[Update] – Kumar Mangalam Birla will be chairman of the merged company, and Vodafone will appoint a CFO.
Couple of months after Vodafone confirming merger talks with Aditya Birla Group’s telecom arm Idea Cellular, Board of Directors of Idea Cellular at its meeting held today, 20th March have approved amalgamation of Vodafone India Limited (VIL) and its wholly owned subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services Limited (VMSL) with Idea. The combined market share of both the telecom operators add up to 43%, making it the largest telecom firm, surpassing Airtel.
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After Airtel, Idea Cellular has announced that it will offer free incoming calls to customers roaming in the country from April 1st. It also announced a range of international roaming value packs with unlimited incoming calls and bundled outgoing voice calls, SMS and data to international travelers visiting popular destinations overseas. Continue reading “Idea to offer free incoming calls while roaming nationally starting April 1”
After Reliance Jio’s Prime membership offer Airtel started rolling out new bundled packs with unlimited data and calls for select users from last week. Now Airtel, Vodafone and Idea calling have started offering unlimited calling packs along with data bundle to take on Jio. Continue reading “Airtel, Vodafone and Idea take on Reliance Jio with unlimited calling and data bundle”
Most of the people around the world are celebrating Valentine’s Day and so are the biggest telecoms companies India. Reliance Jio has been engaging in tussle with Airtel and Vodafone for some time now however, the company decided to blend in the Valentine’s Day fervor by wishing its rivals.
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Few months back there was a report that said Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular were gearing up to launch VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) services to take on Reliance Jio who launched pan-India 4G LTE services with VoLTE (Voice Over LTE) back in September last year. Idea Cellular at an event to launch ‘Digital Idea’ yesterday said that it will launch VoLTE services for its customers in all of its 4G Circles within this year. Continue reading “Idea to launch VoLTE services across its 4G circles by this year”
Idea Cellular today launched three new Mobile Apps – Idea Music Lounge, Idea Movie Club, and Idea Game Spark under Digital Idea to take on Reliance Jio and Airtel, as it had announced last week. Continue reading “Idea launches Music Lounge, Movie Club and Game Spark digital entertainment apps”
Vodafone today confirmed that it is in talks with Aditya Birla Group’s telecom arm Idea Cellular for an all-share deal that could help both the companies counter the fierce competition in the market. This will create India’s largest telecom company with revenues of over Rs. 80,000 crore. Continue reading “Vodafone confirms merger talks with Idea Cellular”
Idea Cellular is gearing up to launch Digital Idea initiative and enter into digital content platform market to compete with Reliance Jio who is currently offering full bouquet of Jio applications including Jio TV, Jio Music and more for free currently and Airtel that has several apps including Movies, Games, Wynk Music and more. Continue reading “Idea to launch ‘Digital Idea’ initiative to take on Reliance Jio, Airtel”
Followed by Airtel, Idea Cellular has launched new packs for pre-paid and post-paid customers that offers additional free data for customers with 4G handsets as well as unlimited calls. Idea said that the new initiative will allow customers to avail 12 months free data worth up to Rs. 9,000 on a new 4G handset.
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After Airtel, Idea cellular has launched two new packs for its pre-paid customers that offer unlimited voice calls along with data benefits. The Rs. 148 pack offers 300 MB 4G data and free Local and STD Idea-to-Idea calls. The Rs. 348 pack offers free Local and STD calls to any network in India along with 1GB 4G data. These packs also come with 50MB data to customers with non-4G phones. Continue reading “Idea launches new packs with unlimited voice calling and data bundle for prepaid customers”
Idea Cellular on Friday said that it will be providing over 230% additional capacity to Reliance Jio, saying that Quality of Service for its customers is top priority. Reliance Jio later said that it has been intimated by Idea Cellular regarding Idea’s decision to provide additional POIs in the next few days. Continue reading “Reliance Jio: Over 4 crore calls to Idea failing every day, proposed augmentation by Idea inadequate”
Idea has announced that it has started rolling out Aadhaar based e-KYC solution for instant activation of mobile connections across its service centres in 22 circles in the country. This move is after successful pilot by Idea in Delhi circle, in association with UIDAI, and as per the DoT Department of Telecom (DoT) guidelines. Continue reading “Idea rolls out Aadhaar based e-KYC solution for SIM activation across its service centres”
OnePlus has announced that it has partnered with IDEA Cellular to set up offline experience zones for the OnePlus 3 in over 90 exclusive Idea stores of across 16 circles in India. Idea has also announced 4G ‘Smartphone Upgrade Mega’ offer for OnePlus 3 customers. Last year it had partnered with Airtel for a hands-on experience with the OnePlus 2. Continue reading “OnePlus partners with Idea for OnePlus 3 offline experience zones”
Idea Cellular has slashed its Internet rates and will offer more data on 2G, 3G and 4G data packs to their customers. Looks like all the Indian operators are slashing data rates to compete with Reliance Jio that is said to launch next month with attractive packs. Continue reading “Idea slashes mobile internet rates across India, now offers 45% more data”
Idea Cellular has expanded its 4G LTE services in three more towns in Tamil Nadu that includes major towns of Coimbatore, Pondicherry and in the industrial belt of Gummidipoondi. Idea 4G is now present in 32 towns in Tamil Nadu and Chennai circle. Continue reading “Idea launches 4G LTE services in 3 more towns, now in 32 towns across Tamil Nadu”