MTS India, is the Indian arm of MTS (a JV between India’s Shyam Teleservices), the largest mobile service provider in Russia. As we introduced a few weeks ago about the launch of MTS mobile services in Karnataka state, we’ll now see how MTS functions in providing data services, which is now becoming as vital as the basic communication service.
MTS India has 2 types of Internet services, one MBlaze which works on EVDO and other MBrowse which works on CDMA network.
The premium MBlaze data card is priced at Rs.3499 and the standard MBlaze data card at Rs.2999, the only difference between the two being the storage space provided in premium version (just like a USB stick).
The plans in MBlaze are, I have to say, comparable with the best in the Industry now. Now when I say best in the Industry, I mean Tata Photon plus which leads all the way. As always the EVDO speeds will be up to 3.1 mbps and the upload speeds will be up to 1.8 mbps.
The plans start from as low as Rs.198 per month, which gives 150MB.
MBlaze half gives 0.5GB of data at Rs.498/month
MBlaze 1 – 1GB – Rs.598/month
MBlaze 3 – 3GB – Rs.798/month
MBlaze 5 – 5GB – Rs.898/month
MBlaze 10 – 10GB – Rs.1200/month
MBlaze 15 – 15GB – Rs.1500/month
MBlaze 30 – 30GB – Rs.3000/month
MBlaze 50 – 50GB – Rs.5000/month
Any extra usage will be charged at 50ps/MB and extra usage outside the validity period will be charged at Rs.2/MB.
Remember, Tata Photon’s heaviest plan is 15GB which is charged at the same rate as in MTS mobile at Rs.1500 but where MTS beats Photon plus is the ‘free browsing’ feature.
You can browse the ‘www.wikipedia.org’, ‘www.in.yahoo.com’, ‘www.makemytrip.com’ without any charge. Which means that browsing these website even for unlimited time will not count towards your usage limit.
Wikipedia is the online encyclopaedia where you can find almost anything and Yahoo India news should be your destination, if you are looking for breaking news stories.
As a limited period offer till 31 December 2009, ‘shopping.indiatimes.com’ and ‘www.cricinfo.com’ are also included in the list. But do check the policy regarding this free usage feature.