Idea joins 4G war; customers to get free data bundle packs

Idea’s new initiative will now allow customers to avail 12 months free data worth up to Rs. 9,000 on a new 4G handset the offer is similar to what airtel offered to its customers few days back. Prepaid customers can get 3GB free data on Rs. 348 recharge pack, in addition to unlimited voice calling and SMS. Those who recharge with this pack on a new 4G handset will get an additional 1GB data. The benefit is valid for 28 days and can be availed for a maximum of 13 recharges in 365 days.


Idea has also introduced two new Ultimate plans at Rs. 499 and Rs. 999 rental for Postpaid users. In the Rs. 499 plan customers get Unlimited Local, National and Incoming Roaming calls with 3GB free Data on 4G Handset.Non-4G handset users will get Unlimited calling benefits and 1GB free Data. The Rs. 999 plan offers Unlimited Local, National & Roaming calls with 8GB free Data on 4G Handsets; and 5GB Data on other handsets. Additionally, Idea will also provide free subscription to its Music and Movies pack on these plans.

For all new and existing customers upgrading to 4G handsets, Idea will provide additional 3GB data on these rental plans, till 31st December ’17. The extra 3GB free Data for New 4G Handset customers will make it 6GB and 11GB free data each month, on 499 and 999 Ultimate Plans, respectively.

To avail additional 3GB data offer, new 4G handset customers need to visit 4G Handset section on My Idea App using the new 4G handset and Idea mobile Internet (not Wi-Fi) and follow the instructions.

Launching these plans, Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular, said, “We are entering a new year that will be filled with new possibilities powered by high-speed internet driving a Digital India. We are delighted to launch attractive value for money propositions for our customers to upgrade their handsets to 4G Smartphones and enjoy best-in-class smartphone experience on Idea’s 4G network. These new plans will further drive 4G penetration amongst users and will encourage Idea customers to adopt the company’s high speed wireless broadband services, furthering data penetration. By providing our customers with easy and affordable solutions for their communication and infotainment needs, we can open the door to endless possibilities for them.”

Free data being provided to customers under the new plan will be 3G/4G, depending on the circle and handset. The data will be on 2G in the current 3G ICR circles until 4G is launched later this year.

Also read: Airtel is Offering Free Data for 12 Months to Customers Who Switches to Airtel 4G

Prepaid customers can avail the plan with immediate effect, followed by postpaid.

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Lav Singh
January 15, 2017 11:36 am 11:36 AM

There is no additional 3GB data from idea. In 499 plan user will get only 3GB data on 4G handset and 1Gb on 3G handset. Confirmed from customer care.

January 12, 2017 8:41 pm 8:41 PM

Are They Joking At This Stage Of Competition ??

January 12, 2017 9:54 am 9:54 AM

Who is this deshbhakt that will jion to avoid postpaid by paying extra service tax on these plans when Jio will offering all that in prepaid from April.

Mandar Sherbet
January 12, 2017 3:39 pm 3:39 PM

There is Service Tax component included even in Prepaid recharge vouchers. But the MRP is inclusive of it. In case of Postpaid Service Tax is over & above the Rental. The 28 days validity for Prepaid vouchers is mostly to adjust for the Service Tax component.

Arjun K V
January 12, 2017 8:10 am 8:10 AM

Idea is providing 1GB 3G + 9GB 4G for 28 days @Rs.255 to select customers in Kerala for the past 3 months. I am currently using this offer.

Mandar Sherbet
January 12, 2017 3:36 pm 3:36 PM

That offer is valid only for first 1 or 2 or 3 recharges and only on 4G network.

January 12, 2017 12:43 pm 12:43 PM

I was also getting this offer in Maharashtra circle, but no more its available!!

shekhar bhati
January 12, 2017 1:30 am 1:30 AM

What the holy shit in Rajasthan pay 348/- and get 3GB 2G data…. Idea really losing its mind..i don’t think this plan will work here no one is interested in this…. Not a single person when we have option like Vodafone and Airtel and ultimately jio

January 12, 2017 12:26 pm 12:26 PM

Sahi hai kyoki idea ke paas 3g,4g network nhi hai Rajasthan me kewal 2g hi hai..

Gulshan patel
January 12, 2017 12:27 am 12:27 AM

idea have no idea

Faraz, Munger
January 12, 2017 8:50 pm 8:50 PM

Hahaha ?

January 11, 2017 9:26 pm 9:26 PM

After paying 348 per month whats free?? simply say pay 348 per months and get 3GB data!! Free is Jio where you don’t have to pay a single penny and still you get 30GB per month.

Ajith Kumar R
January 12, 2017 1:52 pm 1:52 PM

Consistent speed and coverage which idea network has over Jio.. I think the deal is pretty good.

January 12, 2017 4:31 am 4:31 AM

For how long

January 11, 2017 11:20 pm 11:20 PM

exactly !!

they r fooling as always

Anti paid agents
January 11, 2017 9:20 pm 9:20 PM

Idea always use to copy Airtel plans Thats why i ported out from Idea to Airtel because i hate copy cat.

Faraz, Munger
January 11, 2017 8:45 pm 8:45 PM

Definitely they are going to loose their 2g 3g customers. & that is their plan, I think.
Copying chortel. RIP Avoid

bharat khanna
January 12, 2017 10:00 am 10:00 AM

haha, Funny FRIO ppl logic

January 13, 2017 11:44 pm 11:44 PM

It’s true that Jio only has serious competition in Category A and Metro circles. The incumbents stand to lose a lot especially in category C circles….

Faraz, Munger
January 12, 2017 8:48 pm 8:48 PM

Then you must be a city boy.
Come to my village, you would hardly get any Airtel, Aircel and Vodafone 3G network with weak strength and no other 3G network. And I dream if they will be able to provide 4G till next year or not. But still you will find many jio user as it is the only 4G network present where you hardly get 3G. So they are going to loose 2G 3G customers with in months. And Avoid would have lost many valuable customers till date.

January 13, 2017 11:43 pm 11:43 PM

What about Reliance/RCom?

January 11, 2017 8:32 pm 8:32 PM

New definition of FREE=?348


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