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Idea Cellular - 3G Data Plans and Pricing for Kerala


Posted Date: 28-Jun-2013  Last Updated:   Category: Internet & Telephone Service    
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Idea Cellular Ltd is providing 3G services in 11 telecom circles namely Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. This article includes all the prepaid 3G data plans of Idea for mobile and Netsetter in Kerala circle.



About Idea Cellular Limited


Idea Cellular Ltd. Is a subsidiary company of Aditya Birla Group, the first Indian MNC. Idea cellular is operating in all the 22 telecom circles in India with various services and operations like voice, data and other value added services under 2G GSM service and video call, super fast data service, video calls, live video streaming, video on demand and other on demand value added services under 3G service.

Idea has its own NLD and ILD operations including ISP license. Idea is India's third largest mobile operator in terms of subscriber base of more than 13 crores. Idea has more than 1,00,000 cell sites of 2G & 3G and Idea networks is having coverage in more than 55000 towns in India. Idea has a very fruitful story in Indian telecom history. Idea was established in the name of Birla Communication Ltd. And it obtained licenses for providing GSM service in Maharashtra & Gujarat circles during the year 1995. In the year 1996, the company's name changed to Birla AT&T Communications Limited with joint venture of AT&T, the global telecom operator. It started operation in Gujarat and Maharashtra in the year 1997. In the year 2000, Idea merged with Tata Cellular Ltd. And acquired the license to provide services in Andhra Pradesh telecom circle. In the year 2001, the company's name changed to Birla Tata AT&T Ltd and it acquired RPG Cellular Ltd to get the GSM license of Madhya Pradesh & Chattisgarh. In the same year it obtained a license for Delhi circle.

In the year 2002 the company's name changed to Idea Cellular Ltd with the brand name of Idea and started services in Delhi circle commercially. The story was still on. Idea cellular went public and listed on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) in the year 2007. It reached twenty million subscriber mark in the same year. It acquired 10 new licenses in the year 2008 for Assam, North East, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Chennai Metro, Rest of West Bengal, Kolkata, Orissa, and Jammu & Kashmir. It bought Spice Communications for Karnataka and Punjab to acquire licenses for these two states. In the same year it launched services in Mumbai metro and in Bihar circle. And finally, in the year 2009, Idea became the pan India operator with presence in all the telecom circles of India.

Idea 3G

In the year 2010, Idea got spectrum for 3G services by participating in the auction for 3G licenses. Idea was awarded 3G licenses in 11 telecom circles - Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra & Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East), Uttar Pradesh (West), Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir. The 3G service has not yet been launched commercially in Punjab as Idea have yet to receive spectrum from the concern Government authority. Idea Cellular partnered with Nokia Siemens Network or NSN to supply of 3G network equipments, roll out of networks, and to manage the 3G networks in four circles Kerala, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh (East) and Uttar Pradesh (West).

Here we will discuss about all the 3G data plans of Idea Cellular in the state of Kerala. To activate 3G services SMS ACT3G to 12345 (toll free). You can also dial *147# (toll free) to know about all the plans and offers.

Prepaid 3G data plan of Idea in Kerala Circle:


There are various tariffs and 3G data scheme for prepaid users. We will discuss one by one here.

1. Pay as you go:


This is the basic or a normal scheme of Idea 3G for prepaid customers. Under this scheme 3 paise per 10 KB will be charged.

2. Trial Packs (Sachet based):


There are two packs under this scheme. One is MRP Rs 27/- in which you will get 100 MB 3G data for a validity period of 3 days. And the other is MRP Rs 46/- in which you will get 150 MB of 3G data for a validity period of 5 days. Please note that charges after these free usages will be 3 paise/10 KB.

3. Used Based Scheme:


The various used based data plans are mentioned below:

MRP of Rs 107/- for 300 MB:
If you recharge with Rs 107/-, then you will get 300 MB 3G data for a period of 30 days. Charges after free usage of 300 MB will be 3 paise/10 KB.

MRP of RS 199/- for 600 MB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 199/- you can get 600 MB data for a validity period of 30 days. After consuming this 600 MB quota, normal charges will apply at 3 paise/10 KB.

MRP of RS 249/- for 1GB:
Under this Idea 3G plan, while recharging with Rs 249/- you will get 1GB 3G data for 1 month of validity. After finishing this 1GB quota, 2 paise/10 KB will be charged for that month.

MRP of Rs 348/- for 1.5GB:
If you recharge with Rs 348/-, then you will get 1.5 GB 3G data for a period of 30 days. Charges after free usage of 1.5 GB will be 2 paise/10 KB.

