Idea Cellular Launches ‘Idea Lifeline’ in Maharashtra and Goa

Idea Cellular Launches ‘Idea Lifeline’ in Maharashtra and GoaIDEA Cellular has now introduced a path breaking concept – ‘Idea Lifeline’, an emergency talk time credit for uninterrupted calling in Maharashtra and Goa .

Idea Prepaid customers can now avail of this credit balance anytime, anywhere by simply dialling 53567 (Toll Free) from their mobile phones.

Moving ahead, Idea customers who run out of balance can avail of talk time by dialling 53567 (Toll Free) from their Idea number, and Rs. 3 Talktime will be instantly credited to the customers’ account.

The credited amount will get adjusted along with a nominal charge whenever the customer recharges next with a range of Idea top-up or Full talk time recharges.

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  • ideacellular March 28, 2012 12:48 pm

    Newton Biswas :
    Hi, I’ve taken the unlimited GPRS plan. But I’m facing a very illogical problem with it. Whenever I’m downloading anything and meanwhile if anybody tries to call me it shows that I’m out of reach. I’ve never faced this problem with any other operator. Surprise is when I called 198 executives told me that this is the feature and you cannot receive calls during usage of GPRS.
    It seems I’ve have to port out my number.

    Dear Sir,

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you. May we request you to reply to us with your complete account details such as Full name, mobile number, and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC180917 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

  • Newton Biswas March 25, 2012 11:33 pm

    Hi, I’ve taken the unlimited GPRS plan. But I’m facing a very illogical problem with it. Whenever I’m downloading anything and meanwhile if anybody tries to call me it shows that I’m out of reach. I’ve never faced this problem with any other operator. Surprise is when I called 198 executives told me that this is the feature and you cannot receive calls during usage of GPRS.
    It seems I’ve have to port out my number.

  • ideacellular March 21, 2012 11:38 am

    PD :

    Firstonnet :

    Abhijit :
    Idea now becoming worst & Most expensive operator of Maharashtra circle…
    1.One year back discontinued free GPRS data usage from roaming Idea network..
    2. 6months back increase call rates from all @ 1ps/sec to 1.2ps/sec all mobile calls and 1.5ps/sec all Landlines calls and from 0.50ps/min plan to 0.60ps/min to all mobile calls & 0.90ps/min for all Landlines calls.. no rate cutters available for further reducing calls rates..
    3. Rs. 74 & Rs. 76 Roaming pack validity reduced to 90days from previous 365days validity…
    4. Now from 18-Feb-2012 all Postpaid plans to revised and made costlier…for Example:- Previous Idea House Full plan was giving 400 Local/National Minutes, 400 Local/National SMS & 512MB 2G data free in Rs. 249 per monthly rental..And after free SMS quota exceeded then SMS charge was 0.20ps/SMS
    But Now from 18-Feb-2012 same plan giving just 400 Idea to Idea Local SMS only instead of 400 Local/National SMS.. and now local SMS at Rs.1/sms & STD Sms at Rs.1.50/sms.
    5. And 3G also too costlier as everybody already knows it..
    So in Idea Maharashtra all Prepaid, Postpaid & 3G section are costlier than any operators.. And worst part is that, Free data usage of 3G & 2G data packs both are not allowed even in own Idea Roaming network!!!

    Almost my relatives & friends of Mh circle moved to BSNL for such kind of issues, & in Mumbai circle friends moved in MTNL for affordable calling rates in 2g & 3g & almost are very happy with the services.

    Is keliye bhe 83,000 se DO GUNNI gawaah hey hujoor……

    Dear Sir,

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you. May we request you to reply to us with your complete account details such as Full name, mobile number, and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC176630 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

  • Kaushik Roy March 20, 2012 9:28 pm

    IDEA EFFECT IN KOLKATA FOR RELIANCE
    NOW RELIANCE PROVIDES 1P/2S FOR 90 DAYS WITH RECHARGE OF 28
    SAME AS IDEA

  • Abhijit March 19, 2012 7:30 am

    Raccoon :
    So they will graciously offer Rs. 3, and that too at NOMINAL charge!? Won’t be surprised if that “nominal” charge is another Rs. 3! 100% interest, lol! Anyway, no use cribbing. Move to Docomo/Uninor etc for much better tariff. Did that long ago. Network of both is also pretty good in Mah.
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    Firstonnet :

