IDEA CELLULAR IN KOLKATA,MOBILE SERVICE BY SEPTEMBER

IDEA CELLULAR IN KOLKATA,MOBILE SERVICE BY SEPTEMBERIndia’s 3rd largest GSM service provider Idea cellular is all set to roll out its GSM Mobile Service in Kolkata and West Bengal telecom circle. We have some exclusive details regarding the Idea cellular’s Official Launch in Kolkata and West Bengal. It expected that the company will be launch its service in September 2009 .

The core GSM network is live in test mode in parts of Kolkata Metro and West Bengal telecom circle.The help line number for Idea Cellular Kolkata will  90880-12345 and for West Bengal its 90930-12345 .

Idea’s plans to go for GSM Mobile service in Kolkata and West Bengal after it receives  allotted 4.4 MHz start-up spectrum in the 1800 MHz band by DoT in both circles.

Besides Kolkata and West Bengal circles, Idea has also received its quota of 4.4 MHz startup spectrum for the Assam and Northeast service areas and company plans to roll out mobile service in all circles by the end of December 2009.

Idea cellular will be the 6th GSM operator in Kolkata, the five other operator are Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, and Reliance Smart.

At present,the company has its GSM mobile service in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar-Jharkhand, Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh-Chattisgarh, Maharashtra-Goa, Mumbai, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan,Tamilnadu-Chennai,UP-East and UP-West telecom circle.

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  • TONIRUL ISLAM July 23, 2013 9:26 am

    which companies launches their 3g services in south kolkata near ruby hospital?

  • sukanta bikash rana September 5, 2011 2:40 pm

    they are just like a froad they activate the valu-aded service without any concern
    my idea connection no:9088233708 and email id is sbrana20@gmail.com other contact no is 9804556757

  • rajiev March 31, 2010 8:31 am

    Portability hits network hurdle, postponed to June 30

  • rajiev March 30, 2010 8:53 am

    Your mobile bill may shoot up by 2% on R&D cess

  • rajiev March 29, 2010 7:36 am

    hello friends any idea about s-tel, is it rollin its service or resolve it problem

  • rajiev March 27, 2010 7:23 pm

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  • rajiev March 22, 2010 11:04 pm

    Airtel Doubles Speed for Broadband Customers at NO Extra Cost

  • rajiev March 22, 2010 11:02 pm

    1.) G-Fone G-588 is an interesting phone as it allows users to work on two different networks. It supports both GSM+GSM or GSM+CDMA.
    2.) G-588 includes a full QWERTY keyboard.
    3.) When it comes to display, the phone features a 2.2 inch QVGA display which supports 64000 colors.
    4.) G-Phone’s G-588 also supports Social Networking through Nimbuzz. (Support for Skype, Facebook, Twitter, G-Talk, Yahoo, MSN, AOL etc…)
    5.) G-588 also comes with a very basic 1.3 MP Camera.
    6.) Other interesting features available with G-Phone G-588 include Bluetooth, FM Radio, Speaker phone feature. It also features Opera Mini browser for internet browsing and an Email Client as well.
    7.) The phone also comes with an Indian Calendar.
    8.) G-588 comes with a expandable memory slot which can be used to expand memory upto 8GB.
    9.) G-Phone G-588 comes with a MP3 Music Player and can even video playback 3GP & MP4 files.
    10.) G-588 is available for a price of Rs.4799 in India.

  • rajiev March 22, 2010 10:57 pm

    G-Fone G-588 is a Dual-SIM QWERTY Phone (Priced at Rs.4799)

  • rajiev March 21, 2010 10:06 am

    ismein to mera comments hi post nahi hota!

  • rajiev March 19, 2010 6:15 pm

    GSM cos add 13 mn new users in Feb

  • rajiev March 15, 2010 10:15 am

    MNP to be delayed by at least 3 months

  • rajiev March 12, 2010 8:34 am

    Number portability may get delayed again-economics times

  • rajiev March 4, 2010 9:31 am

    koi sms pack lao , for postpaid user(delhi)

  • rajiev February 19, 2010 8:14 am

    yes, 50 paise for per 3 min@Anirban Mukherjee

  • Anirban Mukherjee February 19, 2010 12:10 am

    @rajiev
    charges for cc calling?

  • rajiev February 17, 2010 6:26 pm

    Rs.91 sms pack for prepaid , daily 1000 sms free for local and std

  • rajiev February 16, 2010 8:36 am

    in delhi there is no sms plan for prepaid n postpaid customer,

  • rajiev February 8, 2010 10:28 am

    in bihar and jharkhand , if u contact to customer care they were charge .50 paise for 3 minutes

  • rajiev February 8, 2010 7:16 am

    in bihar idea launched rs 26 sms pack,1000 sms daily

  • rajiev February 2, 2010 9:28 am

    there is no sms plan in delhi for postpaid and prepaid user,only Rs.79 mein 1000 local sms free.shayad IDEA apne network mein koi conjestion nahi chahta hai.

  • ANIRBAN January 28, 2010 3:34 pm

    Is there any good sms plan in kolkata circle??

  • sadhin sarkar January 23, 2010 4:57 pm

    welcome tele com in fracers in west bengal.

  • Udayan January 23, 2010 3:14 pm

    @ishan

    ishan :
    !dea has launched new value vouchers in Kolkata & West Bengal circle..
    For per minute customers–
    All Local, STD & Roaming Outgoing,Incoming Calls @ Rs.0.5/min..MRP of the voucher Rs.48..validity 365 days..
    For per second customers–
    All Local, STD & Roaming Outgoing,Incoming Calls @ 1paisa/s..MRP of this voucher Rs.49..validity 366 days.

    This !dea will surely going to rock…Everyone is giving a validity of 365 days..!dea has provided the per second users a period of 366 days..ha ha ha !!!!!dea

  • kaushik January 21, 2010 9:04 pm

    ishan :!dea has launched new value vouchers in Kolkata & West Bengal circle..For per minute customers–All Local, STD & Roaming Outgoing,Incoming Calls @ Rs.0.5/min..MRP of the voucher Rs.48..validity 365 days..
    For per second customers–All Local, STD & Roaming Outgoing,Incoming Calls @ 1paisa/s..MRP of this voucher Rs.49..validity 366 days.

    cant beat BSNL and Reliance CDMA in coverage with same plan

  • ishan January 21, 2010 8:27 pm

    !dea has launched new value vouchers in Kolkata & West Bengal circle..
    For per minute customers–
    All Local, STD & Roaming Outgoing,Incoming Calls @ Rs.0.5/min..MRP of the voucher Rs.48..validity 365 days..

    For per second customers–
    All Local, STD & Roaming Outgoing,Incoming Calls @ 1paisa/s..MRP of this voucher Rs.49..validity 366 days.

  • Fahad January 7, 2010 7:06 am

    Idea wat is your new idea

  • Rahul January 6, 2010 9:45 pm

    Idea come soon some new attractive offer.

  • rajiev January 2, 2010 11:45 am

    idea havn’t any unlimited offer

  • rajiev December 29, 2009 1:53 pm

    when will idea launch unlimited sms pack.i m from delhi

  • Rahul December 28, 2009 11:18 am

    Idia cellular launch idea to idea unlimited free card just for 249. 30dys

  • RAJ NAYAK December 21, 2009 12:30 pm

    dear sir,
    I have a showroom space in kolkata{DUM DUM}.i am interested to open
    an IDEA store at my showroom.I would be really thankful to you if let me know
    what are the requirements.
    thanking you
    RAJ NAYAK.

  • Saptarshi Roy December 16, 2009 9:55 pm

    @Anirban Bhattacharjee

    They have many such “My Idea” stores across the city of Kolkata. Details provided on their website.

    It is a shame that Tata Docomo launched their service before Idea did in Kolkata but till date they do not have any exclusive store like Vodafone or Idea. Airtel and Aircel also do have exclusive stores but few in numbers in Kolkata. Money making machines!

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee December 16, 2009 9:22 pm

    Idea store now in Kolkata

    For any query, service, complaint & bill payment go to

    Idea Service Center

    Ganapati International
    91, Tollygunge Circular Road
    Kolkata – 700053

  • Saptarshi Roy December 7, 2009 9:44 pm

    @partha
    Atleast Idea Kolkata is better than Reliance Smart GSM and Tata Docomo (for now). I read somewhere in this forum that they have entered into a tower-sharing agreement with Vodafone in the Kolkata + West Bengal circle.

  • Swarnadip December 2, 2009 11:08 pm

    When idea will come to malda.

  • rajiev November 27, 2009 9:11 am

    what an idea sirji

  • partha November 25, 2009 9:07 pm

    IDEA, a total flop in kolkata. Docomo doing good compared to IDEA. IDEA is a big flop like initial days of AB baby(Avishek).

  • pawan singh November 23, 2009 1:49 pm

    idea is good

  • Avishek November 20, 2009 1:27 pm

    BIKASH BHAR :
    I am apply a idea connections in my town.

    Where r u from???I think u r from The MOON or u put ur mobile under ur under***e….yaa,in the moon MTS has no n/w..not know about ur under***e situation!!!!!!& dont f**k here,it is public place..& Indian gov does not permit anybody to f**cking in public place …so beware……

    Dont angry….just joking mate…here in Kolkata & RoB MTS has very good n/w strength…almost everywhere(in pocket also)…..give them some time to estb their n/w as they r new in here……

  • rajiev November 20, 2009 7:44 am

    any idea about basement in dharamtala metro station and sri ram market.

  • ranti November 20, 2009 1:32 am

    MTS….hahaha,,,,are you advirtising for that…lol…thats just fuck…no tower when in pocket…:P

  • BIKASH BHAR November 14, 2009 3:54 pm

    I am apply a idea connections in my town.

  • BIKASH BHAR November 14, 2009 3:51 pm

    dear sir ,
    our idea sim card is not tower connections.my address is vill+po-Ramnagar,P.S.-tarakeswar,dist-Hooghly ,WEST BENGAL.

  • ANIRBAN November 13, 2009 11:11 am

    @RDB
    Ya u r right…MTS gives the best tariff in west bengal as well as the awesome network quality .

  • Kluge November 10, 2009 7:35 pm

    Idea’s appearance shown totally perfunctory because of their unwillingness to the local language promotion and demurred attitude to the local culture.If this trend continue their fate will be same as tata virgin and smart.

  • kaushik November 9, 2009 10:58 pm

    RDB :@kaushik idea ad sucks ! ‘friends walk when u talk’ goes against the traffic safety !
    idea n docomo SIMs are selling still bcz of roadside vendors selling them @ free of cost, often with Rs 10 talktime! so ppl taking it ! ..and throwing it out after some days!
    better spend 1000 bucks , get MTS MCard95 !

    i already thrown my idea and using airtel with RC 41 and vodafone with RC 54

  • RDB November 9, 2009 10:30 pm

    @kaushik
    idea ad sucks ! ‘friends walk when u talk’ goes against the traffic safety !

    idea n docomo SIMs are selling still bcz of roadside vendors selling them @ free of cost, often with Rs 10 talktime! so ppl taking it ! ..and throwing it out after some days!

    better spend 1000 bucks , get MTS MCard95 !

  • kaushik November 9, 2009 10:22 pm

    IDEA is super flop in kolkata.No one taking it
    DOCOMO is slightly better than IDEA due to more advertising
    but both are flop since the biggies are also giving per second pulse with rental of Rs 5-6 per month

  • Anirban Dasgupta November 7, 2009 4:44 pm

    Sir,

    I want to be a part of your organization-idea,in modern trade division (SDQ-Management).

    Regards

    Anirban Dasgupta

  • Anirban Dasgupta November 7, 2009 4:13 pm

    When IDEA will launched their MY “IDEA SHOP”??Now modern Trade division like (MBO’s,COCO’s,FOFO’s & COFO’s) this are the only way to communicate with the customer(s) directly.In sale part Relationship & Commitment are the main two things…..

  • kaushik November 7, 2009 11:30 am

    ishan :@Tanmoy there is no low rate idea-idea power voucher is available in Kolkata & rest of Bengal circle.only 2 plans are available now–>1p/sec & 40p/min in Kolkata & rest of Bengal.

    idea has unlimited on net calls in circles like Orissa,Bihar,Tamil Nadu
    but not in new circles like Kolkata & West Bengal
    WHAT AN !DEA

  • kaushik November 7, 2009 11:23 am

    IDEA NEW BRAND AMBASSODAR
    SIDDHARTH of RANG DE BASANTI.Saw an advertisement of walk and talk in TV
    kick out Abhiskek Bachhan

  • kaushik November 5, 2009 12:53 am

    post plan of idea is also not good in kolkata circles

  • ishan November 5, 2009 12:24 am

    @Tanmoy
    there is no low rate idea-idea power voucher is available in Kolkata & rest of Bengal circle.only 2 plans are available now–>1p/sec & 40p/min in Kolkata & rest of Bengal.

  • Karan November 4, 2009 12:44 pm

    Hi,
    Idea has its Kolkata headoffice in Sector V, but need to know when will there be intakes in Financial dept for COLLECTIONS DOMAIN in IDEA…..can anyone pass this info….i have 3+ yrs exp in thsi field

  • abhijit November 4, 2009 7:47 am

    Can not make any phone calls from Vodafone Kolkata network to !dea ROB circle network. The point of inter connectivity is still blocked by Vodafone!!!!!!!

  • Tanmoy November 3, 2009 10:48 pm

    pls tell me low rate power voucher of idea to idea ………kobe berobe

  • Rajesh Pal Singh November 3, 2009 4:01 pm

    Hi

    I am interested in joining your organisation,i have already worked with idea rajasthan in prepaid pre-launch to post launch as AM.

    looking forward for ur response
    rgds
    Raj Singh
    09251618002

  • sonu kumar gupta November 2, 2009 5:52 pm

    Hi I want to join Idea Telecom.What is the procedure.

  • i m pradeep November 1, 2009 11:49 am

    hi
    i want to take idea agency . u can give me then casll my no… 9007881577

  • Naina November 1, 2009 9:34 am

    Numbers remaining recharged might have been included in this boosted figure. A large portion of the so called subscribers actually have multiple numbers in their pocket.

  • Shahzad October 30, 2009 10:12 am

    Sir,
    I have DSA of ICICI bank and Vodafone.I am interested in taking verification agency of MTS.Plz provide me with the concern person’s name and contact numbers.
    Regards
    Shahzad
    09830535347

  • abhijit October 28, 2009 6:13 pm

    @ALL
    HA HA!! Look today’s “Ananda Bazar Patrika” front page.A big advertisement of !dea.No advt of TATA DoCoMo til date published in any leading daily.

  • kaushik October 27, 2009 5:51 pm

    oops IDEA updated their website reg KOLKATA & WB OFFICIAL LAUNCH

  • bp October 27, 2009 11:23 am

    idea is offering local @40 paisa and std @60 paisa across all networks. as per my local mobile shop

  • kaushik October 26, 2009 2:21 pm

    @atanu
    i dont think docomo will be in big problem,because in Tamil Nadu also MTS introduced similar type of offer and it getting just 2 lakh 41 thousand customers upto Sep 09 where as docomo get around 30 lakhs customers in TN
    thats the advantage of GSM

  • atanu October 26, 2009 1:49 pm

    now tata docomo and idea in big problame regarding call rate in kolkata.

    MTS launch Msever 95 card,
    all local call @ 1paise/2sec
    all std call @ 1paise/1sec
    valid for lifetime.

  • soumya October 26, 2009 1:25 pm

    same problem, google not working,

  • Idrees October 25, 2009 12:49 pm

    @all ‘ has google stopped the “google wireless transcode service”need confirmation frm anyone facing the same while opening the page getting reply “sorry something did’nt work quit right”

  • Fahad October 24, 2009 10:46 pm

    No unlimited plans by docomo anymore…but speed is very good as heard from my friend

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 24, 2009 10:42 pm

    @Suchisuvra Sen
    Whatever they will give best than any other.Tata should make their network first properly.

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 24, 2009 10:41 pm

    @soumya
    Idea have not launched commercially………….

  • soumya October 24, 2009 9:58 pm

    idea gprs charges are high, tata docomo is good

  • soumya October 24, 2009 9:57 pm

    how can u do show, sim card not given for trail, first buy the sim

  • Anuj October 24, 2009 7:25 pm

    I think one should go with Idea or any other newly launched operator only after testing its connectivity at his/her desired places where cell phone will be used extensively. Do bit research & if like it then grab it!

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 24, 2009 7:08 pm

    @S.J.B
    You are really true.Tata have worst network at this stage.You can’t say anything to Idea now as they are in test mood.

  • S.J.B October 24, 2009 7:04 pm

    If you have too choose between TataDocomo and IDEA then go for Idea.. Tata’s Network Really Sucks in a big way.. Hopeless network..

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 24, 2009 7:03 pm

    @Fahad
    Idea have too good service even at test signal,Idea have not launched it’s commercial service in Kolkata.Their service is at least better than commercially launched Tata Docomo who have no signal at Barasat like area.

  • Fahad October 24, 2009 6:57 pm

    Idea is mindless telecom company..
    They dont know how to make things work…
    Idea totally a bad idea sirji….they work like a kachwa…in ths century kachwa means you are not eligible to do work and you should take rest…we want work to get done very fast …but idea grrrrr

  • ARUN October 24, 2009 6:37 pm

    idea…
    hv no idea bout kolkata circle…
    so they r thinking bout new idea…

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 24, 2009 6:34 pm

    @kaushik
    when?

  • kaushik October 24, 2009 5:12 pm

    atlast IDEA AD in kolkata seen by me in Gariahat Area

  • Rahul October 24, 2009 4:47 pm

    But idea still now no add.

  • Rahul October 24, 2009 4:45 pm

    Idea netwrk is very good.

  • Rahul October 24, 2009 4:36 pm

    Idea 40p plan is not bad

  • Rahul October 24, 2009 4:34 pm

    idea

  • rajendra October 24, 2009 12:01 am

    idea cellular service is in the test mode in kolkata .What an Idea sirji

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 23, 2009 11:34 pm

    @soumya
    Idea have not launched service commercially, it is in the test mood.Secondly ROB circle is not small area like Kolkata Circle.Idea will soon have commercial launch in Kolkata with best service.They have launched it as to know customer queries and problems.Please wait,they will soon come with good service as like other circle.I am form Barasat,here Idea have too good service even at test run.But commercially launched Tata Docomo service have worst network.MY suggestion keep your other operator service,no hurry.Soon both network will give best possible service.Idea is really good in rest of India.What an Idea sirji

  • soumya October 23, 2009 8:17 pm

    idea service is vey bad, they should improve thier sevice first, but they launch idea with any tower,

  • soumya October 23, 2009 8:15 pm

    idea sims are availabke in market, but the srvice is very bad in west bengal, no calls can be made, every time its shows network busy,

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  • abhijit October 23, 2009 5:33 pm

    @kaushik
    !dea official Launch in Kolkata & West Bengal on 28th October 09,thereafter….

