Idea Cellular has also reduced 2G data rates followed by Airtel and Vodafone. Idea Cellular has reduced 2G data rates by 90% across 8 circles. Earlier this week Vodafone announced the reduction of 2G data rates for the Pay as you Go (PAYG) users down to 2p/10KB from the previous rate of 10p/10KB, later Airtel announced the reduction of 2G data rates by 90% for pre-paid customers in Punjab and Haryana.
Now Idea has jumped in with their announcement of new 2G Pay as you Go data rate of 2p/10KB, 90% reduction in the existing tariff of 2p/KB. The same thing happened last year regarding 3G tariffs, Idea reduced the 3G data tariff followed by Aircel, Airtel and Vodafone.
The new rate would be applicable in 8 circles including Tamil Nadu & Chennai, Karnataka, Kolkata, West Bengal, Assam, North East, Bihar, and Odisha for both prepaid and postpaid 2G customers. It would be automatically implemented for all Idea 2G postpaid subscribers in these circles from July 1st. Prepaid customers can avail the new rate with value recharge priced between Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 (depending on the circle) that comes with a validity of 90 days from the date of activation.