benefits:

1) Tata DOCOMO Rs. 5 GPRS Pack:  This pack is the first of its kind in the industry, available on demand and seems to be catered for those who are not frequent GPRS users. So if you want to surf the net, suddenly need to check your mail or just chat for a short period of time, this Daily GPRS all you need to do is just send an SMS and it is activated. On Aircel however, a user has no option but to buy a Rs. 15 GPRS pack with a 3 day validity. Although this pack may have Unlimited data Usage, it is practically inconsequential and useless for a user who does not make use of the GPRS facility on a daily basis and also offers very little for a frequent GPRS user due to its mere 3 day validity!

On the other hand Tata DOCOMO’s ‘pay as you use’ concept does wonders as its Rs. 5 pack (which can be activated via an SMS) comes with a 10 MB data limit and if you exceed that limit you only pay 50paisa/MB (1p/20KB)! Which brings us to our next point

2) Once you consume the MB/GB data limit on each GPRS pack, Tata DOCOMO charges you ONLY 50 paisa/MB. This is by far the lowest pulse rate in the industry today and no other operator thus far has matched these rates.

3) Tata DOCOMO Rs 48 Monthly GPRS pack:  In this pack Tata DOCOMO has combined a Day/Night data usage limit. So in the day the data usage limit is 100 MB and the night data usage limit is 2GB. Still the argument remains why would you opt for this pack when Aircel offers an unlimited GPRS pack?? For me the answer is clear:- Aircel offers a Monthly GPRS Unlimited data pack for Rs. 98 while Tata DOCOMO offers it for Rs. 48 (less than half of Aircel)! Yes, Tata DOCOMO’s pack may not be Unlimited however with a day data limit of 100 MB and a night limit of 2GB it is extremely unlikely that an average GPRS user (or an above average one for that matter) will ever exceed this limit. If a user does however exceed it then he only pays 50paisa/MB on any extra browsing within the validity period. So why pay Rs. 98 for an Unlimited Pack when you can pay less than half that amount for a Tata DOCOMO GPRS Monthly pack and avail of free browsing data which is almost as good as unlimited?!

4) Since Aircel has introduced their Unlimited GPRS packs, they have experienced immense network congestion which has led to extremely slow browsing  speeds. This proves that an unlimited GPRS pack may not be as beneficial or rather as convenient as one may feel. On the other hand for with Tata DOCOMO’s ‘pay as you use’ Monthly GPRS pack, you not only save money but you also get a high quality browsing experience due to lack of congestion.

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Amol Wagh

Author of Game Marketing Book: Market Your Indie Game Like A Pro! 7 years of Tech Blogging & Digital Marketing. Co-founder at Dotline Inc & a Gamer. Follow me on Twitter @amolwagh, @amol.wagh


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    varma March 25, 2010

    Ur analysis is looks good. But the sad part is ,tata docomo network is worst . Though it shows the bar with full network. I just bought tata docomo sim card by attracting their gprs plans. It shows every time ‘sim card registration failed’ ,’no network coverage. If i make or receiving calls ,it automatically the calls cut in 2 or 3 minutes. I wasted 108 RS (60 rs for simcard with call offers+ 48RS for monthly gprs plans). There many problems with tata docomo sim. Aircel network also poor,but better than tata docomo. For the people,who uses internet in phone,my advise is AIRCEL is only better .

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      Amol Wagh March 25, 2010


      Thanks to let our users know about coverage problem. But in which city you are using this. Because places where Tata Docomo have good coverage, I guess their plans are best. But minor cities they are yet to unleash full poer of their coverage. You know DOCOMO is in its very begining phase, so I hope soon your problem will get over.

      Thanks for sharing your opinion.

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    swagat June 18, 2010

    download is from the usage limits or we pay extra for the downloads in rs 48 pack….

    plz reply via mail

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    abhijit June 20, 2010

    tata docomo clearly wins over aircel…. Its speed is gr8 and for average users rs.5 plan is gr8. With only social networking sites it will take around 2-3 hours to finish up nd after dat u pay only 1p/20s.. U gt 4gb on 95 pack… Its gr8 nd even if u connect it with pc they wont charge u xtra…unlyk oder networks…. I m writing this on a 5rs pack nd u wont gt bored…

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    krishnan July 29, 2010

    please beware of the “dive in feature”, once u start using it ur balance start to get depleted at an alarming rate. i m still fighting for a refund. also their call center agent play a vital role in irritating u to the core.

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    Kaushik December 31, 2010

    Is tata docomo good?i am planning to buy it but the gprs plan for rs.5 gives only a free usage of 10 mb.i am not satisfied in that way.and for rs.15 it gives only a free usage of 20mb for 3 days.but now iam using airtel.in airtel for rs.17 it gives a free usage of 200mb for 3 days.i hope that airtel is better than docomo.those who say that docomo is better pls give a reply to kshk_cool90@gmail.com.Thanks🙂

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    Salman Shamsi March 03, 2011


    I think the article is a great one to highlight the comparison between Aircel and Tata Docomo. I had bought an Aircel connection and subscribed for the Rs. 98 pack, and though it read ‘Unlimited’ (which sounds quite good), I experienced pathetic speeds or sometimes no coverage at all, that too in the heart of Mumbai! Then, I switched to Tata Docomo and experienced the contrast- Exceptional speeds, cheaper plans, better coverage and plenty of other benefits!

    Clearly, Tata Docomo is way ahead Aircel!


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