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The two horse race in top internet tariff plans: Tata vs Reliance
India’s ever increasing ‘connected on go’ generation has ensured that the market has been thrown wide open in recent times by the data card plans floated by major players. While the recent news of broadband plans being offered at dirt cheap introductory price offers has trickled in the psyche of Indian consumers, what remains to be seen is how much and how long can Indian companies sustain the interest purely on their performance value.
Tata’s two ventures with major shares of the broadband market - Tata Photon plans and Tata Docomo 3G plans have promised and ensured a steady service albeit at a cost that’s a bit on heavier side. Another famed competitor breathing down the neck of potential customers, from hoardings to TV advertises are the Reliance Netconnect plans. Reliance Netconnect is known to be steady especially beyond the tier 1 circles, but its speeds are suspect. But Tata Photon plans too, have a downside. While the service is trustworthy,economical plans haven’t been formulated for customers with lesser data usage needs. This has been a major scoring point for the Reliance Netconnect plans that have closely monitored the surfing needs of working professionals and come up with smart data card plans.
But the catch in all broadband plans lies in their network reach. This is where most of them need to be looked at closely. It’s always better to have a demo at both places – your workplace and home to ensure that the coverage and speeds are satisfactory in areas you would spend most of your time in. Recently Tata Docomo 3G planshave announced waiver of additional roaming charges, which should bring a smile on face of consumers.
So jump in for sure, but not before you go through the small print and the speed check demos.