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Tata Docomo Lucky 8

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

After hearing a lot about the newly launched Tata Docomo telecom services, I finally decided to take a Tata Docomo pre-paid SIM just to check out the services and offering they have in store. And, believe me buying the SIM was pain in the ASS. AFAIK Tata Docomo Sim costs Rs.49 and it comes with unlimited validity so, I directly walked into the shop with required papers and bought a SIM. The retailer asked me to select a number to which i replied “give any fu**kin number, i don’t care, i’m not bugged by numerology”. After successful activation of the SIM, the vendor asks for Rs. 200 and i was like what the fu*k, how come 200 bucks.

Now, according to the vendor 49rs for the SIM plus 100rs talk time recharge(which he said is mandatory) and 50 bucks extra because their is huge demand for the SIM. I was only interested in checking out Tata Docomo GPRS service and din’t wanted the talk time because it was of no use to me so i called Docomo’s customer care who apparently were clueless about why the dealer was charging 200 bucks and they suggested me to buy the SIM from some other vendor. This is what i found if you are buying a new Tata Docomo SIM and want to activate GPRS.

  • Buy new SIM for Rs.49
  • Recharge with Rs.51 talktime(mandatory if you want to activate GPRS).
  • Then get a “special Rs.95 recharge” for GPRS.

I happily came back home with new SIM and told few friends about the incident happened while buying the SIM and the asked me my newly bought number. Here comes another WTF moment, my Tata Docomo starts with 8-05XXXXXXX and i was wondering how the hell a mobile number starts other than digit 9 and before i could realize the100rabh and Prashanth already wrote post’s about it. So, i thought i’ll get this shit sorted for me and this is what i found. With the rapid growth of mobile subscribers in the country, TRAI & DoT launched new mobile series begining with ‘8’ and Tata Docomo grabbed the opportunity to launch the new series first.

Now why isΒ  Tata Docomo 8 lucky for me: because lot of telecom service providers are not updated on this ‘8’ series mobile number so iΒ  can call from Tata Docomo number but cant recieve a call that means DAAKU can call at will to whomever he want’s and you can not call him back on the same number. πŸ˜›

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  1. September 28, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Brilliant idea maga!!!
    Off to get my lucky number 8 πŸ˜›

  2. September 29, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Apparently… Anyone who is using Airtel and has the number can call DAAKU!!! πŸ˜€

    Chao…

  3. daaku
    September 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    @prashanth go ahead

    @cruisemaniac ahh you revealed the secret !! 😦

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