Tata Docomo Hikes 2G Mobile Internet Rates in Select Regions: Report

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Tata Docomo Hikes 2G Mobile Internet Rates in Select Regions: Report
Tata Docomo has reportedly quietly raised its mobile Internet rates for 2G customers in select regions and the new data rates are now implemented in a phased manner.

A report on Friday pointed out that Tata Docomo hiked its 2G mobile Internet rates in Punjab. According to the report, Tata Docomo earlier offered 1GB 2G data for Rs. 126; though it has now been raised to Rs. 148. Another recharge of Rs. 56 used to offer 350MB of 2G data; however that has been reduced to 300MB.

We are yet to hear an official word on the hike of mobile Internet rates for 2G customers from Tata Docomo.

Prior to this, telecom operators raised mobile Internet rates up to 100 percent in June-September period across the country. In October, Airtel increased its mobile internet rates by up to 33 percent while Vodafone and Idea started gradually implementing the increased mobile Internet rates from June. The three companies jointly hold around 57 percent mobile services market share.

Tata Docomo earlier this week announced a unique 'Create Your Own Number' service under the 'It's my life, it's my number' campaign. Existing and new subscribers could walk into any Tata Docomo brand store to create their own 10-digit mobile number depending on availability, basing it on their birth dates, favourite numbers and more. The company hasn't detailed additional charges for the customised number, if any.

Last month, the Tata Docomo in partnership with the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) started providing Wi-Fi service at Connaught Place, New Delhi. The first 20 minutes of the service is free of cost and after that recharge options vary, starting from Rs. 10 for 30 minutes, Rs. 20 for 60 minutes and Rs. 50 for 180 minutes.

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