Idea Cellular Increases Prepaid Mobile Tariff By 20 Percent

By September 12th, 2012 AT 7:19 PM

Idea Prepaid Tariff Hike

Idea has increased its prepaid tariffs in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh telecom circle since 7th Sep midnight. The tarrif which was earlier 1 paise per 2 seconds has been increased to 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds.

They are offering 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds to all the new acquisitions post 7th Sep.

dFor all the existing Idea customers, the recharge options of Rs 37 and Rs 68 have been introduced to be able to continue using the 1ps/2sec tariffs, which is revised to 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds. This comparison will help:

Per Second Tariff comparison:


Rs 37 recharge voucher – tariff 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds – for 25 days

Rs 68 recharge voucher – tariff 1.2 paisa per 2 seconds – for 75 days


Rs 37 recharge voucher – tariff 1 paisa per 2 seconds – for 30 days

Rs 65 recharge voucher – tariff 1 paisa per 2 seconds – for 90 days

This comparison shows that Idea is not only more expensive, but also the length of the benefit of 1.2 paisa per second is shorter than its closest competition by 5 days and 15 days respectively for each voucher.

The below screenshots of messages sent by Idea to its retailers will also help you understand the tariff hike. The sender code ‘IY’ denotes that the message is sent by Idea.


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Shriram Panhalkar :In Maharashtra Airtel to Airtel 1p/6sec and other 1p/2sec validity 6 months with 200 mb for 1 month @150 rs. Here Airtel gives good quality network with Idea, BSNL and Vodafone but offers like Tata DOCOMO & Uninor. Also for 3G Airtel gives 60 hr unlimited with 30days [email protected] rs. We can download upto 1gb/hr with 7.2mbps speed. That means in 60gb in 60 hrs(2rs/gb). Aisa offer dekha hai kya kaha pe!

there are server downtime.. So, u cant download even 10 gb.


recently i visited kolkata, there i found that idea gsm has the worst network.. Very poor coverage, poorest indoor coverage, even i cant make a call from my hotel room. Very bad voice clarity.. Afterall, a complete rubbish network by IDEA in Kolkata

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