Talking about consistently changing the rules of the game. TataDoCoMo, which came into the limelight with their pay-per-second billing plans and marketing blitz, has now expanded its BuddyNet service to include free GPRS access to social networks Orkut, Facebook, Twitter and Nimbuzz, apart from professional networking site LinkedIn.Embedded applications and external URLs/Links will be charged at Re. 0.1/kb), and users will have to pay to subscribe to BuddyNet. This initiative is in line with a similar move I'd suggest for 3G: that telecom operators should make GPRS access free for a limited in order to encourage GPRS usage, the way they did many years ago with SMS. And this is a limited offer: -- Time Limit: It is valid only till May 15, 2010, and there's a Fair Usage Policy (ugh) limit for these specific sites of 2GB per month. -- (Un)Fair Usage Limit: Albeit large, there is still a large "fair usage" limit a month. Then again, if you're using up 2G a month on the low bandwidth mobile sites of these social networks, frankly, you need help (or a life). -- Still No Internet Telephony: The other thing to note is that Tata Docomo continues to block access to Internet Telephony access on Nimbuzz. Enabling free VoIP on Nimbuzz would eat into Tata DoCoMo's voice revenues, which they wouldn't want to risk. -- No Indian sites: Any guesses why there aren't any Indian sites in the list? Perhaps because Indian social networks just aren't popular enough. According to the latest…
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