  • kaushik October 23, 2009 1:16 pm

    IDEA updated their website about Jammu & Kashmir regarding official launch
    but still no updates about official launch in kolkata & west bengal
    till today I not find any AD of IDEA in KOLKATA

    really surprising

  • Udayan October 23, 2009 10:37 am

    !dea is providing a good network…its no doubt..Somehow i am having a horrible time at Writers’ Buildings(Kolkata)–my workplace..In my room,there not a single bar is available..However if I come out from my room,go upstairs–it becomes strong but with fluctuation..(It may be mentioned here that as per belief from different quarters regarding the use of jammer for blocking signal inside Writers’—the same is completely untrue)..Even BSNL(my first service provider from incoming chargeable days and the second worst service provider after R-GSM/Smart..!!!!!!)provides somehow good signals inside…New entrant TATA Docomo along with Vodafone/Airtel/Tata Indicom and Reliance CDMA is providing good in house service…Even after repeated complaints R-GSM and AIRCEL have failed to provide good service inside the building…with MNP in the near future,most of the cellphone users are going to shift their base(except Voda/Airtel)..!dea at this point may loose this golden opportunity of getting a slice of these customer alonwith Docomo..mind it there are around 6,000(whopping) employees inside Writers’ Buildings..the state administrative HQ…!dea,please give a serious look in this case..just because i am happy with !dea’s service but have to change the SIM card once I enter my Office…

  • Tanmoy October 22, 2009 11:58 am

    pls tell me ,which date idea officially launch date in westbengal crcle

  • Sparsh October 22, 2009 6:00 am

    When uninor and loop comming to kolkata

  • soumya October 21, 2009 12:36 pm

    idea have already launched in bengal circle, ind 853 is idea network, what about tata docomo

  • abhigyan raay October 21, 2009 12:16 pm

    have idea any s.m.s voucher, or good promo plz inform me

  • abhigyan raay October 21, 2009 12:15 pm

    idea c.c don’t know about officially launching date. anybody working in idea call centre have any information about launching date?

  • abhigyan raay October 21, 2009 12:08 pm

    i am from andul. have idea facing any problem at andul?how is their network? plz inform suchisubhra sen.

  • abhigyan raay October 21, 2009 12:06 pm

    when idea will commercially launch in kolkata? is it on 28thoctober, plz inform me. do u have any true information

  • soumya October 20, 2009 1:33 pm

    ok abhijit, do u know when will tata docomo launch in west bengal

  • abhijit October 20, 2009 1:28 pm
  • abhijit October 20, 2009 1:21 pm

    @soumya
    Entire West Bengal all towers where Rf Tubes fitted by AIRTEL-VODAFONE-!DEA all are “INDUS TOWERS” their OWN CREATED company.These trio sharing their own infrastructure named as INDUS.
    N.B.:- IF YOU & I ARE IN MOBILE BUSINESS & WE CREATE A SEPARATE TOWER COMPANY(NAMED AS XYZ)THEN ONE SINGLE TOWER CAN CARRY BOTH OURS RF TUBE & CELL PAD TO SAVE OUR COSTING.
    That is the same case of above trio companies.

  • soumya October 19, 2009 9:24 pm

    in west bengal. idea is using vodafone tower my friend

  • abhijit October 19, 2009 7:50 pm

    @ALL
    A peculiar ”BHYAR..BHYAR..BHYAR..BHYAR…” sound releasing from !dea network when I want to talk anybody by using my !dea SIM card & creating problem especially during day time.

  • abhijit October 19, 2009 7:40 pm

    soumya :
    idea cellular are using vodafone tower to operate in west bengal telecom

    Wrong.They both are using their own created companies tower named as “INDUS TOWER”. INDUS TOWER is the world largest tower company(more than 110000 tower) created by AIRTEL,VODAFONE & !DEA. Their respective stakes are 42% 42% & 16%. Very soon INDUS TOWER will come out with a public issue to become a public limited company.

  • abhijit October 19, 2009 7:34 pm

    @kaushik
    Handset displays as “Idea”

  • adi October 19, 2009 7:00 pm

    @Kaushik

    it’s showing Idea

  • soumya October 19, 2009 6:03 pm

    idea have been launch in west bengal

  • Rahul October 19, 2009 5:10 pm

    GOOD NEWS

    Idea come soon idea to idea free card.

  • ABHISHEK October 19, 2009 4:56 pm

    anyone getting idea network on north bengal???

  • soumya October 19, 2009 2:57 pm

    tata docomo is available in kolkata, when we get it in west bengal telecom circle

  • soumya October 19, 2009 2:54 pm

    idea cellular are using vodafone tower to operate in west bengal telecom

  • soumya October 19, 2009 2:53 pm

    idea sim are available

  • Rahul October 19, 2009 2:52 pm

    Docomo better then idia netwrk

  • K.Manna October 19, 2009 2:52 pm

    Initially seems to be good,
    lets check about the network improvement.

  • soumya October 19, 2009 2:51 pm

    in west bengal circle idea code- 405 853

  • Rahul October 19, 2009 2:51 pm

    Wt?

  • soumya October 19, 2009 2:50 pm

    when will tata docomo be available in west bengal circle

  • Rahul October 19, 2009 2:49 pm

    Idea !

  • Rahul October 19, 2009 2:48 pm

    Idia towar is very good.

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 19, 2009 10:52 am

    IND 848 or Idea handset dispaly

  • ABHISHEK October 19, 2009 9:44 am

    Idea

  • RDB October 19, 2009 9:36 am

    ‘Idea’

  • kaushik October 19, 2009 3:36 am

    @RDB

    @abhijit

    @adi

    @ABHISHEK

    @Rahul

    what is handset display of IDEA in your mobile hand set ?

    is it IDEA or Idea

  • abhijit October 18, 2009 10:28 pm

    @adi
    COMMERCIAL LAUNCH OF !DEA CELLULAR IN KOLKATA AND ROB CIRCLE IS 28TH OCTOBER 2009. CONFIRM NEWS FROM DISTRIBUTOR.

  • RDB October 18, 2009 8:23 pm

    @adi
    man u hav 2 add +91 to call, i often found netwek busy wen using 10 dig no ! but cud connct using +91 !

  • S.J.B October 18, 2009 7:04 pm

    Idea would surely bring good offers for kolkata..

  • adi October 18, 2009 6:36 pm

    @ABHISHEK

    yeah I also called the c/c & they told me that gprs will be available only after the official launch…. Anyway how is the network experience?????? Today from the afternoon I’m facing some problems in calling, it’s showing “network busy” :( .

    @ ALL
    Any1 know the official date of launch of !dea at KOLKATA???????PLZ REPLY ASAP

  • Idrees October 18, 2009 10:32 am

    @Rahul plz provide my some discription about the shape of ideacellular towers,i am a bit confused to differentiate them among the various towers present in SRINAGAR.

  • harshita October 18, 2009 9:22 am

    ya

  • ABHISHEK October 17, 2009 9:46 am

    @kaushik
    does they have any launch date yet???

  • ABHISHEK October 17, 2009 9:44 am

    @adi
    i called cc/they told gprs will be avalaible after commercial launch.

  • adi October 17, 2009 2:15 am

    i’m using motorola w270. i can’t access gprs with it, though i got the settings right after inserting the sim in my set. Any1 faced d same?????????

  • kaushik October 17, 2009 12:18 am

    ABHISHEK :@kaushik what’s ur source???
    Like or Dislike: 0  1

    my friend works in idea cellular kolkata

  • ABHISHEK October 17, 2009 12:05 am

    @kaushik
    what’s ur source???

  • Rahul October 16, 2009 2:12 pm

    2010 launch in kolkata six gsm opretor.
    1).Unitec werles 2).Loop mobile. 3)virgin gsm. 4).MTS gsm. 5).S.tel 6).sumthig or.

  • Rahul October 16, 2009 2:05 pm

    Next gsm conection in kolkata Unitec werles launching by feb… Midle of 2010

  • Rahul October 16, 2009 2:01 pm

    Kolkata coming soon gsm mobile oporetor is Unitec Werles.

  • Rahul October 16, 2009 1:16 pm

    Walk when you talk.
    Good !dea sirjeeee.
    Becoz. Walk in search netwark.

  • kaushik October 16, 2009 12:57 pm

    @Rahul
    probably abhishek bacchan is busy thats why idea delaying launch in kolkata
    i heard that abhishek will be in kolkata on its offcial launch date

  • Rahul October 16, 2009 10:34 am

    Idea sim card all seller avelebl here. But still now no add.

  • Idrees October 13, 2009 7:41 pm

    Now u guyz in kolkata finaly having a treat of idea connections if not activated yet still u can comment on their coverage, is it good or still needs to do lot

  • atanu October 13, 2009 5:46 pm

    Tanmoy :idea to idea call rate pre mint
    @kaushik

    kasshik said 1 st month & 11 months local call as per 30 pise and 40 paise. that means all local(Vodafone/Airtel/Reliance CDMA/Reliance GSM(smart)/Tata Cdma/Tata Docomo/Aircel/Vergin and also Idea)
    and Std any network in india.

  • kaushik October 13, 2009 5:40 pm

    @Tanmoy
    it is 30paise for 1st month and 40 paise for next 11 months
    it is base rate for idea and it still not launched any power recharge as far my knowledge to reduce call further

  • Tanmoy October 13, 2009 5:39 pm

    @kaushik
    pls tell me tarrif fo idea cellur in west bengal

  • Tanmoy October 13, 2009 5:34 pm

    idea to idea call rate pre mint

    @kaushik

  • kaushik October 13, 2009 5:30 pm

    @Tanmoy
    IDEA 1st month all local 30 paise and STD 60 paise
    next 11 months all local 40 paise and STD 60 paise

    recharge with 51 FRC and get Rs 44 talktime
    SIM cost Rs 49
    Total cost Rs 100

  • Tanmoy October 13, 2009 5:27 pm

    pls tell me tarrif of idea cellur

    @kaushik

  • Tanmoy October 13, 2009 5:26 pm

    pls tell me tarrif of idea cellur

  • ARUN October 13, 2009 1:00 pm

    garia any shop u ll get it man…
    just go n ask them for….
    els contack me 9831166129

  • Joyanta October 13, 2009 11:51 am

    Hey guys…where r u getting Idea SIM cards?

    Is there any shop near Garia/Jadavpur?

  • kaushik October 13, 2009 5:05 am

    sayantan :today idea launched their service in west bengal. i live in murshidabad, berhampore. i have got my new idea number.

    what about docomo launch in West bengal ?

  • sayantan October 12, 2009 11:29 pm

    today idea launched their service in west bengal. i live in murshidabad, berhampore. i have got my new idea number.

  • Agnivo October 12, 2009 11:19 pm

    Guess they’d take more time, but before the Diwali I guess…

  • kaushik October 12, 2009 11:08 pm

    today is 12th October,still idea not launced officially in kolkata.Anandabazar patrika leading local newspaper reported idea launch on 12th. most importantly no advertisement of idea started till tonight

    DONT KNOW WHAT IS THEIR IDEA

  • Prateek October 12, 2009 10:11 am

    hmmm….even i got my !DEA No..
    908804*2*4

    and its almost a premium no…

  • abhijit October 12, 2009 9:53 am

    @Agnivo
    No not premium but number looks very good & matched with my mental choice.9088x-7x7x0

  • priya October 11, 2009 10:32 am

    hmmm good luck dude/ idea ka idea vi accha hai but idea should introduce super second in kolkata as it is a new bie to our city.

  • altaf October 11, 2009 12:05 am

    abhijit :
    @ALTAF
    @ANUJ
    WHOA.I HAVE GOT MY DESIRED SIM CARD & IT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED.OOH..WHAT A FANTASTIC NUMBER I GOT.AT LAST A LOCAL !DEA NUMBER & MY 2 YEARS WAITING HAS BEEN END HERE NOW.

    Good luck man! I hope everything go smooth and you enjoy the !dea. well you got a premium number or what?

    In between idea updated mumbai’s recharge voucher list more voucher as been added but till know kokaata idea is not updated @ idea’s websitetake a look

  • Agnivo October 11, 2009 12:04 am

    @abhijit
    Free premium number? Did you ask for it? what kind of number? (mask some digits with x/y)

  • abhijit October 10, 2009 11:53 pm

    @ALTAF
    @ANUJ

    WHOA.I HAVE GOT MY DESIRED SIM CARD & IT HAS BEEN ACTIVATED.OOH..WHAT A FANTASTIC NUMBER I GOT.AT LAST A LOCAL !DEA NUMBER & MY 2 YEARS WAITING HAS BEEN END HERE NOW.

  • ABHISHEK October 10, 2009 5:35 pm

    i called cc and they kept on saying that it is not launched “officially”

  • Anuj October 10, 2009 5:11 pm

    Man always remember that Idea is from Aditya Birla group, a reputed name & of course they want viable business. So the fact is that unlike Aircel, MTS(which are offering cheap rates across the nation where they are present), Idea is offering cheap tariff just in few circles where it is comparatively new. Ask to peoples in Maharashtra, Gujarat & some south state. Idea is a costliest operator in these circles. It shall match up its rates with Airtel or vodafone after 1-2 years of operations in new circles.

  • atanu October 10, 2009 4:38 pm

    Anuj :

    atanu :@Anuj why anuj, you never seen aircel(RC: rs-246/- = 600 min local call after that 30 paise all local number,including all the land phone in entier state.)

    Because Aircel is not a public listed company like Idea Cellular & so there’s no pressure on Aircel about EBITA, ARPU, viability of business etc. I am from Maharashtra & Goa (a home circle of Idea cellular). Here Idea’s tariffs are highest even than Airtel & Vodafone(unlike Airtel Karnataka where Airtels tariff is cheapest than its other circles though it is largest operator there). I belive that Idea is not that much low cost carrier like Aircel or MTS. Even its going to be new entrant in Kolkata, I am sure it wont show you bluemoons like MTS.

    idea offer in kolkata

    IDEA KOLKATA
    1 MONTH
    LOCALLS 0.30 P/M
    S.T.D. 0.60 P/M
    SMS 0.60 P
    NEXT 11 MONTHS
    LOCALLS 0.40 P/M
    S.T.D. 0.60 P/M
    SMS 0.60 P

    pls now reply.

  • atanu October 10, 2009 4:35 pm

    Rohan :Sorry atanu dont feel bad of my words i was just joking

    no, no.. because idea now found. and with sim card.

  • atanu October 10, 2009 4:12 pm

    ABHISHEK :

    MOMPAI :I PURCHASE IDEA SIM CARD. MY MOBILE NO:- 908809XXXX.

    where do you live???

    yes it is launch in kolkata now.

    talk to idea cc at 9088012345

  • ABHISHEK October 10, 2009 3:18 pm

    MOMPAI :
    I PURCHASE IDEA SIM CARD. MY MOBILE NO:- 908809XXXX.

    where do you live???

  • MOMPAI October 10, 2009 2:58 pm

    I PURCHASE IDEA SIM CARD. MY MOBILE NO:- 908809XXXX.

  • MOMPAI October 10, 2009 2:52 pm

    IDEA KOLKATA
    1 MONTH
    LOCALLS 0.30 P/M
    S.T.D. 0.60 P/M
    SMS 0.60 P
    NEXT 11 MONTHS
    LOCALLS 0.40 P/M
    S.T.D. 0.60 P/M
    SMS 0.60 P

  • MOMPAI October 10, 2009 2:45 pm

    SIM COST RS.40
    1st RECHARGING RS.51 T.T. RS.44 (IDEA KOLKATA)

  • MOMPAI October 10, 2009 2:37 pm

    IDEA NOW LAUNCHES IN KOLKATA. 10/10/2009

  • kaushik October 10, 2009 2:00 pm

    today is 10th October and still no sign of IDEA launching in 12th October.Even retailers also does not know the possible date of launch

  • Rohan October 10, 2009 1:46 pm

    Sorry atanu dont feel bad of my words i was just joking

  • Sanjay Gaur October 10, 2009 1:04 pm

    Where is Idea?

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 10, 2009 1:04 pm

    Idea cellular CC always busy,network congestion cahlu honeke pahele,:D

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 10, 2009 12:58 pm

    Idea Cellular have no tower in regarding address 23, East Belgharia 1st lane, Kolkata 700 083.Anyone who is network department please do something before launch.I am not getting any tower of IND 848 in my office.How can they start service having such poor network.

  • atanu October 10, 2009 12:29 pm

    Rohan :Atanu ultadanga pe jaldi tower lagao, humey idea ke kuch naya aur hatke idea ka intejaar hai

    don’t panic they have support od INDUS TOWER support.

  • Mukunda Das Mondal October 9, 2009 7:41 pm

    Thinks for launch Idea Mobile in west Bengsl. I willbe join in your compani markating dustbutar ,
    Name – Mukunda Das Mondal
    Vill & Po – Saktipur
    Dist- Murshidabad
    Phone No- 9749114954 / (03482) 242126

  • Rohan October 9, 2009 5:28 pm

    Atanu ultadanga pe jaldi tower lagao, humey idea ke kuch naya aur hatke idea ka intejaar hai

  • atanu October 9, 2009 3:09 pm

    @San
    no need ads. like tata docomo first formal launch then Commercial. ( go reach like Didi- MAA MATI MANUSH)

  • SOMENATH ROY October 9, 2009 2:35 pm

    Interested for setting up mobile Tower on the roof of my well constructed newly built building.Terms & condition will be discussed after selection.
    contact-09804777257
    09331224708

  • San October 9, 2009 1:29 pm

    Yeah Idea still hasen’t put up any ads like Docomo did before their launch. Ads were seen all around Kolkata prior to one week of their launch.

  • atanu October 9, 2009 1:25 pm

    @kaushik
    my be, in ultadanga crossing, kolkta-54, no idea signal. But retailer in my are confrm that they will come on 12 th oct 09.

  • kaushik October 9, 2009 1:14 pm

    I DONT THINK IDEA CAN LAUNCH ON 12TH OCTOBER IN KOLKATA.STILL NO ADS
    AFTER DIWALI PROBABLY THEY WILL LAUNCH IN KOLKATA

  • Rohan October 9, 2009 12:22 pm

    Idea cellular will be the 7th GSM operator in Kolkata, the five other operator are Vodafone, Airtel, Aircel, BSNL, Reliance Smart and Tata Docomo.

  • Anuj October 9, 2009 2:26 am

    Agnivo :
    Yea the telecom pack in the stock markets is taking a beating and will fall more. If you’re a trader, buy good ones like airtel, rel comm, idea at rock bottom prices and expect to make good profit in the next 6 months… but you’d have to hold it, don’t panic.

    I think 3G auction & MNP shall matter most to telecom stocks in upcoming few months. Its premature to predict performance of these companies & respective stocks till that.

  • Agnivo October 8, 2009 11:06 pm

    Yea the telecom pack in the stock markets is taking a beating and will fall more. If you’re a trader, buy good ones like airtel, rel comm, idea at rock bottom prices and expect to make good profit in the next 6 months… but you’d have to hold it, don’t panic.

  • Suman October 8, 2009 10:42 pm

    Now Idea is launching in West Bengal and is recruiting many people of both sex to their company.If any one can please tell me from where to apply then it will be of great help.It’s urgent.

  • Anuj October 8, 2009 10:17 pm

    kaushik :

    Anuj :

    atanu :@Anuj why anuj, you never seen aircel(RC: rs-246/- = 600 min local call after that 30 paise all local number,including all the land phone in entier state.)

    Because Aircel is not a public listed company like Idea Cellular.

    but IDEA is listed in NSE and BSE ?

    Yes man, Idea Cellular
    is a public listed company at BSE(like Bharti Airtel, Reliance Comm. etc) & so there’s always a pressure to show better results, earnings, profits like any other public listed company. Currently there is high pressure on telecom companies about ARPU as from last few quarters ARPU has fallen very sharply due to low tariffs. So the effect can be clearly seen on telecom shares. From last 3 days(specially after announcement by TRAI about per second billing & Reliance’s 50p/min offering) shares of all telecom companies have been fallen upto 15-17% resulting into lower market valuation of these companies.

