Zero Balance, No Tension: Use Uninterrupted Mobile Internet, Courtesy Idea Cellular

Idea Gprs with zero balanceIndia’s third largest mobile operator, Idea Cellular who delivered in many ground breaking ideas in Indian telecom industry, is all way to introduce a new breakthrough service to its prepaid subscribers in Rajasthan.

Now with Idea’s “Emergency Internet Usage Service” one can enjoy ‘uninterrupted internet access’ even with zero balance.Idea explains that there is growing userbase, irrespective of rural or urban landscape, who are accessing internet for many reasons – be it social networking or information search or mobile recharge or online shopping.

But when your balance ended up in zero, your internet access is restricted, which means you can’t recharge immediately over internet also. Now forget all these inconvenience.

From now Idea 2G prepaid customers in Rajasthan with balance less than Rs 2 will able to use upto 50MB free internet for 2 days, by dialling 53566 or *666# (both toll free) anytime, anywhere from their mobile phones.

Note that on your subsequent recharge/Top-up Rs 5 will be deducted from the user’s prepaid account.

Our Take:

This concept has been tried on voice or sms but that did not get much attraction. But this new idea of using internet at zero balance has its own charm. Mobile internet is getting popular day by day, and young generation prefers online transaction too. What happen if your internet pack exhausts at 1 am? 50 MB is good enough to make a online recharge. And Idea charges very economically, just Rs 5 for 50MB valid for 2 days. I guess Idea is just running the pilot in Rajasthan, and will launch the same in other circles in future.

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  • pawan - bhiwani October 18, 2014 9:51 am

    unlimitrd
    s

  • aman shakya - delhi August 29, 2014 2:32 pm

    free net mb blance where

  • Somnath Dwarka Cars - Veraval August 29, 2014 1:12 pm

    Idea is very much used in gujarat
    any idea like this in gujarat

  • Avinash July 4, 2014 9:28 am

    super

  • Gipin george June 24, 2014 8:04 am

    Trickzz…………,…….

  • varun March 21, 2014 10:25 pm

    super

  • Vikram November 24, 2012 2:58 am

    In India there is big hole and network operators are somewhere in it….

  • bharathkumara November 21, 2012 5:06 pm

    ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :
    My Friend Has Ported Out His Idea Number (9164296969) To Reliance Because of The Poor Quality Provided By Idea Cellular in Karnataka
    What an worst Idea Sirji. Nobody Cares If You People Give This Kind of The Services
    Aiyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa!

    ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :
    @Asit Paul
    Even in All The States Idea’s Topup is Very Bad

    arjun anna, pleasse note of it.. every network have loop holes.. y u only wit idea.. all network have problem in rural.. but still some network dont have network in rural.. but u will get idea.. go and roam sometime k.. have a nice day

  • dinesh November 21, 2012 12:23 pm

    ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :
    My Friend Has Ported Out His Idea Number (9164296969) To Reliance Because of The Poor Quality Provided By Idea Cellular in Karnataka
    What an worst Idea Sirji. Nobody Cares If You People Give This Kind of The Services
    Aiyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa!

    ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR :
    My Friend Has Ported Out His Idea Number (9164296969) To Reliance Because of The Poor Quality Provided By Idea Cellular in Karnataka
    What an worst Idea Sirji. Nobody Cares If You People Give This Kind of The Services
    Aiyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa!

    Idea is a lot better than rgsm

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR November 21, 2012 11:48 am

    My Friend Has Ported Out His Idea Number (9164296969) To Reliance Because of The Poor Quality Provided By Idea Cellular in Karnataka

    What an worst Idea Sirji. Nobody Cares If You People Give This Kind of The Services

    Aiyyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaa!

  • ARJUN CHANDRASHEKAR November 21, 2012 11:45 am

    @Asit Paul
    Even in All The States Idea’s Topup is Very Bad

  • sapattu raman November 21, 2012 9:55 am

    I dont use Idea 2G (poor speeds compared to voda2G in my area) Idea giving grace 50 mb over 2 days is not bad for just phone use (email etc)
    But I use once in a while Idea 3G – Rs 9 (30 minutes) & Rs 46 (2 hour) packs for downloading. (nowadays 3 mbps speed used to get 5-7 mbps before)
    Prepaid IDEA sim (for data use only),mostly zero balance. If idea 3G data pack activation fails in Paytm,then topup to main balance via Paytm and then activate the above two packs. works perfectly.

