Are you applying for a new connection with Idea? Although almost every operator offers similar benefits, it would be good to check out some facts. Idea and Vodafone India merged in August 2018 to form Vodafone Idea Limited. Both the brand images are being used by the merged entity now. Idea bill payment and prepaid recharge on the Airtel Payments Bank website can get you alluring cashback offers. Here are some things that you should know before you get a new Idea number.
- You can avail a new connection with or without Aadhaar
You can visit the nearest communication store which offers new connections. You should carry your Aadhaar card to the point of sale. eKYC verification would be done on the spot. However, if Aadhaar is not available, you should fill up a customer application form. Along with that, you would need to provide a passport size photograph and photocopies of valid identity proof and a valid address proof. You will have to carry the original documents for verification.
- Recharge can be done physically or through online modes
Idea bill payment and prepaid recharge can be done on Idea’s official website. Otherwise, you can recharge at the Idea service centres. Recharge can even be done at ATMs. However, The Airtel Payments Bank website is the best place to recharge your connection. The interface is pretty amazing and you would get nice cashback offers too.
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- Idea connection would stay valid for 90 days
If you are planning to get a prepaid connection, make sure that you do not leave it unused for contiguous 90 days. However, this can be avoided if you have a balance of Rs. 20 or more. Rs. 20 will be debited from the account and the validity would be extended for 30 days. The process would continue as long as the balance is more than Rs. 20 or equal to it. After getting disconnected, you can reactivate the number within 15 days by paying reactivation charges of Rs. 20.
- Roaming features are prevalent in Idea connections
If you get an Idea connection, you would have pre-activated roaming services. No additional charges are required for this. However, if your connection is in International Roaming, a monthly rental would be deducted from the prepaid account balance. You can enjoy the service throughout the country except for Jammu and Kashmir.
- New postpaid subscribers in Jammu and Kashmir can choose their numbers
A telecom subscriber has almost no choice when it comes to selecting a phone number. Idea is now offering its postpaid customers in Jammu and Kashmir the freedom to choose their numbers. This can be done through a simple SMS service. If the number is available, the subscriber can avail it through the nearest Idea retailer.
- You can get your SIM at your doorstep
New subscribers can get SIMs delivered at their doorstep. An executive would verify the KYC documents and deliver the new SIM. With online Idea bill payment at the Airtel Payments Bank website, life cannot be any simpler.
These are some of the things you should know before getting a new number.