Idea Cellular has recently announced the launch of 4G (LTE) service across major towns in Goa. Panaji, Vasco, Mapusa, Porvorim, Ponda, Calangute, Benaulim, Majorda, Verna, and Goa Velha are the 10 towns where the high-speed service is now available.

A local newspaper confirms that an additional 50 towns or suburbs in Goa are expected to get the 4G service by the end of April. Thus, the total number of towns with 4G support in Goa will go up to 60.  


"Idea customers in the region with 4G devices can now start experiencing superfast speeds by simply upgrading their existing SIM cards to new 4G SIM cards. Idea has also partnered with leading handset manufacturers and e-commerce retailers for special offers on new 4G smartphones," said chief marketing officer of Idea Cellular, Sashi Shankar.

Idea is now offering 4G or LTE services in 10 circles including Maharashtra and Goa, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh and Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Chennai, Punjab, Haryana, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, and North East.

The telecom company will be extending its 4G infrastructure with nearly 600 towns currently, to over 750 towns by June 2016. Idea plans to provide special offers on its 4G smartphones in partnership with Samsung as part of several customer-benefit projects, said Shankar.

Given the increased 4G smartphone usage by consumers in recent times, Idea proposes to offer bundled 4G data plans on smartphones made by Lenovo, Lava, Xolo and Intex Technologies.