After Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular Now Launches Rs 249 Prepaid Plan With 2GB Data Per Day

Idea Cellular has now come up with a new prepaid plan of Rs 249 to compete with Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio. The Rs 249 prepaid plan from the country’s third-largest telecom operator offers 2GB data per day and voice calling benefits as well for 28 days. So Idea is providing 56GB of data at just Rs 249 along with unlimited voice calls even the roaming calls are free. But we’re not sure about the SMS benefits yet, but most probably, Idea will be adding them too. Having said that, this new plan from the company is available only for selected users, and it’s expected to be launched as an open market plan very soon, considering the competition Idea is facing at the moment.


A couple of days ago, leading telco Bharti Airtel also launched a similar plan of Rs 249 for select users which also offers 2GB of 4G data, unlimited voice calls without any FUP limit and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. So Airtel and Idea Cellular are offering a similar benefit plan to counter Reliance Jio, and it will be interesting to see how this plan goes. But the sad part is the limited user availability as Reliance Jio’s prepaid tariff plan of Rs 198 (which the Rs 249 plan from Airtel and Idea is aimed at) is an open market plan.

Now Vodafone India is left out of the competition as the telco is yet to launch the Rs 249 prepaid plan like Airtel and Idea Cellular. Airtel also revised its Rs 399 prepaid plan which now gives 1.4GB data per day, unlimited voice call and 100 SMS per day.

Idea Cellular also has an open market plan of Rs 309 plan with which the telco is offering 1.5GB data per day, unlimited voice calls and 100 SMS per day for 28 days. Also, do make a note that Idea Cellular’s voice calls are limited to 250 minutes per day and 1000 minutes per week, while Airtel is offering unlimited voice without any limit, same as Reliance Jio’s voice calling benefit.

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46 Comments on "After Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular Now Launches Rs 249 Prepaid Plan With 2GB Data Per Day"


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April 16, 2018 11:09 am 11:09 AM

every operator is in good position in different circles. like Idea is no. 1 in Maharashtra because of their large coverage and data connectivity. Airtel is far away from idea in maharashtra circle.

April 17, 2018 11:45 am 11:45 AM
Same in gujarat for airtel. Far behind voda & idea Airtel being the largest operator , should have expanded to every corner of the country. It is always good to keep dual sim phone, if you are a frequent traveller to remote locations. At the moment, None of the operator can be completely dependable pan india. One needs either jio/airtel or bsnl/voda for better connectivity. Either of the one – Jio & bsnl always should be there with avoid as a second sim. Jio & bsnl have their seperate infrastructure at most of the locations & may be useful at… Read more »
Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 17, 2018 2:03 pm 2:03 PM

BSNL also not covering whole Gujarat!!!!! In Valsad and Daman no coverage!!!!! Sometimes There is no coverage in Anand and Surat too!!!!!

April 16, 2018 6:34 pm 6:34 PM

Idea ks in Maharashtra since last few months. Stopped recharging it for now.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 16, 2018 10:54 pm 10:54 PM

Where you stay? Idea has been savior to me!!!!!!

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 16, 2018 12:50 pm 12:50 PM

Airtel is pathetic in Pune!!!!!Always latches on to 3G/2G and there are blank spots all over the city!!!!! I am actually waiting for coverage improvement after merger of Vodafone-Idea!!!!!

Sheikh Gh Ali Sofipora Pahalgam J&K
July 21, 2018 4:22 pm 4:22 PM

Air Tel is revising customer,s plans unilaterally and cheating it’s customers

April 15, 2018 11:22 pm 11:22 PM

Its not fake offer I have got 31 GB 3g/4g data
First 1gb and then after 5 min 30 GB added
Unlimited call 100sms per day for 28 days

April 16, 2018 12:18 pm 12:18 PM

Enjoy for the next 28 days , after that , airtel will vasool u. Wait for them to surprise u .

Airtel User
April 15, 2018 10:53 pm 10:53 PM

Who uses idea LoL ?

Kaushik IMA
April 16, 2018 10:12 pm 10:12 PM

Every second person in MP and third person in CG has an idea SIM.

Post merger the combined network will be unbeatable.

Kiran Fernandes | Goa
April 16, 2018 1:41 pm 1:41 PM
Idea is way better in Maharashtra as they have more coverage than Jio. Went to one place called Shiroda close to Vengurla, and no Jio signal, but only idea as I had an Idea sim. Idea was giving HSPA throughout the area from Maharashtra – Goa border right upto Shiroda. The speed was 80 to 100KB/s but that was adequate as I could check whatsapp and facebook. Once I came back into Goa, Jio signals came. Jio should add towers with just 850MHz band, and 10MHz bandwidth along with support for 4×4 CA in all the towers in remote areas.… Read more »
Aqib Murtaza
April 16, 2018 7:31 am 7:31 AM

Bihar uses Idea.

Nikhil Mumbai-Pune
April 16, 2018 1:15 am 1:15 AM

Kerala Maharashtra Gujarat MP people use Idea!!!!!!