  • kaushik October 8, 2009 8:28 pm

    WHEN IDEA WILL BE AVAILABLE IN KOLKATA ? ITS SIGNNAL IS STILL NOT GOOD.IF THEY LAUNCH NOW THEY WILL BE THE FIRST OPERATOR IN KOLKATA LAUNCHING WITH LOWEST NUMBER OF CELL SITES

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee October 8, 2009 6:39 pm

    My nearest mobile shopkeeper confirm that Idea sim card has just come (Baruipur). It is distributed within 2-3 days. I think Monday I ‘ll get Idea connection with good offer.

  • kaushik October 8, 2009 5:45 pm

    Anuj :

    atanu :@Anuj why anuj, you never seen aircel(RC: rs-246/- = 600 min local call after that 30 paise all local number,including all the land phone in entier state.)

    Because Aircel is not a public listed company like Idea Cellular.

    but IDEA is listed in NSE and BSE ?

  • Prateek October 8, 2009 5:19 pm

    I heard dat !dea will launch with intro offer of all local calls @ 20p/min for first 6 months.
    Is dat true???

  • atanu October 8, 2009 5:19 pm

    @Anuj
    BONUS CARD RS.149/- VALID FOR 30 DAYS.

  • Anuj October 8, 2009 4:40 pm

    kaushik :
    @Anuj
    vodafone giving fatafati offer in bihar,orissa,assam,MP with unlimited VF-VF and other local 50 paise and STD Re 1

    What are monthly or yearly fixed charges if any?

  • Anuj October 8, 2009 4:37 pm

    atanu :
    @Anuj
    why anuj, you never seen aircel(RC: rs-246/- = 600 min local call after that 30 paise all local number,including all the land phone in entier state.)

    Because Aircel is not a public listed company like Idea Cellular & so there’s no pressure on Aircel about EBITA, ARPU, viability of business etc. I am from Maharashtra & Goa (a home circle of Idea cellular). Here Idea’s tariffs are highest even than Airtel & Vodafone(unlike Airtel Karnataka where Airtels tariff is cheapest than its other circles though it is largest operator there). I belive that Idea is not that much low cost carrier like Aircel or MTS. Even its going to be new entrant in Kolkata, I am sure it wont show you bluemoons like MTS.

  • kaushik October 8, 2009 4:18 pm

    @Anuj
    vodafone giving fatafati offer in bihar,orissa,assam,MP with unlimited VF-VF and other local 50 paise and STD Re 1

  • atanu October 8, 2009 3:56 pm

    @Anuj
    why anuj, you never seen aircel(RC: rs-246/- = 600 min local call after that 30 paise all local number,including all the land phone in entier state.)

  • ishan October 8, 2009 3:31 pm

    @Anuj
    what u have said is true..the operating cost of a gsm service provoder is definitely higher than a cdma operator..but you know in kolkata circle even AIRTEL is giving 50p/min local call to any network just @ rs.41 with 365 days validity.and all knows about reliance mobile’s simply reliance tariff plan..so idea have to give something new in kolkata circle as they r going to be the newest operator in this circle.so i think they will provide something like 45-50p/min to others and 20-25p/min to own n/w with lifetime validity.

  • Anuj October 8, 2009 1:36 pm

    ishan :
    expecting better tariff plans from idea.if they give 25-30p/min rate for lifetime(like MTS) then it will be really exciting.

    Remember that interconnection charges are 20p/min & Idea is GSM 1800MHz player so operating costs shall be much higher compared to MTS. So its worthless to expect such a low tariff. If Idea do offer so (25-30p/min), they will come up with heavy monthly rental.

  • ishan October 8, 2009 1:19 am

    expecting better tariff plans from idea.if they give 25-30p/min rate for lifetime(like MTS) then it will be really exciting.

  • ABHISHEK October 8, 2009 12:49 am

    TATA DOCOMO being a new network has a good network.at kalyani it has got excellent network coverage much better than RGSM and AIRCEL.but !dea will have much better coverage due to its INDUS advantage.

  • abhijit October 7, 2009 11:59 pm

    Comment number 500.
    The countdown has began.

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 7, 2009 11:49 pm

    Idea will be better than Tata Docomo.Though I am listening complain about their network coverage.IND 848 is not available everywhere in Kolkata

  • Rahul October 7, 2009 11:43 pm

    Idea cellular launch date 12th oct… Sure.
    Idea cellular plan better than Docomo plan. B’coz Idea cellular local cell rate 15p to 20p.

  • Debopratim Roy October 7, 2009 11:33 pm

    @priya
    Any new operator takes atleast a year’s time to settle in network in new circle..Like Relinace GSM Bakwaas Smart still not able to stand up on its feet since 2006 end till date..Calcutta circle runs mainly on Vodafone,Airtel,BSNL and Relinace CDMA,Tata Indicom,MTS and some extent Aircel..

  • San October 7, 2009 10:21 pm

    @Rakesh
    In what sense??

  • priya October 7, 2009 9:45 pm

    arey wait avi docomo ko launch huye kitna din hua he hai. just wait and watch

  • Rakesh October 7, 2009 9:21 pm

    DOCOMO se achha to Virgin hai.

  • Rakesh October 7, 2009 9:17 pm

    TATA DOCOMO supar flop canection.

  • atanu October 7, 2009 12:29 pm

    idea network not found in ultadanga crossing. but present in kankurgachi are. how they can launch on 12th oct.

  • suman October 7, 2009 11:07 am

    Tata Docomo Ekdam Faltu Service Hai.

  • Rabi October 6, 2009 1:23 pm

    Docomo bohot chalu hai,
    Simpl plan chora hai or koi add v nahi kiya hai news paper me. Idea ka plan dekh kar baki plan chorega.

  • atanu October 6, 2009 11:48 am

    i think idea would not mistake like docomo in kolkata. mts’s per sec plan is the batter optation. now only have to copy mts per sec plan but with life time validity. [plans are not copyright protected :) ]

  • Archan Sen October 6, 2009 9:27 am

    Dear Sir,

    You SURE that Idea launching on 12th October in Calcutta and bengal circles jointly. Becouse i am Call Cust Care But executive said NO Information This time.

  • abhijit October 6, 2009 1:53 am

    @ABHISHEK
    Keep patience brother til 31.12.2009(for ROB big town coverage)

  • DEBOPRATIM ROY October 6, 2009 12:34 am

    Idea launching on 12th October in Calcutta and bengal circles jointly

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 6, 2009 12:21 am

    Idea is coming at next monday.

  • ABHISHEK October 6, 2009 12:17 am

    where is !dea??????????///

  • shyamkumar.L October 5, 2009 10:33 pm

    I NEED A JOB

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 3, 2009 11:01 am

    Idea cellular’s top company official said-
    “We will launch our services in Kolkata by Diwali and in north-east states and Jammu and Kashmir before the end of the year,” Idea Cellular Chief Marketing Officer Pradeep Shrivastava said.(PTI reprot of September 11, 2009)

  • abhijit October 1, 2009 10:51 pm

    @kaushik
    Wait.Ad will come out on launch date & not before that date,along with tariff.

  • kaushik October 1, 2009 10:08 pm

    Suchisuvra Sen :Idea is coming in Kolkata Circle on 12 Oct,2009

    still no ad of !dea seen by me in kolkata. Does any body see ?

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 1, 2009 9:45 pm

    Idea is coming in Kolkata Circle on 12 Oct,2009

  • abhijit October 1, 2009 6:09 pm

    @ABHISHEK
    No !dea towers in entire West Bengal.All are Indus advantage.They just have to erect RF tube in the lower most 3rd slot of that towers(16%) according to their stake.(As per Agnivo’s Idea)

  • ABHISHEK October 1, 2009 5:41 pm

    50% area will be covered by !DEA towers and rest will be covered by INDUS towers.

  • bulan October 1, 2009 3:48 pm

    idea will not launch on 12th october. it will take more time and so will docomo…

  • kaushik October 1, 2009 2:53 pm

    docomo will have a better network in kolkata than !dea initialy

  • kaushik October 1, 2009 12:45 pm

    12th october may be !dea launching , but still IDEA towers are not present all over kolkata for eg in ultadanga,laketown their is no tower .They covered around 50 % of total area i guess

  • kaushik October 1, 2009 12:45 pm

    12th october may be !dea launching , but still IDEA towers are not present all over kolkata for eg in ultadanga,laketown their is no .They covered around 50 % of total area i guess

  • RDB October 1, 2009 12:31 pm

    offical 12th oct ! :)

  • kaushik October 1, 2009 12:02 pm

    what is unofficial launch and official launch ? pls clarify

  • RDB October 1, 2009 11:53 am

    @abhijit
    who cares abt unofficial launch ! …. wait for official launch … i think after 5th oct, idea ads will be seen over kolkata …..

  • Suchisuvra Sen October 1, 2009 8:56 am

    Idea have already launched their service.I have called their CC from my RGSM mobile.CC agent told me the news that they have launched it,though it is not official launch.Only roaming customer can directly access their service in Kolkata.

  • abhijit September 30, 2009 9:20 pm

    Again a strong rumor that !dea unofficial launch 2nd October09(KOL+ROB) & official launch 12th October09.

  • Udayan September 30, 2009 8:35 pm

    And…There is a request(very humble!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) to the moderator or initiator of this post—I think it is Sanjoy–Could you please modify the post name as

    IDEA CELLULAR IN KOLKATA,MOBILE SERVICE BY OCTOBER ?????????????????????????

  • umesh kr sharma September 30, 2009 7:01 pm

    sir,i am interested for distributar for durgapur and raniganj,asansol.for pre-paid and postpaid.

  • kaushik September 28, 2009 11:32 pm

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    great english

  • abhijit September 28, 2009 11:58 am

    @Agnivo
    Ohhh.Thank you thank you so much.You are a valuable asset of this forum.Plz keep in touch always.

  • Agnivo September 28, 2009 12:17 am

    @Mukunda Das Mondal
    Are you drunk??

  • Mukunda Das Mondal September 27, 2009 4:54 pm

    thinking for lonch in idea mobile in west bengal cercle
    I am a vellergrs that news and advaties idia mobile for my best cell fone
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  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 2:05 pm

    @abhijit
    Answers to your technical queries:

    1. Cellphone frequency band, technology and radio waves are totally different from regular radio waves (aakashvaani etc). It is not short/medium/long waves but microwaves. By nature of the waves, they can penetrate upto a certain distance and circular area (like cells in a beehive, hence name cellphone).

    http://i34.tinypic.com/im87z5.jpg
    http://i34.tinypic.com/rtm3b5.jpg

    Also, it is transceiving not just broadcasting. (TX and RX – transmit/receive – full duplex – 2 channels unlike regular radio.) It utilizes some channels in the frequency band say 895-910 for transmit, 915-930 MHz for receive (examples). A lot of channels can be created in such a particular frequency band which make up the total available call handling capacity of a particular tower/BTS.

    Now why can’t towers be few and distant? The thing is radiation level has to be controlled as well as to provide service; nature of waves make it penetrate upto 10KM radius in less populated areas. (ideally 2-3KM in cities due to concrete jungle etc. absorbing the waves)

    Secondly, the frequency band alloted (bandwidth is limited) to a certain operator is fixed. So, the various BTSs have to do sort of frequency hopping. (re-use a certain partial frequency band over areas where the signal of same frequency of the chosen band don’t reach or interfere) So, say Barrackpore BTS uses 895-905MHz, you might find that same band is being used in Kalyani BTS about 30KM away, where Barrackpore signal can’t interfere and vice versa. So, channels are being reused, hence higher number of towers are required and radiation level is intentionally controlled.

    2. Already answered – microwaves…

    3. 900MHz band – better penetration, better signal quality, less interference, less absorption, less TX/RX power required, BUT less no. of channels can be handled.

    1800MHz – opposite of above.

    Hope that clears up your queries…

  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 1:34 pm

    @abhijit
    OK sure, just need to write it up and stick it here for your convenience. 30mins please… got some work to finish.

  • abhijit September 27, 2009 11:38 am

    abhijit :
    @Agnivo
    Agnivo I have few query regarding mobile technology & I think You are the right person who knows it.They are:-
    1)Why in mobile service towers are needed in almost every places though they are throwing same radio signal as same as Akashvani? But,Akashvani have only one huge tower on their office roof top & I can listen radio in my home (Chandannagar)with a clear cut voice(Reflection from Ionosphere).Their next tower is at Mogra.Why mobile communication can not adopt the same system?(e.g. one tower is in Kolkata & the next is in Burdwan)
    2)In our country Mobile service is under two band 900MHz & 1800MHz.Are they runs as short or long or in medium wave length?
    3)What is the advantage & disadvantage of 1800MHz band in mobile technology as compare with 900MHz band commercially & technologically?
    I am totally novice regarding the engineering side of this industry. Plz enlighten me.
    I apologize to everybody that I have ask this questions in Tata DoCoMo heading tag.

    @Agnivo
    Agnivo Please reply these technical queries.You are the master of technical knowledge.

  • ABHISHEK September 27, 2009 11:09 am

    Both the CC nos of !dea are functional frm my Airtel.

  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 10:19 am

    @abhijit

    @Anuj
    AFAIK, RF tubes are used for BTS to handset transceiving, the circular drums are for the high bandwidth wireless communication channel between the slave towers to the master towers.

    Slaves towers are not connected to the master by optic fiber, but by the drums. Say, 10 such slave towers connect to the master tower which is in turn, connected by optic fiber to the local switching center.

    If you observe different towers (slave) of the same company from your roof (use a binocular), you’d see that the drums on them point to a particular tower (master), which has a lot of bulky structure with lots of drums!

  • Anuj September 27, 2009 8:46 am

    Ofcourse rounded RF drum if 1800MHz band is concerned.

  • abhijit September 27, 2009 1:53 am

    @Agnivo
    RF Tube or rounded RF Drum boss? Its 1800MHz.Plz reply my technical queries asked in TDCM thread.

  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 12:14 am

    Yea, they will, they will probably get the lowermost (3rd) slot for erecting RF tubes on all Indus towers following their shareholding pattern (16%)…

  • ABHISHEK September 27, 2009 12:10 am

    But in my area !dea signal never shows up and if they use Indus Towers they will have unmatched corerage all over bengal..Happy NAVAMI to all u guys…NNjoYYYYYYYYY……

  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 12:06 am

    Ah, happy ashtami (navami now) to all, opened up “blender’s pride” and half done… guys you enjoy too!

  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 12:05 am

    Yea, they are going to use Indus towers…their signal is live in my area (but goes off often, maybe testing)

  • ABHISHEK September 27, 2009 12:00 am

    ya u ar right.!dea CC is reachable thru airtel only by now.but the strange thing is that i cannot find !dea signal anywhere in west bengal!!!!!!!!!hoping the will use Indus Towers.

  • Agnivo September 27, 2009 12:00 am

    OK, called !dea kolkata CC (12AM now), a guy took my name/contact no. and assured he’d contact me with good offer when they launch.

  • Avishek September 26, 2009 11:49 pm

    Sorry forget to maintion that I am from Midnapur….

  • Avishek September 26, 2009 11:49 pm

    @abhijit
    @All

    Ohh!!! Good news for Idea RoB…I am just able to connect the Idea RoB CC No.(9093012345)from my Airtel no…but I am not able to connect this no. from my Vodafone,MTS,BSNL LL…this CC no. playes only Walk when u talk tape(although language selection option is available but they are now functionless as per my experience till now)….

  • Agnivo September 26, 2009 11:48 pm

    Hmm, time to call up !dea kolkata CC and prebook a postpaid on condition they offer a free premium number!

  • ABHISHEK September 26, 2009 11:46 pm

    here i can get only Tata Docomo signal no any other signal not even !dea..And Tata Docomo is available everywhere and its coverage is much better than Aircel and RGSM.@abhijit

  • Avishek September 26, 2009 11:39 pm

    ***Idea Kol CC is active & I dialled the no. & able to connect with them from my MTS connection…But the Idea CC Representatives are useless & they have no idea about Idea…They are not able to tell me about Their expected launch date,tariffs etc…

    ***But I am not able to connect the 9093012345 No. from my Airtel,Vodafone,Aircel,MTS,BSNL LL till now….

    ***Uninor(Unitech Wireless)ROB MNC 405-880 is not available through my mobile’s manual search in Midnapur & adjoining areas till today…..

    ***I am find the TTDCM & Idea signals in Midnapur from yesterday…TTDCM signal is strong in Midnapur & in my home TTDCM signal not as good as I expect but it is available in almost all part of my house & my area…but Idea signal is very bad…they r not available in the main part of Midnapur..& in my home & adjoining area the signal is very week…Sometime I am able to locate them & sometime not….

  • abhijit September 26, 2009 10:03 pm

    @ABHISHEK
    ABHISHEK please provide us some information regarding !DEA ROB & TDCM ROB in Malda area.Are you getting their signals in Malda? !DEA ROB MNC 405-853 & TDCM ROB MNC 405-047. Are you getting signals of Uninor(Unitech Wireless)ROB MNC 405-880 in Malda area? Please search it manually with your mobile & share with us your experience.

  • ABHISHEK September 26, 2009 7:33 pm

    I am dialing from Malda using Airtel.

  • abhijit September 26, 2009 6:37 pm

    @ABHISHEK
    From where you are dialing & who is your operator? From our Kolkata Airtel & Aircel POI not yet opened.

  • ABHISHEK September 26, 2009 4:12 pm

    9093012345 is active now.

  • Avishek September 25, 2009 11:10 pm

    Suchisuvra Sen :
    TTDCM and Idea have not launched their service in ROB circle

    Yes I know that…I just said that Idea & TTDCM test signals r active in my area…

  • Suchisuvra Sen September 25, 2009 11:00 pm

    TTDCM and Idea have not launched their service in ROB circle

  • Avishek September 25, 2009 10:57 pm

    Today I found 7 operators with my phone…& it is first time by me at Midnapur,Kharagpur…They are as per serial shown with my handset…

    1.Airtel
    2.Vodafone
    3.Cellone
    4.Reliance
    5.Aircel
    6.405047(TTDCM-RoB)
    7.405853(Idea-RoB)

    But The Idea signal is very week…& available in only some parts of my area…TTDCM is more better n/w than Idea in my area at present… but not so good…both n/w r not strong & I hope they are able to strengthn their n/w in my area soon….

  • Sourish Chakraborty September 25, 2009 8:59 pm

    Hey, I just spoke to !DEA CUSTOMER CARE and it is ACTIVE. Their number is 90880 12345 in Kolkata. They promised to launch their service within a couple of weeks. I can even find their signal on my mobile i.e. (848). So guys speak to the CC and find out for yourself.

  • Sushma September 25, 2009 7:49 pm

    IDEA IS PROVING OUT TO BE GOOD OPERATOR IN ALL THE CIRCLES.

  • ishan September 25, 2009 11:57 am

    @badal ghosh
    !dea to 12th October launch korbe.i hope sedin thekei sim pawa jabe..and the offers will be definitely lucrative.

  • badal ghosh September 25, 2009 9:38 am

    koba pabo idea ar sim ?

    ke ke subidha daba?

    mona hoy valoi facility daba

  • Rahul September 25, 2009 8:32 am

    Both the launches are deferred till diwali.

