Idea Cellular: News

02 Apr 2019


#IPL2019: Top prepaid plans you need to stream matches

Indian Premier League 2019 has recently kicked off in India, bringing action-packed cricketing pleasure for the next couple of months.

24 Mar 2019


#IPL2019: Top prepaid plans you need to stream matches

Indian Premier League 2019 has kicked off in India, bringing action-packed cricketing pleasure for the next couple of months.

14 Mar 2019

Reliance Jio

Best Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea unlimited plans under Rs. 200

What can you buy under Rs. 200? A couple of McDonald meals or a personal pizza with extra cheese. Pretty sweet, right?

11 Mar 2019


Best Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea plans available under Rs. 300

Remember paying around Rs. 250 for 1GB of data? Well, thanks to the ever-increasing competition, the telecom space in India has changed for good.

23 Feb 2019


Vodafone, Airtel, Jio, Idea's 4G plans available under Rs. 500

Thanks to the ever-increasing competition, the telecom space in India has changed for good.

19 Feb 2019


Your Vodafone, Idea postpaid plan will now cover iPhone damages

Apple's iPhone, one of the most popular smartphones around, is an embodiment of a premium build quality and flawless design. And unsurprisingly so, its repair costs are sky high.

14 Feb 2019


How to activate DND on Airtel, Vodafone, Idea, other networks

If you are fed up of endless promotional calls and messages, here is a solution - activating DND.

31 Aug 2018


India's largest telecom operator born as Vodafone, Idea complete merger

Following the Department of Telecommunications' approval in July, the long-awaited merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular has finally been completed.

07 Aug 2018

Bharti Airtel

Government exploring ways to block social media; what's going on?

The Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked for inputs from telecom operators and internet service providers regarding ways to block social media apps like Facebook and WhatsApp during emergencies, reports Livemint.

26 Jul 2018


Vodafone-Idea merger approved by Department of Telecommunications

Confirming what was already on the cards, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the merger between Vodafone and Idea Cellular after the two companies collectively paid the DoT Rs. 3,900cr, and gave bank guarantees worth Rs. 3,300cr.

28 Jun 2018

Reliance Jio

TRAI: Airtel offers fastest 4G speeds in Delhi-NCR, Jio second

A new report by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has revealed that Airtel offers the fastest 4G speed in the Delhi-NCR region, not Reliance Jio.

03 Jun 2018

Bharti Airtel

India's mobile subscriber base reaches a whopping 1.049 billion

According to the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), the total mobile subscriber base in India has hit a record 1.049 billion for the month ending in April 2018.

02 Jun 2018


Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

Here comes your daily business news wrap, have a 'byte'.

31 May 2018


Everything to know about OnePlus 6 issues and fixes

All flagship smartphones have an initial burst of praise. And that admiration soon dies down when users start to report bugs, glitches, and other software/hardware woes.

08 May 2018

Narendra Modi

Ahead of 2019, Modi government worries about jobs created

The 2019-battle is just a year away, and the NDA is worried. PM Narendra Modi has reportedly asked ministries to calculate how many jobs have been created since 2014, a key poll promise.

19 Apr 2018

Bharti Airtel

Airtel has highest 4G download speeds in India: Report

According to a report by London-based wireless coverage mapping agency OpenSignal, Bharti Airtel has the maximum 3G and 4G download speeds in India.

16 Apr 2018

Bharti Airtel

5,000 employees to lose jobs as Vodafone-Idea move towards merger

As the Idea and Vodafone merger draws to a close (sources say it is likely to be done by May), the companies will be seeing many changes in the next couple of months.

31 Mar 2018

Reliance Jio

BSNL launches new prepaid plans starting from Rs. 118

Adding to its existing line of prepaid packs, state-owned BSNL has launched several new prepaid plans to take on the fierce competition from companies like Reliance Jio and Airtel in the Indian telecom market.

23 Feb 2018


Idea offers Rs. 2,000 cashback on any new 4G smartphone

India's third-largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has launched a new offer under which its customers can receive a cashback of Rs. 2,000 on buying a new 4G smartphone.

Debt-ridden Aircel to file for bankruptcy, exit market soon

It looks like Aircel is in deep water as it's soon going to file for bankruptcy at National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), according to ET.

08 Feb 2018

Bharti Airtel

4G smartphones for Rs. 500, Rs. 60 monthly-plans coming soon

You can soon get 4G smartphones for only Rs. 500 and enjoy Rs. 60-70 monthly plans.

