Idea revises STV17 & STV51 1p/s offer in Kerala to 1.1p/s

Idea cellular today revised it’s Special tariff vouchers STV17 & STV51. Earlier STV17 & STV51 was offering All India Mobile and Landline Calls at 1p/s for 30 days and 90 days respectively. As per idea website both packs has been revised to All India Mobile and Landline Calls at 1.1p/s.


This follows a series of hikes by all Indian mobile operators in the past one year. Last year all operators had hiked its base tariff to 1.5p/s and 2p/s. Still 1p/s offer was available on small STV’s. For the last few months operators have started revising STV’s too pushing tariff hike to new level.

Inputs: Tharun George

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October 14, 2013 3:14 pm 3:14 PM

In kerala BSNL & Airtel are Best.. Airtel have Little coverage but Call-Network quality and customer care is better than bsnl. Airtel RC-37 gives 1.2ps/2sec for any net..Rc32 gives all [email protected] and Rs 44 gives 4400 local and std sms..All are 30days validity..
Bsnl have Good coverage, STV ang Good TT offers but customer care is worst in world..and sometimes found network issue..

Akhil Mohan
September 24, 2013 12:05 pm 12:05 PM
Because of the positive reviews about Idea 3G in kerala, bought a 3G sim on 21-9-13, Saturday. It was activated on monday. Recharged the sim. Was doing some net browsing in the phone. The idea internet settings make the phone to go to idea sit as homepage. So while in idea site i posted a link of another site to download a mp4 file on the browser and hit the go button. But the browser forwarded it to idea site and a message was delivered saying they deducted 30Rs for something called Combo Dhamaka. Called the customer care right away,… Read more »
September 25, 2013 3:09 pm 3:09 PM

@Akhil Mohan You are lucky dude. The same thing happened with me But i’m vodafone 3g user. while surfing a site at once vodafone live page was opened. And got a message ‘thanks to subscribe & Rs. 30 deducted from your account’. I surprised & made call to CC but the same answer i got “you have download something for that your account is deducted”. After that i send a request for UPC code. Now i’ve given application in !dea showroom to port in.

Akhil Mohan
September 25, 2013 7:06 pm 7:06 PM

If you are sure you are cheated then register a complaint at
Before that you have to register your complaint with your operator and then you can complain to pgportal with complaint number.

Trust me it works.. Even if you dont get refund u can be proud that you made a fight..

Tharun George
September 24, 2013 12:51 pm 12:51 PM

I am using idea 3g in Kerala for the last 2 years. 100% satisfied.

The reason why Idea 3g is very good is because of 80% 3g coverage in Kerala. Idea has 3g in all places. The speed is also very good at over 6mbps at most time.

Like every other operator Idea also change homepage to idea Vas site. Clicking on any link on the site downloads something stupid and charges your account. Trai has set a new number 155223 to deactivate all Vas pack activated in last 24 hours and get refund.

Akhil Mohan
September 24, 2013 6:16 pm 6:16 PM

the range is excellent. speed is also good. But something i don’t like is their procedures.

I am a BSNL user for a long long time. in BSNL if you have to activate any data pack or sms pack you can simply send an sms and amount will be deducted from your account. but in Idea some offers can be activated only by paper coupons or flexi recharges ONLY!!! . In BSNL i just charge the account online and activate the plans through SMS and i find that very convenient. i am missing that in idea. 🙁

September 24, 2013 7:46 pm 7:46 PM

Out of 5700 towers in Kerala, Idea have 2700 3G enabled in less than 2 years of launching 3G service. Idea have the largest network in Kerala, yes better coverage than BSNL even in rural area. Idea even have 3G network where small operators like Reliance, Docomo don’t have coverage. I find these amazing.

Idea offer 21.1Mbps in important towns and all other 3G location have speed of 7.2Mbps. While BSNL has very less 3G coverage and slow 3G speed of 1Mbps. BSNL has not expanded network in kerala for the last 2-3 years due to tender problems.

Akhil Mohan
September 24, 2013 10:16 pm 10:16 PM

Tested speed finally. Inside my house the range is not full. So speed is around 125KBps. On full range areas its truly awesome. Still has some data balance left on my BSNL sim but its useless. During 7 pm to 11pm no internet at all. Maybe I will port that sim to IDEA too. Truly eccentric about the speed 🙂 Thanks to fellow users about recommending Idea…

September 24, 2013 11:03 pm 11:03 PM

If you are using a netsetter place it on top the window. I use 5 meter USB cable to place netsetter on window and get full range signal from all operators.

Akhil Mohan
September 25, 2013 7:30 am 7:30 AM

I do something similar. I don’t want very high speeds because i lived with BSNL for many years. So what i do is place my mobile on window where its full range and then connect using bluetooth. Eventhough max speed is limited to 700 kbps(Bluetooth 2.0) i am happy because i dont do lot of downloading and I use my connection mainly for browsing..

September 24, 2013 11:01 pm 11:01 PM

3G need at least 3 bar range to work properly.

Idea may be costly, but it’s the best. In future don’t waste time calling customer support for complaint. They don’t give a single rupees refund. Just send email to appellate.kerala for any complaint and you will get refund. I even got refund even for using internet without pack.

Akhil Mohan
September 25, 2013 7:32 am 7:32 AM

They were reluctant to do the refund initially. But when I become more specific and serious they gave the money within 5 minutes.

September 24, 2013 7:42 pm 7:42 PM

In idea most plans can be activated by USSD. Now Idea have launched new “Idea showroom on mobile” call 1212 and activate any pack.

I find BSNL sms only activation annoying. First we have to do talktime recharge, then send and sms and wait 15-30 minutes for activation. This process take mor e than 1 hour. For idea just a flexi recharge and ready to browse.

September 24, 2013 6:55 am 6:55 AM

What IDEA think is , increasing tariff will make them more popular like Airtel , Vodafone, but have no focus in network quality .