India's 3rd largest GSM Mobile Service operator IDEA Cellular today officially flaged off its 3G Mobile and Data services in 3 telecom Circles MP & Chhattisgarh (Indore), Gujarat (Ahmedabad) and Himachal Pradesh (Shimla and Baddi).
Idea Cellular has also announced the detail tariff for its 3G data and Value added services and introduces various 3G Data Plans with categories like Sachet, Time Based, and USB Dongle Plan.
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.
For Device configuration, No additional settings are required for mobile Internet settings (2G & 3G), SMS SET to 12345 (toll free) and save the settings received OR call customer care on 12345. There are no separate APNs for 3G. Video Calling is automatically activated.
For convenience of prospective 3G Mobile and High Speed Data service users, there is no changes for Voice and SMS tariff and it will be charged as IDEA 2G GSM Plan and customer can clubbed any 3G data plans specially tailored for all segments as their needs and suitability.The 3G local, STD and Roaming Video Call cost will be 5 paisa/sec (Rs.3/minute).
The Idea Cellular 3G Roaming service for any Idea 3G customers will work across the country (idea 3G and non idea 3G circles), except in Orissa circles.
Note : Postpaid and Prepaid Recharge Vale/Rent may differ (+/- Rs.5) in some circles.