  • ishan September 25, 2009 12:53 am

    Swaps :
    @abhijit
    So, launch day is not far.

    !dea will launch in kolkata & bengal circle on 12th October.

  • abhijit September 24, 2009 9:47 pm

    @Swaps
    Its !dea brother. ABTL + TMI = Big Bang.

  • Swaps September 24, 2009 8:41 pm

    @abhijit
    So, launch day is not far.

  • abhijit September 24, 2009 6:59 pm

    Good news for !dea in roamers.They can roam in our Kolkata circle with their own network from today.This means !dea Kolkata network is ready to provide service.Only one thing I have been noticed that GPRS is not yet ready.Hope it will be ready within few days.I have tested it with my own !dea SIM card(MP circle)& able to make a call.

  • Somraj September 24, 2009 5:14 pm

    hey its not funny man..

  • San September 24, 2009 1:16 pm

    @Somraj
    Lol… wat abuse did he give you???

  • altaf September 23, 2009 10:34 pm

    ishan :
    @altaf
    ya altaf idea Mumbai’s offers are really cool.i have also checked ur reviews about tata docomo..i also found that u had some problem with one of ur docomo no.so what they are telling now?has they(tata docomo) solved ur problem??
    and one thing what will u say idea’s network in mumbai is comparable with vodafone, airtel or not??

    r u referring to my other TATA DOCOMO PROBLEM which is posted in the comment section…….IF YES then today only they activated my number again after 7 days pathetic service @ TATA DOCOMO GALLERY agents are rude…

    of course man, u can compare airtel, vodafone & loop mobile network with IDEA in short i think first airtel then vodafone then loop then idea. One can blindly trust their network coverage…. no problem fantastic service

  • ishan September 23, 2009 10:19 pm

    @altaf
    ya altaf idea Mumbai’s offers are really cool.i have also checked ur reviews about tata docomo..i also found that u had some problem with one of ur docomo no.so what they are telling now?has they(tata docomo) solved ur problem??

    and one thing what will u say idea’s network in mumbai is comparable with vodafone, airtel or not??

  • Somraj September 23, 2009 8:45 pm

    abhijit :
    Hey.!dea Kolkata this number is ringing 90880-08809.

    dude may i know whose number is this. because i tried to call up once, nobody picked up and after sometime someone called back and abused me !

  • abhijit September 23, 2009 6:28 pm

    Hey.!dea Kolkata this number is ringing 90880-08809.

  • altaf September 23, 2009 12:51 pm

    San :
    Hoping to see IDEA’s grand launch in Kolkata.

    During the launch of idea mumbai they did huge promotion like in every railway station bus stand in buildings at every nook& corner all mere having the same line “JISKA NUMBER MUMBAI KA WOH MUMBAI KA what an !dea sirji!” some people were like saying “toh kya hum mumbai ke nahi hai” sounds funny hope in kolkata they find some other new way of promotion :P

  • San September 23, 2009 12:50 pm

    Wow.. no its time to change looks like every operator is following suite now. Soon per minute billing plan will vanish

  • kaushik September 23, 2009 12:47 pm

    vodafone in MP also introduces per second pulse rate

  • San September 23, 2009 12:33 pm

    Hoping to see IDEA’s grand launch in Kolkata.

  • altaf September 23, 2009 11:09 am

    ishan :
    @altaf
    as a docomo Mumbai user,r u happy with their network in mumbai??and any info about idea Mumbai coverage??

    i request u to take a look at customer desk abt my docomo review to know abt docomo service in mumbai http://telecomtalk.info/category/customer-desk/

  • altaf September 23, 2009 11:07 am

    ishan :
    @altaf
    as a docomo Mumbai user,r u happy with their network in mumbai??and any info about idea Mumbai coverage??

    Idea ia best from the day of launch never faced any problem and u will be blown away by their inbuilding coverage in mumbai as they stated BIGGEST CITY LAUNCH EVER they are upto the mark and beyond my expectation and if u ask abt offers of Idea mumbai then i can say they daily come with new offers. u can check the variety of offers from their website I request u to check their website for mumbai offer and give a reply abt how did u feel? BUT on the other hand TATA DOCOMO is going worse day by day earlier there was only network coverage problem but now their response to very call is NETWORK BUSY even the much hyped unlimited GPRS plan is not available in M&G(as per some user) and in mumbai(i know that)…..as per my idea “IDEA” will be best than docomo…

  • altaf September 23, 2009 10:52 am

    Swarnava :
    @altaf
    what is the idea signl?
    IND 036 OR IND 848

    !dea is IND 848 and docomo is IND 038

  • San September 23, 2009 1:00 am

    @ishan
    Yes thats true.. docomo is doing good all over with their new innovative 1p/sec tariff

  • ishan September 23, 2009 12:53 am

    @San
    ya san i have checked it already..but he made the comment almost a month back on 25th aug..i think in one month docomo has(may be) made their network better.so i want some current info..

  • ishan September 23, 2009 12:49 am

    @Swarnava
    idea kolkata is IND 848

    tata docomo kolkata is IND 036

  • Swarnava September 23, 2009 12:46 am

    @altaf
    what is the idea signl?
    IND 036 OR IND 848

  • San September 23, 2009 12:35 am

    @ishan
    Well ya altaf has commented about docomo’s service in customer desk.. check it out

  • San September 23, 2009 12:33 am

    Yeah yeah lets see… who dominates the market!!!!!.. waiting for their launch eagerly

  • ishan September 23, 2009 12:32 am

    @altaf
    as a docomo Mumbai user,r u happy with their network in mumbai??and any info about idea Mumbai coverage??

  • altaf September 23, 2009 12:28 am

    San :
    @ishan
    Still in testing mode.. i get docomo signal at most places but idea lack in that

    man that may be possible that docomo has covered more area than idea till the time of launch we cannot judge an network coverage of particular operator

  • ishan September 23, 2009 12:18 am

    @San
    ya u can tell that in the testing mode docomo has covered almost the entire city.idea also will set up 1200 BTS in kolkata by the end of 2009.so u can expect a better coverage from them also.and as both of them r new to this circle,so in the initial phase there can be some problem with network.but 1st let’s them(both idea and docomo)to launch their service.

  • San September 23, 2009 12:07 am

    @ishan
    Still in testing mode.. i get docomo signal at most places but idea lack in that

  • ishan September 22, 2009 11:59 pm

    @San
    docomo and idea has not yet launched their service in kolkata.so it’s too early to say anything about signal strength.may be in some places u r not getting the idea signal properly while searching for network manually.but until and unless idea or docomo launch their service,nothing can be said about the signal strength.

  • San September 22, 2009 10:51 pm

    @San
    Hey thanks mate.. Well i don’t take anandabazar at my home so wasn’t aware of that. Thank you.

  • San September 22, 2009 10:49 pm

    @Suchisuvra Sen
    Yeah thats absolutely right.. Docomo’s signal is much powerful than Ideas

  • San September 22, 2009 10:48 pm

    @Avishek
    They had a target of launching before much hyped Durga Puja… seems they couldn’t keep their promise.

  • Avishek September 22, 2009 10:47 pm

    San :
    What?? Are you sure about idea??

    @San

    See this screenshot from the Newspaper…http://i35.tinypic.com/2qddc92.jpg

  • Avishek September 22, 2009 10:45 pm

    San :
    What?? Are you sure about idea??

    Yes we are all sure about Idea launch in Kolkata on 12/10/09,& the source is Anandabazar Patrika(Much circulated bengali newspaper)….

  • Suchisuvra Sen September 22, 2009 10:44 pm

    Tata Docomoco signal is better than Idea………..

  • San September 22, 2009 10:24 pm

    What?? Are you sure about idea??

  • kaushik September 22, 2009 10:16 pm

    San :Just 2 more days to go for the puja celebrations to start and still no sign of neither idea nor docomo!! How frustrating!!

    boss idea launching on 12th october and tata docomo god knows

  • San September 22, 2009 10:02 pm

    Just 2 more days to go for the puja celebrations to start and still no sign of neither idea nor docomo!! How frustrating!!

  • atanu September 22, 2009 3:16 pm

    Avishek :Nothing but to pray for good n/w in all RoB within few monthes…I know that it is very tough job to cover whole RoB within short time span for a new entrant…but MTS done a good job in this field…they penitrate their n/w in so many rural areas in RoB within few monthes after their launch…hope Idea & TTDCM will do the same….
    Anyway, I noticed a new thing in today’s evening…I dialed Kolkata Idea CC(09088012345)from my Airtel Mobile…& I heared the Idea song “Walk when u talk” for few mints…I tried few more times..& the result is same…the walk when u talk tape was playing in Idea Kol CC no…although no IVR is there….so I think their CC is now ready like TTDCM & within few days we are able to speak to their cc representatives or atlist we here their offers as like TTDCM.But I am only able to connect Idea Kol CC from my Airtel No…no responce from Vodafone,MTS & BSNL till date….

    try today 9088012345, i can r to them by my tata walky phone.

  • Avishek September 22, 2009 12:05 am

    Nothing but to pray for good n/w in all RoB within few monthes…I know that it is very tough job to cover whole RoB within short time span for a new entrant…but MTS done a good job in this field…they penitrate their n/w in so many rural areas in RoB within few monthes after their launch…hope Idea & TTDCM will do the same….

    Anyway, I noticed a new thing in today’s evening…I dialed Kolkata Idea CC(09088012345)from my Airtel Mobile…& I heared the Idea song “Walk when u talk” for few mints…I tried few more times..& the result is same…the walk when u talk tape was playing in Idea Kol CC no…although no IVR is there….so I think their CC is now ready like TTDCM & within few days we are able to speak to their cc representatives or atlist we here their offers as like TTDCM.But I am only able to connect Idea Kol CC from my Airtel No…no responce from Vodafone,MTS & BSNL till date….

  • RDB September 21, 2009 7:22 pm

    @ishan
    well in the ABP article, it is clearly said that 1500 BTS to be installed in 2009, in 2010 more area wll be covered and so more BTS will be installed !

  • Prateek September 21, 2009 5:07 pm

    Great work agnivo….keep going..
    and i dont find a place for TATA Docomo and Idea in Kolkata after Pujas.

  • Agnivo September 21, 2009 4:38 pm

    Initially, they’d be launching in Kolkata and offer seamless connectivity to people traveling to the main towns in RoB. But don’t forget, RoB is a far larger area than the Kolkata circle… so it’d take some time (but not years) to achieve adequate no. of BTSs.

    Ah, the Indus towers advantage… in RoB they have indus towers, even at my relative’s place (50km from krishnanagar), they installed a huge tower in the fields (yea, I have climbed up to the top > 180feet). Airtel and Vodafone has started operations on the tower, idea just needs to hook up RF tubes there… you get the picture?

    EXCLUSIVE PICS (the tower, equipment and myself climbing on it):
    http://tinypic.com/a/1brc1/3

    Shot single handedly on my Nokia N91 ;-)

  • ishan September 21, 2009 3:12 pm

    @Avishek
    only 1500 BTS for the ROB circle is really poor.but if they can set up atleast those 1500 BTS then the main towns of the ROB will be covered.to cover the entire ROB is really a tough job for a new entrant in the circle.because ROB covers the entire west bengal(excluding kolkata and some parts of howrah,hooghly,north & south 24 parganas),andaman & nicobar island,sikkim.and in the rural areas sometimes it becomes very difficult to get a land for a BTS.
    but again idea has a plan to invest rs.1000 crore in kolkata & ROB circle in the next 2 years.so we can expect a better n/w within 2 years.

  • Avishek September 21, 2009 2:11 pm

    ishan :
    @RDB
    ya u r r8 they r targeting the suburban areas.Their target is to set up 1200 BTS in kolkata by the end of the year.till date they have achieved just 50% of target.so we can expect a good coverage from idea by the end of the year.

    & onle 25% in ROB….So we can not expect better n/w in ROB within few years like Aircel…

  • ishan September 21, 2009 10:40 am

    @RDB
    ya u r r8 they r targeting the suburban areas.Their target is to set up 1200 BTS in kolkata by the end of the year.till date they have achieved just 50% of target.so we can expect a good coverage from idea by the end of the year.

  • Agnivo September 21, 2009 10:35 am

    @RDB
    IND 848 is always found when I search manually at my home in Rahara…

  • Suchisuvra Sen September 21, 2009 9:52 am

    I am getting Idea signal everywhere in Kolkata. Hope they will give us at least best best network.But I think they will not have cheap call rates like Reliance GSM.In kolkata Reliance GSM have best service now as from call rates to network. They have solved their network problem. You can easily access their network even after 11 PM.

  • RDB September 21, 2009 6:30 am

    @Agnivo
    dude the article says : they r targeting kolkata suburban n outskirts … and i m frm Barrackpore, most of the time i cant find Idea’s signal !!

  • Prateek September 21, 2009 4:26 am

    Its actually not possible… but Kalyug hai..kuch bhi ho sakta hai.

    And Agnivo is rite. d connection wont get active and if it does den it will be suspended within a week.
    And good numbers are always for a look out…

  • kaushik September 21, 2009 2:25 am

    abhijit :But my retailer Assured me that he will handed over my SIM card today evening.SIM already dumped in distributors house.Lets see.

    is it possible to get SIM card of a company which is not officially launched ?

  • Agnivo September 21, 2009 12:33 am

    Yea, you might get hold of a SIM, but be sure they won’t process the CAF or activate your account unless the network is officially launched. But yea, you have a chance of getting hold of good numbers if are one of the first ones to get a SIM.

  • abhijit September 21, 2009 12:02 am

    But my retailer Assured me that he will handed over my SIM card today evening.SIM already dumped in distributors house.Lets see.

  • Agnivo September 20, 2009 7:56 pm

    @RDB
    Well, they are still stuck to old publishing solution, what can we do! However, it opens quite fine on Windows7 and IE8 for me!

    @Avishek
    Thanks for your effort, but your screenshot was incomplete and garbled a bit, so I am posting full webpage screenshot :

    http://i33.tinypic.com/14n2yp0.jpg

    The link would expire soon as they use same naming scheme every month, so screenshot is an archive!

  • ishan September 20, 2009 5:54 pm

    @Avishek
    initially idea will be available in places like siliguri,durgapur,asansol etc.i think at present they are paying more attention to only kolkata circle(that means only kolkata,part of north 24 parganas,south 24 parganas and hooghly).but as mentioned in the news they will invest rs.1000 crore in these 2 circles i the next 2 years.so within a few days it will be available in midnapur town also(may be not at the day of launch)

  • Avishek September 20, 2009 4:21 pm

    Avishek :
    1200 BTS(in kolkata) & 1500 BTS(in ROB circle)..what a bad news..1200 for kol & only 1500 for whole wb circle…They may be launch only in Siliguri,Asansol.Haldia,Durgapur & in some more big towns in wb…But no news regarding Midnapur & Kharagpur Town???It is very sad for me & for whole Midnapur & Kharagpur Subscribers who are waiting for Idea…Bad Idea

    http://i35.tinypic.com/2qddc92.jpg

  • Avishek September 20, 2009 4:20 pm

    RDB :
    @Agnivo
    hey dude , pl take a screenshot of the page n post it uploadin 2 tinypic , bcz even on vista , wth IE 7 cnat open the anandabazar page, as it requires bitstream font !! wat a shame frm abp still unicode is nt instlld !

    http://i35.tinypic.com/2qddc92.jpg

  • Avishek September 20, 2009 4:12 pm

    SCREENSHOT POSTED…. http://i36.tinypic.com/2uiiy9z.jpg

  • RDB September 20, 2009 3:40 pm

    @Agnivo
    hey dude , pl take a screenshot of the page n post it uploadin 2 tinypic , bcz even on vista , wth IE 7 cnat open the anandabazar page, as it requires bitstream font !! wat a shame frm abp still unicode is nt instlld !

  • Avishek September 20, 2009 3:29 pm

    1200 BTS(in kolkata) & 1500 BTS(in ROB circle)..what a bad news..1200 for kol & only 1500 for whole wb circle…They may be launch only in Siliguri,Asansol.Haldia,Durgapur & in some more big towns in wb…But no news regarding Midnapur & Kharagpur Town???It is very sad for me & for whole Midnapur & Kharagpur Subscribers who are waiting for Idea…Bad Idea

  • Agnivo September 20, 2009 12:47 pm

    @RDB
    OK, it was a mere suggestion… new visitors would have trouble going through so many comment pages; perhaps admin should increase comments shown per page to 10.

  • Agnivo September 20, 2009 12:44 pm

    Link to story (in Bengali, requires IE browser): http://www.anandabazar.com/20bus3.htm

  • RDB September 20, 2009 12:18 pm

    @Agnivo
    no way man ..its nothn spam here..we r discussin a lot on topic ..well aftr TT post idea launch in kolkata wth plan details discussion of momentum wll shift to that post :p

  • RDB September 20, 2009 12:15 pm

    @ishan
    well i guess idea will be in kolkata wth full potential (as a new player) frm 12th oct, bu their RoB launch wll b like aircel, distorted launch !! probably to offer better roaming to RoB ….

  • Agnivo September 20, 2009 12:08 pm

    So, guess commenting should be closed on this post, no more spam! We know the press release…

  • ishan September 20, 2009 11:25 am

    @RDB
    but according to the newspaper they will launch in kolkata & ROB circle on 12th October.but in ROB circle initially their service will be available in places like durgapur,siliguri asansol etc.now let’s see what happens on 12th October.

    but still no confirmed date from tata docomo regarding their launch in kolkata..

  • ishan September 20, 2009 11:16 am

    Idea will launch their service in jammu & Kashmir before the launch in kolkata.they will be present in Assam and north east by the end of October.so they will complete their pan India operation by the end of October 2009.

  • RDB September 20, 2009 11:13 am

    @Mahmood Junaid
    !DEA will also deploy its Indus Towers’ netwrk , so expect good netwrk also wth gr8 intro offers !!

  • RDB September 20, 2009 11:12 am

    @ishan
    i guess 12 oct is d day of launch in kolkata only …. or thy wll be on ROB in selected areas ..

  • Mahmood Junaid September 20, 2009 11:04 am

    I am sure that idea will be giving lip-licking offers in kolkata as it is a new entrant to that circle… for eg:- look at there operations in two neighouring south indian states kerala and tamilnadu… In kerala they are the market leader and so they are provideng high cost tariff and cheating the customers… but in tamilnadu it is providing big valued offers as they are new entrant….

  • ishan September 20, 2009 11:01 am

    according to west bengal’s leading bengali news paper anandabazar patrika IDEA will launch their service in kolkata & ROB circle on 12th October.
    Idea’s target is to set up 1200 BTS(in kolkata) & 1500 BTS(in ROB circle) by the end of 2009.but till date they have achieved just 50% of their target in kolkata circle and 25% of their target in ROB circle.

  • Sourish Chakraborty September 20, 2009 10:39 am

    BREAKING NEWS!!!! !DEA will launch its service in Kolkata on 12th October 2009, just b4 Diwali. This is confirmed by one of the leading dailies. So Guys, wait is finally over.

