As you may have read before, the Dynamic Tariff technology is here for the first time in India and is introduced by Uninor. What this Dynamic tariff technology does is simply change the tariff of your calls depending on the time and place from where you are making a call. This technology is an effort to evenly balance the traffic on each cell tower.
The DP Plan recharge coupon and tariff
If you want to get into this plan, all you have to do is make a simple recharge of Rs.48 voucher (marketed as ‘Badalta plan’) that has a validity of 90 days. The catch here is, if you are in the plan of 29ps/min previously, you’ll no longer be in that plan but shift to DP (Discount plan) and it is the same when you recharge with another voice related coupon when you are in DP, you’ll shift to that plan immediately.
The base price in the Discount Plan will be 50ps/min for any call, local or STD and 25ps for any SMS, again local or STD.
Is it good for me?
This largely depends on where you are. The discount rate goes as high as 60% (that is 60% discount from 50ps/min call) to a minimum of 5%. The highest possible discount will be applicable when there are least number of concurrent Uninor connections that are connected to the tower that you are connected to. The more the concurrent connections, the less will be your discount. So the highest possible call rate will be the base rate of 50ps/min (too many Uninor connections that any discount is not possible) and the lowest rate will be 20ps/min (discount of 60%)
You can view the discount that is applicable to you before making a call though. Just enable the ‘Cell Info Display’ (in Nokia terms) feature or in other terminology ‘the setting that will display the place where you are’.
Just thinking broadly, one can say that this doesn’t work for large office environments where Uninor is a common service provider and works well in a Semi Urban or Rural environment (if the network exists, that is) than in Urban environment.
*Currently available in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu only.