Idea Expands 3G Services in Himachal Pradesh

Idea Cellular has expanded its ‘Gold Standard’ 3G services to 4 more towns – Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Mandi and Sunder Nagar – in addition to Shimla and Baddi in HP.


 


 


Local citizens, business communities in HP, and domestic and international travelers to tourist destinations like Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Mandi, Sunder Nagar, Shimla and Baddi can now 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.


 


 


Idea launched 3G services on its network in Himachal Pradesh, starting with the 2 major towns, Shimla and Baddi, in March ’11 end. Idea has received an overwhelming response since 3G services were introduced in the state.


 


 


Idea has constantly endeavored to empower the people of Himachal by making mobile services available across the Himalayan state. Idea subscribers in Dharamshala, Mcleodganj, Mandi and Sunder Nagar will now 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,” said Anish Roy, COO – Punjab, HP and J&K, Idea Cellular. 


 


 


 


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 foot print 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 percent 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’s 3G services will offer the best mobile experience in downloading songs, streaming videos on YouTube, streaming audio, photo updates on Facebook, mail and other online media, movie downloads, watching mobile TV, e-mailing with attachments, blog postings, viewing photos, and Flash & HD Gaming. Idea 3G users will experience speed upto 21 Mbps on 3G handsets, and higher speed on other devices depending on the device capability. 


 


 


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. To promote usage, Idea has introduced ‘sachet’ pricing offering attractive trial packages with per day billing. 


 


 


By Telecomlead.com Team


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