So, Kolkata has 4th CDMA mobile operator launched. it's MTS India. It launched in Kolkata on 21th May, 2009.
I posted 2 articles on 'MTS launching in Kolkata' Read here :
link 1: MTS India is going to be Kolkata's 1st Phase-II Operator posted on 27th March, 2009
(Read it for details of MTS, a JV between Indian Shyam Telelink and Russian Sistema)
Why am I posting the old news of MTS started service in kolkata, main reason is I took MTS connection, so i thought to post with all details of MTS. that's why this delay. in this post i am goin to discuss all things -plan details and its benefits etc etc.
MTS India - website ; Kolkata Page ; Kolkata Launch Press Release - PDF
MTS Prepaid plan (No Postpaid is there now)
* Pulse rate: 60sec
* Lifelong condition Minimum of Rs. 200 Top-Up over a period of 6 months.
But they are not selling the SIM alone (FYI none do so, Tata Indicom, Reliance Mobile CDMA or Virgin Mobile), the CDMA factor working here, so if you wana take MTS connection you have to shell out over 1000 bucks. in Kolkata they r offering 2 handsets - one Samsung and one ZTE (I bought last one 'coz ZTE set looks better than Samsung one) - no Huwaei handset comes here - Check MTS Kolkata Handset page. The Samsung superstar costs 1200/- and ZTE C339 costs 1000/- along with free SIM with lifetime validity(which costs Rs 49/- actually). Don't expect hi-fi handset at this price, so these are very basic handsets. and using a chinese GSM-CDMA dual handset, i find best voice clarity when calling.
Now come to Msavers (STVs, actually):
MSaver499 pack for local 10,00,000min free MTS 2 MTS call as 150min/day and 10SMS/day to all network
Verdict: this offer is not going to be hit among general users. but if u r too caring lover may opt for it. in that case buy 2 sets and recharge one connection with it.
MSaver 99- offers local calls to any mobile @30p/min and local landline calls @50p/min for lifetime
Verdict: i think it's going to be a hit !
both of above are introductory offer, and for limited period of time and till stocks last. so grab them, i insist to buy Msaver99. but you can recharge both !
apart from this two, Msaver 98(FREE CALLING TO MTS) offers local MTS-2-MTS free unlimited calling and MSaver 31 (SMS PACK) for Local & National 1000 SMS to all network ,both for 30days. There is another STD PACK MSaver27 to call STD @Re1/min for 30days [Note only STD tariff will change].