Fooled by Idea Adverts and In Phone Representatives

Vishwas Sharma

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[OP]
Apr 20, 2012
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Hello, I am usally on roaming. While on roaming I have been receving text messages from your number "59723" which states that Welcome to high speed idea 3G network- Rajasthan. Roam across India on Idea at affordable call rates(with free incoming SMS)! Helpline no. +919887012345 Enjoy 3G experience across India on Idea! 3G customers can get High speed internet, Vidoe Calls and fast Download while roaming in Idea - Rajasthan. So in lue with all these messages I called up +919887012345 to enquire that If I am on roaming which recharge should I do to get the 3G speed in Rajasthan. He replied you can recharge it with 347. And that I did. Now when I am using internet on my phone, money from my talk-time is deducted. I called up +919887012345 to ask wheather my 3G plan is activated or not. Rep : "You have already used you plan." then they changed the story to Sr. Rep : "Sir you are roaming region, you can only receive this data services while you are not in roaming" So question arises if I cant use roaming region and my data services are cannot be activated how could I have used my plan completely. So your 1st Representative might be telling a lie Other question that comes in my mind is, If all the advert from "59723" are correct then your Sr. Representative is lying. In either case, my talktime amount has lost close to 100 Rs and 347 Rs recharge specifically for 3G is waste. I need Rs 347 to be reverted if I cannot use 3G data plans while on roaming as advertised by your "59723". Or I need my 3G on phone activated. RegardsVishwas Sharma
 

iChaitanya

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Nov 28, 2005
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You were indeed fooled. No data pack works when you're roaming, at least in case of Idea.

Next time instead of asking the fools, check Idea's website. It has all the info you would ever need while using your connection. I have stopped calling CC. Whenever I need any info, I just refer the website. Trust me, that site is very informative and it is updated very frequently. Idea rocks in all respects (as compared to all other telecos). airtel is full of rude and arrogant people.
 

Vishwas Sharma

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Apr 20, 2012
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Every single teleco has this issue I agree, I have then checked all of them just in case I can switch to any network. But all of them are silent on data roaming charges. The only reference you can find is not in 3G roaming FAQ's but in Roaming rules and regulations. But here I am complaining about the malpractice and misrepresentation of services. and i think someone could be helped by reading about this practice.
 


mehrotra.akash

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DOCOMO 2G plans work when roaming on DOCOMO networksSame for Airtel IIRC (not 100% sure)They have their issues, but just FYIWere you on the Idea network when you were charged from your balance? In roaming my phone has a habit of hopping around networks unless I force it to use a specific one
 

x720

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Write a mail to care.@idea.adityabirla.co.in . Mighty effective, it'll be. You'll receive a call back from one of their senior guys, and I doubt they'll want to loose a customer over 350 bucks The email address can be found on your circle's website
 


ulysses

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airtel 2g works in roaming free .3G also I think I can not remember now.aircel 3g &2G works free in roaming .Iam am sure as used recently.300-500 kBps in IDM download!!Voda 3G & 2G works free in roaming. using it now.MTNL 3G works free in roaming (it rocks in BSNL high speed network!)Using it every week few times.BSNL 3G & 2G works always free in roaming. damn it now they are as expensive as airtel/idea/aircel/voda etc. So BSNL 3g in the doghouse.Idea 3G not used in roaming. In AP it is ok. (home network)Docomo never tried it.
 

Sushubh

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airtel 3g is not supposed to be free in roaming from what i have read and heard. they charge you per KB of data transfer i believe.
 

ideacellular

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Nov 26, 2010
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Hello,

I am usally on roaming. While on roaming I have been receving text messages from your number "59723" which states that

Welcome to high speed idea 3G network- Rajasthan. Roam across India on Idea at affordable call rates(with free incoming SMS)! Helpline no. +919887012345

Enjoy 3G experience across India on Idea! 3G customers can get High speed internet, Vidoe Calls and fast Download while roaming in Idea - Rajasthan.

So in lue with all these messages I called up +919887012345 to enquire that If I am on roaming which recharge should I do to get the 3G speed in Rajasthan. He replied you can recharge it with 347. And that I did.

Now when I am using internet on my phone, money from my talk-time is deducted. I called up +919887012345 to ask wheather my 3G plan is activated or not.

Rep : "You have already used you plan."
then they changed the story to
Sr. Rep : "Sir you are roaming region, you can only receive this data services while you are not in roaming"

So question arises if I cant use roaming region and my data services are cannot be activated how could I have used my plan completely. So your 1st Representative might be telling a lie

Other question that comes in my mind is, If all the advert from "59723" are correct then your Sr. Representative is lying.

In either case, my talktime amount has lost close to 100 Rs and 347 Rs recharge specifically for 3G is waste. I need Rs 347 to be reverted if I cannot use 3G data plans while on roaming as advertised by your "59723". Or I need my 3G on phone activated.

Regards
Vishwas Sharma

Dear Sir,

We regret the inconvenience caused to you. May we request you to reply to us with your complete account details such as Full name, mobile no., and the type of Inconvenience you are facing. Also mention the token ID 205IC197982 in the subject.

Regards,
Idea Cellular