03 Jan 2018

Bharti Airtel

Telcos must ink interconnectivity pacts within 30-day-deadline without discrimination: TRAI

Following a prolonged dispute between Reliance Jio and incumbents Airtel, Vodafone, and Idea over interconnectivity, TRAI has made regulations stricter.

02 Jan 2018

Bharti Airtel

Airtel to tie up with Amazon to boost content distribution

Bharti Airtel and Amazon are set to enter into a deal which will allow Airtel to distribute the American e-commerce giant's content through its Airtel TV app.

13 Nov 2017

Bharti Airtel

Vodafone, Idea to sell mobile-towers to ATC for Rs. 7,850cr

Ahead of their merger, Vodafone India and Idea Cellular have signed an agreement with a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (ATC) separately to sell their respective standalone mobile tower businesses for Rs. 7850cr (combined).

09 Nov 2017

Bharti Airtel

You may have to pay more for your mobile bill

Your monthly mobile bill will soon cost you more.

02 Oct 2017

Anil Ambani

RCom cancels merger with Aircel, says it was mutual

Due to the disruption caused by Jio in the already financially strained telecom sector, some players decided to merge in order to survive.

28 Sep 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel, Idea say telecom sector is suffering, intervention necessary

On Wednesday, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Communications, Manoj Sinha inaugurated the maiden India Mobile Congress (IMC) at Delhi's Pragati Maidan.

Vodafone moves SC asking for TRAI's transparency on IUC

After the Delhi HC dismissed its plea against TRAI's consultation process for fixing IUC charges, telecom major Vodafone approached the Supreme Court for the same.

13 Aug 2017

Reliance Jio

Your phone bill just got cheaper, with TRAI's new move

Mobile calls and data packs have now become extremely affordable and if things go as planned, we will see another cut in tariff soon.

08 Aug 2017

Bharti Airtel

SEBI's conditional nod to Idea-Vodafone merger: What are the terms?

The SEBI has given a conditional nod to the $23bn Idea-Vodafone merger, subject to the outcome of an ongoing probe over allegations that an Idea promoter had bought 0.23% shares in violation of laws.

31 Jul 2017


Reliance JioPhone effect: Idea to launch affordable 4G phone

Further disrupting the Indian telecom market, Reliance Jio recently unveiled the ultra-cheap 4G VoLTE JioPhone at Rs. 1,500 deposit (fully-refundable after three years).

29 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

Reliance Jio Effect: Telecom operators roll out cheap data plans

When Reliance Jio launched last year, it took the telecom sector by storm.

23 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

CAG Report: Six private telcos under-reported revenue by Rs. 61,000cr

The country's apex audit body Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said six private telecom players understated revenues of Rs. 61,065cr over five years (FY 2011-15).

10 Jul 2017

Bharti Airtel

Airtel postpaid customers can now carry over unused data

There's good news for postpaid customers of Bharti Airtel. Subscribers will now be able to carry forward any unused data from their current billing period to the next.

29 Jun 2017

Bharti Airtel

Indian telecom sector will become a four-operator market, says survey

The Telecom sector is currently going through a big reshuffle. Reliance Jio has majorly disrupted the already financially ailing sector.

22 Jun 2017

Bharti Airtel

Vodafone, Airtel, Idea unhappy over TRAI's delay on test rules?

Telecom giants Vodafone, Airtel and Idea Cellular criticized the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for its delay in refining network test rules in the sector.

22 May 2017

Bharti Airtel

TRAI says, India reached 1.2 billion telecom subscribers in March

According to data published by TRAI, telephone subscribers rose at a monthly rate of 0.51% and reached 1.2 billion in March from 1,188.55 million noted in February.

18 Apr 2017


MapmyIndia introduces new features and key partnerships

MapmyIndia has recently announced a plethora of new features and several critical partnerships in order to improve its services in a bid to stay ahead in the game.

20 Mar 2017

Bharti Airtel

Idea Vodafone merger: A deal of necessity rather than luxury

Idea cellular board has finally agreed a merger with Vodafone.

20 Jan 2017

Bharti Airtel

Telecom spectrum holdings to rise

Telecom secretary J.S. Deepak stated that due to structural changes and consolidation, the telecom spectrum holding for all operators will rise to 40MHz from 18MHz in 2017.