Idea Cellular Increases Prepaid Mobile Tariff By 20 Percent

Idea Prepaid Tariff Hike

Idea has increased its prepaid tariffs in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle since 7th Sep midnight. The tarrif which was earlier 1 paise per 2 seconds has been increased to 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds.

They are offering 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds to all the new acquisitions post 7th Sep.

dFor all the existing Idea customers, the recharge options of Rs 37 and Rs 68 have been introduced to be able to continue using the 1ps/2sec tariffs, which is revised to 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds. This comparison will help:

Per Second Tariff comparison:

IDEA

Rs 37 recharge voucher – tariff 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds – for 25 days

Rs 68 recharge voucher – tariff 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds – for 75 days

AIRTEL

Rs 37 recharge voucher – tariff 1 paisa per 2 seconds – for 30 days

Rs 65 recharge voucher – tariff 1 paisa per 2 seconds – for 90 days

This comparison shows that Idea is not only more expensive, but also the length of the benefit of 1.2 paisa per second is shorter than its closest competition by 5 days and 15 days respectively for each voucher.

The below screenshots of messages sent by Idea to its retailers will also help you understand the tariff hike. The sender code ‘IY’ denotes that the message is sent by Idea.

Idea-Tariff-Hike2012

This Article Was Written By: Rudradeep Biswas

Rudradeep Biswas - Senior Telecom Analyst

The happy guy RDB (stands for Rudradeep Biswas) has been writing for Telecomtalk since 2009, covering mobile operators, 3G, broadband, WiFi, 4G, LTE, telecom policies and what-not related to Indian telecom. He is by profession a doctor, did his MBBS from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata.

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  • techfrick September 18, 2012 3:12 pm, 3:12 PM

    Shriram Panhalkar :In Maharashtra Airtel to Airtel 1p/6sec and other 1p/2sec validity 6 months with 200 mb for 1 month @150 rs. Here Airtel gives good quality network with Idea, BSNL and Vodafone but offers like Tata DOCOMO & Uninor. Also for 3G Airtel gives 60 hr unlimited with 30days validity@124 rs. We can download upto 1gb/hr with 7.2mbps speed. That means in 60gb in 60 hrs(2rs/gb). Aisa offer dekha hai kya kaha pe!

    there are server downtime.. So, u cant download even 10 gb.

    Reply
  • techfrick September 18, 2012 2:04 pm, 2:04 PM

    recently i visited kolkata, there i found that idea gsm has the worst network.. Very poor coverage, poorest indoor coverage, even i cant make a call from my hotel room. Very bad voice clarity.. Afterall, a complete rubbish network by IDEA in Kolkata

    Reply
  • IdeaCellular September 17, 2012 6:20 pm, 6:20 PM

    AMOLAK :
    IDEA IS WORST PROVIDER HERE HAVE HEAVY CUSTOMER BASE SO THEY DO THE THINGS WHAT THEY WANT AIRTEL AND TATA DOCOMO IS BETTER HERE RELATED TO ALL SENERIOS TARRIFF ETC ETC

    Dear Customer,

    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 no., alternate contact number and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC281920 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

    Reply
  • IdeaCellular September 17, 2012 6:19 pm, 6:19 PM

    Vaneesh k v :
    Due to high tarif i will port by 6 year used idea no to reliance gsm..reliance a good tarif..with frc 48 give r to r local cals 1p/6sec..other all local cals 1p/2sec..all sms 5 paisa.monthly 500 mb data..ful talk time on recharges start from 10 rs.and this frc give 30 rs talk time.offer validity is 180 days..in kerala reliance gsm’s coverge is better than tata gsm & cdma,mts,aircel..no 1 in sound clarity…reliance gsm rocks…

    Dear Customer,

    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 no., alternate contact number and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC281903 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

    Reply
  • IdeaCellular September 17, 2012 6:14 pm, 6:14 PM

    Lakshmi Pathi :
    Switching from all my 4 idea Number to airtel

    Dear Customer,

    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 no., alternate contact number and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC281895 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

    Reply
  • IdeaCellular September 17, 2012 6:02 pm, 6:02 PM

    Lotus :
    Pathetic IDEA services…….
    Go fo Airtel
    Har Friend Jaruri Hota

    Dear Customer,

    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 no., alternate contact number and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC281894 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

    Reply
  • IdeaCellular September 17, 2012 6:00 pm, 6:00 PM

    Rajesh Gupta :
    Idea has developed this sucking habit of increasing tariff without informing customers. It looks as if Idea represents the government of India in price hikes.
    Idea poor services and poor network now supported by poor tariffs.

    Dear Customer,

    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 no., alternate contact number and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC281890 in the subject.

