Uninor has launched data services on GPRS for its pre-paid subscribers across nine Indian states - UP, Uttaranchal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, where its service is available today.
The company has also announced that a limited period free trial offer for Internet browsing will be available till May 6. Post the limited period, 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 Rs. 9 that's valid for 3 days and allows free browsing upto 60MB and myconnect 90 priced at Rs. 90 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 LinkedIn.
"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.
Uninor has also announced that customers will not need to search and download GPRS settings for Uninor. Using Uninor's Automatic Device Setting Server, a SIM card will automatically install the needed settings on to the phone as soon as a Uninor SIM is inserted into the phone. The system detects the device make and model and automatically sends data settings to the phone. All the user needs to do is to accept and start surfing. Myuninor WAP portal is as portal with only 6 icons on the. According to Uninor, the portal loads faster and you don't waste time and money trying to navigate to what you want. MMS'es on Uninor will be charged at a standard Rs. 5 per MMS.