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Idea Cellular finally launches 3G Services

[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.

Idea Cellular today announced the launch of its 3G services beginning with the states of MP & Chattisgarh, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh today. To mark the occasion, Idea unveiled a new 3G logo. The new branding will be implemented throughout India, across all customer touch points. Idea has set up ‘Experience Kiosks’ to provide a flavour of the services that customers can opt for. These will be available to all users at select ‘My Idea’ stores.

On the occasion of the 3G launch, Mr. Himanshu Kapania, Deputy Managing Director, Idea Cellular said: “3G services will mark the beginning of the next phase of India’s telecom growth story and bring the sector on par with the most advanced telecom markets in the world. Beginning today, Idea subscribers will be the first in India to experience the Gold Standard in 3G services.” (Continue Reading…)

airtel ,Vodafone & Idea come together to share 3G airwaves

If you are a Idea subscriber in Delhi & was upset with Idea not getting 3G spectrum for Delhi, we have a good new for you. According to the news doing the rounds of the telecom industry Bharti airtel, Vodafone & Idea Cellular have come together to share their 3G spectrum with one-another. Well it means these three operators would be sharing each other’s 3G airwaves to offer 3G services to their subscribers in the circles they don’t have 3G spectrum. For eg,  through this agreement Idea would be able to offer 3G services to its subscriber in Delhi even tough Idea was unable to win spectrum for Delhi.

“It [the pact] is almost in the final stages; just the details need to be worked out,” said the person with direct knowledge of the matter, declining to be named ahead of a formal announcement. (Continue Reading…)