Idea Cellular Follows Airtel and Vodafone, Reduces Data Tariff By 90% in 8 circles

By June 20th, 2013 AT 4:48 PM

After Vodafone and airtel reducing its data tariff  in no time Idea cellular has also revised its data tariff in eight circles across the country. Idea users can now access data for just 2 paise/10 KB which is a 90% reduction in the existing tariff of 2 paise/KB.Idea’s new data tariff

Idea’s new data tariff will be applicable starting July 1st, 2013 and the offer will be valid for 90 days. Idea users in the eight circles of – Tamil Nadu & Chennai, Karnataka, Kolkata, West Bengal, Assam, North East, Bihar, and Orissa – will benefit from the revised data tariff on both, prepaid and postpaid 2G plans.

The revised tariff is applicable for all 2G data users who use on pay-as-you-go basis, and also on overage on the regular data packs. The new data rate will be automatically implemented for all Idea 2G postpaid subscribers in these markets, effective July 1st.

Idea prepaid users can avail the new rate with a nominal value recharge priced between Rs. 5-10, and will be applicable for a period of 90 days from the date of activation.

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Saurabh
Saurabh

I posted about Idea re-started charging for net in roaming but that holds no truth as I personally checked it today. I talked with CC and he gave me wrong info about it that day. Today, I visited Punjab and Himachal and wasn’t charged anything extra and data was deducted from my data pack in both states. All the confusion arised after that conversation with the CC and why I called was because of the fact that many users in this forum and other forums were telling the same. Unfortunately, Idea CC confirmed also it by mistake. But as I… Read more »

Kurian Jacob
Kurian Jacob

As of May 17 2013, Idea 3G data packs are valid on Idea/Vodafone/Airtel networks while roaming. And Idea 2G data packs are valid on Idea network while roaming. I don’t know what it is now.

Saurabh
Saurabh

Yes, you are right. They have pact in between them to offer 3G Inter-Circle roaming benefit to their customers in areas where they don’t have license without charging them extra cost even though customer is roaming on partner network. But that’s only for 3G network and if customer is roaming on partner network in 2G only area, (s)/he will be charges at 10p/10KB.

anubhav11
anubhav11

@saurabh i am from kullu H.P. as a telecom enthu. I would like to ask a few queries regarding your personal exp. 1. In your terms which one is better idea or vodafone (in voice clarity,3g, overall coverage). 2.if possible can you tell me that which vendors supply or maintain networks for idea & vodafone in hr & pb..and your preference.. 3. In hp idea does not provide good stv as compared to vodafone but has much better voice clarity than voda, did u exp. The same while roaming in hp.. 4. Im a frequent roamer in pb and would… Read more »

Saurabh
Saurabh

@SS, Bro, I haven’t checked the problem with my friends in other states. So, can’t tell whether this problem is everywhere or in our state or even limited to our area only. But yes, it’s been 10 sessions in last 2 days that net is disconnecting every 59:58 mins. I activated Rs.25-500MB 2G Trial pack yesterday on my Idea number and facing the problem. Tested it both on 2G/3G network and on both mobile and PC (via dongle). Then I contacted my friends here who’re also using Idea, to confirm and they too facing same problem from some days. Some… Read more »

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