Oct 10, 2012

250 unlimited 3G plan from TATADOCOMO

UPDATE : I personally now think that this is a good plan. Reason
Data balance unlimited is valid for 30 days, and 250 talk time is valid for life time.
So when u reacharge for 3G SmartLife Plan 250 you are getting 1GB free 3G and 250 full talktime. The marketting team at Docomo should have highlighted this rather than give false hope for customers.
Also for all other 3G plans if we exceed the datalimit your core balance will be gone , but in this case only the speed gets reduced which is a plus.
I am removing the word "Fake" from the post title.

Announcing the launch of this new service, A P Sriram, Chief Operating Officer, Karnataka Circle, Tata DOCOMO said, “We were the first operator to launch 3G services in the country and believe that it will be a key market differentiator in times to come. Keeping that in mind we are happy to launch this affordable and innovative product that will allow our customers to experience 3G services like never before. With the launch of this plan we have completed the value chain of unlimited offers in voice and data services”.

This is the plan listed here
3G SmartLife Plan 250 Talktime : Rs. 250. Unlimited 3G data. Validity : 30 Days

Now this is a fake description of the plan. The 3G speed is only till 1 GB after which your connection sucks.
Your speed will reduces to 64 kbps when your 1 gb data finished, It gives you sign that your 1 gb data is finished.   There is no way to check your 3G data balance since this is "unlimted 3G for 30 days". As you have recharged with RC 250 it is unlimited data you got, You cannot check the data balance for unlimited data.
Also see the alerts they are sending for an unlimited plan.

Name : TA-DataAL
Number : TA-DataAL
Content : Dear Customer, You have reached 25%  Quota of your Subscribed Data Plan.

Name : TA-DataAL
Number : TA-DataAL
Content : Dear Customer, You have reached 50%  Quota of your Subscribed Data Plan.

Name : TA-DataAL
Number : TA-DataAL
Content : Dear Customer, You have reached 80%  Quota of your Subscribed Data Plan.
Time : 18/10/2012 04:46:02

Name : TA-DataAL
Number : TA-DataAL
Content : Dear Customer, You have reached 100%  Quota of your Subscribed Data Plan.
Time : 19/10/2012 10:38:50

There is one more catch Basic calling tariff will be changed to Standard call rates of 1.2 paisa/second after recharge of the plan (for new customers).

After recharge of Rs.250/- to activate data access you need to SMS ‘HVC’ to ‘52270’ or you could directly change the APN to TATA.DOCOMO.INTERTHVC instead of TATA.DOCOMO.INTERNET

The talk time is life time validity and 3GB 3G for 30 days, that should have been a better way of marketing this PLAN. rather than stating unlimited 3G Plan.


Anonymous said...

Great to see a review on much hyped RC250 from Tata DoCoMo. I was thinking on the similar lines.

No hidden charges my arse. Every operator is a blood sucker.

Thanks for the heads up. Will monitor the effects post 1 GB.

Anonymous said...

This is to confirm that you're right. Average download rate has come down to 8 KB/s after crossing 1GB data bandwidth.

I guess this promotion is in the company's interest not in the customers'.

Anonymous said...

Another point to note:
Sessions will last up to 6 hrs until 1 GB consumption. After that, session time might be reduced to 50 min.

sunita dash said...

This is certainly to confirm which you are correct. Average install speed possess come right down to 8 KB/s after traversing 1GB information bandwidth.

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Anonymous said...

yah ..after crossing 1gb ...they told the speed is 64kbps bt its nt....so why they give fake information
tata docomo sucks...

Anonymous said...

Which connection is best...???

Ankita Goyal said...

How to check 3g Balance.....??

arun T said...

No way to check 3G balance since it is unlimited pack for 30 days. Make a note of when was your recharge made. The speed only gets reduced after 1GB 3G. You will get SMS from Docomo saying you have used 25 pct of 1GB, 50 pct of 1GB, 80 pct of 1GB etc.