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Sunday, November 08, 2009

MNP - Mobile Number Portability is becoming a reality in India from 31st December 2009 - The Wait is over





Mobile Number Portability or MNP is becoming a reality for Indians.  The regulations pertaining to MNP, finalized by TRAI have been published in the Official GAZETTE OF INDIA.


MNP is going to be implemented from 31st December 2009, in respect of Metro & Category 'A' Licensed Service Areas.


These circles are as follows:
  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Chennai
  4. Kolkatta
  5. Maharashtra
  6. Gujarat
  7. Andhra Pradesh
  8. Karnataka
  9. Tamil Nadu
In all other Licensed Service Areas it will come in to force from 20th March, 2010.
  • There will be two Clearing Houses to implement this in two zones.
  • Zone 1 - West & South India
  • Zone 2 - North & East India
The Number Porting Charges, Transaction Charge and Dipping Charge - i.e. which are to be paid by the customer to port or migrate their number have not yet been notified. They will be finalized and declared by TRAI before the said date of implementation.


Currently all the operators are creating requisite systems, upgrades, processes and rules for MNP internally. Also they making their ERP systems fully ready and making internal staff aware and trained about it.


This is just a teaser informing you about the implementation date.
We are going to cover this issue in full detail with all its ramifications, processes, guidelines etc.


Our team will give you simplest & detailed understanding about the MNP in the time to come and also update you about how much it will pinch your pocket i.e.the cost element involved in it.


Stay Tuned For More..........

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Simply Reliance - Variants Launched by RCOM - Exclusive - we were correct & first to inform you about the tariffs - India's Best Tariff Plan

Now Officially RCOM has launched this tariff - Simply Reliance Plan with all its variants. Simply Tariff War at its Best -

This Plan is India's Most Disruptive and truly a simple, no conditions plan. Touted as India's Best Plan - it truly deserves the mention.

Here is the official cost and benefit chart for your reference. This follows the Volume Discounting Principle. This chart is an extension to our earlier post yesterday. They have matched the other incumbents in launching the 1 paise per second plan with a one year validity unlike the other two variants with life time validity.

Certainly these plans are the best offers available in India at this point of time.

Now if you have heavy outgoing usage then can certainly think of switching over to Reliance for outgoing. Certainly these offers are without any strings attached means no conditions at all and plans for a lifetime.

Or else wait till the Mobile number portability to start and then can switch to their GSM service.



Reliance Communications Simply Reliance Plan Variants




Applicability (Both GSM and CDMA Networks)
Both Prepaid and Postpaid segments - Pan India
Prepaid Plan Implications
New Plan
Existing Plan
New Plan
Sim Card Cost Currently
Free
Free
Free
First Recharge for lifetime plan benefit
Rs. 61
Rs.51
Rs. 41
Existing customer migration cost - one time cost for lifetime
Rs. 58
Rs.48
Rs. 38
Validity of the plan
1 Year
Lifetime
Lifetime
Validity of the number
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Minimum Recharge Commitment every 6 months for connection continuity
Rs. 200/6months
Rs. 200/6months
Rs. 200/6months

SIMPLY RELIANCE PLAN (Rs.)
Category / Pulse Rate
Per second
Per minute
Per 180 seconds (3mins)
Local on-net
0.01
0.5
1
Local off-net
0.01
0.5
1
STD (NLD) on-net
0.01
0.5
1
STD (NLD) off-net
0.01
0.5
1
SMS - local
0.5
0.5
0.5
SMS - national
0.5
0.5
0.5
Roaming incoming
0.01
0.5
1
Roaming outgoing (local)
0.01
0.5
1
Roaming outgoing (STD)
0.01
0.5
1




Per Minute Cost Workout for Consumers - Effective Cost
Rs. 0.60/min
Rs. 0.50/min
Rs. 0.33/min




Postpaid Plan Implications



Monthly Plan Type 1 - Cost (with Rs. 99 worth of free sms's)

Rs. 99/month

Monthly Plan Type 2 - Cost (with Rs. 399 worth of free sms's & free local calls both)

Rs. 399/month







Source - Company and Kotak Report