MRP of Rs 448/- for 2GB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 448/- you can get 2 GB data for a validity period of 30 days. After consuming this 2 GB quota, normal charges will apply at 2 paise/10 KB.

MRP of Rs 595/- for 2GB:
This data plan is similar to Rs 448/- data plan, but instead of 30 days validity, you will get 60 days validity under this scheme.

MRP of Rs. 646/- for unlimited plan:
Under this 3G data plan, Idea is offering unlimited usage of data for a period of 30 days. Here you can use 3GB data at 3G high speed. After that you will get a normal GPRS speed of up to 80 Kbps.

MRP of Rs 745/- for unlimited plan:
Using this Idea data plan, you can get 4GB data at 3G speed, after that you can access unlimited data at GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps for a period of 1 month.

MRP of Rs 848/- for unlimited plan:
Under this 3G data plan, Idea is offering unlimited usage of data for a period of 30 days. Here you can use 5GB data at 3G high speed. After that you will get a normal GPRS speed of up to 80 Kbps.

MRP of Rs 949/- for unlimited plan:
Using this Idea data plan, you can get 6GB data at 3G speed, after that you can access unlimited data at GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps for a period of 1 month.

MRP of Rs 1,146/- for unlimited plan:
Under this 3G data plan, Idea is offering unlimited usage of data for a period of 30 days. Here you can use 8GB data at 3G high speed. After that you will get a normal GPRS speed of up to 80 Kbps for a 30 day period.

MRP of Rs 1,346/- for unlimited plan:
Using this Idea data plan, you can get 10 GB data at 3G speed, after that you can access unlimited data at GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps for a period of 30 days.

MRP of Rs 1,255/- for 4GB:
This Idea 3G data plan suited for long validity. Under this plan you will get 4 GB of 3G data for a period of 90 days. Post 4GB, 2 paise/10 KB will be charged.

4. Time based 3G plan:


If you recharge with Rs 10/- paper coupon, you can use the 3G service for 30 minutes and it is valid for 1 days. Further post 30 minutes Rs. 3/- per minute will be charged.

The above mentioned plans are for mobile users. However you can use data card to access Idea 3G in Kerala. This data card is called Idea Netsetter. We will discuss here about prepaid Idea 3G Netsetter plans.

Prepaid data plan for Idea Netsetter in Kerala:


Idea Netsetter

Special Tariff Voucher (STV):


The following are the special tariff vouchers data plan for Idea prepaid Netsetter users.

1. Recharge with Rs 181/- and get 1GB 3G data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 1GB quota.

2. Recharge with Rs 499/- and get 3GB 3G data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 3GB.

3. Recharge with Rs 947/- and get 6GB 3G data for 30 days. Post 6GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

4. Recharge with Rs 1,101/- and get 3GB 3G data for 90 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 3GB.

Regular Recharge Vouchers:


1. Recharge with Rs 104/- and get 300MB 3G data for 15 days. 3 paise/10 Kb after consuming 300MB.

2. Recharge with Rs 197/- and get 600MB for 30 days. Post 600MB, 3 paise/10 Kb will be charged.

3. Recharge with Rs 248/- and 1 GB data for 30 days. Post 1 GB, 2 paise/10Kb will be charged.

4. Recharge with Rs 299/- and get 1.25 GB data for 30 days. Post 1.25 GB, 2 paise/10Kb will be charged.

5. Recharge with Rs 349/- and get 1.5GB data for 30 days. 2 paise/10Kb will be charged after the free limit.

6. Recharge with Rs 449/- and get 2 GB data for 30 days. Post 2 GB, 2 paise/10Kb will be charged.

7. Recharge with Rs 598/- and get 3GB data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 3GB.

8. Recharge with Rs 645/- and get 3GB data for 30 days. Post 3GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

9. Recharge with Rs. 749/- and get 4GB data for 30 days. Post 4GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

10. Recharge with Rs 845/- and get 5GB data for 30 days. Post 5GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

11. Recharge with Rs 948/- and get 6GB data for 30 days. Post 6GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

12. Recharge with Rs 1,145/- and get 8GB data for 30 days. Post 8GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

13. Recharge with Rs 1,345/- and get 10GB data for 30 days. Post 10GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

14. Recharge with Rs 1,245/- and get 4GB data for 90 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 4GB.

The above plans and pricing are updated as on 28 June 2013. The tariff may change from time to time. You can refer company website www.ideacellular.com for more details.




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