Idea rings 3G Bells in Bihar & Jharkhand

[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, India’s 3rd largest mobile operator has now launched its ‘Gold Standard’ 3G services in Bihar & Jharkhand. Local citizens, business communitiesBihar & Jharkhand and domestic and international travelers to destination like Bodg Gaya 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 3G Bihar & Jharkhand Tariff Plans

Sacet Based

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Validity (In days)Charges after Free Usage
7*20110p/10 KB
49*100310p/10 KB

Esjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 31st Dec 2011

Usage Based – Prepaid

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Charges after Free Usage
99*20010p/10 KB
198*50010p/10 KB
449*120010p/10 KB
599*20482p/10 KB
649*25002p/10 KB
749*40962p/10 KB
849*61442p/10 KB
1249*102402p/10 KB

Validity includes date of recharge
* Enjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 31st Dec 2011

Usage Based – Postpaid

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Charges after Free Usage
100*2005p/10 KB
200*5005p/10 KB
450*12005p/10 KB
599*20485p/10 KB
650*25005p/10 KB
750*40965p/10 KB
850*61445p/10 KB
1250*102405p/10 KB
2500*4 GB2p/10 KB
5000*7.5 GB2p/10 KB

* Enjoy Double Data Usage benefit till 31st July 2011

Time Based

MRP (In Rs.)Free minutesValidity (In days)Charges after Free Usage
20201Rs 3/min
44501Rs 3/min
79603Rs 3/min
1491207Rs 3/min

Data Rate Cutter – Prepaid

MRP (In Rs.)RateValidity (In days)
541p/10 KB30

Validity includes date of recharge

Data Rate Cutter – Postpaid

MRP (In Rs.)RateValidity (In days)
541p/10 KB30

Dongle Based – Prepaid FRC

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In GB)Charges after Free Usage

Dongle Based – Prepaid

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Charges after Free Usage

Validity includes date of recharge
Validity for MRP 2000 is 180 days

Dongle Based – Postpaid

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Charges after Free Usage
598*1024Rs. 5/MB
650*1280Rs. 5/MB
750*2048Rs. 5/MB
850*3072Rs. 5/MB
1250*5120Rs. 5/MB
2500122882p/10 KB
5000307202p/10 KB

* 50% off on rentals for first 2 Cycles only

Idea’s 3G services are now available in 15 circles – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra & Goa, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, UP East & UP West. 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.

To know more about Idea’s 3G services, and to check handset compatibility, customers can log onto 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.

Dongle Based
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