Idea to Launch an All New Rs. 499 and Rs. 999 Plans with Unlimited Calling Offers

Idea Cellular, India’s third-largest telecom network is all set to introduce two new plans of Rs. 499 and Rs. 999 with unlimited calling offers. According to our sources, Idea Cellular is on the verge to scrap their Rs. 349 plan, the so-called unlimited plan with several limitations and replace it with Rs. 499 plan and a new Rs. 999 plan.


The yet-to-be-announced Rs. 499 plan will offer unlimited local and STD calling with incoming roaming calls free. Also, the plan comes with 3000 local and national SMS with complete music and movies services free for one month. In terms of data, the Rs. 499 plan will be offering 3GB of data for 4G handsets and 1GB of data for non-4G handset users.

Speaking about the Rs. 999 plan, it offers unlimited local and STD calls free along with free outgoing roaming calls as well. This pack will also provide 3000 local and national SMS with complete music and movies free for one month. The Rs. 999 package unlimited plan will offer 8GB of data for 4G handset users and 5GB of data for non-4G handset users.

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Apart from these offerings, customers whoever gets a new 4G handset can enjoy additional perks as well. Yes, these days we are seeing almost every operator offering extra data for new 4G handset users. The same continues with dea as well.

Customers with a new 4G handset will get 3GB of data per month until December 31, 2017. However, customer needs to firstly recharge with either of Rs. 499 or Rs. 999 plan to be eligible to get additional 3GB of data per month. Users need to head over to the company’s official site from the new 4G handset to claim the other 4G data. The additional 3GB of data can be used by any means as you can use it as 2G or 3G or 4G network mode.

However, this offer is applicable only for new users, according to our sources and at the first time, the user will be charged a security deposit charge of additional Rs. 300, which is completely refundable. Our sources claim that these plans will be launched in coming days, maybe they will be unveiled at the start of next week.

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sagala giridhar
January 29, 2017 9:47 pm 9:47 PM

It simply looks like the same plan benefits which is being offered by Idea ultimate 499 & 999 plans. I am unable to see any difference.

January 29, 2017 10:16 am 10:16 AM

Private operators are trying to block the VoIP based FMT service by BSNL. Search in google.

Shivang Singh(SS)
January 29, 2017 10:04 am 10:04 AM
OFF TOPIC- I was much excited about trying eKYC after using this on Jio. Jio experience was awesome and all it took was aadhar number, fingerprints and 10 mins for the sim card to get activated. Anyways, i really wanted to try MNP via EKYC so thought to port my secondary Idea number to Airtel. Here is my experience Visited an airtel store on 24th Jan and asked for MNP, the agent asked if i had an Aadhar card of Uttar Pradesh, Yes i do, and rest everything was easy. Aadhar number, fingerprints, SIM number scan and request submitted. Within… Read more »
January 29, 2017 8:20 pm 8:20 PM

Can I port to idea using ekyc?
I took a new bsnl sim using ekyc but it took about 2 hours for activation,

Shivang Singh(SS)
January 30, 2017 9:43 am 9:43 AM

Don’t know about BSNL, but here is my and friend’s experience via EKYC-

1. Jio- 10 mins
2 Airtel – 2 mins
3. Vodafone – 2 mins

Shivang Singh(SS)
January 30, 2017 9:40 am 9:40 AM

Yes, you would save around 2-3 days as in my case which was activated in 4.5 days.

Afzal Ali
January 29, 2017 12:00 pm 12:00 PM