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Getting 3G at the cost of 2G

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    I don't know if I am the only lucky one on the Earth! It has been almost 6 months that I am getting 3G data at the cost of 2G. I recharge at the 2G rates, but I get 3G activated automatically. In fact, I recharged for 1GB 2G data and got unlimited 3G data for 2 consecutive months! Is this something that is now happening with every Idea customer or I am the only privileged one?

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    It might be happening with a few customers only. Maybe Idea's network is experiencing some technical difficulties and that's why the system is confused. The idea is not a small network that its server can do this continuously. They will fix it soon and you will again get 2G Data.

    There is one more possibility that your handset is concentrating properly and the 2G Signals act like 3G. You got 3G Speed with 2G Signals. But it's for very rare cases and with some specific phone models.

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    I think you are one of those few lucky guys out there. I am not even getting the normal speed for 2G customers when I take unlimited package for a month from Idea. They do not focus on rural areas and the network coverage of Idea in remote areas is really pathetic.

    However, I don't think you will able to enjoy this luxury forever. As @rizwanramzan has rightly pointed out it might be some issues related to their server which will be identified and rectified in due course of time. Overall, Idea is one of the best telecom players in the country. Their service is really good, except for rural areas I guess.

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    most service providers are now offering unified plans applciable for both 2G and 3G. after all, the more data you use, the higher their ARPU becomes
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    That can be a probability. But for the time being, I must say that I feel blessed. Let's see for how long the Idea people shower me with their blessings. The longer it continues, the happier I will be. I wish it goes on and on forever! But indeed Idea is doing very good business in the urban sectors. The internet speed and connectivity is giving Airtel and Vodafone a run for their money.

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