Thursday, 2 July 2009

Virgin Mobile launches mobile data plan – India

Virgin Mobile India has announced its plan to enter the mobile data segment of the market with vLink. vLink consists of a USB modem with 1 GB integral storage costing INR 2,100 (USD 43.6).

Two plans will be available with the vLink, one costing INR 801 (USD 16.7) for unlimited data usage and the second costing INR 349 (USD 7.24) per month. The second plan will be charged at INR 0.25 (USD 0.005) a minute peak time between 8 am and 10 pm and INR 0.13 (USD 0.003) a minute off-peak between 10 pm and 8 am.

Virgin Mobile India Chief Executive Officer M A Madhusudan said: "vLink will offer instant connectivity on the move to the style conscious youth, be it students, professionals, SMBs or SOHOs ... It is a carry-along device that will allow users to access internet anywhere as well as store their music, photos, videos etc.”