Reports have been doing rounds since start of the year and now, Idea cellular on Monday, 20th March has confirmed that they have agreed on its merger with Vodafone India and its subsidiary Vodafone Mobile Services Limited in the country. The combined entity post-merger will have 43% market share and will be the largest telecom company in India with 400 million customers, overtaking the current market leader Airtel. This merger could also be an after-effect of Reliance Jio’s [...]
Vodafone said on Monday that it is in talks with Aditya Birla Group to merge its Indian operations with rival Idea Cellular in an all-share deal that could help the groups counter the brutal price war in the market, after the entry of Reliance Jio.
In a statement, Vodafone said that any merger would involve Idea issuing new shares to Vodafone and would result in Vodafone deconsolidating Vodafone India. There is no certainty [...]
In a bid to compete with other Telcos, Idea Cellular has also launched two new bundled packs of Rs. 348 and Rs. 148 for its prepaid customers that offer free voice calling across the country, along with substantial data benefits.
The new Rs. 348 pack by Idea offers free unlimited Local and STD voice calls to any network in India. Along with this, the prepaid customers will get 1GB of 4G data. This pack also offers 50MB of 2G data, ideally suited for Web surfing and accessing [...]
The Indian telecom operator, Idea has slashed its mobile internet rates to offer more value to the customers on their 4G, 3G and 2G data packs. The company is now offering 45 per cent more data on existing data packs below 1 GB.
For example, its 2G data pack priced at Rs 19 offering 75 MB data for three days, will now offer 110 MB data for three days. Similarly, a 4G/3G data pack for Rs 22 which offers 65 MB data for 3 days [...]
Google in partnership with Idea Cellular, has launched India’s first carrier billing for Google Play. Idea users can now pay for Google Play apps, books, music, and movies through their phone balance, no credit/debit card required.
The carrier billing service now lets the users pay from their Idea billing account. For prepaid customers, the amount will be deducted from their main balance while the postpaid [...]