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Idea Slashes Night Data Benefits in Maharashtra, 1 GB 3G Night Data Pack Costs Rs. 79

Soon after hiking data tariffs, Idea has slashed night data benefits in Maharashtra circle. This revision came within a few days after their hike in data pack prices. Earlier 1 GB 3G night data cost Rs 49. However, they have slashed the benefits and are now giving only 500 MB 3G night data at that price while a new pack of Rs 79 will offer 1 GB 3G night data.… Read More

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Maharashtra mobile subscribers feel the pinch as Airtel and Idea hike tariffs

After Vodafone’s data tariff hikes in Maharashtra circle, Airtel and Idea have also hiked data tariffs in the region. Incumbent operators Airtel, Vodafone and Idea dominate in Maharashtra. So the recent hike will have a huge impact on those loyal customers who use these networks. The three networks have a dominant control over the market in the region and cheaper operators like Aircel and Reliance do not provide 3G services.… Read More

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Idea to join 4G league by 2016, will launch it services in phased manner

Idea, which was staying away from the 4G launch earlier, has decided to enter into the market vigorously. The company has made announcements of its 4G LTE services along with its quarterly results. According to Idea, the services will be launched in Kerala, Maharashtra & Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Haryana, North East, Tamil Nadu and Orissa, in a phased manner. The service will be deployed… Read More

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Idea Cellular announces un-audited results for the First Quarter (Q1) ARPU at Rs. 182

Due to changes in the TRAI Interconnect (IUC) regulations (Amendmend XIth and XIIth) effective from March 01, 2015 primarily reducing mobile incoming IUC charges from 20p to 14p/min the revenue figures for this quarter are not comparable to earlier quarters. The gross revenue for Q1FY16 is negatively impacted by ~Rs 3,170 million (compared to Q1FY15), due to IUC rate changes. Additionally, implementation of TRAI Roaming TTO (Sixtieth Amendment) effective from… Read More

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Idea Cellular slashes rate cutter benefits

Idea Cellular has quietly slashed benefits of Ratecutters in Mumbai Circle. Ratecutters are basically used to bring down calling charges. Recently Idea also hiked data tariffs in Mumbai circle. On a general note, customers will have to pay up to 5 p/min more in addition to paying more for the rate cutter voucher. Ratecutters information from Idea Mumbai: Price of Ratecutters New Benefits & Validity Old Benefits & Validity New… Read More

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Idea added nearly 20 Lakh subscribers in FY15, becomes the first operator to gain trust of 2 Crore customers in MP & Chhattisgarh

Idea Cellular, has achieved an unprecedented milestone by recording over 2 Crore customers on its network in MP & Chhattisgarh. Idea made this landmark achievement on the back of a highly successful FY15 when it added nearly 20 lakhs users in the circle and recorded highest YoY growth of nearly 4 percentage points in Revenue Market Share (RMS) which stood at 39.6% in Q4FY15. Idea has become the first mobile operator… Read More

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Idea Cellular prepaid customers will now have to cough up more for rate cutters

Idea Cellular prepaid customers in West Bengal will now have to cough up more for ratecutters as the company has slashed validity by over 50 per cent. The company has made changes in most of the ratecutters but vouchers for 2G and 3G services remain unchanged. Idea is quite popular in WB for its cheap voice rates, full talktime & network. It ranks 3rd on the basis of subscriber data… Read More

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Idea records highest Revenue Market Share growth in Q4 FY15 & FY15, as per TRAI

Idea Cellular maintained its track record of being the fastest growing operator in the world’s fastest growing market by recording a YoY Revenue Market Share (RMS) growth of 1.6% in Q4FY15 and 1.3% in FY15, as per the financial report released by TRAI recently. Idea further consolidated its position as one of the top 3 operators in India by growing at double the rate of industry growth in terms of… Read More

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Idea launches Revolutionary New ‘Roll Over 3G’ Feature: carry forward your unused 3G data balance into the next month

Fostering data adoption by providing innovative offerings and services to its customers, Idea Cellular, one of the largest telecom operators in India, has launched the first-of-its-kind ‘3G Roll Over’ feature for its postpaid subscribers, in India. This revolutionary new 3G roll over data pack will allow Idea postpaid subscribers to carry forward their unused  3G data balance to next month without any extra charges. This is the first time in… Read More

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Idea Sets Forth Unlimited Free Local And National Calls For Rs. 999

Idea Cellular has introduced unlimited free local and national calls in Karnataka circle. The plan is named “999 Unlimited Local and STD” which com allows users to make unlimited calls. Users in Karnataka can opt for a monthly rental of Rs. 999 and enjoy unlimited local and national calls. Apart from it, they also get 500 local and national SMS. Plan Name 999 Unlimited Local and STD Monthly Rental (Rs.)… Read More

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Idea Starts Offering Unlimited 3G Internet For Rs.649 In Karnataka Circle with Post FUP speed of 20Kbps

Idea Cellular has joined the race of unlimited internet by launching new data plans for prepaid customers in Karnataka circle. The company has come up with four new recharge vouchers, details of which are as follows- The first unlimited data recharge voucher is available for Rs. 649 which allows the users to use high-speed internet up to 3GB. The second plan is available for Rs. 749 and allows the users… Read More

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Hit by spectrum auction, Idea to sell its towers Multinationals show interest in the deal

Idea Cellular, one among the debt-laden companies after expensive spectrum auction as part of fresh capital-raising plans is planning to sell its to sell its independent towers. The Aditya Birla Group subsidiary is looking for a Rs 7,580-crore ($1.2 billion) revenue from the deal. Sources reveal Economic Times that Malaysia’s Axiata, Bharti Infratel and American Tower Corporation (ATC) have expressed their interest in the deal. Idea Cellular is India’s third… Read More

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Idea 3G to Ring Kolkata by Diwali

Idea Cellular will be launching 3G/HSPA its own network in Kolkata by November 2015. Idea presently offers 3G services in Kolkata using Vodafone’s 3G network under ICRA. Idea 3G will be Kolkata’s 6th 3G network. Recently Airtel has also launched its own 3G (UMTS900) network on 900Mhz band as Platinum 3G. However Idea will offer its 3G services on 2100Mhz which they acquired in last auction. Airtel’s Platinum 3G is not supported… Read More

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