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Today is our first MNP anniversary, Idea adds about 20 lakh customers

Today is the first anniversary of Mobile Number Portability in India. Exactly a year ago, Mr. Kapil Sibal announced the launch of MNP for all the consumers in India. As per the data released by TRAI, by the end of November 2011 about 25.84 crore subscribers have submitted MNP Request to switch their Mobile Opertor. (Continue Reading…)

Idea wants you to even more Busy with your 3G, Plans Self Branded Android Smartphone

Idea Cellular is all set to make you more busy with your 3G connection by bringing in Self Branded Android Smartphone. Idea cellular plans to launch 3G enabled Idea branded Android smartphones to accelerate 3G data uptake further.

At Earning Conference Call, Idea’s MD Himanshu Kapania revealed this plan. He also made it clear that Idea would not be offering Reverse Subsidy Model for the same wherein you pay the whole cost of handset and get discount from the operator on their tariff plans. (Continue Reading…)

Some of the Existing Top Telecom Operators not to be a part of 4G Auctions

The Telecom Regulatory Body, TRAI wants Airtel & Vodafone among others existing Top Telecom Players in the country to be left out of the 4G Auctions. By doing this, TRAI feels that the industry would be much more balanced. How?

Well, 4G airwaves to be auctioned soon are in 700 Mhz band which is considered to be the most efficient and cost-effective for Data Services among others. The oldest Telecom Operators of the country viz Airtel, Vodafone & MTNL/BSNL and Idea offers Voice Service in 900 Mhz Band and Reliance GSM, Tata Docomo GSM, Uninor and other new Mobile Operators offer the same Voice Services in 1800 Mhz band. The 900 Mhz band requires less Capital and Operating Expenditure as compared to the 1800 Mhz. (Continue Reading…)

Telecom Department not happy with 3G Network Sharing Agreements made by Private Operators

The Department of Telecom is looking into the 3G Network Sharing Agreements made by the private operators to offer 3G Service on a nationwide basis without even having PAN India licence to do so.

The DoT has said that this type of pact is a clear MVNO wherein the Operators who do not have Licence and Spectrum to offer the service have launched 3G Services & Tariffs as well. (Continue Reading…)

Idea brings Lowest STD STV for Orissa, Rs. 18 STV for 180 Days

Idea Cellular, the third largest Telecom Operator, has launched a new Local & STD Special Tariff Voucher for its customers in Orissa Telecom circle.

Now you can call your dear & near ones at just 40p/min across India with the new Local & STD STV. The new STV comes for Rs. 18 offers talk time of Rs. 5 along with all Local Calls @ 2p/3sec & STD Calls @ 40p/min. Also there is another STD & Local STV priced at Rs. 12 that offers All Local & STD calls @ 40p/min. (Continue Reading…)

Idea brings 3G Combo Pack & Video Calling Pack for Andhra Pradesh

[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, the third largest Telecom Operator of India, has launched a Combo 3G Pack FRC and Video Calling Pack for its customers in Andhra Pradesh.

Now Idea customers in Andhra Pradesh would be able to make video calls to their loved ones along with that they would get Talk Time and Free 3G Data Usage. The new 3G Combo Pack comes for Rs. 69 and offers Talk Time of Rs. 30 along with 15min Video calling & 250MB Data Usage Free . This is Applicable only for new customers on First Recharge. (Continue Reading…)