  • iRDB September 20, 2009 10:21 am

    today’s Anandabazar patika,kolkata’s leading bengali newspaper says: idea on 12th oct …

  • kaushik September 20, 2009 10:02 am

    IDEA LAUNCHING IN KOLKATA & WEST BENGAL ON 12TH OCTOBER 2009
    SOURCE : ANANDABAZAR PATRIKA ( 20.09.2009)

  • Debopratim Roy September 20, 2009 9:34 am

    12th October 2009 is the final declared date of much gossiped launch of Idea Cellular in both Calcutta and Bengal circles.This matter has been reported in the leading bengali daily of The AnandaBazar Patrika business section where the company has press released the information.Before that the roll out would be complete in J&K,Assam and North-East circles though.Idea is making it very clear that the new customers of both Calcutta and Bengal circle get direct roaming in Idea network only and not to other operators.Thats the reason why they would launch services in both the circles on same date connecting West bengal in whole..At least some Idea cropped out of their mind na ;-D

  • Agnivo September 20, 2009 12:41 am

    “Th idea no. you have called is not in service!” from Airtel Kol.

  • SUBIR BURMAN September 19, 2009 9:33 pm

    NOW VODAFONE OPEND POI WITH !DEA.

  • abhijit September 18, 2009 12:19 pm

    Vodafone,Reliance & Bsnl not yet opened POI with !dea Kolkata. Airtel & Aircel opened it on yesterday.

  • SUBIR BURMAN September 18, 2009 6:02 am

    now idea active in kolkata. call9088123456 on your airtel, aircel mobile .

  • RDB September 17, 2009 10:23 pm

    okay okay ! i went to esplande for some marketting work ! in Metro stn of Esplande i found sumthng like box(signal terminal) is hanging ! hutch,airtel, Tata (2, one is indicom , another is docomo probably), IDEA(surprise dude ! ) is found written on the boxes ! ….u can see them properly !

    idea in october for sure ! docomo in september end !

  • Debopratim Roy September 17, 2009 10:05 pm

    90880-12345 is not at all accessible from BSNL landlines yet….its saying check the number you have dialled..Noticed someone wrote that Idea is launching tomorrow without any advertisement and the company representatives have said another version that its not before diwali…So whom to belive? I would go with Sanjay Bafna(most dependable person)!

  • Sanjay Bafna September 17, 2009 6:07 pm

    Avishek :

    abhijit :

    Subhrojeet :

    Idea Kolkata in launching on 18.09.2009 i.e on tomorrow
    If

    As per Sanjay Bafna !dea will launch their service in Kolkata circle during Diwali time.But one thing I have been noticed that from today AIRTEL & AIRCEL opened their POI with !dea.Now everybody can hear that sweet tape voice.

    I tried thosE new Telcos CC no. from few days earlier…but I am not able connect neither TTDCM,IDEA KOLKATA nor TTDCM,IDEA ROB from My Vodafone,Airtel,Aircel,Smart,BSNL,BSNL LL..but I am able to connect both TTDCM KOLKATA & IDEA KOLKATA from my MTS from earlier few weeks…

    Well that not as per to me!
    On 11, 2009, Idea Cellular Chief Marketing Officer Pradeep Shrivastava said–> “We will launch our services in Kolkata by Diwali and in north-east states and Jammu and Kashmir before the end of the year,”

    Today i again talk with PRO-Idea cellular still its take time to launch the service.

  • Avishek September 17, 2009 5:24 pm

    abhijit :

    Subhrojeet :
    Idea Kolkata in launching on 18.09.2009 i.e on tomorrow

    As per Sanjay Bafna !dea will launch their service in Kolkata circle during Diwali time.But one thing I have been noticed that from today AIRTEL & AIRCEL opened their POI with !dea.Now everybody can hear that sweet tape voice.

    I tried thosE new Telcos CC no. from few days earlier…but I am not able connect neither TTDCM,IDEA KOLKATA nor TTDCM,IDEA ROB from My Vodafone,Airtel,Aircel,Smart,BSNL,BSNL LL..but I am able to connect both TTDCM KOLKATA & IDEA KOLKATA from my MTS from earlier few weeks…

  • abhijit September 17, 2009 4:50 pm

    Sanjay Bafna :
    UPDATE-:
    According to the Idea Cellular’s new update to us-:
    Idea will launch Its GSM Mobile services in Kolkata by Diwali and also in North-East states and Jammu and Kashmir before the end of the year-2009

  • abhijit September 17, 2009 4:48 pm

    Subhrojeet :
    Idea Kolkata in launching on 18.09.2009 i.e on tomorrow

    As per Sanjay Bafna !dea will launch their service in Kolkata circle during Diwali time.But one thing I have been noticed that from today AIRTEL & AIRCEL opened their POI with !dea.Now everybody can hear that sweet tape voice.

  • urmila September 17, 2009 2:20 pm

    Subhrojeet :Idea Kolkata in launching on 18.09.2009 i.e on tomorrow

    they will launch without any advertisement
    LOL

  • RDB September 17, 2009 1:43 pm

    noway IDEA is not live in september ! may be in Oct end !

  • Agnivo September 17, 2009 11:47 am

    Sourish :
    @Debraj Saha
    Debraj R u from IIHT Exide? In Nabarun Sir’s Batch

    OMG No coaching home stuff please!

    Subhrojeet :
    Idea Kolkata in launching on 18.09.2009 i.e on tomorrow

    Yea, please refer us to the news source…

  • ishan September 17, 2009 10:58 am

    @Subhrojeet
    r u sure??what’s the source of this news??

  • Subhrojeet September 17, 2009 10:16 am

    Idea Kolkata in launching on 18.09.2009 i.e on tomorrow

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee September 17, 2009 1:02 am

    From wednesday morning I got IND-848 in Baruipur, Mallickpur, Sonarpur area. Signal strength is good.

  • Sourish September 15, 2009 8:18 pm

    @Debraj Saha
    Debraj R u from IIHT Exide? In Nabarun Sir’s Batch

  • Agnivo September 14, 2009 11:29 pm

    Wrong it should be !dea…LOL Too bad they show it as Idea as network name on handset and not !dea

  • abhijit September 14, 2009 10:27 pm

    Uffffff.Life without !dea is boring.

  • Sanjay Bafna September 14, 2009 10:09 am

    Debraj Saha :
    Any news regarding their kolkata circle launch time?

    According to the Idea Cellular’s new update to us-:
    Idea will launch Its GSM Mobile services in Kolkata by Diwali and also in North-East states and Jammu and Kashmir before the end of the year-2009

  • RDB September 14, 2009 9:15 am

    @DJ_DM
    aircel offer is same as docomo ……

    but i guess docomo is comin wth diff plan . … as their USP of per sec pulse is widely acceptd over kolkata via aircel ! and Kolkata has another competitor for docomo – MTS !

  • Debraj Saha September 14, 2009 9:11 am

    Any news regarding their kolkata circle launch time?

  • DJ_DM September 14, 2009 12:11 am

    hmm u r luckily plz use Tata docomo for low std call rates enjoy…Do The New..

  • kaushik September 13, 2009 11:54 pm

    TATA DOCOMO kolkata launch on maha panchami i.e 23rd September 2009

  • DJ_DM September 13, 2009 11:33 pm

    hey frndz the !dea cellular give good network in ODISHA bt we want 2 make call rate cheaf both STD n local call n lunch some wekend pack like free for a weekk…
    thn they must increase the user of ODISHA..

  • abhijit September 13, 2009 10:37 pm

    Any news regarding their West Bengal circle launch time?

  • Sanjay Bafna September 13, 2009 11:24 am

    UPDATE-:
    According to the Idea Cellular’s new update to us-:
    Idea will launch Its GSM Mobile services in Kolkata by Diwali and also in North-East states and Jammu and Kashmir before the end of the year-2009

  • ishan September 12, 2009 11:37 pm

    @Rahul
    idea’s tariff rates(as u have mentioned) in kolkata is going to be attractive no doubt..but it will take a really long time to paint the RED town into YELLOW.because vodafone & airtel’s coverage in kolkata & bengal circle is awesome.and at the initial satge it will be very difficult for idea to provide the same coverage in kolkata & bengal circle.tata docomo and aircel are also tough competitors for idea in kolkata.

  • Rahul September 12, 2009 11:28 pm

    Guys IND036 and IND848 are the new network codes that TATA and IDEA are supposed to use and check out both of them are available on your phone now, technically there networks are ready.Sirf launch aur launch party ki der hai!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rahul September 12, 2009 11:13 pm

    Tentatively IDEA is to be launched on 18/19 th Sep 09, call rates sound good at 20p/min for local(on net&off net), with std calls being 75p/min flat, though tariff validity will be for 240 days.

    Lets hope that they really paint the RED town YELLOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Agnivo September 12, 2009 11:15 am

    Hmm, I see steady network and signal of ind 036 and ind 848 here, hope they both launch soon. Guess they are tuning up their network.

  • Malik idrees September 12, 2009 11:08 am

    These operators should finalize the launching dates now beacuse other areas are eagerly waiting for them and besides it, it has been a rusty stop to the launching campain in kolkata.what docomo is looking for they had come up with a plan which has gone a lmost a week old now and are nowhere in the party.they are to blame themselves for it. had they not launch it earlier after a long trail to their network,they are still waiting for a lost cause..

  • Malik idrees September 12, 2009 11:06 am

    These operators should finalize the launching dates now beacuse other areas are eagerly waiting for them and besides it, it has been a rusty stop to the launching campain in kolkata.what docomo is looking for they had come up with a plan which has gone a lmost a week old now and are nowhere in the party.they are to blame themselves for it.

  • Malik idrees September 12, 2009 11:05 am

    These operators should finalize the launching dates now beacuse other areas are eagerly waiting for them and besides it, it has been a rusty stop to the launching campain in kolkata.what docomo is looking for they had come up with a plan which has gone a lmost a week old now.they are to blame themselves for it.

  • Agnivo September 12, 2009 10:22 am

    Hmm, so still no ray of light as to the launch in Kolkata… I was planning to get an !dea postpaid and negotiate for a free premium number while they launch… LOL

    They have been allocated 9088x MSC here, have already thought of a good number, let’s see what happens. Their postpaid offers in other circles are decent enough.

  • Debopratim Roy September 11, 2009 9:07 pm

    Information wanted for the below mentioned names across Calcutta:-
    Idea,Tata Docomo!!

    Persons having valued information are hereby intimated to provide the same to Telecom Talk for further investigation ;-D

  • abhijit September 11, 2009 7:04 pm

    I found 405-848 in BALLY & TIKIAPARA also.

  • Malik idrees September 9, 2009 11:53 am

    Thanx yar Abhijit,i did a manual on my nokia 3110c atleast ten times but did’nt found 846 in my srinagar area,may be they have launched in jammu only and will go on coming days.

  • abhijit September 9, 2009 11:38 am

    @malik idrees
    !dea J&K MNC 405-846

  • malik idrees September 8, 2009 12:38 pm

    Realizing from idea’s offical site conference discussion call topic they plan to compelete all rollouts before december so,it will be kolkata in september and other areas in next 2 months.

  • malik idrees September 8, 2009 12:27 pm

    What is the mnc of idea for j&k,if any one knows, convey plz…

  • abhijit September 8, 2009 11:24 am

    @San
    Wait till November 2009

  • abhijit September 8, 2009 11:04 am

    @Avishek
    Am back from Hyderabad.I found TATA DOCOMO only in Kolaghat-Mecheda area in WB circle.But in Kharagpur Rly station my experience was horrible.I found only four operators signal Airtel-Vodafone-Bsnl & Reliance.Aircel vanished in maximum time. But no Tata Docomo & !dea signal found there.

    @Duane
    My nearest !dea tower is now seems OK,reflecting correct MNC 405-848.But when they rectified it I don’t know,I am back home on yesterday night.

  • RDB September 8, 2009 10:44 am

    some sources saying IDEA launch is 3 months late

  • San September 8, 2009 1:17 am

    Total confusion man.. No one knows when IDEA’s really going to make its debut in Kolkata.

  • kaushik September 7, 2009 3:46 pm

    @ANIRBAN
    MTS offering 30 paise local call for lifetime by paying one time Rs 99 which they can withdrew at any time ( i hope they continue )
    because in 2006 reliance smart promised that by paying just Rs 251 one can get tariff plan for lifetime like RGSM-RGSM=19 paise,RGSM-other=59 paise,STD=99 paise and SMS=25 paise ( local & national ).But reliance withdrew this offer in 2007 and no body complains.
    so regarding MTS that can happen ( withdrawl of offer)

  • RDB September 7, 2009 3:45 pm

    @ANIRBAN

    a good no. of people did nt take MTS as it’s CDMA, most of them using a hi-fi GSM handset, and dat’s y ppl r excited fr new operators, cheaper call rate on GSM segment.

    Aircel did a good thing – reduces call rate fr lifetime 1p/sec i.e. 60p/min while most GSM operatrs costs Rs 1/min for local calls on prepaid. and for Aircel, DoCoMo takin time to launch in Kolkata ! !

  • ANIRBAN September 7, 2009 2:14 pm

    @Udayan
    I am totally agree with u.There is no xcitement for these 2 company because all the best tariff plans are already introduced by other 2 operators(MTS & AIRCEL).Like TATADOCOMO gives 1p/s call rate but AIRCEL already introduced this plan so no xcitement for TATA launch on other hand MTS gives 30p/min calls for life to all network with just one time recharge of 99 so if idea want to impress customer then have to gives more cheap call rate than MTS which is impossible for them.

  • Udayan September 7, 2009 1:24 pm

    It is really funny to see that this topic has got 308 posts(till date)…I think !dea is getting more attention than its eligibility..As far tariff is concerned,anyone who is familiar with !dea knows that the company has time and again failed to excite subscribers with innovative pricings….And on the coverage front..VODAFONE in Kolkata/WB is way ahead of other competitors…As a consequence,Tata Docomo and !dea will find it really difficult to get a foothold here..many of those showing excitement will use these SIMs as throw-away..
    My opinion in this regard…Take a dual GSM phone..Insert Vodafone/Airtel in one slot for better connectivity & insert AIRCEL with 1p/sec for making short calls…In another pocket take along MTS in a good open market CDMA phone for making Outgoing calls…
    If there is any contradiction…please post here..otherwise don’t go on hunting !dea/Tata Docomo signals…they will damn loosers in these two circles..because all the best tariff plans are already made available in these circles..

  • Raj September 5, 2009 6:32 pm

    Very good posting, informative & helpful.

  • RDB September 5, 2009 3:54 pm

    405848 is visible here and there over kolkata, but still so poor signal. !

  • Avishek September 5, 2009 3:39 pm

    kaushik :
    @Avishek
    any new network in ur area ? some one find IND 853 ( IDEA WB ) in dankuni area

    No new network till today(05.09.09) in my area….

    but retailers of my area said that Idea will be here in 21th/26th sept. & TTDCAM in 15th sept approx…trading persons of Idea & TTDCM distributers took the details about their shop(size of glo sign board,posters etc)…..

  • Duane September 5, 2009 10:16 am

    @abhijit
    ABHIJIT seems your handset is picking signals of ORISSA, are you near the WEST BENGAL – ORISSA border ?

    >>Its now 9.00AM.While searching my mobile manually in my ground floor room my NOKIA 2626 shows me IND-850 instead of IND-848.

  • RDB September 5, 2009 6:37 am

    yesterdy IDEA signal is detected in KHARDAH, though near KHARDAH Railway Stn there was no netwrk.

    from today morning IDEA signal is caught by my handset. looks like IDEA is coming soon …..

    Docomo is goin to b late comer in kolkata, aircel took d air from its way. Docomo rethink !

  • kaushik September 4, 2009 12:23 am

    @ishan

    @ishan
    ur right ishan, 3G service may change the scenario of indian telecom

  • ishan September 4, 2009 12:20 am

    @kaushik
    but after the launch of 3G service by the private operators the scenario may completely change.

  • ishan September 4, 2009 12:17 am

    @kaushik
    after the launch of reliance GSM reliance is ignoring their CDMA service.otherwise reliance CDMA has a good coverage.among the existing operators VODAFONE can be the #1.they have that ability.but still it will take a long time to beat AIRTEL.IDEA and AIRCEL has the ability to be in the top 5.

  • kaushik September 4, 2009 12:01 am

    @Avishek
    any new network in ur area ? some one find IND 853 ( IDEA WB ) in dankuni area

  • kaushik September 3, 2009 11:52 pm

    @ishan
    RELIANCE CDMA & GSM together can be in TOP 3

  • Avishek September 3, 2009 11:52 pm

    kaushik :
    now there are 3 types of mobile opearators in INDIA and the competition
    1st between AIRTEL,VODAFONE,RELIANCE CDMA & GSM for top spot
    2nd between IDEA,BSNL,AIRCEL,TATA CDMA & GSM for next spot
    3rd between LOOP,ETISALAT,UNITECH,VIDEOCON,S TEL,MTS for the remaining position
    ( MTNL CANT EXPAND BEYOND DELHI & MUMBAI) so it will be loser in customer addition

    ***RELIANCE CDMA & GSM for top spot?????…ohh it is only day dream…they will always fight for the last slot….& they will till winner specially in GSM sector…(Rel CDMA is better that Rel GSM)

    ***For 2nd spot Aircel have not enough resource & ability for this possition..they will fight for 5th,6th,7th,8th………..15th….100th spot…
    & TATA CDMA shoul be in 1st spot…it has this ability…

    ***MTS WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST OPERATOR IN INDIA within few monthes….it gives tough comp.to other telcos & it will fighting for the 1st pos in CDMA & a better pos in total mobilr sector of India…

  • ishan September 3, 2009 11:49 pm

    @kaushik
    there is no scope for RELIANCE GSM to be in the top 3.because they have the worst network in india.but their tariff plans are very good.

  • kaushik September 3, 2009 11:29 pm

    now there are 3 types of mobile opearators in INDIA and the competition
    1st between AIRTEL,VODAFONE,RELIANCE CDMA & GSM for top spot
    2nd between IDEA,BSNL,AIRCEL,TATA CDMA & GSM for next spot
    3rd between LOOP,ETISALAT,UNITECH,VIDEOCON,S TEL,MTS for the remaining position
    ( MTNL CANT EXPAND BEYOND DELHI & MUMBAI) so it will be loser in customer addition

  • kaushik September 3, 2009 11:17 pm

    idea required new idea to survive at kolkata and west bengal circle

  • Anuj September 3, 2009 10:37 pm

    Now in Kolkata, Aircel have per second billing plan. Upcoming Tata Docomo will follow same or anything better if possible to them. But what about Idea? Idea is expensive network as compared to these two. So how Idea will survive in Kolkata circle is the biggest question.

  • ANIRBAN September 3, 2009 7:08 pm

    @Anirban Bhattacharjee
    i have found the network signal of idea 405 848 in my flat since last week at Naktala which is very near to Garia so i think their service will b launched by mid September.

  • atanu September 3, 2009 6:50 pm

    @Anirban Bhattacharjee
    i have seen the signal of idea 405 848, in my home dankuni, office-ultadanga, and also shyambazar and vip road with good strenth. i think this september kolkata will seen a bigest war in mobile service.

  • ANIRBAN August 30, 2009 11:29 pm

    MTS ROCKS YAAR………..IT’S A NEW NETWORK SO GIVE SOMETIME.WITHIN FEW MNTH IT WILL B THE BEST NETWORK BOITH FOR NETWORK AND TARIFF.

  • Avishek August 30, 2009 4:09 pm

    kaushik :
    @ Avishek
    SMART is last,dont write like this,anil ambani will sue you

    My ratings are with personal experience…it is not based on subscriber base or a broad way servey…I personally use all available networks in my area & this rating is on that basis…may be Smart GSM is good in other places….

