Last week we were at the Idea Cellular’s Mumbai office for the launch of Idea 3G Dual Sim smartphone iD-918 priced at Rs. 5994. This is Idea’s 3rd Android smartphone launched in India and it runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). We managed to get the first unboxing of Idea iD-918 and also played with this nice looking device. Continue reading “Idea ID-918 Dual SIM 3G Smartphone Hands-on and Unboxing”
Vodafone, Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular have signed a pact to reduce the cost and offer pan India 3G services. They would share their networks to offer intra circle roaming in the circles where they did not acquire 3G licenses. Continue reading “Vodafone, Bharti Airtel, Idea join hands to offer pan-India 3G services”
Idea has launched ‘One Country, One Call Rate’ offer for the prepaid subscribers in Gujarat. This offers allows the Idea prepaid subscribers to enjoy local and STD at cheaper rates. It offers two plans in this offer which is valid for 30 days. Continue reading “Idea launches new offers for STD and Local calls in Gujarat”
Idea has announced 25% discount on international roaming for its postpaid subscribers across 12 countries – UAE, USA, Singapore, UK, Thailand, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Italy. This offer is valid from 15th April to 14th July 2011.
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Idea Cellular has finally launched its 3G services in India in 3 circles Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh , Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh. They have also announced their 3G tariffs and plans. They have announced sachet plans for light usage and there are usage based, time based plans. There are also separate plans for heavy users who wish to use USB dongles. Continue reading “Idea 3G Tariffs and Plans”
Malaysian interest in Indian telecom does not seem to be ending. After the Maxis – Aircel and Telekom Malaysia – Spice deals, there are reports that Malaysia?s state investment firm – Khazanah Nasional Bhd is in talks to buy a one-third stake in Idea Cellular.
Khazanah might take up a 33% stake conglomerate Aditya Birla was selling in Idea, Malaysia?s Edge weekly said.The Aditya Birla group has recently doubled its stake in Idea to 98% by buying out the Tatas. Birla has stated that it wants to cut its holding to 65%, but not through a sale to another mobile operator. Khazanah would be a good bet for Birla as it is a financial investor with government links.What is interesting to note here is that Telekom Malaysia, which recently bought a 49% stake in Spice, is controlled by Khazanah. Therefore, Idea and Spice will have a common investor in Khazanah if the deal goes through. Whether this leads to the merger of Idea and Spice is anybody?s guess.
Source: Money Control via [Mobile Pundit]