Idea makes STD calls cheaper in West Bengal with revised STV 29

We earlier reported that telecom operators are slashing STD call rates across the circles as TRAI, the telecom regulatory body, slashed interconnection call charges. Now, Idea Cellular has revised its STD rate-cutter plan in the West Bengal circle. Revised rate-cutter will give customers to make STD calls at lower rates than the older ones.


In this revision, STV 29 has been revised slightly. It will now give STD calls at only 30 ps/min instead of earlier’s 35 ps/min. However, they have reduced the validity of the pack from 18 days to 14 days.

Details of Revised Idea Rate Cutter STV 29
Old Pack Revised Pack
Benefits Validity Benefits Validity
STD calls at 35 Paise / Minute 18 Days STD calls at 30 Paise / Minute 14 Days
*Note that the pack is valid for Rest of West Bengal circle

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In West Bengal circle, Idea is quite popular for its value-for-money offerings through special offers. The telco has improved its network in that region in the last few months, and it is also targeting Reliance Mobile users with new offers as Reliance’s license is set to expire in November 2015, and customers are porting out to other operators in fear of losing their numbers. In July, Idea alone added 87,925 users in its subscriber base.

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September 13, 2015 8:37 pm 8:37 PM

According to subscribers data published but COAI, idea cellular has a significant number of customers in ROWB, they are in 4th position,just 1-2 lakhs lesser than Aircel. So they have a lot of business opportunity in ROWB circle. But in Kolkata circle, idea is big flop, no indoor coverage, bad voice clarity.

vishal khanna
September 12, 2015 8:39 pm 8:39 PM

fudu company of india is idea. an idea can destroy your life

September 13, 2015 12:17 am 12:17 AM

@ vishal khanna – Hope it doesn’t destroy YOUR life.

September 12, 2015 4:59 pm 4:59 PM

very pathetic indoor coverege

September 13, 2015 12:18 am 12:18 AM

@maru – as per Imon Aryan “The telco has improved its network in that region in the last few months”

September 13, 2015 6:58 am 6:58 AM

according to my own experience.. idea has to improve more & more more more more indoor coverege…

September 13, 2015 8:31 pm 8:31 PM

But according to my experience they have improved a lot in ROWB. Idea network is at per with Vodafone as they have rented all Vodafone towers in West Bengal ..

Idea Cellular
September 12, 2015 10:27 pm 10:27 PM

Dear Customer,

We regret the network coverage trouble that you are facing. Please reply with your Idea mobile number and alternate contact details for investigation. You can also call 198 from your Idea mobile for further assistance.

Thanks & Regards,
Customer Care, Idea Cellular

Abhijn Pal
September 13, 2015 12:03 am 12:03 AM

Idea number: 8478965339

Alternative number: 7278810830