Idea 3G now available in Trivandrum and Nedumangad

IDEA Cellular’s 3G services is now available in 2 more towns – Trivandrum and Nedumangad – in addition to Kochi, Calicut, Trichur, Palghat, Kannur, Malapuram, Alleppey, Pathanamthitta & Kollam in Kerala.

Mr. Dinesh Arora IAS, Trivandrum Dist. Collector flagged off Idea’s 3G services in Trivandrum by making a video call to Dr.Sachidananda Kamath, MBBS, MD (Paed) Welcare Hospital & President IMA Kochi. Local citizens, business communities in Kerala, and domestic and international travelers to destinations like Trivandrum and Nedumangad will be able to avail Idea’s 3G services to connect with the world of faster Internet, Video Conferencing, Mobile TV, IdeaMall Application Store, besides many other infotainment services. 

Speaking about the 3G expansion in the circle, Mr. Ramakrishna B, COO – Kerala, Idea Cellular, said: “Idea has constantly endeavored to empower the people of Kerala by making mobile services available across the state of Kerala. Post the launch in these two cities Idea subscribers will get an opportunity to experience high-end data services such as Video Conferencing, Idea Mall Application Store, Mobile TV, Video on Demand, and high-speed Internet Browsing with ease and convenience of use at affordable rates.”  

 IdeaMall is Idea’s Application Store which offers an entire catalogue of games and applications on Web & Mobile platforms. The application store will give Idea’s customers a superior user interface, transparent and affordable pricing, and all of Idea’s 2G and 3G subscribers using mobile handsets that support web browsing will be able to choose from more than 30,000 applications – both free and paid.

 Idea’s national 3G footprint now covers over 400 towns and is progressively growing at the rate of 10 towns per day to cover 750 towns by mid 2011, and 4,000 towns by the end of FY12. Idea has traditionally focused on growth from semi-urban heartlands of India and will continue to drive its 3G services from these industrial, agricultural and educational regions.

 Idea’s 3G services are now available in 9 circles – MP, Gujarat, HP, UP West, UP East, AP, Kerala, Haryana and Maharashtra & Goa. Currently, 10% of Idea subscribers in these markets are said to be using 3G enabled handsets. It is expected that these users will be the early adopters of 3G services.

 Idea has introduced Time based Billing plan for 3G services enabling users to avail high-end data services without worrying about the volume of usage. Idea has introduced affordable 3G tariff plans for both prepaid and postpaid users in Kerala. To promote usage, Idea has introduced ‘sachet’ pricing offering attractive trial packages with per day billing.

To know more about Idea’s 3G services, and to check handset compatibility, customers can log onto or SMS 3G to Toll Free No. 54777.