IDEA Cellular Launches ID 918 – Dual SIM 3G Smartphone for Rs.5994

Idea Cellular today announced the launch of new android powered Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) 3G smartphone Idea ID 918 for Rs.5994 with attractive 3G data package.

Idea cellular’s Idea ID 918 is the third Android smartphone after Idea Blade and Id-280 launched November 23rd, 2011 as earlier we shared on TelecomTalk.

Idea ID 918 Dual SIM 3G Smartphone has been manufactured by Alcatel, and runs on Android 2.3 – Gingerbread OS. It has 3.2 inch WVGA resolution (800×480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen (multi touch)and 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera. The internal memory is 150 MB, expandable up to 32Gb via a microSD card. The RAM size is 512MB.

The device also supports Geo-tagging, GPS Navigator software, FM radio and MP3 Player, WiFi, Bluetooth, Social Media Apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, and pre-loaded Google and Youtube.The handset devices can operate as mobile phone, mini-computer, and also acts as a Wi-Fi router.

As an special introductory offer, Idea is offering data services worth Rs.2340 with this newly launched ID 918 Smartphone. The operator also offer 2 GB Free 3G Data usage for 3 months. Also, Idea 3G users will be able to access Idea TV for free for 3 months after purchasing the smartphone.

Idea id 918 Dual SIM 3G Smartphone : Full Technical Specifications
General 2G Network : GSM 850/900/1800/1900 3G Network :HSDPA 2100/850, DL 7.2Mbps/UL 5.76Mbps
Display Type :TFT, 262k colorsSize : 480 x 800 pixels, 3.2 inchesFeatures : Capacitive, G sensor, Proximity sensor
Memory Phonebook : Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photo callCall Records : Practically unlimitedInternal : 150 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB ROMCard Slot :Expandable upto 32GB; 2GB memory card included
Data /Connectivity GPRS / EDGE -Class 12 WLAN,USB v2.0 micro USBBluetooth3G : HSDPA DL 7.2 Mbps; UL 384kbps
Camera Primary : 3.2 MP, 2048X1536 pixelsVideo: VGA 

Secondary : Not Available

Sound Alert Type :Vibration; MP3, MP4, midi ringtones Loudspeaker and 3.5mm jack
Features Messaging SMS, MMS, EmailBrowser : AndroidRadio :FM RadioGPSGames : No

Java : Via Java MIDP emulator

Colors : Black ( Extra White panels included in the package)

Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAhStand by time : Up to 200 hours , Talk Time :Up to 4 hours
Price InIndia Rs.5994


IDEA 3G offer with id 918 3G Smart phone
Prepaid : Offer for Prepaid Subscriber:Steps to avail Idea 3G offer (for first offer activation)

  • Buy the Idea Smartphone
  • Place his Idea SIM in Idea Smartphone
  • Make a Call from Idea Smartphone
  • Recharge with Rs. 259/ 260*
  • * Circle wise denomination may vary by +/- Rs5
  •  ** Please note that any recharge overwrites the benefit of the earlier pack.
Idea 3G Offer Benefits for Prepaid Immediate benefitto everyone who recharges with Rs. 259 or Rs. 260

  • Rs. 25 TT + Rs. 250 MB for 30 days (activated between 4-6 hours of activation)  Charges post 250 MB : 10ps/10KB
  • 10 minutes of talktime per day for 90 days
After 48 – 72 hrs of recharge and first call from Idea Smartphone: (only Idea Smartphone users will get this )

  • 2 GB per month for 3 months
  • Charges post 2 GB ( overage charges ) : 5ps/10KB
  • Idea TV Rs 150 pack p.m. free of charge for 3 months
Postpaid Steps to avail Idea 3G offer (for first offer activation)

  • Buy the Idea Smartphone
  • Place his Idea SIM in it
  • Make a Call
  • Sms ACTIDEA260 to 12345(tollfree)*
  • * Or request for pack of Rs. 260 through call centre/ My Idea
Idea 3G Benefits offer for Postpaid One time rental of Rs. 260 for 90 days :

  • 2 GB per bill cycle for 90 days
  • Rs. 100 of local voice usage discount per bill cycle for 90 days
  • Idea TV Rs 150 pack p.m. free of charge for 3 month
  • Subscriber should opt for the offer (postpaid)/ recharge with Rs. 259/260 (prepaid) within 45 days of making a call from his handset.


