Updated at January 20, 2017:
We actually tried out the unlimited hourly data plan. The 4G download speed on Idea is really good, as we were getting consistent 8Mbps download speed.
But there is a BIG issue, it seems there is no notification from Idea when your one-hour data recharge gets expired. After one hour of usage, you will be charged as per your prepaid plans 4G, 3G data tariff. So, if you use the 4G data a minute more, then get ready to have a hefty bill.
Our original story from Friday, January 20, 2017, follows:
India’s third largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has a launched hourly unlimited 4G data plans. These unlimited data plans are available exclusively for pan-India Idea Prepaid mobile subscribers. Under this plan, subscribers can get unlimited 4G data benefits without any FUP limit for an hour.
Idea Hourly Unlimited Data Plan offers subscribers the freedom to download anything at blazing fast 4G speed without any limits. The hourly unlimited data plan can be availed on a recharge of Rs 22. On recharging, subscribers will get unlimited 4G, 3G or 2G data benefits for an hour. These unlimited 4G data benefits come without any fair usage policy (FUP) limit. Allowing you to make the maximum out of that one hour. Like you can download a couple of movies, entire TV show season, music, live stream and more.
Idea Hourly Unlimited 4G data plan
|Data Plan||Data benefits (4G, 3G, 2G)||Validity||USSD activation|
|Rs 22||Unlimited 4G, 3G, 2G data usgae||1 hour|
To activate the unlimited hourly data plan dial USSD
*150*22# on your Idea mobile. The unlimited hourly data plan price may vary telecom circle to telecom circle. Check the pricing of unlimited hourly data plans for your telecom circle before recharging.
Vodafone India has recently launched a similar plan called SuperHour voice and data packs. This pack offers unlimited 4G, 3G or 2G mobile internet for one hour starting as low as Rs 5. In addition, the operator is also offering unlimited voice pack where you get unlimited local Vodafone to Vodafone voice calls for just Rs 7 per hour.