I was obviously attracted to Tata Docomo because of their nice offers. Everything fine & good to make a switch for me, but only thing which is stopping from switching is GPRS/EDGE. Apparently Tata Docomo has not taken GPRS seriously at all. There are no flat rate plans for pre-paid customers. Docomo charges 1p/1kb which comes to 10.24 Rs a MB, which is 10 times more than what I am paying now! Right now I am on Vodafone Mobile Connect 499 plan with 500 MB of free usage, which is less than a rupee per MB.
Docomo has only one flat rate GPRS plan available only for post-paid users, for Rs.99 you get 100MB of usage. But there is no clear information on how much they charge for usage after that 100 MB. My assumption is they charge as per the usage after 100 MB, which is 1p/1kb. My average usage of GPRS per month is 200 MB. If I go for this postpaid plan, I pay 100 bucks for first 100MB, but, more than 1000 bucks for the next 100MB!!
So, the conclusion is, I can’t make the switch until they get serious about GPRS!