Idea launches four new postpaid plans in Kolkata circle to attract more postpaid users

Idea Cellular, the third largest telecom operator in India, has launched some attractive postpaid plans for its old as well as new subscribers in the Kolkata circle. The operator has introduced new postpaid plans as they withdrew some popular postpaid packs, which were ‘Horizon 299’ & ‘Navigator 499’, as a part of revision in the postpaid segment.


As national MNP has implemented across all the regions, and as Reliance JIO is expected to launch its 4G network soon with affordable rates for both data & voice, every operator is in a fear of losing its subscriber base. Every other telco trying to bind its customers with low-cost offerings, door-step delivery of SIM, exciting offers, etc. Idea has also revamped its postpaid offers as other telcos like Vodafone are offering special postpaid offers for MNP customers, giving them huge cashbacks in some plans & sending out SMSes informing those offers to customers of others networks.

Idea has launched 4 new postpaid plans – Plan 299, Plan 375, Plan 499, and Plan 649 – that come with 3G data benefits with unlimited data at low speeds after crossing FUP, voice minutes & free SMSes. These plans also offers lower call rates post free minutes, and unlimited data capped at 2G speeds after the FUP limit. For more information, check the chart below.

Newly Launched Idea Postpaid Plans with Details for Kolkata circle
Plan Details Freebies Additional Charges after freebies
Plan 299 500 Local Minutes
200 National SMS
Unimited Data . FUP 750 MB 3G data ; then 2G speed .
Call Charges :: Idea local calls @ 20p/min , others local 30p/min
STD & Landline calls @ 50p/min
SMS charges :: Local SMS @ 20p/min , National @ 50p/min ,International @ Rs 5
Roaming Call Charges::

Incoming calls @ 45p/min

Outgoing local calls @ 75p , National SMS @ 1.15 Rs

Plan 375 600 Local / STD Minutes
200 National SMS
Unlimited Data . FUP 1 GB 3G data ; then 2G speed .
Plan 499 2000 Local Minutes
200 National SMS
Unlimited Data . FUP 1.5 GB 3G data ; then 2G speed .
Plan 649 1500 Local / STD Minutes
500 National SMS
Unlimited Data . FUP 1.5 GB 3G data ; then 2G speed .

Do you think that these packs are cheaper than the older packs? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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vinit jain
September 7, 2015 11:38 am 11:38 AM

When will you be start IDEA Network plan 299 in Pune, Maharashtra, whereas you already started in Kolkata.

September 4, 2015 6:43 pm 6:43 PM

These are corporate plans. I am currently using Vodafone Red4Enterprise 666 plan in Kolkata which gives me 1500 local+std mins, 1000 local+std sms, 1.5GB 3G data and unlimited data at 64Kbps after that.

September 5, 2015 9:33 am 9:33 AM

@Jagannath – IDEA is offering corporate plans to retail customers 😉

Kiran Ghanate
September 4, 2015 5:40 pm 5:40 PM

idea Gujarat gives postpaid plan @ 449 ,providing 1500 minute l/N minutes, 1 GB 3g data & 50 L/N SMs