Idea Cellular has extended its 3G services to two more towns in Kerala – Trivandrum and Nedumangad – in addition to Kochi, Calicut, Trichur, Palghat, Kannur, Malapuram, Alleppey, Pathanamthitta and Kollam, where it is already providing third generation telephony services.
“Post the launch in these two cities, Idea subscribers will get an opportunity to experience high-end data services such as video conferencing, Idea Mall application store, mobile TV, video on demand, and high-speed Internet browsing with ease and convenience of use at affordable rates,” said Ramakrishna B, chief operating officer, Kerala, Idea Cellular.
Idea has already added over two lakh 3G subscribers in Kerala, claimed the company in a press release.
Idea Mall is Idea’s Application Store which offers an entire catalogue of games and applications on web and mobile platforms. All of Idea’s 2G and 3G subscribers, using mobile handsets that support web browsing, will be able to choose from more than 30,000 applications — both free and paid.
Idea’s national 3G footprint now covers over 400 towns and the company is planning to cover 750 towns by mid 2011, and 4,000 towns by the end of FY12.
Idea’s 3G services are now available in nine circles: MP, Gujarat, HP, UP West, UP East, AP, Kerala, Haryana, besides Maharashtra & Goa.
With upto 21 Mbps speed, 3G users can do a variety of tasks on their mobile like downloading songs, streaming videos on YouTube, streaming audio, photo updates on Facebook, mail and other online media, movie downloads, watching mobile TV, e-mailing with attachments, blog postings, viewing photos, and HD Gaming.