    Regards,
    Idea Cellular

    Reply
  • Abhijith September 14, 2012 6:55 pm, 6:55 PM

    What an bad idea sirJI

    Reply
  • biswajeet September 14, 2012 2:22 pm, 2:22 PM

    @ Amit Sarkar
    in bihar uninor STV 22 FOR 1P/2 S 90 DAYS

    Reply
  • Shriram Panhalkar September 14, 2012 10:16 am, 10:16 AM

    In Maharashtra
    Airtel to Airtel 1p/6sec and other 1p/2sec validity 6 months with 200 mb for 1 month @150 rs.
    Here Airtel gives good quality network with Idea, BSNL and Vodafone but offers like Tata DOCOMO & Uninor.
    Also for 3G Airtel gives 60 hr unlimited with 30days validity@124 rs. We can download upto 1gb/hr with 7.2mbps speed. That means in 60gb in 60 hrs(2rs/gb).
    Aisa offer dekha hai kya kaha pe!

    Reply
  • Amit Sarkar September 13, 2012 8:15 pm, 8:15 PM

    In West Bengal
    Uninor Rs 28 recharge voucher – tariff 1 paisa per 2 seconds – for 90 days

    Reply
  • Pike September 13, 2012 6:41 pm, 6:41 PM

    Wat happen to VIDEOCON all over India ? Pls inform to subscribers soon whether u continue or going to shutdown ! Uninor is far better than videocon in terms of shutdown by providing proper info to subscribers !

    Reply
  • Sayantan September 13, 2012 6:23 pm, 6:23 PM

    idea’s network is weak indoor.here it’s giving 1p/2sec for 3 months @rs22.other operators have same @>30rs/month

    Reply
  • ved September 13, 2012 5:15 pm, 5:15 PM

    Idea network is totally bad ,always network busy ,call drop etc etc …in MP CG ,In these areas go for either Reliance or Airtel having best coverage in these areas …Biee biee idea..

    Reply
  • BIKASH September 13, 2012 12:26 pm, 12:26 PM

    @ TELETALK
    From BSNL it is 33/- per month.

    Reply
  • TELETALK September 13, 2012 11:12 am, 11:12 AM

    in Gujarat idea launch new STV recharge with RS 36 and enjoy All local mobile call @ 1p/2 seconds (0.30 paisa/minute) and airtel give this facility with Rs 31

    Reply
  • GYANI September 13, 2012 10:43 am, 10:43 AM

    “JAB TAK HAI FREE “(spectrum) tariff hai lower now this gives a hint why BSNL is costly.

    Reply
  • Pike September 13, 2012 9:07 am, 9:07 AM

    vijin :
    In kerala idea hikes gprs offer.
    Nw Rs20 gprs coupon gives 200Mb for 4days before hike it is Rs20-500MB for 4days.

    in chennai also idea increased gprs tariff by reducing data volume ! For rs. 15 150mb for 4 days (previously 500mb)
    rs.44 450mb for 15days val (previously 1 gb)
    & rs.98 1 gb for 30 days val (previously 3 gb) !
    Now idea also costly :-(

    Reply
  • chaitu September 13, 2012 8:52 am, 8:52 AM

    in ANDHRAPRADESH AIRTEL IS CHARGING 51 for 1pis one month and 35 for std calls
    WHERE IDEA IS CHARGING 39 FOR 2SEC, 1PIS FOR BOTH STD AND LOCAL

    Reply
  • zeeshan September 13, 2012 1:02 am, 1:02 AM

    @singh
    Between airtel and vodafone airtel is better. Best is BSNL. Both airtel and vodafone operate on 1800 Mhz.

    Reply
  • mohnish September 13, 2012 12:59 am, 12:59 AM

    idea is the most arrogant company.show as they only one who have licence to operate illiterate C Care executive never except flaw on their part.play tricks to stop mnp process either by hooks or crooks .AK BEKAR IDEA JO APKI JINDGI HELL KAR DEY.

    Reply
  • mohnish September 13, 2012 12:46 am, 12:46 AM

    voda also trading on same path.in mp voda hiked its base tariff 1.5p/se to othr netwrk without any prior info last month

    Reply
  • mohnish September 13, 2012 12:46 am, 12:46 AM

    voda also trading on same path.in mp voda hike its base tariff 1.5p/se to othr netwrk without any prior info last month

    Reply
  • sunny September 13, 2012 12:20 am, 12:20 AM

    switch to BSNL, BOTH AIRTEL AND VODA WILL DO THE SAME AS IDEA DID@singh

    Reply
  • sunny September 13, 2012 12:17 am, 12:17 AM

    nice , very true. bsnl is best@Krishnaprasanth

    Reply
  • Krishnaprasanth September 12, 2012 11:44 pm, 11:44 PM

    EAST OR WEST…. BSNL IS THE BEST. IN KERALA BY SENDING GPRS54 TO 53733 AND U WILL GET 500 MB DATA USAGE AND THE OLD BALANCE DATA WILL CARRY FORWARD. SEND STV37 TO 53733 AND ALL LOCAL IN KERALA HALF PAISA PER SECOND. BOTH ARE 30 DAYS VALIDITY. GPRS89 TO 53733, 2 GB 30 DAYS VALIDITY. IF U ARE LIVING IN A 3 G COVERAGE AREA, JUST SWITCH UR PHONE TO 3G. UR 2G SIM WILL GIV U 240 Kb/s SPEED. FAST AND ECONOMICAL. BSNL ROCKS. ITS MY FAMILY MEMBER.

