Idea Cellular

Idea introduce new local/STD seconds pack in Maharashtra offering 30,000 seconds local Onenet calls

Idea has introduced three new local/STD seconds pack for its prepaid subscribers in Maharashtra circle. New packs offer local/STD seconds with a validity of 28 days. New local onnet pack Rs 168 pack offer 30,000 local Idea seconds for 28 days. While Rs 204 pack offer 25000 local mobile seconds to any network with validity of 28 days. New national seconds pack Rs 208 offer 23,000 local/STD seconds + 121 dialer tone benefit [...]

Idea Cellular Wins back crucial 900 MHz Spectrum across 9 Service Areas

Idea Cellular, has successfully retained the crucial 900 MHz spectrum and won 54 MHz of 900 MHz Spectrum, out of overall win of 79.4 MHz Spectrum, for nine of its leadership Service Areas covering over 73% of the company’s revenues. The provisional results of the spectrum auction were announced by the DoT earlier. Idea’s successful bid has helped it retain its spectrum in the 900 MHz band ensuring business continuity and [...]

Idea Launches 3G Services in Delhi on 900 MHz Spectrum

Idea Cellular, has launched its 3G services on 900 MHz spectrum band in Delhi circle.  The 3G launch in Delhi is a milestone achievement for Idea as it marks company’s first 3G network in a metro circle in India. With this, Idea’s 3G network has expanded to 12 major markets in India, in addition to 3G services through ICR arrangements with other telecom operators in 9 circles, enabling its 3G [...]

Idea 2G data gets costlier while Rcom gets cheaper in Maharashtra circle

Idea cellular and Reliance communications both Pan India operators number 3 and number 4 respectively by subscriber base are popular among mobile data users. Idea has 900MHz spectrum in 10 circles while Rcom has it in 7 circles and 1800MHz spectrum in the remaining circles both of which are being used to offer 2G voice and data services (Except for Idea’s 900MHz liberalised spectrum in Delhi which will be used [...]

Ericsson to help Idea Cellular to roll out 3G services in Delhi on 900 MHz band

Idea has awarded a 3 years contract to Ericsson to drive data growth and enhance the mobile broadband experience for its customers in Delhi. Ericsson will enable Idea Cellular to roll out 3G services in Delhi as well as facilitating the transformation of 5500 2G network sites. The new 3G network will be deployed in the 900 MHz band. Presently, Idea has 3G spectrum in 11 out of 22 service [...]

Idea Cellular launches whatsapp pack at Rs.39

Idea cellular the third largest Indian telecom operator by subscriber base has launched a dedicated WhatsApp pack for Rs.39 with 30-day validity for its subscribers in Andhra Pradesh circle, but the usage is limited to 200MB. This comes in as a late move by the operator, considering that operators like Reliance communications, Aircel, Tata Docomo, Uninor and Airtel have been offering content based packs like these since long. Rcom offers [...]

Idea prepaid users can now share Data, Voice & SMS benefits across multiple users

Idea Cellular had launched the Easy Share postpaid plan in some markets last year, and its success has prompted the company to extend the offer to the large base of prepaid users now. Users of Idea’s Easy-share plan can share the data, voice minutes and SMS between multiple devices and with other Idea users. This unique product is the first such initiative for prepaid users in India, and caters to [...]

ABNL partners with Idea Cellular to venture into Payments Bank

Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited ("ABNL") said that it has submitted an application to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for obtaining the license for setting-up "Payments Bank". As per the proposed structure, ABNL will be the promoter of Payments Bank holding 51% equity capital. Idea Cellular Limited ("Idea"), an Aditya Birla Group company where ABNL is largest promoter shareholder, will be holding balance 49% equity capital. The Board of Directors [...]

Idea Cellular crosses 150 Million subscribers across India

Idea Cellular recorded over 150 million subscribers on its pan-India network as on 31st December, 2014. Idea recorded the highest growth in Net Adds in the industry, with over 21 million subscribers joining the network in the calendar year 2014. Idea’s unprecedented growth in the last five years has catapulted it to being the 6th largest operator globally, from being the 6th largest in India, in subscriber terms. Idea added [...]

Microsoft along with Idea cellular introduces operator based billing for Windows Store in India

Microsoft and Idea cellular have hit a retro note as they have introduced operator based billing for the Windows Store. This new feature will enable the masses to make purchases in the Windows Store. The amount will reflect in the monthly bill of postpaid customers and in the case of prepaid subscribers the amount would be deducted from the balance instantaneously. Play Store and some games in the Playstore have [...]

Idea Introduces Smartwifi Hub, 3G Wi-Fi dongle with 1500 mAh in-built battery for Rs. 2999

Idea Cellular has announced the launch of a new 3G wifi dongle - ‘Smartwifi Hub’.  The dongle connects up to 10 devices with a download speed of 21.6 Mbps and an upload speed of 11 Mbps.   Key Features of Idea Smartwifi Hub HSPA+ speeds of upto 21.6Mbps DL & 11 Mbps UL Supports Wi-Fi b/g/n, 10 Wi-Fi connections Battery 1500mAh WiFi Storage Hub – Share your SD card data with [...]

Idea Cellular enables carrier billing for Windows Phone App Store purchases

It appears that Idea Cellular has started carrier billing for Windows Phone App Store, allowing users of Windows Phone on Idea Cellular's network to pay for digital content likes apps and games with their phone balance. Several users on the Windows Central Forum have confirmed the availability of the said feature. It looks like Idea Cellular is the only carrier which is supporting carrier billing for Windows Phone devices. It should [...]

Idea and BlackBerry collaborate to offer ESBL to enterprise customers

BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications and Idea Cellular, one of India’s leading mobile operator, today announced the launch of a unique solution, Enhanced SIM-Based Licensing (ESBL) in India. With the new ESBL offering, Idea Cellular customers will be able to integrate Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) services with their wireless monthly subscriber billing. The ESBL offering will support iOS, Android™, Windows Phone® and BlackBerry® 10. The first-of-its-kind offering [...]

Idea reduces data/validity of existing 3G pack, adds two new packs in Kerala Circle

Following Airtel's footsteps, Idea has also reduced data and validity of certain 3G packs in Kerala circle. Now Idea subscriber has to spend more to get 3G internet for a month. Monthly 3G packs Rs 107 used to provide 300MB data for 30 days has been drastically reduced to 21 days validity and 250MB data. Validity of another monthly pack Rs 199 600MB has been reduced to 28 days from existing 30 [...]

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