Idea To Offer Local & STD Call At 50 Paisa Per Minute In Maharashtra & Goa

Idea To Offer Local & STD Call At 50 Paisa Per Minute In Maharashtra & GoaIDEA Cellular  Number One GSM mobile service operator in Maharashtra & Goa, today announced the lowest tariff for mobile users in the state, offering all STD, Local calls and SMS rates at just 50 paisa per minute, on any mobile or landline network in India . With the new initiative, over 8 million mobile users on the IDEA network in the state will get access to affordable mobile services.

To avail the special tariff benefits, existing IDEA prepaid subscribers can recharge with the new Value Voucher priced at just Rs. 57, with a validity of 12 months. New prepaid subscribers of IDEA can also avail of the reduced call and SMS rates.

The special call rate of 50 paisa per minute for STD & Local calls on any network in India , will be applicable from the second minute of the day. Regular tariff will apply for the first minute of STD and first minute of Local call of the day.

Announcing the launch of new tariff voucher Mr. Lakshminarayana , Chief Operating Officer – Maharashtra & Goa, IDEA Cellular said, “The new tariff offering all calls and SMS at 50 paisa is expected to drive usage of mobile telephony services as it blurs the line between local and STD, and mobile or landline networks.

The new offer will enable over 8 million IDEA subscribers in Maharashtra & Goa to avail affordable tariff plans and call and SMS their friends and family members for longer duration of time. IDEA will continue to introduce affordable and innovative products and services to continue strengthening its market share”.

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  • bp October 27, 2009 11:02 am

    Reliance is already offering this on a one time recharge of Rs.48 for life time, that too all over india @ 50 paisa, local std and all india sms.

  • lOvEr bOy October 26, 2009 10:09 pm

    vinay :
    sjb. number portability wud take some rs 200 to 300 away from us for changing the operator. sometimes, total cost of the calls/sms sent for change of numbers may b cheaper.

    agree yaar :D

  • vinay October 26, 2009 10:02 pm

    sjb. number portability wud take some rs 200 to 300 away from us for changing the operator. sometimes, total cost of the calls/sms sent for change of numbers may b cheaper.

  • S.J.B October 26, 2009 9:31 pm

    I was hoping for Per Second Pulse From Idea which they have launched in other circles named Super Seconds, this is really heartbreaking not to get it in Maharashtra and Goa circle and more heart breaking to get this tariff with the constraint of the first Minute.
    I have Docomo as a Secondary No for Per second Pulse but what i had planned is that if Idea launched Super Seconds then i would switch from Docomo to Reliance but i guess i would have to keep Docomo now and switch to Reliance and as i dont want to change my Primary number of Idea that’s why now I am Seriously Waiting for Mobile Number Portability to be Implemented soon. I would switch to Reliance.

  • S.J.B October 26, 2009 9:03 pm

    Vodafone Has too launched 50 paisa tariff for all calls and SMS, with a Daily Rental of 1 Rs so it comes to 30 Rs per month.
    Where as Idea’s This Plan will cost 15Rs monthly for Local calls And 30 Rs Monthly for STD that sums up to 45 Rs Monthly.
    But Idea is good for me as a make Local calls only. However if my STD calling would had been more i would have opted for not Vodafone but Reliance Because I hate Daily Deduction of Balance. :-@

  • Jiten October 26, 2009 6:31 pm

    Need to offer same plan of reliance to grab more subscribers in South Goa

  • Jiten October 26, 2009 6:30 pm

    Jiten :Need to offer only in Goa state where !Dea is very poor network coverage in rural area & not trying to improve the coverage like Mapa Panchwadi,Banastarium etc places compare to other ops.BSNL having great coverage than any other ops in Goa state.

  • Jiten October 26, 2009 6:29 pm

    Need to offer only in Goa state where !Dea is very poor network coverage in rural area & not trying to improve the coverage like Mapa Panchwadi,Banastarium etc places compare to other ops.BSNL having great coverage than any other ops in Goa state.

  • Arshdeep October 26, 2009 4:57 pm

    ya i no.. bt dey are new in market, so they wanna sell their connections..
    and isea, airtel n vodafone have no need to drop to such level as dey may face congestion issues due to increase in number of users.

  • kaushik October 26, 2009 4:32 pm

    @Arshdeep
    reliance giving it all over india at same rate terms and condition
    there is no question of settling in market

  • Arshdeep October 26, 2009 4:12 pm

    How can u compare Idea with reliance??
    Reliance is giving that offer because they have to settle in market, idea is already good in this circle..
    So its a great step as people had started changing their networks.

  • kaushik October 26, 2009 4:06 pm

    WHY THEY CHARGED THE 1ST MINUTE AS NORMAL CALL ? THEY DONT HAVE GUTS LIKE RELIANCE