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee August 30, 2009 4:05 pm

    @everybody

    I m really excited. My nearest retailer confirm me that I ‘ll get DOCOMO sim on 3rd/4th September onwards. Plz confirm any news or what is exact date?
    Also he told me Idea sim card available on 21 September i.e. on Eid. Also I asked about network. Because no new signal (except DOCOMO) has Sonarpur or Mallickpur or Baruipur area.
    Retailer told me that a person from Idea assure him the network available 1st week of September which is under testing.
    Anyone get new signal from 24 PGS (south) or Ballygaunge, Sealdah, Garia etc ?

  • RDB August 30, 2009 11:30 am

    yeah dat’s ryt, Reliance is neglecting its gold mine – CDMA sector, ! i think same will happen with Tata Indicom. !

  • Anuj August 30, 2009 10:21 am

    I dont consider small GSM operators & CDMA operators in the race, though whatever attractive tariffs they offer. By choosing these operators, I may save monthly 50-60 rs. But I dont look at money.
    I want reliable, efficient network at anywhere, anytime for my business. I hate call drop, congestion & other network problems such as poor coverage.
    As of now, I had used services of many operators but only Airtel & Vodafone could offer me such quality services & satisfied my needs. So Airtel is my primary connection, vodafone is secondary & Idea as a extra one.

  • kaushik August 30, 2009 3:10 am

    @ Avishek

    SMART is last,dont write like this,anil ambani will sue you

  • kaushik August 30, 2009 3:08 am

    @ RANG DE BASANTI

    reliance is not serious about their CDMA business now and one day they have to pay for this gross negligence and soon INDICOM and MTS will catch them in coverage as well as number of subscribers,provided INDICOM should continue its focus on CDMA along with GSM DOCOMO

  • RDB August 30, 2009 12:00 am

    CDMA 1 is Reliance CDMA, tata sucks ! donno abt WB circle, in kolkata R-CDMA rolls over indicom. now indicom is better, but Reliance cdma is best as per my knowldge, MTS comes 2nd !

  • RDB August 29, 2009 11:03 pm

    MTS is rockin in Kolkata, i donno knw why u r facing probs, r r a MTS WB customer ! well they have prob wth airtel n vodafone, A&V often bar calls from MTS, to maintain their monopoly, i am a MTS customer frm d 2nd day of their Kolkata launch. even they notify me if services will be hampered due to netwrk upgration. ! d prob is mainly on SMS services, sumtimes u may not get the delivery report ! and sms is nt delivered to aircel/reliance gsm no. (both kolkata& WB circles). but i made complains to CC, d prob is solving very fast, now such prob happens less frequently ! i guess one prob is MTS’s number series ‘+91-9143′. !

    @ Koushik Bose – u must connect CC n tell ur prob ! they will certainly help u , and sumtimes CC is too busy, dnt worry keep waitin upto 10 min !

  • Avishek August 29, 2009 10:46 pm

    My Ranking of networks in West Bengal Telecom Circle…(only as per my experience)

    ***AS PER NETWORK…
    *GSM-1.VODAFONE
    2.AIRTEL
    3.BSNL
    4.AIRCEL
    5.SMART(Relience GSM)

    *CDMA-1.TATA INDICOM
    2.MTS
    3.RIM

    **GSM+CDMA-1.VODAFONE
    2.AIRTEL
    3.TATA INDICOM
    4.MTS
    5.RIM
    6.BSNL
    7.AIRCEL
    8.SMART

    AS PER TARIFF..

    ***No doubt…MTS IS FAR AHED THAN OTHERS…

    Now waiting for Idea & TTDCM….

    This ranking is as per my personal view,study & experience…

  • Avishek August 29, 2009 10:08 pm

    Koushik Bose :
    MTS is the worst mobile service provider in west bengal. U can not depend on it, because when necessary u can not call any one (except MTS, TATA, & BSNL kolkata). It is just a loss investment for frequent callers.

    U r totaly wrong…pls other MTS users post ur comments regarding this wrong words…MTS IS ONE OF THE BEST NETWORK IN WEST BENGAL….dont talk foolish words…
    try to make right & usefull comments here.I am also a frequent caller,I use Rs.800-1000 per month with my MTS…& I already discuss about the problem said by u in my previous post here…..Its not a big problem,but with this minimal problem MTS is far better than AIRCEL,SMART,BSNL,RELIENCE CDMA,& COMPETING WITH TATA,AIRTEL, as head to & VODAFONE is one step ahed in terme of network strength…& in price & tariff segment MTS is best till now…

  • Koushik Bose August 29, 2009 8:41 pm

    MTS is the worst mobile service provider in west bengal. U can not depend on it, because when necessary u can not call any one (except MTS, TATA, & BSNL kolkata). It is just a loss investment for frequent callers.

  • Avishek August 28, 2009 11:59 pm

    Till today I don’t find any new networks in Midnapur,W.B…

    Anyway..I am happy with my MTS connection…today I bought another new MTS simcard for my family…..Low call rates with good coverage & network power…no congestion …in case of incoming calls in any time my friends & family members with any other connection are able to connect with my MTS no. in one chance…its amazing…
    but some problems in outgoing from my MTS in evening specially with Airtel & Vodafone..some time I have to try few times to connect the call(only pick hours.i.e,7pm-9pm)..but it is not a big problem…because I know they will able to solve this problem within maximum 1-2 monthes..I am happy with it..I will try all new players like TTDCM & Idea but MTS will be my first preferrence if they will able to give me the same or better offers & network power..MTS Rocks…another thing They give FULL TALKTIME ON Rs.50 RECHARGE(2day I rechare with this twice..)

  • ishan August 28, 2009 11:51 pm

    @kaushik
    there was no such “PREFERRED NETWORK” selection in that particular nokia handset.i was just searching for network manually.

  • Avishek August 28, 2009 11:47 pm

    @kaushik

    This option is also available in some other handsets….i.e spice,micromax etc..

  • kaushik August 28, 2009 11:31 pm

    @ ishan

    i remember in few handsets for eg Chinese handset, there is an option in network selection named “PREFERRED NETWORK”.In this menu one can see all available network codes of that particular operator in the country

  • Anuj August 28, 2009 9:08 pm

    Here in M&G, I remember that once I was searching networks manually, I got IND 038. At that time tata docomo was in initial network expansion phase. But from second day, it changed to IND 037 which is the right MNC code of tata in M&G circle.

  • ishan August 28, 2009 8:54 pm

    @abhijit

    @kaushik
    when i search for network manually in a new nokia handset(nokia supernova)in airport area,it shows two network with the same name and that is IND TATA.but in other old models it is shown as two different networks IND 036 and IND 038..so it may happen that tata is testing their signal with two different MNC as abhijit has found in his area about IDEA..

  • abhijit August 28, 2009 6:12 pm

    @Avishek
    I shall check tomorrow morning at Kharagpur Rly station whether any new operators signal showing or not.Tomorrow I am leaving for Hyderabad & will be back home on 7th September.I Again shall check it on 7th noon at Kharagpur station while returning home.

  • abhijit August 28, 2009 12:09 pm

    @kaushik
    Writing this report just visiting my nearest !dea tower.Its just 150 meter(Ariel distance)from my home.!dea person’s still working there for last 4 days.I reported them “what’s this? why this tower showing IND-850 instead of IND-848?” They laugh & told me that “we just today morning activated this tower.It is just began to release signal & under initial stage.later RF will be rectified very soon”.They seems to look very much tired + its raining so I Don’t proceeds for further enquiry.

  • kaushik August 28, 2009 11:27 am

    @abhijit
    but in airport area i found both IND 036 and IND 038
    can any operator test two different circle MNC together ?

  • Anuj August 28, 2009 9:41 am

    MTS is not present here so I have nothing to talk about. On the other hand, I can talk about Idea as I have used it from last 6 years, Airtel from last 4 years & Voda from last 3 years!

  • abhijit August 28, 2009 9:01 am

    @RDB
    Its now 9.00AM.While searching my mobile manually in my ground floor room my NOKIA 2626 shows me IND-850 instead of IND-848.Very strange!!! Is !dea towers changing RF frequently to test the network with their other states MNC?? If that’s true then someday in Airport area the IND-038 will be changed to IND-036 because of there TATA DOCOMO testing their signals with MPCG MNC.

  • RDB August 28, 2009 7:48 am

    people are not talking about MTS, 1 reason is their foolish ad saying Change ur plan of life with MTS, and not mentioning the 2 gr8 offers ! … even people also thinks its a Tata Tele project !! a good no. of people asked me dat ! but still MTS subscriber base is increasing in a serious way !

  • Agnivo August 28, 2009 12:33 am

    405848 showing at Rahara (Kolkata 118), So !dea is here already!

  • kaushik August 27, 2009 10:14 pm

    every body taking about idea,airtel,vodafone

    i think chupa rustam is MTS. No one mentioning that company but they are giving unbelievable offers like lifetime local call @ 30 paise with only one time 99 recharge.No other company giving that type of offer
    and their coverage is getting goog day by day and CDMA operators like RIM and INDICOM now think twice before giving any offer

  • RDB August 27, 2009 10:08 pm

    let docomo be launched in Kolkata, then I wll discuss d future of IDEA in Kolkata.

  • Anuj August 27, 2009 9:29 pm

    @abhijit
    You mentioned about EDGE of Idea. Idea have 2.75G EDGE network which is an upgrade to previous standard 2.5G. But Airtel & Vodafone also have same. Even Reliance GSM also have 2.75 EDGE. Idea is not unique in this category. So unfortunately, what Idea claims is untrue. You can check standard of EDGE yourself with some higher end devices.

  • Debopratim Roy August 27, 2009 9:12 pm

    Aare re re yeh idea le ke kaa ho raha Telecom talk mein….Saab ka neendwa chala gaya ke yah kambkhat operator kaab service launch karega….Inlog ka koi system haai ki nahi re…Aur koi koi to phir se Airtel ka baad kaun sa No.2 paidaan pe haai yeh le kaar dimag ka dahi bana raha haai..

  • Anuj August 27, 2009 9:09 pm

    @abhijit
    Yes, thats true. We aren’t getting clear picture about Vodafone Essar as it is not a public listed company. Vodafone Inc. have majority of stake in JV with Essar for operations in India. But what are the revenues, EBITA, margins, ARPU? How is the profit being utilized? Anyone could answer? I bet no one could..

  • kaushik August 27, 2009 9:08 pm

    in future airtel surely overtake vodafone with its coverage and offers in Kolkata and West Bengal Circle

    in Gujarat and UP VODA is leading Airtel by huge margin

  • abhijit August 27, 2009 8:46 pm

    @Ashesh
    At first tell your vodafone to be become a Public limited Company then you compare with other operators.A companies real acid test is market.Whats your companies intrinsic value how could I measure? Where is their balance sheet? Even TTML is a Public Limited Company like Bharti Airtel,RCom & !dea. My experience tells me that most often vodafone server is down.

  • Ashesh August 27, 2009 7:06 pm

    Abhijit,but Airtel can’t beat vodafone in Kolkata & WB cicle whatsoever you are patroning them.Because we know their cold response in customer service & Airtel should learn something from Vodafone how to behave customers.

  • Anuj August 27, 2009 6:05 pm

    @abhijit
    You said it right that you peoples will get another option to choose. Thats very good!
    You also mentioned that Idea is ignoring its mother circle, that is Maharashtra & Goa. Yes, they are badly ignoring. You said that Airtel is offering 24 hrs service in Kolkata. Same is here with airtel but not with Idea. Its bitter to say actually that Idea customer case via phone is available for 18 hrs a day only. Isn’t it funny? But its true. It remains close from 12AM to 6AM. Atleast this is the case with M&G circle. Dont know about other circles. But with other operators, its sure that representative will pick your call even at 2AM. And in case of Idea, during pick hours also, you wont be able to connect to CC. IVR replies back saying ‘All our customer case executives are busy attending other calls. Please call later’. 8 out of 10 times, you wont be able to connect to CC. Same IVR plays during night off hours. I haven’t experience such thing with airtel or voda. About call congestion problem, it persists from last 1 year. All Idea customers, especially those from Pune are facing this problem. Even this issue is discussed in pune times. Many citizens have sent written application to idea cellular about this. But no use. During pick hours, specially between 5pm to 11pm, 3-4 out of 10 times, you will have to hang up calls without getting connected. IVR replies that ‘Your call can not be completed at this moment. Please call later..’ Isnt that funny again? Is these all is expected from such a established company? They haven’t maintained standard. If idea would have offered best services in these aspects, it could have been undisputed leader. At this time, they should have been crossed 1C mark in M&G. But they have 80L customers & leading with just 20L. Airtel at second position have 60L & thats because here in M&G, Idea started their operation in 1995 & Airtel in july 2002. Means Idea is 14 years old & Airtel is just half of that..

  • rahul August 27, 2009 1:41 pm

    @ Anuj
    But IDEA is market leader in Maharastra Circle and has 20 lakhs more customers than Vodafone and Airtel.Its also leads in Kerala,MP,UP(W)and second best in Punjab,AP,Gujarat.
    So i think IDEA coverage will be not a problem,but they might struggle against TATA in tarriff offers

  • abhijit August 27, 2009 1:33 pm

    @Anuj
    It has no doubt that NORTH or SOUTH,EAST or WEST, AIRTEL is the best.Number 1 mobile operator in our country in terms from all of the side.But after AIRTEL somebody should be take as position number 2.So !dea is the most emerging company to compete with the position number 2(source ET).Like AIRTEL they are number 1 in terms of subscriber in 6 circles.Your circle is the mother of this company(decade old 1995)& they are the most established operator there just like AIRTEL in KOLKATA. But after reading your post I am astonished that they are just ignoring their mother!!!! seems very bad very bad.This ignorance we can not think about AIRTEL in KOLKATA.They are still serving us non-stop 24 hrs.I never seen til today that their tower has been choked,congested or failed,very prompt reply from their CC with politely with their customers,any problem? quick remedies with the help of their CC executive.This is the reason to become a company number 1 in our country.And now regarding !dea in KOLKATA circle,they are the new entrant in our circle,much hyped in TV ad.Now we could use their network here & our practical experience will be learn us regarding their service quality.Another important matter is every body here writing a word “SIRJEE” except me because of I know it that famous “SIRJEE” has NO ENTRY IN ENTIRE EASTERN INDIA.Here in entire eastern INDIA company has created a different idol “DADA”(look here http://www.dadakiduvidha.com)
    A dhoti kurta clad person with a spectacle in eye.So “DADA” must have to present us something new innovative call rate formula which none of the other operator offering us. To survive in the cheapest call rate circle company must opt here a different formula.I am also waiting for that for more than 2 years to take their connection here.Its not a hype for me.I just want to use their EDGE technology what they are claiming that none of the operator use this technology in our country.

  • Debopratim Roy August 27, 2009 1:06 pm

    @Anuj
    Well said man….lets see how well they do times ahead

  • Anuj August 27, 2009 12:20 pm

    @rahul
    Most popular on which basic? On marketing only.. Thats why I said peoples are induenced by heavy advertising of company. In past 6 years of use, I didnt find any X factor in Idea.

  • rahul August 27, 2009 10:42 am

    @adi
    IDEA is most popular mobile operator in INDIA though AIRTEL,VODAFONE,RELIANCE has more customers

  • Anuj August 27, 2009 10:12 am

    BUT I dont understand why you peoples in Kolkata are so excited for Idea’s launch??
    As being Idea customer in Maharashtra & Goa (where idea is most established) from last 6 years, I should say unfortunately Idea have nothing special to offer.(No Idea Sirjee…!). As it is an established operator here like Airtel & vodafone, I would like to compare them & I also have connection of airtel & vodafone. Back to Idea now. Idea’s network is good like other established operators. But the problem is, at evening hours network gets congested. At the same time, voda & airtel rocks.
    Cost is bit high than airtel. Especially company charge nearly 200 Rs for 1 year validity of non lifetime plans where Airtel & voda nowdays are extending validity automatically. If not Airtel offers 1 year validity with recharge of 110Rs which comes with talktime of 98Rs! Ideas’ postpaid plans are not as attractive as Vodafone’s.
    Company have very less VAS. And what the hell, sometimes it take 24 hours to activate VAS & GPRS. You guys must be knowing that how quick the activation of VAS & GPRS is, in case of Airtel.
    Customer care service is not as good as Airtel & vodafone. At evening hours, you wont be able to connect to representative. When you email your queries, it take almost 2 days to reply where as per my experience, Airtel & vodafone take maximum 6 hours & replies back with fine solution.
    So finally I shall say that this company have nothing to offer except good coverage which is present everywhere in circle. I should appreciate that.

    In Kolkata also, it wont offer much attractive tariff like what Tata Docomo & other new entrants are offering. Also it wont offer you free services like Tata Docomo’s free MCA, voicemail etc. Idea will be just an usual operator at your place also & as a another option to choose among. But nothing to excite about. I think you peoples are influenced by Ideas heavy marketing & tv commercials. But Idea is as usual & in my opinion, it is certainly below than Airtel & vodafone. NO IDEA SIRJEE…

  • Avishek August 27, 2009 12:44 am

    Idea & TTDCM booked their distributers(select distributers)in Midnapur area…I collect this information from dealers..they also said that both this company will be here in september 2009…but till today I am not getting any new operators in my manual network searching over my mobiles(Nokia N73,Nokia 2610,Nokia 1209,Samsung SGH-C130,Spice D88 Gold Dual GSM+CDMA)…

  • adi August 27, 2009 12:23 am

    Is it the most commented topic in telecomtalk??? :O mine is 250th :)

    carry on guys :)

  • Avishek August 26, 2009 11:07 pm

    Till 11.06 pm,26.08.09 I only found existing 5 networks in my place(Midnapur,Kharagpur…WB)….NO NEW NETWORK in my place till now..its strange!!!

  • abhijit August 26, 2009 10:47 pm

    @everybody
    Its not agreement.These 3 companies are the owners of INDUS TOWERS.Bharti infratel have 42% share.Vodafone have 42% share & !dea Cellulars have 16% share.so all these 3 companies can use 1 single tower to fit cell pad to minimize their cost.In west Bengal all the towers of Airtel & Vodafone serving this INDUS TOWERS magic.So !dea cellular have a passive infrastructure through out Bengal.Their signal will spread just like influenza flue virus within 31st March 2010.This INDUS TOWERS magic effect also present in TAMILNADU.!dea cellular also have their own tower infra company named as Idea Cellular Towers Infrastructure Ltd.(ICTIL)serving BIHAR,MP etc etc but,soon this company will merged with INDUS TOWERS. Yesterday I have received their AGM notice book lied on my table.I hold 200 shares of !dea cellulars ltd.

  • Anuj August 26, 2009 7:22 pm

    Yes of course, Idea shall use infrastructure of vodafone & airtel. Idea did same in Mumbai & Bihar circle & thats why could able to expand network so rapidly. These 3 companies have agreement under Indus Tower company & can share active & passive infrastructures of each other.

  • ishan August 26, 2009 6:49 pm

    @rahul
    IDEA can use VODAFONE network in kolkata and west bengal..bcoz idea and vodafone are part INDUS TOWER..airtel is also part of it..

  • ishan August 26, 2009 6:23 pm

    @Anirban Bhattacharjee
    IND 48 is the MNC code for indian railways..it is for their mobile communication.