    Reply
  • AMOLAK September 12, 2012 11:39 pm, 11:39 PM

    IDEA IS WORST PROVIDER HERE HAVE HEAVY CUSTOMER BASE SO THEY DO THE THINGS WHAT THEY WANT AIRTEL AND TATA DOCOMO IS BETTER HERE RELATED TO ALL SENERIOS TARRIFF ETC ETC

    Reply
  • sreedhar September 12, 2012 11:07 pm, 11:07 PM

    sunny :bsnl 1p/2sec@ 33 for 30 days/……. who says that bsnl is costly??? this is only the trailor the complete film will come after 2g auction. i appeal to everyone to use BSNL,ITS ALWAYS FAITHFUL

    Absolutely bro, what you have said 100% true. Guys we should brace ourselves for steep tariif hike after 2g auction

    Reply
  • Nikhil September 12, 2012 10:23 pm, 10:23 PM

    Most expensive tariff plans from Idea. Idea should notice that now varrious options are available in the market and many players are offering coverage with cheap plans.

    Reply
  • singh September 12, 2012 10:13 pm, 10:13 PM

    friends i am from M.P. I want portout from this idiot idea. I am confuse between airtel and vodafone. Pls suggest which one would be best.

    Reply
  • VB September 12, 2012 10:06 pm, 10:06 PM

    aircel 1 p per 2 sec for jus rs 12 :P (maharashtra and goa

    Reply
  • Prakash September 12, 2012 10:01 pm, 10:01 PM

    @ Jaswanth Roy
    Let them hike Atleast you are getting network, in my area (Belgaum district in Karnataka) they stopped CDMA. Ruthless people no intimation no answer for mails and no information from customer care, I request all people to port out from TATA DOCOMO CDMA before they closing your nearest tower. I wish you need not required to face the situation like me, With Regards.

    Reply
  • Vaneesh k v September 12, 2012 9:59 pm, 9:59 PM

    Due to high tarif i will port by 6 year used idea no to reliance gsm..reliance a good tarif..with frc 48 give r to r local cals 1p/6sec..other all local cals 1p/2sec..all sms 5 paisa.monthly 500 mb data..ful talk time on recharges start from 10 rs.and this frc give 30 rs talk time.offer validity is 180 days..in kerala reliance gsm’s coverge is better than tata gsm & cdma,mts,aircel..no 1 in sound clarity…reliance gsm rocks…

    Reply
  • sunny September 12, 2012 9:06 pm, 9:06 PM

    bsnl 1p/2sec@ 33 for 30 days/……. who says that bsnl is costly??? this is only the trailor the complete film will come after 2g auction. i appeal to everyone to use BSNL,ITS ALWAYS FAITHFUL

    Reply
  • vijin September 12, 2012 8:45 pm, 8:45 PM

    In kerala idea hikes gprs offer.
    Nw Rs20 gprs coupon gives 200Mb for 4days before hike it is Rs20-500MB for 4days.

    Reply
  • Jaswanth Roy September 12, 2012 8:30 pm, 8:30 PM

    In Tamilnadu, Tata docomo CDMA has already hiked its popular inr 23/30days validity pack of 1 paise/ 2 seconds to 1.2 paise/ 2 seconds. But, Tata Docomo gsm still offers inr 35 with ninety days validity with benefits of Local On-Net calls @ 1p/ 6secs, local off-net calls @ 0.5 paise per second and STD calls @ 1.2p/sec . Advantage with CDMA is network connectivity available everywhere, whereas GSM connection is erratic.

    Reply
  • Lakshmi Pathi September 12, 2012 8:09 pm, 8:09 PM

    Switching from all my 4 idea Number to airtel

    Reply
  • Lotus September 12, 2012 8:04 pm, 8:04 PM

    Pathetic IDEA services…….

    Go fo Airtel

    Har Friend Jaruri Hota

    Reply
  • Himangshu September 12, 2012 8:02 pm, 8:02 PM

    Now idea cellular will loss some customers in assam and north, because here Now BSNL is providing 1P/2Sec in assam and NE

    Reply
  • Rajesh September 12, 2012 7:55 pm, 7:55 PM

    This time it is really a bad idea taken by the management and good idea will be the comparison of those rate cutters for the consumers to go out from idea network,.

    what an idea sirji

    Reply
  • Asit Paul September 12, 2012 7:38 pm, 7:38 PM

    1.2p per 2Sec? So Cheap? Here they offers 1p per Sec Tariff on PV-12 Valid for 90Days.

    Reply
  • faizal khan September 12, 2012 7:35 pm, 7:35 PM

    its sucks, idea has no idea what they are doing>

    Reply
  • Rajesh Gupta September 12, 2012 7:27 pm, 7:27 PM

    Idea has developed this sucking habit of increasing tariff without informing customers. It looks as if Idea represents the government of India in price hikes.

    Idea poor services and poor network now supported by poor tariffs.

    Reply

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