Idea Cellular - 3G Prepaid, Postpaid & NetSetter Data Plans and Pricing for Maharashtra & Goa


Are you looking for Idea 3G data plan details for Maharashtra & Goa Circle. This article includes all the details of prepaid tariff plans, Postpaid tariff plans and Netsetter of Idea 3G in Maharashtra & Goa state.

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 had 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.


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 has 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).

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Here we will discuss about all the 3G data plans of Idea Cellular in the state of Maharashtra and Goa under the combined telecom circle "Maharashtra & Goa". 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 Maharashtra & Goa 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. Lower Data Usage Packs:


There are four various packs available under this lower data usage packs. These data plans are mentioned below:

MRP of Rs 25/- for 250 MB as Trial Pack:
If you recharge with Rs 25/-, then you will get 250 MB 3G data for a period of 7 days. Charges after free usage of 250 MB will be 3 paise/10 KB. This is a trial pack of Idea 3G in Maharashtra & Goa circle. To activate this scheme, just dial USSD String *800*3#.

MRP of RS 169/- for 650 MB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 169/- you can get 650 MB data for a validity period of 15 days. After consuming this 650 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 a validity period of 30 days. After finishing this 1GB quota, 2 paise/10 KB will be charged for that month.


MRP of Rs 449/- for 2GB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 449/- 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.

3. High Level Data Usage Packs:


Under this category, there are 5 various Idea 3G data plans available for Maharashtra & Goa. Some of them are having validity period 1 month, and some have 2 and 3 months validity period. These plans detail is mentioned below:

MRP of Rs 749/- for 4GB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 749/- you can get 4 GB data for a validity period of 30 days. After consuming this free 4 GB quota, normal charges will apply at 2 paise/10 KB.

MRP of RS 849/- for 3GB:
Under this Idea 3G plan, while recharging with Rs 849/- you will get 3GB 3G data for a validity period of 60 days. After finishing this 3GB quota, 2 paise/10 KB will be charged for that month. This plan is suitable for a longer validity period.

MRP of Rs 1249/- for 4GB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 1249/- you can get 4 GB data for a validity period of 90 days. After consuming this free 4 GB quota, normal charges will apply at 2 paise/10 KB. This is one of longest 3G validity pack of Idea in Maharashtra & Goa circle.

MRP of RS 1449/- for 10GB:
This plan is suitable for high data usage. Under this Idea 3G plan, while recharging with Rs 1449/- you will get 10GB 3G data for a validity period of 30 days. After finishing this 10GB quota, 2 paise/10 KB will be charged for that month.

MRP of Rs 2449/- for 4GB:
Under this Idea 3G data plan, if you recharge with Rs 2449/- you can get 12 GB data for a validity period of 90 days. After consuming this free 12 GB quota, normal charges will apply at 2 paise/10 KB. This is one of longest 3G validity pack with high data usage plan of Idea in Maharashtra & Goa circle.

4. Unlimited 3G data packs of Idea 3G in Maharashtra & Goa circle:


There are 6 different 3G unlimited data plans available in Maharashtra & Goa circle from Idea cellular. These plans and pricing details are mentioned below:

MRP of Rs. 651/- 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 751/- 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 851/- 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 951/- 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 1,251/- 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 9GB 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 1,501/- for unlimited plan:
Using this Idea data plan, you can get 11 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.

5. 3G Rate Cutter of MRP Rs. 56/-:


Using this 3G rate cutter recharge voucher, you can reduce your normal 3G tariff rate at 1P/10 Kb. This is valid for a 30 day period.


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

Prepaid data plan for Idea Netsetter in Maharshtra & Goa:



Idea 3G NetSetter

1. Special Tariff Voucher (STV):


The following are the special tariff vouchers data plan for Idea prepaid Netsetter users across Maharashtra & Goa.

1. Recharge with Rs 176/- and get 1GB 3G data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 1GB quota.

2. Recharge with Rs 179/- and get 1GB 3G data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 1GB quota. In addition to this you will get the voice call to mobile@1. 2 paise/Sec and to Landline 2 paise/sec for 60 days. This scheme is available for first time recharge (FRC) in the open market.

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

4. Recharge with Rs 501/- and get 3GB 3G data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 3GB. In addition to this you will get the voice call to mobile@1.2 paise/Sec and to Landline 2 paise/sec for 60 days. This scheme is available for first time recharge (FRC) in the open market.

5. Recharge with Rs 649/- and get 4GB 3G data for 90 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after finishing 4GB.

