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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 [...]

Idea Cellular ready to launch 3G services in Delhi, test signal goes live

As we know, Idea Cellular is offering 3G services in Delhi through intra-circle roaming pacts with Airtel and Vodafone. Now good news for its subscribers, the country's third largest telecom operator will use its own network to offer 3G services in the lucrative Delhi circle. We at TelecomTalk found that MNC code 404-999 is having UMTS signal and this signal is live in different areas of Delhi-NCR for instance IIT [...]

Idea Cellular to stay away from 700 MHz spectrum

Idea Cellular has said that the company is not looking at the 700 MHz spectrum band for mobile broadband. “We have seen how the 2300 MHz spectrum which was auctioned in 2010 still remains unused as services are yet to be launched on this band. This should, therefore, discourage us from looking at the 700 MHz band for the immediate present,” said Rajat Mukarji, chief corporate affairs officer at Idea [...]

Idea Cellular crosses 2 crore subscribers in Maharashtra & Goa

Idea Cellular has recently announced that it has achieved an unprecedented milestone in the history of the circle by recording a total of over 2 crore subscribers, recently.   Idea also became the only operator to grow its Revenue Market Share (RMS) in the circle, by over 2 percentage points in a year to 31.4%, in Q1FY15. To mark the occasion, Idea also launched a campaign highlighting over 2 Crore [...]

Idea hikes tariff of daily free roaming pack silently

Operators have been offering free daily and monthly roaming incoming packs for approximately Rs 5 and Rs 75 . Later packs with 7 days validity were introduced for the convenience of customers. Now Idea has slowly revamped the existing free incoming strategy and started offering Rs 5 roaming pack with 1p/6sec incoming charges. This accounts to 10p/min along with Rs 5 pack charges. Also Read : Does the NEW IDEA [...]

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