Idea Cellular Offers 2GB Data Per Day With Rs 199 Prepaid Plan for Select Users

Idea Cellular equalled Reliance Jio with its Rs 199 prepaid plan because the telco is providing 2GB data benefit per day, in-line with Jio. However, Idea Cellular has opened this offer only for limited users, not every prepaid customer. Overall, Idea is offering 56GB data with the plan now, up from the 39.2GB data. For the majority of the users, the same plan is still giving 1.4GB data benefit per day for 28 days, but for select users, the plan offers 2GB data per day for 28 days. On the flip side, Jio is also providing 2GB data per day with its Rs 198 plan, along with unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day.

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The Rs 199 prepaid plan from Idea also gives unlimited voice calls with daily & weekly FUP limit and 100 SMS per day for a period of 28 days. Idea Cellular is restricting the voice calls to 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week. Post the free usage, users will be charged from the main balance if they have any in their account.

Reliance Jio is also offering an open market Rs 198 tariff plan, under which it’s giving unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit, 100 SMS per day and 2GB data per day for 28 days. So Idea Cellular has managed to counter Jio with its Rs 199 offering, but sadly, it’s limited to select users at the moment.

Idea Cellular is facing the music at the moment as the telco is struck in the middle of the merger with Vodafone India. Its been a while since Idea responded to a move from incumbent telcos in the industry. The country’s third largest telecom service provider is gaining subscribers on a big number every month, but it’s providing enough offers to the customers. For example, Idea is yet to respond to the JioPostpaid plan as other telcos- Vodafone and Airtel already responded with their own set of changes.

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34 Comments on "Idea Cellular Offers 2GB Data Per Day With Rs 199 Prepaid Plan for Select Users"


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July 5, 2018 12:59 pm 12:59 PM

With out proper signals in cities, what is the use of data growth. I ported from Airtel. But idea signals are worst than Airtel. Raise complaint as well. But no use. I am using idea 9590885668 in Hyderabad .

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 5, 2018 3:07 pm 3:07 PM

What’s your phone model? Idea is good in Hyderabad. I don’t know why you are facing problems.

Kirti Khurana
July 4, 2018 5:20 pm 5:20 PM

Does Idea /Vodafone has any strong holding except 2G in Maharashtra MP & Gujarat?

July 4, 2018 8:51 pm 8:51 PM

Voda is also good in rajasthan , West Bengal , Karnataka , u.p. & idea is good in Punjab , Andhra Pradesh , kerela , Bihar .

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

Vodafone-Idea is unbeatable in Gujarat so far. Very well covered by both.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 8:20 pm 8:20 PM

Yes it does have. Come to Pune and Nashik. You will have solid 3G of Idea.4G is present too but speeds not as great as Airtel.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 3:23 pm 3:23 PM

This recharge pack should have been placed at 149 instead of 199. 199 should give 3GB/day for 28 days.

July 4, 2018 4:36 pm 4:36 PM

@nikhil Why? How low can prices go and people will be happy? Zero? Companies have to pay salaries to employees in addition to creating/maintaining quality network and money for that comes from what they charge to customers.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 5:15 pm 5:15 PM

I hope you come up with Data before replying to me next time.

July 4, 2018 8:12 pm 8:12 PM

What data? Data doesn’t mean pulling numbers out of thin air… like you did below.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 5, 2018 12:22 am 12:22 AM


Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 5:13 pm 5:13 PM

98 daily 1GB Data along with calls to make JioPhone users shift to Avoid.
149 daily 2GB data along with calls to attract feature phone users to smartphones.
199/249 daily 2.5/3GB data for heavy users.

Stop giving reachrges of long validity. if they continue do so they are in big trouble.

July 4, 2018 8:11 pm 8:11 PM

@nikhil hahahahahahahaaaaha… dream on!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 5:10 pm 5:10 PM
Most of the Avoid sims are sitting idle. Most of the Avoid postpaid users are getting into Jio or prepaid and keeping their sim idle by using Jio as primary sim . Where there is revenue generating. You might see report of Airtel for this quarter. It’s in loss again. Despite adding so many customers. What’s the use if they don’t recharge their numbers. And just by providing high data at affordable prices doesn’t mean they are putting huge load on network. Customers need to use the network to put load on it. Avoid needs to think their stategy once… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 5:06 pm 5:06 PM

It’s better than keeping sim idles right?

July 4, 2018 8:10 pm 8:10 PM

@Nikhil Nope. It’s not better than keeping sims idle. If the offer is given to everyone, the revenue might come down. If the offer is for a few users not using sim regularly, the regular users paying high prices won’t be happy.

If someone is holding out from using the network just for cheaper plans, I guess Idea should not mind losing those bargain-hunting customers.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
July 4, 2018 8:21 pm 8:21 PM

Insane logic.