  • Anirban Bhattacharjee August 26, 2009 5:49 pm

    @everybody

    I found IND-48 in Sealdah today at 1:32pm. Which operator is it?
    I search network manually 3 times & got it 2 times IND-48 in my N73 with six operator (including tata). It is strange that on that time in Nokia 1100 show only six(include tata).But other area from Park Circus to Baruipur only six operator shows.

  • rahul August 26, 2009 4:23 pm

    @ kaushik
    i heard that IDEA KOL is using infrastructure of VODA KOL, is it true ?
    i am asking u since u said u get inside info that IDEA KOL MNC is IND 848

  • Swaps August 26, 2009 3:43 pm

    @abhijit
    I got the info from-
    rapidshare.com/files/271346370/Updated_Mobile_Codes_25.08.09.xls

  • abhijit August 26, 2009 3:05 pm

    @Swaps
    From which area you are belongs to?

  • Swaps August 26, 2009 2:55 pm

    Idea – Kolkata – 405 848
    Idea – West Bengal – 405 853

  • rahul August 26, 2009 2:34 pm

    @ Avishek

    any news of IDEA WB in ur area ?

  • kaushik August 26, 2009 2:54 am

    @ RDB

    ok i seen it

  • RDB August 26, 2009 2:52 am

    @kaushik – hav a look http://i28.tinypic.com/3358j2d.jpg

  • kaushik August 26, 2009 2:26 am

    @ RDB-RANG DE BASANTI

    boss u probably saw IND 848 not IND 850 , please check it again

  • kaushik August 26, 2009 2:00 am

    can any body tell who is getting more customer in Tamil Nadu per month, IDEA or TATA GSM? one is giving free unlimited call and other per second call concept calling
    the news i getting that TATA GSM is winner in initial stages in Tamil Nadu.

    the same thing happen in kolkata also i guess once IDEA and TATA GSM both launched their service

  • abhijit August 25, 2009 11:43 pm

    @ishan
    @all
    I inserted my !dea Sim in my Sony Ericsson T-230 handset & then switched on my mobile.It was under manual network selection mode.At first that SIM directly entered in AIRCEL network & showed as AIRCEL.Then I started to search network manually.Its showed me nothing exited result.Founded 7 operators.IND-83(^). AIRTEL. VODAFONE. AIRCEL.BSNL.IND-036 & 405-848(NOT YET SHOWED AS !DEA).This is the result.I tried to access manually 405-848,after few times its show me very strong full signal but with “NO ACCESS” written on screen head.That SIM still showing as RELIANCE (IND 83) as roaming partner with a tower symbol(^).But Reliance totally blocked !dea to access their network.But I am cent percent sure that 405-848 is !dea Kolkata.Tower & signal is now just in initial stage with not fully functional(TATA DOCOMO was also in this stage in MAY).Within One month I hope it will be identify its own SIM & network like TATA DOCOMO(Started blocking other Sim from JUNE).

  • ishan August 25, 2009 10:36 pm

    @kaushik
    if in delhi IDEA coverage is at par with AIRTEL then we can expect good network coverage from IDEA in kolkata also..

  • ishan August 25, 2009 10:23 pm

    what’s happening in kolkata?? IND 850(IDEA orissa) is available in barackpur kolkata… :) and i am totally confused about IND 038..if IND 038 is tatadocomo MP then how can it be possible to have IND 038 in kolklata airport area??but this signal is live in airport area..i have checked it with many handsets of different companies.

  • kaushik August 25, 2009 10:11 pm

    @ ishan

    IDEA is famous for their coverage, when I was in delhi idea network is at par with Airtel there and much better than vodafone delhi.
    So one thing is sure with idea u will get great coverage and offers as idea thinks

  • ishan August 25, 2009 10:05 pm

    @kaushik
    I also agree with you kaushik.if tatadocomo launches before iDEa in kolkata.then IDEA will be in a big trouble surely..to compete with tata i think idea will also provide the 1p/sec tariff with power recharge(as MTS have done in tamilnadu) or it can provide free limited local calls to any network with a minimum recharge.it may also provide 25paisa/min rate for lifetime..but along with 1p/sec i think tata will also provide some other exciting tariff plan also..

    so ultimately at the end of the day the users of kolkata will be benefited from this tariff war between this two new entries..and this tariff war will also cut down the tariff of the existing operators also.but the good network coverage,good customer care will play the main role.

  • ishan August 25, 2009 9:47 pm

    @abhijit
    so now finally IDEA signal is visible in chandannagar.and what have u found using ur IDEA MP sim??is it working??

  • kaushik August 25, 2009 9:28 pm

    idea network is getting visible in many places now, still they cant launch before puja and if docomo launching before puja , then idea will face a tough time in kolkata.May be idea also going for per second pulse concept.

    whats ur think guys ?

  • Debopratim Roy August 25, 2009 8:53 pm

    @kaushik

    CONFIRMED NEWS ABOUT (IND-848) AT TOLLYGUNGE PHARI ONLY AND NOT AT MUDIALI,TOLLYGUNGE P.S OR AT DESHAPRAN SHASMAL ROAD(BHABANI CINEMA,CHARU MARKET AREA)..IT WASNT VISIBLE YESTERDAY ITSELF BUT FOUND TODAY AT TOLLYGUNGE PHARI..I WOULD LET YOU KNOW THE EXACT IDEA DATE FROM INSIDE COMPANY SOURCES AS PRESSED SOMEBODY TO FIND IT OUT SOONER

  • kaushik August 25, 2009 8:35 pm

    congrats abhijit for finding ur IDEA ( IND 848 ) in chandannagar

  • abhijit August 25, 2009 8:18 pm

    @everybody
    IND-848 VISIBLE IN CHANDANNAGAR(Just now from 19.30 Hrs).Handset Nokia-2626(IND 848).
    Handset Sony Ericsson T-230(405-848).Handset Sony Ericsson T-290i(INA-848).

    @everybody
    Regarding Bangladesh operators signal I shall discuss later.Now I am going to my 3rd floor roof top to test that signal with my !dea Sim card because,signal not found in room but found through out entire road.

  • rahul August 25, 2009 6:32 pm

    what is happening here ?

    IDEA ORISSA signal found in Barrackpur ( KOLKATA )

    TATA MP signal found in Airport Area ( KOLKATA )

  • rahul August 25, 2009 3:17 pm

    if IND 850 is IDEA ORISSA then how can this be found at Barrackpur Kolkata ?

    IDEA itna strong signal use karte hai

  • Karthik August 25, 2009 2:33 pm

    405 850 / IND 850 is idea orissa
    405 047 / IND 047 is TATA DOCOMO GSM West Bengal

    Clear Hai??

  • rahul August 25, 2009 12:38 pm

    405-850 may be DATACOM/LOOP/UNITECH ( KOL/WB CIRCLE) or IDEA WB circle ?
    IND 047 is TATA GSM WB sure ? may be TATA WB circle also
    but abhijit writes IND 971 is IDEA WB,
    only god knows now and we will know later

  • RDB August 25, 2009 12:08 pm

    woh man wat cud b 405 850 ??

  • Debopratim Roy August 25, 2009 11:27 am

    @kaushik
    Nahi re kaushik……no sign of the same you mentioned to me to check which I did at Deshapran Shasmal Road and also near TOLLYGUNGE PHARI…..Only 6 operators are visible> Aircel,Airtel,BSNL,Smart,Vodafone and IND-036

  • Debopratim Roy August 25, 2009 11:24 am

    @abhijit
    Report this matter immediately to TRAI as this is a national issue..Security of the country might be at stake if this is reality…

  • rahul August 25, 2009 10:34 am

    @ abhijit

    Bangladesh operator signal in Chandannagar,amazing,
    if it was Bongaon or Habra then may be
    but distance from bangladesh border to chandannagar is more than 150 km if i am not wrong

  • abhijit August 25, 2009 9:51 am

    @RDB
    Nothing strange brother.During winter seasons often my mobile catch the network of Bangladesh Mobile operators signal(BGD-GP,BGD-ALCTL)in Chandannagar during night.

  • RDB August 25, 2009 5:03 am

    ohh its 5AM, i got 7th operator workin out in BARRACKPORE, its 405 850 ..guessing its IDEA WB ! very weak, often my handset missed it! but strange is if its IDEA-WB, why i am getting it in Kolkata circle area ?

  • RDB August 25, 2009 4:25 am

    guessing IND 848 is IDEA ! …. but wat is IND 038 ? !

  • ishan August 25, 2009 3:21 am

    @kaushik
    i think in next few days IND 848 is going to be live in allover kolkata..

  • ishan August 25, 2009 3:19 am

    @kaushik
    is IND 038 is still live in your area??as u have earlier mentioned that you have also found it in kaikhali.

  • kaushik August 25, 2009 12:48 am

    @ abhijit and ishan

    I found ind 848 in the following areas
    1.Raghunathpur ( teghoria),2.Chinrighta,3.Scicence CIty ( VIP Nagar ),4.Gariahat Area ( from ballygunge to desopriya park),5. Tolly phari to ravindra sarovar area

    some other people found it in Kalyani,Behala,Parkcircus

  • RDB August 25, 2009 12:46 am

    BARRACKPORE,RAHARA,DUM-DUM, TALA,SHOVABAZAR,BAGBAZAR,SEALDAH – only 6 netwrks incl. tata docomo(405036) !

  • kaushik August 25, 2009 12:42 am

    @ debopratim roy

    i found ind 848 in Tolly Phari area tonight around 7 PM when i was travelling through road, its signal is very weak and it may be not found from inside in ur room

    so u pls check it in main road of tolly phari to rash behari

  • Debopratim Roy August 24, 2009 11:57 pm

    @kaushik

    Sim Cards used for checking IND-848 are> Aircel,Airtel,Vodafone,Relinace Smart etc…which ended in no sign of above IND code till tonight night 23:50 hrs

  • abhijit August 24, 2009 11:23 pm

    Til moment no news from any place from the west bank sides of river Hooghly.

  • abhijit August 24, 2009 11:14 pm

    @everybody
    Any new news of 405-848/INA-848/IND-848 from NAIHATI,BARASAT,MADHYAMGRAM,BARRACKPORE,RAHARA,DUM-DUM,BUDGE-BUDGE,SONARPUR,BARUIPUR,
    JOKA,PARK STREET,DALHOUSIE,TALA,SHOVABAZAR,BAGBAZAR,SEALDAH,PICNIC-GARDEN,JADAVPUR, KIDDERPORE,HOWRAH,ANDUL,ULUBERIA,BALLY,UTTARPARA,SERAMPORE,BANDEL,MOGRA,TRIBENI,PALTA
    ,DANKUNI,SINGUR,ICHHAPUR………under CTD????

    Plz,carry on reporting friends.

  • Debopratim Roy August 24, 2009 10:57 pm

    @kaushik
    Checked on Nokia handsets like>N70M,N73M,1200,1209,1600,2310,3530,1650 etc….Same result and no sign of any IND-848

  • Debopratim Roy August 24, 2009 10:53 pm

    @kaushik
    Same that I have mentioned earlier in my comment…No sign of IND-848 in Tollygunge area of either rabindra sarobar or even at tollygunge phari

  • kaushik August 24, 2009 9:40 pm

    @ Debopratim Roy

    pls manual check ur mobile network and see whether IND 848 is there in rabindra sarovar or not

  • Debopratim Roy August 24, 2009 9:07 pm

    @deepak
    I have another date about !dea launch from one of my local dealer who sell cards and e-recharge of 27th August 2009…..He informed me about this date from company side..Deepak I havent told any date of 24th august 2009

  • kaushik August 24, 2009 8:51 pm

    tonight i found IND 848 i.e.IDEA in Tollygunge phari area,deshopriyo park area,Raghunathpur( teghoria)

    so IDEA started to wake up though a little bit late for pre puja launch

  • ishan August 24, 2009 7:11 pm

    @iDEA
    when will you launch your service in kolkata & west bengal circle??any specific date??

  • iDEA August 24, 2009 7:02 pm

    It’s great to know that the peoples of Kolkata are eagerly waiting for Idea cellular (one of the best mobile service provider of India)

    Idea Cellular Ltd
    Corporate office
    5th Floor, Windsor
    CST Road, Kalina
    SantaCruz (E), Mumbai-400098

  • rahul August 24, 2009 5:32 pm

    IND 848 is available in Behala Area,Park Circus Area,Gariahat Area
    it is probably IDEA

  • ishan August 24, 2009 5:24 pm

    IND 848 is now available in many parts of kolkata..it is live in baguihati,science city area,ruby hospital area..i rhink in some days it will be available in all over kolkata..

  • deepak August 24, 2009 3:17 pm

    Debopratim Roy :
    15th August 2009 is the scheduled confirmed date of Idea Calcutta launch from inside sources..So we have to wait till 15th August to see whether they lied or not!

    What happen mr Debopratim? 15 august and now 24 august both gone!!

  • Avishek August 24, 2009 2:02 pm

    “@avishek
    Kindly inform us if you get any new RF signal from your area.”

    @abhijit

    Their is no signal of either TTDCM,Idea,Unitech in my area(Midnapur,Kharagpur Town & adjoining area) til now(I have checked so many places in Mid & Kgp)…I am getting only Airtel,Vodafone,BSNL,Smart..(No Aircel coverage in my particular area,although it is available in all parts of proper Midnapur & Kharagpur town)..I will update u(All of U)about all new signals when they are available……

  • rahul August 24, 2009 1:12 pm

    i think idea will go for per second concept in kolkata to tackle TATA docomo,since idea launching after TATA

  • abhijit August 24, 2009 11:28 am

    @Debopratim Roy
    Lets hope that at least they(TATA DOCOMO)will launch service before Durga Puja.And now onwards we have to take news that from which new area’s !dea is activating their towers in both KOLKATA+WEST BENGAL circle.
    @avishek
    Kindly inform us if you get any new RF signal from your area.
    @everybody
    If any of your friends lives in other districts let them invite here plz to express their reply.

  • Debopratim Roy August 23, 2009 11:35 pm

    Lets do one thing all Calcuttans now we extend our open arm for warm welcome of Tata DoCoMo who is far better than !dea who has themselves proven how bad is their overall !dea is regarding their launch in Calcutta circle…They wouldnt get anything if they launch in November,09 as per indications from Abhijit…Wo cares about !dea cause our existing and new entrant(Tata DoCoMo) operator haai ni….Tussi fiqr na karo

  • kaushik August 23, 2009 10:05 pm

    @ abhijit

    i anticipated that bcoz within next 1 month it is impossible to roll out services when its towers are visible only in 2-3 areas of kolkata

    no need to be broken yaar tata docomo hain na ?

  • abhijit August 23, 2009 9:21 pm

    @ishan
    @kaushik
    @everybody
    WRITING THIS MESSAGE WITH BROKEN HEART REGARDING THE NEWS OF SERVICE ROLL OUT IN KOLKATA CIRCLE OF !DEA CELLULARS LTD.THAT:-“!DEA HAS DEFERRED THEIR LAUNCH IN KOLKATA CIRCLE(DON’T KNOW ABOUT WB CIRCLE NEWS)AT LEAST 3 MONTHS DUE TO THEIR TOWER IS NOT YET FULLY READY IN ALL PLACES TO RELEASE RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL”.
    ITS A CONFIRM NEWS FROM ALL THE RETAILERS OF MY AREA(CHANDANNAGAR).YESTERDAY NIGHT THEY HAVE GOT THIS BAD NEWS FROM THE COMPANY.
    THIS MEAN TIL NOVEMBER 09 WE HAVE TO WAIT PATIENTLY.
    In the mean time their service will be launch in the state of J&K within 31st October 09.

  • abhijit August 23, 2009 11:49 am

    @everybody
    Any news of visibility of 405-848/IND-848/INA-848 from any new area Today til now?
    in chandannagar til moment nothing new signal showing.

  • RDB August 23, 2009 1:09 am

    however 405 038 doubt is now cleared ! TD MP is 405 078 as per Duane’s MSC list !

  • abhijit August 23, 2009 1:01 am

    @ishan
    Til now only 6 operators visible in my area(chandannagar).

  • kaushik August 23, 2009 12:59 am

    vodafone and idea having great fight over customers in bihar circle as both stated service within 10 days gap and giving unlimited calls on their network

    hope the same in kolkata between TATA and IDEA

  • kaushik August 23, 2009 12:45 am

    TATA GSM network is ready for last 5 months in kolkata and IDEA is visible only in 5-6 areas

    so on this basis TATA will launch before IDEA

  • ishan August 23, 2009 12:31 am

    @Debopratim Roy

    is bsnl 3G service is available in all part of kolkata??previously it was available in just few areas like saltlake,rajarhat.

  • kaushik August 23, 2009 12:28 am

    @ debopratim roy

    thanks 4 the suggetion
    today the tower which has cell info BIMAN NAGAR started to work in kaikhali

  • ishan August 23, 2009 12:25 am

    @abhijit
    i don’t think so..idea’s network is only live in some part of kolkata.so how they will launch in the next 10-15 days??in ur area idea is live or not??

  • Debopratim Roy August 23, 2009 12:24 am

    @kaushik
    Get in touch with BSNL Networking Dept at Treittibazar 7th floor…I had been to there for some issues in my area and it has been sorted out…..

  • ishan August 23, 2009 12:12 am

    @abhijit
    ya abhijit u r right.. :) but its only u who write in the proper way in this post.

  • abhijit August 23, 2009 12:10 am

    Sanjay Bafna :
    Idea cellular wants to launch its Kolkata operation before the Durga Puja and they are geared up to meet the target at any cost.
    They are trying to launch mobile service in the last week of August (if not then the 1st week of September is the second option)
    Well according to my sources Idea will give the BEST tariff plan for the people of Kolkata-Bengal.
    Stay tune with TelecomTalk

    @kaushik
    Please read Sanjay Bafna’s comment.He is saying that !dea is geared up to roll out their service in KOLKATA circle either last week of August 09 or if failed then 1st week of September 09 positively.

  • ishan August 23, 2009 12:10 am

    so now idea network is live in many part of kolkata..now we have to just wait and see when they will launch.but i think if tatadocomo launches(expected to be on 8th september) before idea then idea will be in big trouble in kolkata.

    but what about the west bengal circle..there is no news of tatadocomo or idea..they should launch simultaneously in kolkata and west bengal.

  • abhijit August 23, 2009 12:05 am

    @ishan
    Actually it’s the logo of the company as “!dea”

  • kaushik August 22, 2009 11:20 pm

    IND 848 is also available in VIP NAGAR area between Science City and Ruby Hospital
    besides between Chinrighata and Nicco Park

    so !dea is started to roll out network in kolkata after 15th august
    their deadline is 24th September ( if they want before puja launch )

  • ishan August 22, 2009 10:47 pm

    according to kaushik IND 848 is IDEA kolkata.u can see his post in the mobile operator codes topic..

    @ abhijit

    ur style of writing idea is good :)(starting with the !)

  • Prateek August 22, 2009 10:39 pm

    @RDB

    ACTUALLY AIRCEL NETWORK IS NOT GOOD AT MY HOME SO I GET 7..ODERWISE ITZ 8

  • abhijit August 22, 2009 10:29 pm

    @MOMPAI
    After a long time you are most welcome back mompai.I also think 405-848 is !dea.But,alas no new signal in CHANDANNAGAR til now.