  • SAURABH GUPTA November 21, 2012 12:17 am

    one more thing i saw in tradefare was when idea was giving 7.2MBPS data card plus 5GB 3G data plus one idea branded bag which think may cost some where 200-300 in market just for 1200 just next stall was of vodafone who was giving data card for 1500 and only 1GB data so its stall was just empty but on idea there was lot of rush i got 2 data cards 1for me and another for my uncle

  • SAURABH GUPTA November 21, 2012 12:12 am

    hey friends today i got idea 7.2MBPS net setter from TRADEFARE DELHI just for rs1200 with 5GB 3G data free all india sim night got activated in 1-2 days but i have one little problem it is locked with idea do you know the exact way how to unlock it i get many results on google are they trustworthy if anyone knows the exact way please share

  • Amit Deb Biswas November 20, 2012 11:10 pm

    good job idea… getting super speed.. but now your internet price increased a lot!!

  • raj November 20, 2012 10:27 pm

    @Chandra
    But what about the speed? It’s capped at 17KBPS

  • MAHENDRA November 20, 2012 10:00 pm

    Virgin mobile offers 25p/menute in stv 29 for 30 days. but problem is that no one sell virgin mobile sim card in delhi. Where can i buy virgin sim in delhi. plz help me.

  • Chandra November 20, 2012 9:42 pm

    Use BSNL 3G in 2G plan instead.It’s great!

  • DB November 20, 2012 9:38 pm

    Very good Idea Anu !

  • anoop November 20, 2012 9:36 pm

    bsnl kerala customers enjoy data and cals upto -10rs without any activations and restrictions for more than a year. Which is deducted from next top up. Gprs7 plan give u 100mb till next 2nd midnight too.

  • Paglu November 20, 2012 9:07 pm

    Plz idea go to hell

  • vikas November 20, 2012 9:02 pm

    A VERY GOOD INITIATIVE FROM IDEA.
    THE SCENE IS VERY COMMON WITH ME

  • anu November 20, 2012 8:34 pm

    not a good IDEA

  • Frodo November 20, 2012 7:55 pm

    Wangsuk Dapru :
    We Indians our very popular for a past trend to abuse such facilities, which came earlier for voice & SMS and make the SIM card balance in -ve and then throw away and take new SIM. Such malpractice hence forces operators to shut down such services and thus it cannot run for long.

    +1. But remember not all Indians abuse services and I’m proud to be one among them. Some people have really made this Earth, A HELL because of their wrongdoings and honest are really finding it difficult to survive not only here but everywhere on this planet.

  • Max November 20, 2012 5:56 pm

    This is superb idea. Kudos. Well done, Idea!!!

    PS: I am a Vodafone user thou.

  • Chirag November 20, 2012 5:39 pm

    I don’t understand why they come up with ideas for single circle! :(

  • Wangsuk Dapru November 20, 2012 5:30 pm

    We Indians our very popular for a past trend to abuse such facilities, which came earlier for voice & SMS and make the SIM card balance in -ve and then throw away and take new SIM. Such malpractice hence forces operators to shut down such services and thus it cannot run for long.

  • Keshav Jha November 20, 2012 5:23 pm

    Really a usefull service. This should be launched by all operators.

  • nithin November 20, 2012 4:40 pm

    no attraction

  • Mahesh November 20, 2012 4:27 pm

    Pike :
    Is there any active Videocon connection users in chennai ? Pls share the network condition ! Both incoming and outgoing calls, sms barred for my videocon no. ! I want to know whether it’s happened only for me or all users in chennai !

    Select Aircel network manually.

  • Mane November 20, 2012 4:25 pm

    Innovative offer!
    Trio of airtel,vodafone and idea is known for offering high call rates in many circles. But at least Rajasthan is lucky circle where Idea always offers very cheap call plans like: 1p/2sec local,std@30p and unlimited onnet calling at cheaper stv.

  • Pike November 20, 2012 3:57 pm

    Is there any active Videocon connection users in chennai ? Pls share the network condition ! Both incoming and outgoing calls, sms barred for my videocon no. ! I want to know whether it’s happened only for me or all users in chennai !

  • Rajendra November 20, 2012 3:57 pm

    Bsnl also used to provide -ve balance upto 10Rs once upon a time.Old idea in new form

  • bittu November 20, 2012 3:56 pm

    I really appricate this move by idea! Introduce it to other circles too!

  • Pike November 20, 2012 3:56 pm

    Is there any active Videocon connection users in chennai ? Pls share the network condition ! Both incoming and outgoing calls, sms barred for my videocon no. ! I want to whether it’s happened only for me or all users in chennai !

  • Asit Paul November 20, 2012 3:45 pm

    All Private Players here giving Rs 7.90 TalkTime on TopUp 10.
    State owned BSNL offering Rs 8.58 TalkTime on the same.
    But why the hell IDEA is still gives Rs 6.90 TalkTime?

    Its not good, SirJi.

    • narendra March 5, 2013 9:56 pm

      the relaince network is very bad in jharkhand. never it gives batter service. sometimes i thing i kick out and i use new sim card but it is my old no and i have given this no to all the person in my knowladge.