After Airtel, Idea to shift 1.5 million prepaid customers to Per Sec Billing Plan

By September 24th, 2015 AT 1:18 PM

Idea Cellular, announced a shift to Per Second Billing (PSB) plan for 1.5 million prepaid customers. Out of its total customer base of over 166 million, nearly 157 million are prepaid users. The 1.5 million Idea prepaid customers who are currently on Per Minute Billing (PMB) will be shifted to PSB plan, progressively, over the next 30 days.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular said, “We have always been customer centric in our approach, offering choice and convenience to customers and hence we have been providing both PMB and PSB plans to users, so far. Henceforth, we will now be offering PSB plan, by default, to our entire base of nearly 157 million existing and new prepaid users.”

Idea has spent Rs. 40.5 billion (excl. spectrum) in FY15 and has increased its capex plan for FY16 to Rs. 60-65 billion. The company will continue to invest in expanding its robust network of nearly 150,000 cell sites covering over 360,000 towns and villages with voice and data offerings on 2G and 3G; and roll out 4G LTE services in 10 key markets, starting calendar year 2016.

Also read: Airtel moves all its prepaid mobile customers to per second billing

Idea has been the top performing telecom operator in the Indian telecom sector as a result of its strong focus on growth from both voice and data services. The company has made total investment of Rs. 6,50,947 million in the Indian telephony market, so far.

Leave a Reply

Photo and Image Files
6 Comment threads
4 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
10 Comment authors
Adithya Vardhandeepak dasjyotirmoy mannaKrishidea88 Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
deepak das
deepak das

i’m from mumbai and aircel network is good and improved coverage…tata docomo best too


this is great idea by Avoid group for compensate per sec instead of mint of call drop . This is what Airtel is kind of innovation do , without losing anything !! 😉

jyotirmoy manna
jyotirmoy manna

3 paisa/sec ?

Recent Posts

WhatsApp Forwarding Info, Frequently Forwarded Features Spotted, May Come to iOS Soon

Facebook-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp is bringing new features almost every other day in order to enhance the overall chatting...

Airtel Online Store: Samsung Galaxy S10+, iPhone XR and More Devices Available Available on EMI Basis

Since last year and after the start of the data tariff war in the telecom industry, Bharti Airtel is trying...

Bharti Airtel Gains an Upper Hand on Reliance Jio by Adding More Broadband Subscribers in a Month

For the first time since the commencement of operations of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd, Bharti Airtel has added more subscribers...