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Idea rings 3G Bells in Karnataka

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[Update - May, 2012] Idea has revised it 3G Packs for all circles in May,2012. To get the Full details either click on 3G Tariff Wars above or visit this page.

Original - Idea Cellular, India’s 3rd Largest Mobile Operator, has now launched its ‘Gold Standard’ 3G services in Bangalore & Mysore in Karnataka. Tough Idea has no 3G Spectrum in Karnataka, it has launched 3G service by sharing Airtel’s Network under Network Sharing Agreement.

Now Local citizens, business communities in Karnataka, and domestic and international travelers to destination like Bangalore & Mysore can now avail Idea’s 3G services to connect with the world of faster Internet, Video Conferencing, Mobile TV, IdeaMall Application Store, besides many other infotainment services.

IdeaMall is Idea’s Application Store which offers an entire catalogue of games and applications on Web & Mobile platforms. The application store will give Idea’s customers a superior user interface, transparent and affordable pricing, and all of Idea’s 2G and 3G subscribers using mobile handsets that support web browsing will be able to choose from more than 30,000 applications – both free and paid.

Idea’s national 3G footprint is progressively growing at the rate of 10 towns per day and it will cover 750 towns by mid 2011, and 4,000 towns by the end of FY12. Idea has traditionally focused on growth from semi-urban heartlands of India and will continue to drive its 3G services from these industrial, agricultural and educational regions.

Idea’s 3G services are now available in 10 circles – MP, Gujarat, HP, UP West, UP East, AP, Kerala, Karnataka, Haryana and Maharashtra & Goa. Currently, 10% of Idea subscribers in these markets are said to be using 3G enabled handsets. It is expected that these users will be the early adopters of 3G services.

Idea’s 3G services will offer the best mobile experience in downloading songs, streaming videos on YouTube, streaming audio, photo updates on Facebook, mail and other online media, movie downloads, watching mobile TV, e-mailing with attachments, blog postings, viewing photos, and Flash & HD Gaming. Idea 3G users will experience speed up to 21 Mbps on 3G handsets, and higher speed on other devices depending on the device capability.

Idea has introduced Time based Billing plan for 3G services enabling users to avail high-end data services without worrying about the volume of usage. Idea has introduced affordable 3G tariff plans for both prepaid and postpaid users in Kerala. To promote usage, Idea has introduced ‘sachet’ pricing offering attractive trial packages with per day billing.

Idea 3G Tariff Plans Bangalore Mysore Karnataka

Sachet Based

MRP (In Rs.) Free Data (In MB) Validity (In days) Charges after Free Usage
8* 20 1 5p/10 KB
53* 100 3 5p/10 KB

*Enjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 30th June 2011

Usage BasedPrepaid

MRP (In Rs.) Free Data (In MB) Charges after Free Usage
103* 200 5p/10 KB
201* 500 5p/10 KB
450* 1200 5p/10 KB
599* 2048 2p/10 KB
650* 2560 2p/10 KB
750* 4096 2p/10 KB
850* 6144 2p/10 KB
1250* 10240 2p/10 KB
2500 12288 2p/10 KB
5000 30720 2p/10 KB

Validity includes date of recharge
* Enjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 31st July 2011
Validity for MRP 2500 is 90 days and MRP 5000 is 125 days

Usage Based – Postpaid

MRP (In Rs.) Free Data (In MB) Charges after Free Usage
100* 200 5p/10 KB
200* 500 5p/10 KB
450* 1200 5p/10 KB
599* 2048 2p/10 KB
650* 2500 2p/10 KB
750* 4096 2p/10 KB
850* 6144 2p/10 KB
1250* 10240 2p/10 KB

* Enjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 31st July 2011

Time Based

MRP (In Rs.) Free minutes Validity (In days) Charges after Free Usage
20 20 1 Rs 3/min
45 50 1 Rs 3/min
43 30 1 Rs 3/min
80 60 3 Rs 3/min
149 120 7 Rs 3/min

Validity includes date of recharge

Data Rate Cutter – Prepaid

MRP (In Rs.) Rate Validity (In days)
54 1p/10 KB 30

Data RateCutter – Postpaid

MRP (In Rs.) Rate Validity (In days)
55 1p/10 KB 30

Dongle Tariff – Prepaid FRC

MRP (In Rs.) Free Data (In MB) Charges after Free Usage
109 2048 5p/10 KB
498 5120 5p/10 KB

Dongle Tariff – Prepaid

MRP (In Rs.) Free Data (In MB) Charges after Free Usage
103* 200 5p/10 KB
201* 500 5p/10 KB
450* 1200 5p/10 KB
599* 2048 2p/10 KB
650* 2560 2p/10 KB
750* 4096 2p/10 KB
850* 6144 2p/10 KB
1250* 10240 2p/10 KB
2500 12288 2p/10 KB
5000 30720 2p/10 KB

Validity includes date of recharge
* Enjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 31st July 2011
Validity for MRP 2500 is 90 days and MRP 5000 is 125 days

Dongle Tariff – Postpaid

MRP (In Rs.) Free Data (In MB) Charges after Free Usage
100 100 5p/10 KB
200 250 5p/10 KB
450 600 5p/10 KB
599* 1024 2p/10 KB
650* 1280 2p/10 KB
750* 2048 2p/10 KB
850* 3072 2p/10 KB
1250* 5120 2p/10 KB

* 50% off on rentals for first 2 Cycles

To know more about Idea’s 3G services, and to check handset compatibility, customers can log onto www.ideacellular.com/3g or SMS 3G to Toll Free No. 54777. To feel the difference personally, mobile users can experience 3G services at special ‘Experience Kiosks’ set up inside Idea outlets.

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  • tanu

    idea plans is very high rate compared to bsnl