After Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra & Goa, Uttar Pradesh (West); Kerala and Uttar Pradesh (East) are the 7th and 8th telecom circle out of in 11 circles to get IDEA 3G services.
In UP East, IDEA Subscriber of Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad,Jhansi, Sitapur and Azamgarh can enjoy rich multimedia application such as Video conferencing, Idea mall application store, Mobile TV,Video on demand and High speed Mobile Broadband with ease. The operator said that a total of 87 towns in UP (East) would be covered under IDEA 3G network by March 2012.
In Kerala telecom circle IDEA 3G service is available in more than 30 cities - Achanambalam, Adat, Adoor, Adoorengg-colg, Alimukku, Alleppey Town, Aluva, Amabalamughal, Ariyallur, Aroor, Athavanad, Avinsserry, Ayanikad, Beypore Bhavans Hill, Bmnagar, C K Para, Calicut Town, Cochin, Fort Kochi, Carborandum, Chaliyam, Chattiparamba,Kottackal, Vengara, Chelambra, Chelari, Payyoli, Quilandy, Feroke, Beypore, Malappuram ,Kottackal, Kottarakara, Punalur, Vengara, Parappanangadi, Thrissur, Chemmadnow and will grow to cover 175 towns by mid year and over 1215 towns by the end of 2012
To activate the 3G service, IDEA Mobile subscribers need to send SMS ACT3G to 12345 (toll free) or by dialing *147# (toll free) after sending the SMS the confirmation SMS will come and 2G Data Plan will be de-activated after the confirmation by subscriber 3G Data Plan “Pay As You Go” will be activated.The 3G local, STD and Roaming Video Call cost will be 5 paisa/sec (Rs.3/minute).
For Tariff Plans click here-: IDEA Cellular 3G Tariff Plans in Details.