Idea introduces ‘Choice Recharge’ offers in Tamil Nadu

Idea Cellular subscribers now get the choice to choose the benefit they want from a recharge. Idea has today announced the launch of ‘Choice Recharge’ Offer for its subscribers in Tamil Nadu. A single recharge of Rs. 15 now offers 5 choices which include: Idea to Idea Calling, SMS, Local Mobile Minutes and Internet Offers.

Idea customers can purchase the recharge coupon of Rs. 15 and get to choose any one of the listed five benefits by dialing the appropriate code as given in the voucher. The customer can select the desired benefit and avail the offer by following simple instructions.



Choice Benefit




35 Local Mobile Minutes

2 days


30 STD Mobile Minutes

2 days


75 Local Idea Minutes (to be used only in Idea sites)

4 days


100 Local/National SMS/day

7 days


100 MB 2G data (overage 10p/10KB)

3 days



The recharge coupons are available at all major mobile retail stores and Idea outlets across the state.

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May 29, 2013 11:24 pm 11:24 PM

I think what Saurabh said is correct. In unlimited 3G minutes pack, the pulse rate is 1 minute and not 1 second. So the balance will ne deducted by 1 minute even if you have used for 30 seconds. Note that it is data and not voice. If you have enabled per second voice pack, that doesn’t mean that it should apply for data also.

From this note that all unlimited 3G minutes pack will be charged every 1 minute basis and not per second basis.

May 29, 2013 11:19 pm 11:19 PM

Alert :

Not even a single data pack (2G or 3G) will work while national roaming and you will be charged Rs.0.10 per 10 KB. I think this will apply to Idea customers in all the circles.

Even airtel 3G pack will not work in national roaming. I don’t know about other operators.

May 28, 2013 3:39 pm 3:39 PM
Correction- After launch, Airtel was providing 30 mins at Rs.45 and Idea at Rs.46. Later Idea bring it to Rs.7-30 mins after a year or so and Airtel Rs.7-10 in different circles. These packs are very useful in updating Windows and Linux OS like Ubuntu as I’ve it on my system or any other software/program updates and even for movies. I remember that once I activate 7-30 mins pack 5 times in a day and for Rs.35-150 mins, I downloaded 6-7GB of data that day in two and a half hours with over 1.25 Megabytes of speed on average. My… Read more »
May 29, 2013 8:33 am 8:33 AM
From the last few days, i was facing a lot of problems with idea. (I ve already mentioned one). But one day, they sent an apology statement saying their network is being upgraded. But still cheating is cheating. Time to shift to airtel! But have to face a lot of trouble after intra cr closed. I firstly got a airtel SIM from rajasthan but there wasn’t any minutes pack so got a SIM card from delhi and use it in UP EAST on idea’s network. Aircel and vodafone also have 3G license in my state but no expansion plans are… Read more »