(Last Updated On: October 1, 2014)


Idea Cellular, India’s 3rd largest telecom operator has the topped subscriber addition charts for the month of August. It added 1.73 million new subscribers taking its total user base to a cool 141.84 million at the end of August.

According to a report by COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India), India’s leading telco – Bharti Airtel stood at #3 for adding new subscribers and gained 0.77 million new users. Vodafone came out to be the second favorite of new cellular users as it gained 1.23 million mobile phone users. The total user base of Airtel and Vodafone at the end of the month stood at 210.53 million and 172.49 million respectively.

 The report also reveals that India’s GSM subscribers base witnessed a growth of 0.74% in July with a total of 5.54 million new customers opting for the GSM services. The total number of mobile phone users in the country stood at 749.96 millions.

While things are looking good for Idea and Vodafone, Airtel which is currently the #1 cellular operator in the country needs to do introduce something attractive to lure new users, and focus less energy on introducing hikes in its 2G data plans.

Idea is Offering Unlimited Voice Calls to Its Subscribers In J&K

Idea Cellular is now offering its prepaid subscribers in J&K to make free unlimited local Idea calls without any special pack!

This offer would be valid from today i.e. Sep 20, 2014 and will end on Oct 03, 2014.

An Idea spokesman said, “As one of the country’s largest mobile operators, Idea Cellular is committed to providing connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir and support people with basic mobile services, especially in the current conditions.” He also said that the floods have destroyed some of their cell sites and their technical team is working day-and-night for restoring the network.

He also added that their network is now fully functional in Anantnag, Baramula, Bandipore, Budgam, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Shupiyan, and Srinagar.

Idea had also credited Rs. 12 into the accounts of its customers with low balance so that they could stay connected with their friends, and relatives. The spokesman also mentioned that Idea had also installed phone booths at relief camps to help those without a mobile connection.

As per the recent DoT guidelines issued for the region, Idea is also enabling easy acquisition of mobile connections in the region.

The floods in the Jammu & Kashmir have wrecked a lot of havoc in the beautiful valley. We request you to donate as much as you can for helping the needy via the PM National Relief Fund.