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  • Harshal Chavhan - raver January 25, 2016 7:20 pm

    Setting me se mobile version update nahi ho raha hai and marathi launguge bhi nahi chalti hai

    • Sayyad Hamid - Jalna January 31, 2016 8:30 am

      Are bhai Tera jo Problem h wo to Solve nahi Ho sakta Lekin Tu Hindi browser Usekar sakta h sirf Browsing.
      Aur Benefit h Is mobile ka Prepaid Idea Sim Smartphone me Dalkar Turn 127 /-Rs ka Recharge Kar 1Gb 3G Internet Milega 28Days Liye only for Idea smart phone ,11time Ye Recharge kar sakte ho 1Sim par.

  • sadhana - karimnagar December 15, 2015 9:35 pm

    My phone is:(idea 3G smartphone(alcatel)) it was bought in 2012 The problem is: google play store is not working in my phone and also whats app once got supported but, now it is not getting installed. Also please tell me how to increase my sd card storage

  • vijay - chandigarh September 14, 2015 10:52 pm

    My phone 918n touch display damage. Mujh khin v nhi mili .plz arinz the touch screen

  • Ibrahim khan - Ahmednagar August 31, 2015 1:13 am

    I have only Display 918n Alcatel idea ,my mobile phone is damage

  • sumit chourasiya - sehore August 16, 2015 7:02 pm

    I have idea 3g 918n ye he to bahut accha bas isme sabse jyada problam he to hindi ki jo isme nhi he ….
    me is mobile ko shell krna chahata hu agar kisi ko chaiye to # 9685996887 ye mera no he ..
    is pr baat kr skte ho or ha me sumitchourasiya from sehore m.p. se hu.

  • Thomas taye - pasighat August 3, 2015 3:38 pm

    bohot hi karab he ye idea 918 .storage b bohot kamty or hiddi b support ny he. hm ye phone karid kr bohot bra galty ho giya. …

  • amit - gwalior June 27, 2015 11:00 pm

    I m very sade bicoz this ph in not hindi font

  • Amit bhardwaj - bhiwadi June 1, 2015 4:48 pm

    battery mai problem hai new change ke liye Kaise perchege karen

  • Rahul - Vanarasi December 21, 2014 3:15 pm

    idea 918 is the borins set.where is serves center.please dont by the set

  • chetan - surat December 7, 2014 12:21 pm

    Doesn’t support hindi..wat to do?any suggestion?

  • anjan debdarma - agartala September 21, 2014 9:08 pm

    how do off the camera sound of one touch 918n set

  • UMESH - palghar July 28, 2014 5:19 pm

    idea 918n it is waste of mony….

  • Ashish Vidyarthi - Meerut July 23, 2014 11:05 pm

    I am unable to read hindi fonts it shows squares shapes kindly give any software to dowlaod to upgrade it.

  • Ronit sutradhar May 9, 2014 10:43 am

    my idea alcatel 918n mobile lcd display is where shall i get the LCD display plz help

  • sumit kumar April 17, 2014 2:30 pm

    i have a idea 3g smartphone model no. 918 i want this phone cover
    plz provided this cover yellow colour

    sumit kumar
    bhiwani haryana
    ph. no. 8930017000

  • Pankaj Sharma March 9, 2014 7:01 pm

    waise to ye set accha hai lekin is phone ka storage bahut kam hai jiske karan ham apne man pasand ka application instal nahi kar sakte. aur sabse jaroori bat yeh hai ki isme HINDI SUPORT nahi karta aur matha kharab ho jata hai. Hindi font ke jagah pe DIBBA DIBBI khulta hai .ab bas waise to bate bahut hai kahne k liye .JAI HO IDEA 3G MAHRAJ WHAT AN IDEA SIR JEE idea 3g smart phone Dhanybad.

  • Rishi Bharti February 15, 2014 10:47 am

    Idea 918 is one of the best economical 3g phone. Iam using frm last 2 year.n im totally $atified by features. no Hindi language is t only minus point.
    n from last two month iam suffer from storage problem.
    whenever im install a app it show insufficient storage.
    Being having required internal memory.

    Req. u to plz troibleshoote the problem
    plzzz Reply on my id

    thx idea/ Alcatel team

  • vipul December 26, 2013 5:49 pm

    Worst phone I have ever seen and used..Please dont buy.. No service center.. No any proper reply. No hardware available… I am going to do case on Idea.. Because I have 1 year warranty and when I go to the service center by given address in book but when I went there no service center is there.. and also you cant get hardware replace

  • dhanraj patidat August 26, 2013 10:15 am

    How to download hindi font for alcatel 918? It dsnt support. & how to connect with pc for net.

