Diet SMS in Tata Docomo- Is It Worth Using?


Tata Docomo Launches a New Service called Diet SMS.
It Sounds Great When you say Diet SMS.
Is it Not?
Lets Go In Depth, Today, We Will Be Discussing What exactly is a diet SMS?

Before That, Here is A Quick Note on Tata Docomo’s New Way of Call Charges.

Tata Docomo Now Boasts of being The First Operator to Launch Second Wise Pulse Calculation for Calls. What is This All About?
Pay for What You Use is The Motto of Tata Docomo.
Speak for 1 second and Pay 1 Paise.
Speak for 2 seconds and Pay 2 Paise
Speak for 59 seconds and Pay 59 Paise. Like Wise.. Pay For Each Second you Use, Rather Than Traditional way of paying for every minute.

Now Coming to The Topic of Diet SMS,

Diet SMS :
What is a Diet SMS?
Sounds Crazy? , Tata Docomo People are Crazy People. They are Strictly bound to their Rules, Pay for What you Use.
Have You Ever Thought, Paying For Each Character Which You Text for your Friends?
If you’ve Not, Tata Docomo Has Already Made it Reality! Now Tata Docomo Encourages you to Text as Small as Possible. It Charges For Each Character You Send.

There may be Thousands of Questions in your Mind Now. Here is The List of FAQs which may be Helpful for you! Have a Look at it-

What is diet-sms?
‘diet-sms’, the SMS service that allows you to send really short SMS at just 1 paisa per character and no charge for spaces between words This unique service, one of the first of its kind changes the paradigm in the way Indian mobile customers pay for SMS.

How can I send diet-sms?

There are 3 ways of sending a diet-sms To send a diet-sms, a customer has to:
Go to the SIM-based menu on the phone (called Dive-in Now), scroll to the diet-sms option under the English Language menu, open it and send the SMS; or

TATA DOCOMO has also launched a phone application which can be downloaded from TATA DOCOMO ‘Dive In’ wap portal, or by simply sending a SMS “diet” to 54321. Using this diet-sms application, the customer can send short text messages easily; or

TATA DOCOMO customers can also send a diet-sms using the normal SMS menu. They need to type the mobile number followed by a space followed by the message and sms this to the short code 52208

How does it differ from Normal P2P SMS?

It is same as normal P2P sms but in this diet-sms, you are charged 1 paisa per character and no charge for spaces between words. Diet-sms service is for message upto 15 characters.

Is it available on DSTK SIM menu?
Yes! It is available on Dive in Now menu under English menu. It is not pre burned in the menu but is being pushed over the air to all SIM cards that do not have the menu.

Can we download the application through wap?
Yes you can download application from the Dive in WAP portal or to get the exact link just SMS diet to 54321 (toll free)

What are the charges for the same?
It is 1 paisa/Character and no charges for Spacing.

Is the normal P2P SMS offer applicable on diet-sms as well?
The diet-sms has no offers linked to it

How many character we can type through diet-sms?
We can type upto 15 characters.

Is there a charge for downloading the application through WAP?
No charges for downloading the application. If the application is downloaded while the customer is in a Non-TATA DOCOMO network, data charges will apply.

What are the charges if I send STD Message?
Charges are same as 1 paisa/character.

Can I send International sms also?
No, it is available only sending to India mobile numbers.

What will be the charges if I use the same in Roaming?
Please do not use diet-sms while roaming outside of TATA DOCOMO networks since normal roaming SMS charges get levied over and above charges for the diet-sms.

How many maximum characters can be used in nano sms?
It’s a maximum of 15 characters. Thus maximum charging done is 15 paise

Can u give some short sms text?
Yes. A few example of the same are: How are U, Whr U, Whn u cming, Ok, K, Yes, See U, Bye, Come soon, Gud, Pls Call, Will Call, In mtng.

If I download the application will I get some predefined short text?
The diet-sms application which the customer downloads also contains a bank of most common short SMS as templates. Customers can select the diet-sms from the template and click send

Do we charge to customer if number entered is incorrect?
The charging will happen.

What is the impact of interconnect charges on the charges of diet-sms?
Currently there is no impact. As and when there is an impact of interconnect charges on SMS, we will keep our customers informed.

It’s The Time to Finish This Post..
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