Tata Docomo offers 1 paisa/sec call to US, Canada from Punjab

Written by Press Trust of India | Chandigarh | Updated: Jul 29 2010, 05:17am hrs
Unleashing another round of price war in telecom space, Tata Docomo on Tuesday slashed its international call rates by whopping 83% to 1 paisa/per second on calls from Punjab to the US and Canada.

The new offer will allow its prepaid subscribers in Punjab to pay any call made to the US and Canada at one paisa per second instead of current tariff of six paisa per second.

We have rolled out this new ISD pack only in Punjab keeping in mind that most of people from here live in the US and Canada and this new tariff will allow their near and dear ones the convenience of affordable calling to these countries," company's CEO (Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh), Aditya Gupta said.

The new offer comes with a pack of Rs 59 with validity of 30 days and Rs 205 with a talk time of Rs 145 along with validity of 30 days, he said.

According to Gupta, their new ISD tariff for the US and Canada was quite economical compared to tariff of other cellular operators which charge Rs 6.40 a minute for calls made to these countries.

Describing Punjab as a potential market for ISD calls, Gupta said the total ISD market size (put together ISD calling of all the operators) in the state estimated at about 40 million minutes per month.