  • raj June 20, 2013 12:54 pm

    can i use another service provider 3g sim into idea 918 smart phone ??

  • srinath April 6, 2013 5:40 pm

    this fone is good and nices

  • dhirendra March 31, 2013 1:35 pm

    nice but where is service center I want change my lcd and touch

  • Gaurav March 10, 2013 12:25 am

    my mo. idea 918n is 4 mangy letter and iheva problem music is play and 5……15 second stopped and second time play. plies fire back mi

  • arvind March 3, 2013 8:35 pm

    my idea id 918 alcatel cant read hindi font ….koi batayega mujhe kya karna chahiye

  • Ravendra singh February 8, 2013 11:47 pm

    Where is service center of idea bhopal. Plz reply me

  • lalit January 19, 2013 11:05 pm

    how can i switch off camera sound on my idea id 918?

  • SUNIL YADAV January 13, 2013 7:39 pm

    idea 3g smartphone id918 black ko laptop se kaise connect kare.

  • DATTU December 27, 2012 6:15 pm

    INTERNAL STORAGE IS VERY LESS so play games very less

    • sai January 18, 2013 9:18 pm

      plz download app2sd application it will help you to move games and apps to sd

  • ASHUTOSH December 8, 2012 7:40 pm


  • vikram December 6, 2012 10:01 pm

    its nice phone

  • om prakash December 6, 2012 3:25 pm

    this phone service is very poor.and alkatel company is totaly bad.i advice to all dont buy alkatel company phone.

  • Abdul kareem November 20, 2012 9:43 pm

    I cannot connect to computer can you help me how to conect

  • venkatesh November 20, 2012 1:56 pm

    may i know what are the software problems do this phone gets?

  • sampat kolekar November 16, 2012 5:35 pm

    Software problem in models

  • praveen November 6, 2012 10:09 pm

    wi fi is not working how to operate the wi-fi

  • Vnod November 3, 2012 2:11 pm

    I want+ to know

  • pawan dongre October 29, 2012 5:52 pm

    mere pass idea 3g smartfone hai par ise computer se connect karne k liye pc suite nahi mil raha hai plz mujhe pc suite dilwaye taki maine com. se connect kar saku

  • Suraj Kadam October 17, 2012 11:17 pm

    idea 3g roks

  • Rsb bhadauria September 27, 2012 1:28 pm

    This fone had many coulity which other phone have not it is much better than samsung galaxy duos rs 8200 but idea smartphone for only 5996 and its good than samsung galaxy any one who is reading this can bye this phone its really good and its fun in your hand

  • Hitesh Dobariya September 19, 2012 9:09 am

    Download Android manager.
    It works.
    @Ketan Nakum

  • Hitesh Dobariya September 19, 2012 9:08 am

    Please tell me after 3 months of usage of 3G plans, what will be the best 3G plan for this mobile.

    • Sayyad Hamid - Jalna,Maharashtra September 28, 2015 10:55 pm

      using 3months 2gb Data of 3g After u Recharge 127 RS/- and u r account Recharge 1gb 3g data for 1month. and 5Rs Balance only for idea smartphone users

  • Ketan Nakum September 17, 2012 12:34 pm

    Idea smart phone is nice in applications, dual sim, etc.
    But its android is not working with pc. I tried a lot but i can found yet proper android managar. If you have solution for this than reply me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nrbhay sharma September 15, 2012 10:19 pm

    Cellular Launches ID 918 – Dual SIM 3G Smartphone for

  • Nrbhay mishar September 15, 2012 10:17 pm

    IDEA Cellular Launches ID 918 – Dual SIM 3G Smartphone for Rs.5994

  • manish tomar September 13, 2012 11:21 am

    want to purchase a 918 model.

  • hemant August 21, 2012 8:23 am

    i have one confusion this phone connected to internet on 2g network? please tell me about it.

  • kabil August 17, 2012 10:47 pm

    how to set our own ring tone in id-918…ly we can set system tones

  • swapnil malpure August 10, 2012 10:41 pm

    i have one confusion this phone connected to internet on pc. or laptop? tell me.

  • Rajesh August 9, 2012 11:55 pm

    u can use any sim card in both sims slots
    price Rs.5994 and Rs.260 for Benefit Recharge….

  • naveen August 8, 2012 11:42 am

    please give me rate

  • kulvinder singh July 21, 2012 10:58 am

    i want to purchase this mobile but i want to know virus can easily enter in this mobile or not and where is the service center in delhi.

