Idea Cellular Brings Kerala’s First Ever ‘Video Calling ISD Booth’

Idea Cellular Brings Kerala’s First Ever Video Calling ISD boothIdea cellular today inaugurated Kerala’s first Video Calling ISD booth in Malapuram Kerala.

Now people in Malapuram and adjoining areas can now visit Idea kiosk at IMT Mobile, Dubai Souk, behind Kottakkal bus stand, Kottakkal to make international Video calls to their loved ones.

Idea has come out with this novel idea of setting up ISD video calling booths wherein users can not only talk but see the person live in real-time. This will be a boon for such families who yearn to see their loved ones living abroad. The person receiving the call should be using a 3G handset on a 3G connection.

As a promotional offer ISD Video calling from the booth will be free on 21st, 22nd, & 23rd of Sep, 2011.

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October 19, 2011 9:13 am 9:13 AM

I agree with the above comments,but how many rural people have heard of 3G or know what it is?For the old people,whose sons/daughters work abroad they can get a glimpse of them with this as there is no need to buy a 3G phone,which can’t be afforded by them,so this video call booth is one time payment and can happily see their loved children!! now tell me isn’t good?

September 22, 2011 6:31 am 6:31 AM

Sahil Shah,
It is not telephone booth. It is 3G video call booth.

Airtel charges Rs.11 per minute for a voice call to Kuwait (Gulf country). I tried video call, Rs.20 per minute was charged !!!!!!. Better to continue video chat over broadband itself.

Sahil Shah
September 21, 2011 7:56 pm 7:56 PM

It good to start something new. But tell me how many are using telephone booth nowadays? Today in the world of computers and mobiles almost everyone uses internet either from computer or mobile so why not use the free video call service via skype or yahoo msg. Btw what are the call charges?

Sahil Shah
September 21, 2011 7:48 pm 7:48 PM

Idea adds highest no of subscribers for the month of august.. followed by Airtel and then Vodafone.

September 21, 2011 7:37 pm 7:37 PM

Innovative !dea

C.Arabindow Baskaran
September 21, 2011 7:28 pm 7:28 PM

Congradulation IDEA has started ISD video calling in Kerala. It will be a boon to the NRIs family in Kerala who are leaving their bread winner or close relatives back home for years together not able to see face to face.If this ISD videio kiosk is started in south TamilNadu Like Tanjore, Kumbakonam, Trichi Madurai where most of the poor family head is employed in Singapore, Malasia, Gulf, USA and many parts of the world, it will give the family closeness and avoid homesickness.

September 21, 2011 7:27 pm 7:27 PM

I wanted to use 3G minute based pack but the paper voucher isn’t available anywhere even idea store people are unaware of such plans. This is really a bad experience. Why Rs45 3G voucher which gives 50min not available on easy Recharge? ? Idea store people are really fools they said to do an easy of the same amount and I did and what I got was STD min instead of 3G minutes. 3G Paper voucher isn’t available anywhere so for whom these plans are made fir? ?

Debjyoti Roy
September 21, 2011 7:22 pm 7:22 PM

what an idea sirji !!! great move

September 21, 2011 7:21 pm 7:21 PM

Good luck & best wishes…….

September 21, 2011 7:19 pm 7:19 PM

nice n innovative marketing strategy..


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