Uninor is all set for its acquisition by Telenor. Post the acquisition of Uninor, Telenor has big expansion plans for India and is eagerly waiting for the next spectrum auction in 2015. But, this doesn’t stop Uninor from focusing on its growth strategy for India. As a part of this, Uninor has now introduced STD calling pack offering calls at just 25p/min.
STD Pack Details:
This STD pack is valid only for Uninor users in UP West and Uttarakhand region. Users can recharge their Uninor number with STV 33 and enjoy STD calls at 25 paise/min for a period of 30 days.
Uninor is installing new towers and related infrastructure across UP West and Uttarakhand region. According to the plan, it will install a total of 1,050 BTS (Base Transceiver Stations) across 2,290 towns and villages by the end of 2014.
Uninor also plans to take it retail points to a total of 70,000 by opening 12,000 new retail outlets. The plan also includes stretching its network coverage across 34 districts and 2,290 villages in Uttarakhand and U.P. West.
No major reason has been cited for this sudden expansion plans of Uninor, but the fact that Telenor will infuse fresh money into it might have bolstered their expansion plans. As of now, Uninor is the fourth largest telco in U.P. West having 3,690 mobile towers, 59,000 retail points, and 6.7 million customers.
No other telecom operator offers such affordable STD calls to all numbers even with special STD calling packs. So, if Uninor works a little bit on improving the call quality and data speed, then they are bound to give the leading telecom operators a run for their money. This might soon become a reality after Telenor takes cover the telecom business from Uninor and focus more on user experience and quality service than just cheap tariff plans. What do you say? What in your opinion is more important: Quality of service or Affordability?