Norwegian telecom firm Telenor's Indian venture in collaboration with the Unitech Group, Uninor, today announced the launch of data services on GPRS for its pre-paid subscribers across the nine states of UP, Uttaranchal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh from today.
The limited-period free trial offer for internet browsing will be available till 6 May.
Subsequently, data services will be available through a base plan with tariff of 10p per 10kb. Customers will also be able to access the service through two products – myconnect 9 priced at Rs9 that's valid for three days and allows free browsing upto 60MB and myconnect 90 priced at Rs90 that's valid for 30 days with 3GB of free browsing.
For both plans, usage beyond free data will be charged at 10p per 10kb. Both plans also allow customers free access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In.
''We had stated earlier that a lot can be done using the opportunities already available on 2G platforms to offer a good quality data experience and services. We make that start today,'' said David Meneghello, executive vice president, marketing, at Uninor.
Keeping it simple, getting data started will be a single-step process. Customers will not need to search and download GPRS settings. All that is done automatically for most handsets, by Uninor's automatic device setting server, as soon as a Uninor SIM is inserted into the phone.