  • paresh July 10, 2012 2:14 pm

    yes other sim can be used in this phone, but main sim slot use only 3g ans 2ns slot used only 2g i want to also buy it, but i have one confusion this phone connected to internet on pc. or laptop? tell me.

  • Ravi July 10, 2012 6:46 am

    Hey can any body can tel me whether any other sim can be used in both the sim slot of this mobile fone??? Plz reply me quickly!!

  • Nirmal July 8, 2012 11:22 pm

    same here even i am also confused between these 3 mobiles

  • Vijay July 4, 2012 10:52 am

    This is good phone. But confused between Micromax A52 , Id-918 & Karbonn A5.

  • vaibhav sharma July 4, 2012 7:55 am

    thanx for this nice review

  • naresh June 24, 2012 6:15 pm

    Recently i buy 918 smartfone but how i forwards sms

  • Ninad June 20, 2012 9:08 pm

    ID 918 is very very cheap and best handset for everybody in india thank u IDEA

  • KM June 20, 2012 3:00 pm


    No, one is for Idea Sim other you can use any other telecom sim 3g or 2g

  • KM June 20, 2012 2:55 pm


    This product is from Alcatel and Alcatel is not a chinese phone please check Alcatel one touch 918N

  • rashi June 18, 2012 1:10 pm

    @Ankit Jaiswal

    Hi Its a 700 Mhz processor from Media Tek

  • rahulraj June 16, 2012 11:05 pm

    vinay :
    3g phone without secondary camera? surprising that it cant facilitate video calling.

    dude see the price

  • rahulraj June 16, 2012 10:06 pm

    vinay :
    3g phone without secondary camera? surprising that it cant facilitate video calling.

    dude see the price….

  • vinay June 16, 2012 7:36 pm

    3g phone without secondary camera? surprising that it cant facilitate video calling.

  • Ankit Jaiswal June 16, 2012 3:40 pm

    hey bro.. if u hav got it.. then plz tell wats its Processor’s frequency

  • rahulraj June 16, 2012 12:43 pm

    Abhijith :
    Only ics android ill provide videocalling . . . . . . So only for 3g browsing its good . .

    bro first of all dis phone doesn’t has front camera moreover video calling is supported even by android 2.2(froyo)….I have used video calling in Samsung galaxy S which runs on android 2.2

  • sajjad June 16, 2012 1:02 am

    thanks rashi

  • Anil June 15, 2012 11:45 pm

    better go with spice stellar craze {MI-355} which have 3.5 inch display 800 mhs snapdragon processor dual sim 5mp rear camera with flash {isn’t it cool} and screen is so good and last thing it has android ics upgrade this all at price of 6499 just check out once you definatelly loves it it’s cheaper in price but not in features and design.

  • jagan June 15, 2012 10:51 pm

    The concept of dualsim should be changed and name it as dual-standby or dual-active ! It’s highly misguiding the people ! Wat the use of dual sim when it becomes not reachable when one sim is in active call ? I think this is also dual-standby mobile ! Except few models in samsung(dono exactly) no other is ready to bring dual-active mobiles at economical rate below 5k !

  • Abhijith June 15, 2012 7:30 pm

    Only ics android ill provide videocalling . . . 😛 . . . So only for 3g browsing its good . .

  • Ganesh June 15, 2012 4:54 pm

    Looks ok, good battery and good RAM amount in it’s class. But no word on speed of CPU? A 800MHZ CPU would be great but if it’s 600MHZ, then it could be a deal breaker!

  • rashi June 15, 2012 4:42 pm

    no its not locked to any network

  • sunil June 15, 2012 4:40 pm

    Got it today and is a perfect value for money.

  • rashi June 15, 2012 4:40 pm

    No Sajjad . its not a locked phone

  • sajjad June 15, 2012 2:42 pm

    is this LOCKED phone?

  • rashi June 15, 2012 2:36 pm

    Bought this phone in indore. It looks a great in white color.

  • amit June 15, 2012 2:31 pm

    Looks like its a great valie for money. At 5994/- it comes loaded with dual sim + 2GB memory card + changble covers. I got to see its demo in idea showroom and also liked its display.

  • pankaj June 15, 2012 2:24 pm

    cheap chinese phones

  • sam June 15, 2012 1:42 pm

    HSDPA DL 7.2 Mbps; UL 384kbps

    uploading is the problem with these devices 🙁

  • tamesh05 June 15, 2012 1:22 pm

    price should be in the range 3k to 4k else waste

  • ashokumar June 15, 2012 1:12 pm

    poor looking cheap chinese phone…

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