Idea 3G now covers Dharamshala, Mandi, Sunder Nagar and Mcleodganj in Himachal Pradesh(HP) – Tariff Details

[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 in India, has extended its footprint in the state of Himachal Pradesh by launching its 3G Services in the towns of Dharamshala, Sunder Nagar, Mandi & Mcleodganj. This launch comes after the successful launch of 3G service in Shimla & Baddi in March earlier this year.

With this launch, Idea Users and Tourists flocking Dharamshala, Mandi, Sunder Nagar and Mcleodganj will experience faster Internet, Video Conferencing, Mobile TV, IdeaMall Application Store, besides many other infotainment services.

Idea 3G Tariffs

Sachet Based

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Validity (In days)Charges after Free Usage
8*20110p/10 KB
49*100310p/10 KB

Usage Based – Prepaid

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Charges after Free Usage
97*20010p/10 KB
198*50010p/10 KB
449*120010p/10 KB
649128010p/10 KB
748204810p/10 KB


MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In MB)Charges after Free Usage
10010010p/10 KB
20025010p/10 KB
45060010p/10 KB
650128010p/10 KB
750204810p/10 KB

Time Based Plans

MRP (In Rs.)Validity (In days)Free minutesCharges after Free Usage
44130Rs 3/min
79360Rs 3/min
1487120Rs 3/min

Data Rate Cutter


MRP (In Rs.)RateValidity (In days)
531p/10 KB30


MRP (In Rs.)RateValidity (In days)
551p/10 KB30

Dongle Based Tariff

Prepaid FRC

MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In GB)Charges after Free Usage
10925p/10 KB
49855p/10 KB


MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In GB)Charges after Free Usage
59825p/10 KB
7502.55p/10 KB


MRP (In Rs.)Free Data (In GB)Charges after Free Usage
59915p/10 KB
75025p/10 KB

Mr. Anish Roy, COO – Punjab, HP and J&K, Idea Cellular, said: “Idea has constantly endeavored to empower the people of Himachal by making mobile services available across the Himalayan state. Idea subscribers in Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Mandi and Sunder Nagar will now get an opportunity to experience high-end data services such as Video Conferencing, Idea Mall Application Store, Mobile TV, Video on Demand, and high-speed Internet Browsing with ease and convenience of use.”

With this launch, Idea Cellular 3G service now covers over 400 towns and is progressively growing at the rate of 10 towns per day to cover 750 towns by mid-2011,  and 4,000 towns by the end of FY12.In state wise count, Idea’s 3G services are now available in 9 circles – MP, Gujarat, HP, UP West, UP East, AP, Kerala, Haryana and Maharashtra and Goa regions. According to Idea Cellular, 10% of Idea subscribers in these markets are said to be using 3G enabled handsets.

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