    Abhijit :
    Idea now becoming worst & Most expensive operator of Maharashtra circle…
    1.One year back discontinued free GPRS data usage from roaming Idea network..
    2. 6months back increase call rates from all @ 1ps/sec to 1.2ps/sec all mobile calls and 1.5ps/sec all Landlines calls and from 0.50ps/min plan to 0.60ps/min to all mobile calls & 0.90ps/min for all Landlines calls.. no rate cutters available for further reducing calls rates..
    3. Rs. 74 & Rs. 76 Roaming pack validity reduced to 90days from previous 365days validity…
    4. Now from 18-Feb-2012 all Postpaid plans to revised and made costlier…for Example:- Previous Idea House Full plan was giving 400 Local/National Minutes, 400 Local/National SMS & 512MB 2G data free in Rs. 249 per monthly rental..And after free SMS quota exceeded then SMS charge was 0.20ps/SMS
    But Now from 18-Feb-2012 same plan giving just 400 Idea to Idea Local SMS only instead of 400 Local/National SMS.. and now local SMS at Rs.1/sms & STD Sms at Rs.1.50/sms.
    5. And 3G also too costlier as everybody already knows it..
    So in Idea Maharashtra all Prepaid, Postpaid & 3G section are costlier than any operators.. And worst part is that, Free data usage of 3G & 2G data packs both are not allowed even in own Idea Roaming network!!!

    Almost my relatives & friends of Mh circle moved to BSNL for such kind of issues, & in Mumbai circle friends moved in MTNL for affordable calling rates in 2g & 3g & almost are very happy with the services.

    When Idea started roaming for data packs too,then at that time only ported to Vodafone (i.e immediate after MNP was launched by TRAI). So Now using 2G data pack in Vodafone & 3G data Pack in BSNL/MTNL alternately..

  • Raccoon March 19, 2012 2:15 am

    So they will graciously offer Rs. 3, and that too at NOMINAL charge!? Won’t be surprised if that “nominal” charge is another Rs. 3! 100% interest, lol! Anyway, no use cribbing. Move to Docomo/Uninor etc for much better tariff. Did that long ago. Network of both is also pretty good in Mah.

  • Vaibhav March 18, 2012 3:33 pm

    @aks Even Vodafone also provides Rs. 10 credit in such case…

  • PD March 18, 2012 2:15 pm

    Firstonnet :

    Abhijit :
    Idea now becoming worst & Most expensive operator of Maharashtra circle…
    1.One year back discontinued free GPRS data usage from roaming Idea network..
    2. 6months back increase call rates from all @ 1ps/sec to 1.2ps/sec all mobile calls and 1.5ps/sec all Landlines calls and from 0.50ps/min plan to 0.60ps/min to all mobile calls & 0.90ps/min for all Landlines calls.. no rate cutters available for further reducing calls rates..
    3. Rs.74 & Rs.76 Roaming pack validity reduced to 90days from previous 365days validity…
    4. Now from 18-Feb-2012 all Postpaid plans to revised and made costlier…for Example:- Previous Idea House Full plan was giving 400 Local/National Minutes, 400 Local/National SMS & 512MB 2G data free in Rs.249 per monthly rental..And after free SMS quota exceeded then SMS charge was 0.20ps/SMS
    But Now from 18-Feb-2012 same plan giving just 400 Idea to Idea Local SMS only instead of 400 Local/National SMS.. and now local SMS at Rs.1/sms & STD Sms at Rs.1.50/sms.
    5. And 3G also too costlier as everybody already knows it..
    So in Idea Maharashtra all Prepaid, Postpaid & 3G section are costlier than any operators.. And worst part is that, Free data usage of 3G & 2G data packs both are not allowed even in own Idea Roaming network!!!

    Almost my relatives & friends of Mh circle moved to BSNL for such kind of issues, & in Mumbai circle friends moved in MTNL for affordable calling rates in 2g & 3g & almost are very happy with the services.

