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BSNL 3G For 700 INR Per Month

Ever since the launch of 3G mobile services in India by the state-owned mobile companies BSNL and MTNL ahead of their private counterparts, the price-war can already be smelt in the air. BSNL has yet again(for the second time in last 2 months) slashed down its monthly rental for the Unlimited Data Plan, this time by almost 50%. Yes, you heard it right.

The effective cost of using unlimited BSNL 3G will be Rs. 700/month* (Rs. 4,200 for 6 months) from 1st November 2010. All the BSNL 3G users should also note that there is no fair usage policy applicable on this scheme so you can download/upload as much as you want.,br>

Earlier, there was a news of 3G tariff reduction in the month of September when BSNL reduced the unlimited monthly rental from Rs. 2,499/month to Rs. 1,499 and now again the BSNL has announce its 3G tariff reduction. But this rime around, in addition to the reduction in monthly rental, BSNL has also reduced the price of its Data Card.

Private telecos like DOCOMO, Airtel and Vodaphone who are on the verge of launching 3G services will surely have to keep an eagle’s eye on these cuts in the prices by existing 3G service providers. This is not going to be easy for private players after paying a huge amount of money to acquire licenses and the fact that no provider has license to operate in every circle, makes it even tough to establish themselves as a key 3G provider in India. Every 3G provider will have to make tie-ups for providing services on roaming which will again increase the cost.

It will be quite interesting to see the private providers’ answer to this brutal blow from BSNL.

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Free Use Tata Docomo 3G Service

For the past few days and weeks, the launch or soon to be launched 3G mobile service by several private players like Tata Docomo, Airtel, Vodaphone, etc has taken a toll over other news in the Indian Telecom sector. Tata Docomo is the first to launch the commercial 3G services amongst the private players at mid-night of November 4 i.e basically November 5 morning(the day of Diwali) onwards in Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, UP (West), Punjab, Haryana and Maharashtra telecom circles. Other operators like Airtel, Rcom, Idea, Vodafone and Aircel who won 3G spectrums will be launching 3G only between Dec 2010-Mar 2011.

Now, the best part to see is that how do these private players compete and perform in this particular segment and take an edge over the other. Tata Docomo have raced ahead in launching 3G and surprising the industry much ahead of its peers and is all set to take the ‘first mover advantage’ by announcing a “FREE 3G for the first 7 days (Nov 5th – Nov 11th midnight) to its subscriber in all the nine Circles where it has the 3G license. This will surely help it expand its customer-base.

Introduction of MNP(postponed to November 25) at the same time will heat up the battle and make the contest more fierce and exciting. Now, we have to wait and watch as if which 3G service provider drives the countrymen crazy with its special offers. For the time being, its Tata Docomo 3G that’s making the noise.

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