After Tata DoCoMo, another international-desi mobile network Uninor is about to launch their services across 22 telecom circles in India. Uninor is the joint venture of Telenor Norway and UniTech Wireless in India. Telenor already have their footprints in our neighboring countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan. Uninor will concentrate on GSM and other related value added services in India. They are currently setting up their regional offices, network coverage, making tariff plans and tower sharing agreements etc. Reportedly, they have contract with Nokia Siemens Network for deploying next generation 2G network across all sanctioned telecom circles. We expect Uninor to launch their GSM service before the end of this year.
As we all know, India has one of the fastest growing telecom sectors in the world. Uninor targets around 8% market share in India in the coming few years. They would use social networking promotion through Facebook, Twitter and others to accelerate their growth.
Uninor prepaid and postpaid tariff plans.
Uninor would launch attractive tariff plans in already competitive Indian telecom sector. Most probably, they will have per second plans in their postpaid and prepaid connections.
Update: Seems that Uninor has no plans to join Indian tariff war. The preliminary prepaid tariff package looks very similar to that of Airtel before they introduced per second plans.
Uninor SIM will be available at RS 49 including activation charges, lifetime validity and five rupees home network talk time.
Uninor for you prepaid tariff plan (click to enlarge). ( Update: Image removed)
Update: Uninor announced wide variety of prepaid and postpaid tariff plans to cater the needs of every kind of customers.
Uninor per second plan (daily rental Re .5 per day) ( click to enlarge)
Uninor I save SMS plan:
Local, National and international SMS at .3, .5 and 5 RS per message. ( Re 1 daily rental)
Uninor I-save night plan. Local 10PM to 6AM calls at Re .5 per min. ( Re .5 daily Rental)
Similarly there’s is I -save morning plan (8AM to 10AM) with same tariff plan valid for calls to mobile, fixed phones on Uninor and other networks .
We can see that most of these plans comes with a daily rental, that is RS 15-30 per month . Will it work for Uninor to attract more customers?
Update: One of our commentator has informed us that there would be an unlimited tariff plan from Uninor. So in this plan you will need to pay RS 79* per month for unlimited calls on Uninor network.
Update 3 December : Uninor launched services in 7 Indian telecom circles Uttar Pradesh East, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, AP, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar.
UNINOR4YOU prepaid plan:
49 RS activation charge, lifetime validity and 5 Re talk time.
Local calls at 29 paisa and all STD calls at 49 paisa.
100 Uninor to Uninor free SMS per day*.
Other local SMS 10 paisa per message* .
* ( Re .99 for the first local SMS)
National 1.5 Re Message.
International 5 Re per Message.
Callmore@29 p/min: 2 Re daily rental and above tariff plan.
As per Uninor, the Talkmore plan is for those who call less but talk more, and Callmore for those who like to make countless calls in a day.
Uninor said in statement that they have no plans to launch per second plans. But they targets a set of users with high ARPU (Average Revenue Per User).
They provide attractive talk values on first time recharge and recharge coupons of higher values.
Uninor customer care number : 121
Update: Checkout the comment from Biswajit Tripathy. He shows how Uninor tariff plans are great. But guys, you will need to explain them with numbers.
We will update this page when there is new offers and plans from Uninor India mobile network.
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