So, I got back to BLR airport last evening, and the moment you get out of baggage collection, you are flooded with large banners advertising Tata’s new GSM service in partnership with Japan’s NTT DoCoMo.

The good:
I like Tata, they are decent to their clients.
I’ve heard good things about NTT for years.

The bad:
Tata’s mobile experience in India is limited to CDMA. Not GSM.
NTT’s entire business model is non-GSM.

The ugly:
I walk into a Tata Indicom “company owned store” to find out more.
They say Tata’s GSM service info. is only available at normal retail outlets. Non-Tata branded stores.

Seri-fracking-ously. So I am wrong in my assumption that Tata’s new GSM service will be available for purchase at a Tata Indicom store that already sells their CDMA service?

Now I’m scared. Maybe I should just goto an Airtel store and be safe!