6. Recharge with Rs 748/- and get 4GB 3G data for 30 days. Post 4GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

7. Recharge with Rs 949/- and get 6GB 3G data for 30 days. Post 6GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

2. Regular Recharge Vouchers:


1. Recharge with Rs 103/- and get 300MB 3G data for 30 days. 3 paise/10 Kb after consuming 300MB.

2. Recharge with Rs 169/- and get 650MB for 15 days. Post 650MB, 3 paise/10 Kb will be charged.

3. Recharge with Rs 249/- and 1 GB data for 30 days. Post 1 GB, 2 paise/10Kb will be charged.

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

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

6. Recharge with Rs 749/- and get 4GB data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 4GB.

7. Recharge with Rs 849/- and get 3GB data for 60 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 3GB.

8. Recharge with Rs 1109/- and get 3GB data for 90 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 3GB.

9. Recharge with Rs 1249/- and get 4GB data for 90 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 4GB.

10. Recharge with Rs 1499/- and get 10GB data for 30 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 10GB.

11. Recharge with Rs 2499/- and get 12GB data for 90 days. 2 paise/10 Kb after consuming 12GB.

3. Unlimited 3G Data Packs for Idea NetSetter:


There are 6 different unlimited Idea 3G data packs available for Netsetter in Maharashtra & Goa. These are:

1. Recharge with Rs 651/- and get 3GB data for 30 days. Post 3GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

2. Recharge with Rs. 751/- and get 4GB data for 30 days. Post 4GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

3. Recharge with Rs 851/- and get 5GB data for 30 days. Post 5GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

4. Recharge with Rs 951/- and get 6GB data for 30 days. Post 6GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

5. Recharge with Rs 1,251/- and get 9GB data for 30 days. Post 9GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

6. Recharge with Rs 1,501/- and get 11GB data for 30 days. Post 11GB, access unlimited internet with GPRS speed up to 80 Kbps.

Postpaid Idea 3G data plan for Maharashtra & Goa:


There are various postpaid plans of Idea 3G available based on lower data usage, higher data usage, unlimited plans, 3G internet top ups, 3G speed boosters etc. All these plans details are mentioned below.

1. Lower Data Usage Packs:


1. Monthly rental of Rs. 100/-: Under this plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 100/- you will get the benefit of free 300MB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 3p/10Kb will be charged.

2. Monthly rental of Rs. 200/-: Under this plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 200/- you will get the benefit of free 600MB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 3p/10Kb will be charged.

3. Monthly rental of Rs. 250/-: Under this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 250/- you will get the benefit of free 1GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.

4. Monthly rental of Rs. 350/-: Under this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 350/- you will get the benefit of free 1.5GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.

5. Monthly rental of Rs. 450/-: Under this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 450/- you will get the benefit of free 2GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.


2. Higher Data Usage Packs:


1. Monthly rental of Rs. 599/-: Under this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 599/- you will get the benefit of free 3GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.

2. Monthly rental of Rs. 750/-: In this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 750/- you will get the benefit of free 5GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.

3. Monthly rental of Rs. 850/-: In this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 850/- you will get the benefit of free 6GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.

4. Monthly rental of Rs. 1250/-: In this postpaid plan, by paying a monthly rental of Rs. 1250/- you will get the benefit of free 10GB 3G data. Beyond the free limit, 0.5p/10Kb will be charged.

3. Unlimited 3G Plans:


1. Monthly rental of Rs. 650/-: This is an unlimited 3G data plan. By paying a monthly rental of Rs. 650/-, you will get 3GB data at 3G high speed. Further this 3GB, you can access unlimited data at 2G speed of 80 Kbps.

2. Monthly rental of Rs. 750/-: This is an unlimited 3G data plan. By paying a monthly rental of Rs. 750/-, you will get 4GB data at 3G high speed. Further this 4GB, you can access unlimited data at 2G speed of 80 Kbps.

3. Monthly rental of Rs. 950/-: This is an unlimited 3G data plan. By paying a monthly rental of Rs. 950/-, you will get 6GB data at 3G high speed. Further this 6GB, you can access unlimited data at 2G speed of 80 Kbps.

4. Monthly rental of Rs. 1250/-: This is an unlimited 3G data plan. By paying a monthly rental of Rs. 1250/-, you will get 9GB data at 3G high speed. Further this 9GB, you can access unlimited data at 2G GPRS speed of 80 Kbps.

5. Monthly rental of Rs. 1500/-: This is an unlimited 3G data plan. By paying a monthly rental of Rs. 1500/-, you will get 11GB data at 3G high speed. Further this 11GB, you can access unlimited data at 2G GPRS speed of 80 Kbps.


4. Postpaid rate cutter:


By paying a monthly rental of Rs. 55/- you can use 3G data at 1p/10Kb for a period of 1 bill cycle. This is a postpaid rate cutter of Idea 3G in Maharashtra & Goa.

In addition to the above Idea 3G postpaid plans, you can boost up your 3G speed or you can but 3G internet top ups by paying monthly Rs. 100/- for 300MB, Rs. 175/- for 500MB and Rs. 250/- for 1GB.

The above plans and pricing are updated as on 15 July 2013. The tariff may change from time to time. You can refer company website www.ideacellular.com for more details.

Competitors:


The 3G data market of Maharashtra & Goa state is a very tough market as other popular brands like Tata Docomo, Vodafone is also available in Maharashtra & Goa circle with their 3G services. So 3 big players Idea, Docomo and Vodafone are available in the 3G market, so the competition is very tough here.


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