Tata Indicom has announced the launch of the pay-per-second tariff scheme, which is already adopted by most of the telecom operators in India.
Until recently, mobile phone users where required to pay for a certain pulse, say 30 seconds or a minute, regardless of whether they spoke for less than that. Pay per second in India was introduced by Tata DoCoMo, the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices. Now, Tata Indicom, the GSM brand, has also launched the pay per second scheme in India.
Tata Indicom has spiced up the pay per second plan with a 3 on 3 scheme. What this means is that if you make a continuous call for 3 minutes, you get another 3 minutes of free talktime. Essentially, if you are subscribed to the pay per second plan of Tata Indicom, if you speak for six minutes, you just need to pay for the first three minutes, at a rate of 1 paisa per second – which means that the six minutes of talk time is available for as low as Rs 1.80.
Tata Indicom said in a press release that the new pay per second scheme was only for prepaid customers. Existing prepaid customers of Tata Indicom can opt for the pay per second scheme with an STV (Special Tariff Voucher) of Rs 53. New prepaid customers of Tata Indicom must buy a special tariff voucher for Rs 99 to avail of the pay per second scheme.
Said Tata Indicom chief operating officer, New Delhi circle, Vineet Bhatia: “We are happy to offer pay per second tariff proposition to all our prepaid subscribers from today. What makes this offer unique and differentiating is that Tata Indicom prepaid subscribers will get 3 minutes bonus talktime after first 3 free minutes of nonstop talking which is industry first aggressive tariff proposition and we are confident that it will be well received especially while festive period is round the corner!”