  • ishan August 22, 2009 10:09 pm

    so after chinrighata em bypass IND 848 is now visible in kalyani also.. :)

  • MOMPAI August 22, 2009 9:39 pm

    @EVERYBODY
    I FOUND IND 848 or 405 848 AT MY HOME KALYANI (FROM 8.30 P.M.).
    I THINK IT’S “IDEA”.

  • ishan August 22, 2009 12:25 am

    @Prateek
    in behala all of these 3 new networks(IND 848,IND 038 and IND 036) are available??
    if so then u r getting 8 operators.not 7.

    @RDB

    IND 036-tata docomo..IND 038–idea(!!) IND 848-unitech(not sure enough)

  • Arnab Ghosh August 21, 2009 11:59 pm

    Idea cellular is launching in west bengal.
    sir i want to be distributor of idea cellular in west bengal hooghly. Pls contact me on 9831959083,e-mail arnab.ghosh.mk@gmail.com

  • kaushik August 21, 2009 11:57 pm

    @ debopratim roy

    dada BSNL strike hits heavily on customers

    in my area kaikhali their main tower which shows cell info BIMANNAGAR is not working for last 5 hours

    kuch kijiye please sir ?

  • Debopratim Roy August 21, 2009 11:47 pm

    @kaushik
    Bhai saab INA-38 is worthless !dea
    INA-848 seems like to me Unitech cause they got spectrum along with Idea

    Their operator number is 90620 in Calcutta(Unitech)

  • kaushik August 21, 2009 11:43 pm

    ind 848 – IDEA
    ind 038 – UNITECH

    my guess

  • Debopratim Roy August 21, 2009 11:42 pm

    From my location i.e Tollygunge Area(South Calcutta) the operators visible on manual search are:-

    Airtel(INA-31)
    Aircel(INA-91)
    BSNL Mobile(INA-81)
    Reliance Smart(INA-83)
    Vodafone(INA-30)
    Tata DoCoMo(IND-036)

    Nothing more than these codes are available here..Not INA-38,INA-48 etc

  • RDB August 21, 2009 11:32 pm

    @ prateek

    how it can be 7 for u dude ? if u r getting all these new 3 netwrks, u shud get old 5 operators also – total is 8 !!
    ind 036 – tata docomo , ind 848 may be idea , ind 048 ?? :(

  • Prateek August 21, 2009 11:18 pm

    its available at my home…in behala…IND 848 / IND 038 / IND 036…totally i get seven operators

  • kaushik August 21, 2009 10:47 pm

    IND 848 is visible only from Chinrighata to Nicco Park Kolkata
    beyond it this is not available
    i myself cheked it

  • abhijit August 21, 2009 9:22 pm

    @everybody
    AHOY!!Any news regarding !dea’s Radio Frequency Signal visibility from other area?? Other than Airport?? Any updated news today??

  • Sanjay Bafna August 20, 2009 2:27 pm

    @khachchar
    While the RF testing; mobile signal will be visible to others,After the suscessful test it will kept in off mode.
    Well before the Durga Puja festival,Idea cellular will be in Kolkata!

  • khachchar August 19, 2009 11:22 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    Why IDEA signal is invisible compared to TATA DOCOMO(visible everywhere)? Do they want to start service in kolkata circle with a very limited signal zone? or it is just kept off?

  • rahul August 19, 2009 5:50 pm

    BSNL STRIKE

    is debopratim roy also participate in that strike?

    no comments from him yet

  • abhijit August 19, 2009 12:33 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    @Sanjay Bafna Can you give us some idea regarding MNC of !dea cellular in KOLKATA & WEST BENGAL circle?

  • altaf August 19, 2009 12:32 pm

    guys relax… jisko service launch karna hai woh karega.. lets wait and watch…cool idea sirji

  • ishan August 19, 2009 11:40 am

    @RDB
    in kolkata circle 6 networks are already active–airtel,bsnl.vodafone,aircel,reliance,tatadocomo(yet to launch their service)

    and the 7th operator is IND 038(its only active in the airport area) and the 8th is IND 848(active only in near chinrighata em bypass)..

  • kaushik August 19, 2009 11:30 am

    @ RDB
    when u searched network manually u find normally 6 operators
    cellone,vodafone in,ind91,ind83,ind036,airtel as my nokia 6300 shows
    but in airport i find 7 operators and the 7th one is ind038
    also there is another new operator ind848, but together all 8 operators not found
    still in one area
    hope in next 1 month all 8 operator signal will be visible in all parts of kolkata

  • ishan August 19, 2009 11:21 am

    @abhijit

    the links u provided says that 405 038 is tata MG & CG.but every database has some faults.today also i have found the IND 038 in airport area.not only me some others also have found this in that area as u can see in the earlier posts in this topic…so a total confusion…:) may be IND 038 is something related with airport authority(just a guess) as IND 48 is for indian railways.

  • RDB August 19, 2009 11:16 am

    @ ishan but is there IND 038 ??? or u find 6 GSM netwrks and 6th is ind 848 ?

  • ishan August 19, 2009 11:09 am

    @everyone

    pinki is r8..today when i was traveling through chinrighata em bypass i have also found IND 848..

  • pinki August 19, 2009 10:21 am

    TATA DOCOMO MP network is so strong that it is available in Kolkata Airport

    LOL

  • RDB August 19, 2009 4:04 am

    all databases have some errors ! .. http://roum.ru/bases/mnc.html?cid=255 ..it says Reliance GSM 405 012/023 for Kol/WB !
    if Tata GSM MP MNC is 405 038 then how it can be seen near dumdum airport ?? :-o !!

  • abhijit August 19, 2009 1:53 am

    @ishan
    Wikipedia is not 100% correct in all time.Some international site also tells that tata teleservice MP CG MNC 405 038/38.here is the links:-

    http://www.42it.eu/Mobile_Systems/SMS/Coverage/India/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Network_Code#I

    http://roum.ru/bases/mnc.html?cid=255

    http://www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/oth/02/06/T02060000030004PDFE.pdf

  • kaushik August 19, 2009 1:32 am

    whether IDEA will be hit in KOLKATA or not cant say now but surely it will be popular among user

    so far 146 comments on this write up before i am typing now

    highest for any write up posted here i guess

  • ishan August 19, 2009 12:28 am

    as i have earlier mentioned according to wikipedia 405 038 is idea kolkata.. here is the link again

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Cellphone_Numbering#Numbering_plan

    and IND 038 is active in the airport area.sure about that.then i think tatadocomo MG & CG MSC code isn’t 405-038.its something else.

  • kaushik August 19, 2009 12:20 am

    if IND 038 is IDEA KOLKATA then what is TATA DOCOMO MADHYA PRADESH ?

    some confusion still there

  • rahul August 19, 2009 12:18 am

    i heard that IND 038 is also seen in Howrah Station so making it in 2 areas Airport and Howrah Stn

  • ishan August 19, 2009 12:08 am

    @RDB

    i personally think its loop or unitech..but unitech’s possibility is higher i thnk..so after idea,tatadocomo,probably unitech is going to be the 3rd new operator in kolkata circle…good news for the ‘kolkatans’

  • rahul August 19, 2009 12:08 am

    IND 038 is IDEA KOLKATA

    its official

    i cheked it in wikipedia

  • RDB August 19, 2009 12:01 am

    @ all, it cud nt be loop !bcz they r lazy to target kolkata !!, cud nt be datacom – they even dnt sure abt their brand name ! ! i bet on unitech !

  • ishan August 18, 2009 11:52 pm

    it can be unitech, loop or datacom..whatever it is i can’t understand why idea(IND 038) and IND 848 is only visible in some selected areas of kolkata only..

  • rahul August 18, 2009 10:53 pm

    @ kaushik

    then IND848 may be LOOP also

    LOOP number in Kolkata starts with 9110

  • rahul August 18, 2009 10:50 pm

    according to en.wikipedia IND 038 is IDEA Kolkata

  • kaushik August 18, 2009 10:48 pm

    why not IND-848 can be DATACOM in Kolkata?

    its number in kolkata starts with 9073

  • rahul August 18, 2009 10:33 pm

    wow KOLKATA getting 3 new GSM operators this year
    TATA DOCOMO,UNITECH and IDEA
    add to this MTS CDMA also launced in May 2009
    seems mobile operator cha gaye in KOLKATA

  • ishan August 18, 2009 10:24 pm

    @DEBOPRATIM ROY

    i am also very surprised like u.. :) 2 unknown networks are visible in kolkata.one is IND 038(in airport area) another one is IND 848(in chinrighata area)..i dont know y this network r not visible in other parts of kolkata.unitech has also got the pan india license,NLD & ILD also.so if IND 848 is unitech then i think they will roll their service in kolkata in 1st phase..

    ya r8 for kolkata unitech is 9062..

  • ishan August 18, 2009 10:18 pm

    @pinki

    have u find this IND 848 in chinrighata only??

  • DEBOPRATIM ROY August 18, 2009 9:28 pm

    @ishan

    Bhai log aapko yeh sab bhayanak INA code Calcutta ke kish disha mein mil raha haai Koi Mil Gaya Ki Tarah..INA 405-848 is Unitech’s and their number is 90620 most probably….Have to check it and let you know all later!!

  • ishan August 18, 2009 8:15 pm

    ohh again a new network 405-848..idea or unitech???? really god knows it..:)and the IND 038 is only visible in the airport area..then which one is idea IND 038(405 038) or 405-848??

  • RDB August 18, 2009 2:49 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    sanjay bhai apnar mukhe fool chandan poruk …. “…BEST tariff plan….”

  • RDB August 18, 2009 2:46 pm

    ha ha ! … lagta hai ki docomo is fever while idea is flu in Kolkata !

  • altaf August 18, 2009 2:16 pm

    idea wale sirji kya aap sun rahe hai inki baato ko…..i have never seen so much hype for a particular operator….

  • abhijit August 18, 2009 2:03 pm

    @Sanjay Bafna
    Thank you sanjay bafna.Thank you.Hope they will able to launch service within 1st week of September(only corporate office knows it).I am eagerly witing for more than 2 years to take !dea connection.

  • Sanjay Bafna August 18, 2009 1:25 pm

    Idea cellular wants to launch its Kolkata operation before the Durga Puja and they are geared up to meet the target at any cost.
    They are trying to launch mobile service in the last week of August (if not then the 1st week of September is the second option)
    Well according to my sources Idea will give the BEST tariff plan for the people of Kolkata-Bengal.
    Stay tune with TelecomTalk

  • RDB August 18, 2009 1:09 pm

    1. idea is comin on 24th august to kolkata
    2. most of the kolkata cant find its netwrk !

    >> only hypothesis is idea towers are nt wrkin now, after 20th august the towers will start working ! it’s my guess !
    << coming september docomo will be in kolkata !

  • pinki August 18, 2009 11:35 am

    any one living in CHINRIGHATA EM BYE PASS KOLKATA OR WORKING IN SECTOR-V SALTLAKE please mannual search the network in ur GSM handset and see whether there is IND 848 or not ?

    i found it quite a few times and the network is constant

  • abhijit August 18, 2009 11:26 am

    @pinki
    Yes this could be the much awaited MNC of !DEA KOLKATA circle as 405-848 not 405-48 not 405-048.!dea West Bengal MNC may be 405-971.As this signal showing in Asansol area.

  • RDB August 18, 2009 10:41 am

    @dada , dude ! its kolkata where we already have MTS with lifelong local mobile calls @ 30p !! hope IDEA will be better than other GSM providers !

    @ pinki – ind 848 ?? r u sure ? god knows is it unitech ?

  • pinki August 18, 2009 10:20 am

    i found IND 848 in CHINRIGHATA EM BYE PASS KOLKATA

    which opeartor is this ? any idea

    my friends saying either IDEA or UNITECH

  • ishan August 18, 2009 12:37 am

    new date for idea launch—“24th august”…… :) lots of confusion about idea ! ! !

    @ Tanmoy

    idea haven’t launch their service in kolkata ,west bengal..so there is still no call rate related info about kolkata & bengal circle.for other circles check out–http://www.ideacellular.com/IDEA.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=IDEA_Page_Home .
    but whenever they will launch i m sure their tariff plans will be attrative.. :)

  • DADA August 17, 2009 11:47 pm

    @Tanmoy
    !dea introductory offer for first six month:-(where they take entry)
    !2!free.Thereafter six month later during day @.20paise night @.10paise.
    !2othr first 6 month @.25paise.then @1rupee.
    STD @ .75 paise first 6 months, then @ 1.50 rupee.
    Power schemes will arrive after 6 months.
    See !dea website Orrisa & TN offers.

  • Tanmoy August 17, 2009 11:04 pm

    pls tell me ,same call rate of idea in both circle……

  • RDB August 17, 2009 10:55 pm

    guyf ! i can’t blieve !! today i went to recharge my MTf , i afked d retailer – he told IDEA will be on Kolkata on 24th Auguft ! … !!!!! god knowf how it if poffible ! the funnieft part if he don’t know when Tata Docomo will come here ! but he added in feb10 kolkata will have unitech wireleff ! [KAMINEY EFFECT]

  • ishan August 17, 2009 10:27 pm

    in burdwan area idea network is active!!..and they want to make entry between 20-22 nd september!!!i think tata docomo will be available before that in kolkata.but in west bengal circle they will launch later on.if idea launch in kolkata & bengal circle at the same time(before tata in bengal circle) then i thnk idea will be the gainer..lets see what happen :)

  • abhijit August 17, 2009 9:13 pm

    @Debopratim Roy
    The question of congestion will be arise on 2010 DURGA PUJA.HAHAHA….

  • abhijit August 17, 2009 9:10 pm

    One of the retailer in my area told me in the evening that today one !dea person came to his shop to take the measurement of glow sign board of !dea and to take a market survey.That !dea person told to that retailer “our company will roll out network in Kolkata & West Bengal circle Between 20TH-22ND SEPTEMBER 2009″.Then the retailer asked him “why your companies network not visible here”? !dea person replied that “will be visible within few week.Networking work are in progress in full swing.Presently in Burdwan area our signal is active”.That !dea person recently joined in !dea cellular ltd Kolkata office & he was previously worked in Loop Telecom Puduchcherry office.

  • Debopratim Roy August 17, 2009 9:02 pm

    @abhijit

    What will the customers of both Calcutta and Bengal do when there is acute network congestion situtaion for Idea…Ram jaane kya hoga..Inke soch pe humlog ko koi bhi !dea nahi re bhai…

  • abhijit August 17, 2009 6:25 pm

    @altaf
    This time they will not be lucky any more because when any body will try to make a call both the operators(Vodafone & Aircel)playing a tape “all out going calls are temporarily suspended for !dea users”.That means roaming partnership now end here.You are now present in Bengal.All in roamer have to rushed towards Airport area to make an out going call with the help of their own network.I guess within few days their signal will be visible near Howrah & Sealdah Rly Station area.

  • kaushik August 17, 2009 5:43 pm

    IDEA is already late in Kolkata and still they have their network available only in Airport Area and in other places no network is seen ( IND 038 )

    the more they enter late the more will be the loss suffered by them

    i also heard IDEA using infrastructure from Vodafone in building their network

  • altaf August 17, 2009 12:38 pm

    abhijit :
    FOR ALL !DEA IN ROAMER IN KOLKATA & WEST BENGAL:-
    All the operators blocked !dea to use their network.Reliance GSM total blocked. Vodafone & Aircel opened only incoming call but outgoing is blocked.Remaining all operators kept blocked !dea from previously(e.g.-Airtel,Bsnl,TataDocomo).That means in roamers of !dea users now have to depend on !dea’s own network in through out Bengal until they release their own signal.
    N.B. I have tested it with my MP circle !dea SIM card yesterday.
    —————————————————————-

    this is a problem with idea.. earlier also they only allow incoming calls on others network sometimes if u r lucky then u can make outgoing calls
    note: tested with mumbai idea number

  • khanki magi August 17, 2009 12:38 pm

    @abhijit
    ORE KABLA TOR DARKAR TA KI

  • abhijit August 17, 2009 10:42 am

    FOR ALL !DEA IN ROAMER IN KOLKATA & WEST BENGAL:-
    All the operators blocked !dea to use their network.Reliance GSM total blocked. Vodafone & Aircel opened only incoming call but outgoing is blocked.Remaining all operators kept blocked !dea from previously(e.g.-Airtel,Bsnl,TataDocomo).That means in roamers of !dea users now have to depend on !dea’s own network in through out Bengal until they release their own signal.
    N.B. I have tested it with my MP circle !dea SIM card yesterday.
    —————————————————————-

  • abhijit August 16, 2009 5:56 pm

    None of the operators opened point of inter connectivity(POI)with !dea,but all of them opened it with Tata Docomo.

  • Avishek August 16, 2009 4:49 pm

    Sorry for off topic matter…Pls anybody post a review of GEEPEE 6230 TRISIM Mobile…post here in Telecom Talk

  • Avishek August 16, 2009 4:20 pm

    When I dialled the Idea mobile Kolkata customer care no(09088012345),it says SWITCH OFF(I think it means this is a valid no. & it is ready to take our calls within few days)…But no luck in ROB circle….the cc no.(9093012345) of rob says PLS CHECK THE NUMBER….All calls are made by MTS ROB Sim Crd…

  • RDB August 16, 2009 2:06 pm

    telecomtalk twits idea in kolkata on 27th august !

  • altaf August 16, 2009 12:21 pm

    @ abhijit

    arre bhai list ek baar aur check kar lo sayad koi aur holiday baki reh gayi ho……new idea sirji

  • RDB August 16, 2009 11:30 am

    oops ! wat an idea sir ji !
    i think idea will b here b4 puja ! … keep ur finger crossed on mahalaya days !

  • Debopratim Roy August 16, 2009 12:19 am

    @ Abhijit

    What a disgusting Idea about launch date sirji….Bad Idea

  • abhijit August 15, 2009 10:44 pm

    !dea KOLKATA & WEST BENGAL probable launch dates:-
    27 TH AUGUST 09 (GANESHA SAPTAMI)
    30 TH AUGUST 09 (GANESHA DASHAMI)
    05 TH SEPTEMBER 09 (TEACHERS DAY)
    17 TH SEPTEMBER 09 (VISWAKARMA POOJA)
    18 TH SEPTEMBER 09 (MAHALAYA)
    21 ST SEPTEMBER 09 (EID-UL-FITRE)
    24 TH-28 SEPTEMBER 09 (DURGA PUJA)
    02 ND OCTOBER 09 (MAHATMA GANDHI BIRTH DAY)
    03 RD OCTOBER 09 (LAXMI PUJA)
    17 TH OCTOBER 09 (DEEPAVALI)
    19 TH OCTOBER 09 (VAIYADUUJ)
    27 TH OCTOBER 09 (JAGADHATRI PUJA)
    02 ND NOVEMBER 09 (GURU NANAK BIRTHDAY)
    28 TH NOVEMBER 09 (EID-UD-JOHA)
    25 TH DECEMBER 09 (X-MASS DAY)
    28 TH DECEMBER 09 (MUHURRAM)
    Hope they will launch service here any of these stipulated date.Every body put xxx mark on the calender when this dates will pass one by one.

  • Debopratim Roy August 15, 2009 10:06 pm

    @RDB
    Idea ka service Calcutta mein kaab launch hoga ish baare mein sabhi khoj lagao to jo jo calcutta se ho atleast…..Yeh to bhagwan dhoondne bara bar lag raha haai..Bad Idea Sirji