Idea Cellular Expands 4G Network to 27 Towns in Jammu & Kashmir
India’s third largest telecom operator Idea Cellular has expanded its 4G coverage in Jammu & Kashmir. Till now, the Idea 4G is limited to the summer capital Srinagar.
Idea Cellular and Jammu & Kashmir:
With the latest expansion, Idea Cellular 4G services are available in about 27 towns including Srinagar. The other important towns with Idea 4G network are Kathua, Katra, Poonch, Rajouri, Udhampur, etc.
Idea Cellular has concrete plans to add more than 100 4G sites in Jammu & Kashmir. Out of them, 60 4G sites are allocated for Srinagar alone. And the company will continue to invest in the development of network and distribution to expand Idea Cellular
Launching the Idea 4G services, Mr Sudhir Pradhan, Chief Operating Officer – Punjab, HP and J&K, Idea Cellular Ltd, said: “We are happy to launch our world class, high-speed 4G services for Idea customers in Srinagar. The Internet has the power to transform people’s lives and we are confident that Idea 4G will fulfil the infotainment needs of the local citizens.”
Prepaid Mobile Connection @ Jammu Kashmir:
If you are a local resident of Jammu & Kashmir, then grab the Idea 4G SIM from the Idea store based at Karan Nagar and/or other nearest retail store.
To the unaware, any prepaid mobile connection brought from J&K remains non-operational in rest of India. Similarly, prepaid connection brought from anywhere in India will not work in Jammu & Kashmir. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has banned prepaid mobile services in J&K on grounds of national security.
All the postpaid mobile connections will work irrespective of its telecom circle. If you are a traveller then you will experience a disconnection as soon as you cross the Ravi Bridge and reach Lakhanpur, the gateway of Jammu & Kashmir state.
To update, Reliance Jio is also expanding its 4G footprint in towns and villages in the valley state. The 4G services are being deployed on the National Highway 1D from Srinagar to Sonmarg.
Back to the topic, Idea Cellular 4G services are now active in most of the towns. The company is offering unlimited voice calls and 1GB data per day for a period of 84 days with ₹392 recharge. This offer is applicable to the Idea users who upgrade their 3G SIM to 4G.
With Idea 4G mobile broadband, the subscribers can enjoy the Digital Idea offerings of Idea Music Lounge, Idea Movie Club, and Idea Game Spark seamlessly in J&K circle. The Indian telecom sector is witnessing intense competition with the entry of Reliance Jio and will lead the second wave of consolidation in the market.