    Is keliye bhe 83,000 se DO GUNNI gawaah hey hujoor……

  • Firstonnet March 17, 2012 11:45 pm

    Abhijit :
    Idea now becoming worst & Most expensive operator of Maharashtra circle…
    1.One year back discontinued free GPRS data usage from roaming Idea network..
    2. 6months back increase call rates from all @ 1ps/sec to 1.2ps/sec all mobile calls and 1.5ps/sec all Landlines calls and from 0.50ps/min plan to 0.60ps/min to all mobile calls & 0.90ps/min for all Landlines calls.. no rate cutters available for further reducing calls rates..
    3. Rs.74 & Rs.76 Roaming pack validity reduced to 90days from previous 365days validity…
    4. Now from 18-Feb-2012 all Postpaid plans to revised and made costlier…for Example:- Previous Idea House Full plan was giving 400 Local/National Minutes, 400 Local/National SMS & 512MB 2G data free in Rs.249 per monthly rental..And after free SMS quota exceeded then SMS charge was 0.20ps/SMS
    But Now from 18-Feb-2012 same plan giving just 400 Idea to Idea Local SMS only instead of 400 Local/National SMS.. and now local SMS at Rs.1/sms & STD Sms at Rs.1.50/sms.
    5. And 3G also too costlier as everybody already knows it..
    So in Idea Maharashtra all Prepaid, Postpaid & 3G section are costlier than any operators.. And worst part is that, Free data usage of 3G & 2G data packs both are not allowed even in own Idea Roaming network!!!

    Almost my relatives & friends of Mh circle moved to BSNL for such kind of issues, & in Mumbai circle friends moved in MTNL for affordable calling rates in 2g & 3g & almost are very happy with the services.

  • PD March 16, 2012 8:31 pm

    @Mayur
    @Abhijit

    Even the retailers too are not happy with their services, and kanjoosgiri (meanness). Now !dea is going to change their own life !

  • Mayur March 16, 2012 8:13 pm

    @Abhijit
    Yes, very costly…Idea is in news for Maharashtra after so many days that to with this offer..

  • aks March 16, 2012 6:06 pm

    Bsnl provide Rs.10

  • Abhijit March 16, 2012 5:47 pm

    Idea now becoming worst & Most expensive operator of Maharashtra circle…

    1.One year back discontinued free GPRS data usage from roaming Idea network..

    2. 6months back increase call rates from all @ 1ps/sec to 1.2ps/sec all mobile calls and 1.5ps/sec all Landlines calls and from 0.50ps/min plan to 0.60ps/min to all mobile calls & 0.90ps/min for all Landlines calls.. no rate cutters available for further reducing calls rates..

    3. Rs.74 & Rs.76 Roaming pack validity reduced to 90days from previous 365days validity…

    4. Now from 18-Feb-2012 all Postpaid plans to revised and made costlier…for Example:- Previous Idea House Full plan was giving 400 Local/National Minutes, 400 Local/National SMS & 512MB 2G data free in Rs.249 per monthly rental..And after free SMS quota exceeded then SMS charge was 0.20ps/SMS

    But Now from 18-Feb-2012 same plan giving just 400 Idea to Idea Local SMS only instead of 400 Local/National SMS.. and now local SMS at Rs.1/sms & STD Sms at Rs.1.50/sms.

    5. And 3G also too costlier as everybody already knows it..

    So in Idea Maharashtra all Prepaid, Postpaid & 3G section are costlier than any operators.. And worst part is that, Free data usage of 3G & 2G data packs both are not allowed even in own Idea Roaming network!!!

  • PD March 16, 2012 2:55 pm

    “The credited amount will get adjusted along with a nominal charge whenever the customer recharges next with a range of Idea top-up or Full talk time recharges.”

    What is this nominal charge for a talk time of Rs. 3 ? Can’t it be specified the post itself ?

  • sAM March 16, 2012 2:52 pm

    Launch in Kolkata too.

  • Firstonnet March 16, 2012 2:36 pm

    Only Rs 3?