The third largest private sector telecom player of India, Idea launched 3G services today in all total 20 circles out of 22 circles of India. This launch came in existence with the help of 3G ICR service. Few days ago ban from ICR was lifted up and after that all the three major telecom provider started showing signs of launching 3G in wide range. Vodafone was first one to do so. Idea took this step today but skipped two circles, Punjab and Orissa. See more details below.
After the launch of 3G services some 5 years back, Idea started to provide 3G services in almost all circles. DoT soon challenged the ICR policy of Telecos and ban was imposed over 3G ICR service. All the three major telecos went to TDSAT for settlement and 5 days before ban was lifted up and it was declared legal practice. After this decision of TDSAT these Telecom trio (Airtel, Vodafone, Idea) started to set up basics to launch 3G services everywhere.
Idea will now offer 3G in 20 circles both with their spectrum and through 3G ICR service. But customers from Punjab and Orissa will have to wait more since none of the three telecos have 3G spectrum in these circles. But in other 20 circles Idea got a large 3G network and now sending SMS to their customer to switch to 3G.
How to activate 3G on Idea 2G SIM?
Those who are exited to use 3G with Idea can now enjoy it. You have to just send a SMS for 3G activation. Yes, just a SMS nothing else is required. Send ACT3G to 12345 and you will be soon promoted to 3G.
What are the Idea 3G Placks and Plans for my Circle?
For ICR 3G circles, Idea tried to keep their 3G packs and tariff same as they were having in circles where they own 3G spectrum licence. To see the 3G Data Pack for your Circle Click here.
So now Idea is 3G ready in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Arunanchal pradesh, Bihar Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir. Also in Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra Goa, Manipur, Meghalya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal.
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