Indian mobile network operator Uninor, a subsidiary of Norwegian telecoms group Telenor, has announced that it is has extended GPRS services to users in four more circles, MobiGyaan reports. The cellco has introduced the services in the Mumbai, Maharashtra, Calcutta and West Bengal calling regions, offering customers two different tariffs: MyConnect 9 costs INR9 (USD0.19), is valid for three days and allows customers 60MB of data usage. MyConnect 90 meanwhile costs INR90, is valid for 30 days and carries a 3GB data usage limit. Both services also provide free browsing on social network sites Facebook and Twitter.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Uninor launched commercial services in December 2009 in seven circles: Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh East, Uttar Pradesh West and Bihar. By the end of its first three months in operation, at end-March 2010 the cellco had a subscriber base of 4.26 million, and by end-July 2010 it had expanded its coverage to a total of 13 circles.