Idea launches deeply discounted international roaming packs for post paid customers

Mumbai, November 7, 2012: India’s number 3 mobile telecom provider Idea Cellular has launched a new International roaming service – iRoam -- which promises up to 75% discount on using both Voice & Data services. Idea Postpaid subscribers can avail the discount on their mobile phone usage while traveling to any of the 37 most frequently visited countries in the world including UAE, USA, Singapore, UK, Thailand, China, Germany, France, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Italy, etc. The offer for Voice, SMS and Data usage is valid for 30 days from the date of activation. The ‘iRoam’ pack special rates are applicable on International Roaming services such as Incoming Calls, Outgoing Calls, SMS and Data

Says Sashi Shankar, Chief Marketing Officer, Idea Cellular: “Today voice and data usage is integral for International roamers - both business as well as leisure travelers. Our latest offer will cater to them, while also offering seamless connectivity, using the same number, for those customers travelling overseas, thus making their stay more affordable and convenient. We are confident that the new offer will provide immense benefits to international roamers during the festive season.”

The monthly rental pack for voice, dara and SMS of Rs 500 is a 35% discount on existing rates; the Rs 1400 pack is a 60% discount, while the Rs 5000 pack provides a 75% discount.

For data alone, the Rs 2500 pack with 40 MB free usage is a 75% discount on existing rates, says the Idea release. The company has also launched a US-only pack for voice, data and SMS at Rs 1500.

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