Idea Cellular Extends Black-out Days to Voice Calls too Starting 2013

Aditya Birla promoted Idea Cellular has informed that now voice call rates will be as per with base tariff (ranging from 1.5p/sec to Rs 2/minute) on the Black out days.

As of now most operators charges SMS at base tariff – Re 1 for local and Rs 1.50 for National SMS on the black out days. But it seems Idea Cellular really crossed the limit and extended this anti-consumer policy on voice calls too.

In 2013 Idea will charge for voice and SMS at per base tariff on 1st January, 14th February, 4th August as Friendship day, Diwali – 2nd November and 31st December.


I must say this is really bad move by Idea Cellular, and expecting Airtel and Vodafone will follow soon. TRAI must take care of this as immediately as possible.

Please note it is only applicable for TN, GUJRAT, Bihar, Delhi,UP Circle.

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August 2, 2013 5:50 pm 5:50 PM

not to worry….dear ones…
Most of friends are on what’s app…
so they are any ways loosing customers…
One day…phone service providers will be out & we will be able to speak
on the internet …..cheers..

jai sengupta
January 3, 2013 5:36 pm 5:36 PM

nothing of this sort occured. this is a wrong info.

January 1, 2013 5:49 pm 5:49 PM

Sali rel n bhi thag rhi h….. 1 rup call rate… Barbaad kar dia sara balance udd gya……….

December 31, 2012 11:53 pm 11:53 PM

sale sab chor hein. i inform all of u that reliance also join the party of blackout days in voice calling charges.

December 27, 2012 5:34 pm 5:34 PM

According to Idea Self Care (*147#) the new tariff plans are as follows:
STV 13 and 36 gives onnet calling at 15paisa/min (previous was 10paisa/min), with validity 15 days and 60 days respectively.
GPRS plans are: 30MB at Rs. 5 Validity 1 day, 90MB at Rs. 14 Validity 3 days, 180MB at Rs. 28 Validity 7 days, 650MB at Rs. 98 Validity 30 days, 1.2MB at Rs. 149 Validity 30 days.
How are you feeling guys, reply…….

December 27, 2012 8:23 pm 8:23 PM

…….sorry guys it’s 1.2GB ( not 1.2MB ) for Rs.149

December 27, 2012 12:09 am 12:09 AM
I was going to Idea website and nowhere can see that calls would also be charged as per normal rates.. have browsed all the plans of the mentioned circles. I think this post needs a review.. “Blackout Days: No Free or discounted SMS will be available on the following days between 00:00 hours to 23:59 hours, your regular tariff plan i.e. Regular SMS charges will be applicable as per the rates in the tariff plan on the following days : – New Year (1-Jan-12), Valentines Day (14-Feb-12), Friendship Day (5-Aug-12), Diwali (13-Nov-12) and New Year eve (31-Dec-12). The above tariff… Read more »
December 25, 2012 12:25 pm 12:25 PM

It’s a really bad move. The market leaders creat when such a plans, all duos follow it must. Customers want to port out as they capable of doing it.

December 25, 2012 11:21 am 11:21 AM

This is very bad news for me and for idea costumers . If they do this then the other will also follow this .
TRAI should stop this and give some guidelines regarding this black out days…..

December 25, 2012 10:41 am 10:41 AM

Guess soon all operators will follow the same in all circles. If it is one india one plan then why discriminating between circles? All are equal before law 🙂 I’m surprised to know that bsnl started this!!! DOT,TRAI are not going to do anything…I bet.

Tushar Gaikwad
December 24, 2012 11:21 pm 11:21 PM

A move that seems to be co-ordinated by the telecom cartel comprising of Idea, Airtel and Vodafone…

Other operators cash on in the opportunity…. BSNL and Uninor rock !!

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