Delhi: Idea Cellular, India''s premier cellular service
provider company, has announced a massive reduction in
airtime charges on mobile-to-mobile STD.
Idea subscriber making an outgoing STD call to any other
cellular subscriber will be charged an airtime of 50 paise
per minute. Also, for all mobile-to-mobile ISD call the
subscriber will pay zero airtime charges.
rates will be applicable from 20 April 2003 for both its
prepaid and postpaid subscribers. With this initiative
Idea matches the tariffs being offered by incumbents operating
Cellular has been the only operator in Delhi to offer
all incoming calls free to its existing and new subscribers
in both postpaid and prepaid segments. All incoming calls
include WLL, landline and mobile.
salient features of the new tariff offer from Idea Cellular:
mobile-to-mobile outgoing STD calls will now be charged
an airtime of 50 paise per minute as against the existing
will be no airtime charges on all mobile-to-mobile ISD
drop of 100 per cent in airtime rates.
ISD call will attract a discount of 20 per cent on the
PSTN component on the STD calls will remain unchanged
at Rs 2.99 per minute.
Idea Cellular chief operating officer Himanshu Kapania:
"Idea Cellular has always been the frontrunner in
offering the most innovative products and services. Since
our launch of cellular services in Delhi we have captured
a significant market share, which has been reflected by
the welcomed response from our valued customers towards
our innovative products and services. We believe
that our initiative to offer competitive STD/ISD airtime
will greatly benefit our subscribers and we look forward
to come out with similar initiatives in the near future."