How to Activate 3G on Idea

You can activate 3G service on your Idea prepaid or Postpaid Sim Card. You have to follow the given steps to convert your old 2G sim card to 3G or to activate 3G service.

You must have 3G enabled handset to use Idea 3G services. First check handset compatibility with 3G services.

To check 3G compatibility of your handset, send SMS CHECK to 12345. This is toll free number.

3G Activation

To activate 3G services send SMS ACT3G to 12345 (toll free number).

You can dial *147# to know more about tariff plans, offers and settings.

For smooth working of 3G on your handset

Go to Network mode in your handset and select 3G & 2G connectivity option.

In Nokia Symbian Operating System, the option is “Dual”. So activate dual mode.

In Samsung Android Operating system, the option is “GSM/WCDMA”. Activate this.

50 thoughts on “How to Activate 3G on Idea

  1. but its not working

    • Muhammed Afsal says:

      Mobile 3g good. But internet don’t fast. Unknow me.. U helped to me. U Gmail send “muhammedafsalmpm@gmail.com”

  2. gayatri Singh says:

    my idea 3g service not activeted in 4 days.

  3. Hi just wanted to know about any chance of 3g in koothattukulam in near future

  4. When will we get idea 3g service in Mehsana? And can u provide some free data for checking 3g network in our city?

  5. Very best service from idea 3G service

  6. Anand Arora says:

    Hi
    I have Olive pad with me where I want to activate Idea 3G. It says it does not supports 3G but Olive pad supported 3G for Vodafone. Clarify plz.

    R,
    AA

  7. vijaykumar says:

    hai sir now we are intrest to took a idea 3g modam but we don’t have 3g siglanl whene lanch the 3g services in karimnagar and near areas sircill, vemulawada please reply me

  8. when will we get 3g at kakkattiri & koottanad .please it activate very fast.

  9. Plz tell me that the 3g sarvies are working in city only or village side of distct sirsa

  10. Idea 3G not active my phone

  11. dear sir,
    Mere number per sms ke dwara 3g activate nahi ho pa raha haiIdea 3g activate nahi ho raha hai. Main pichle six week se call costumer care per kar raha hon.lekin kustumer care wale dush bees minut call karne ke bad call discunnect kar dete hain.
    isliye meri repuest hai ki 3g activate karen. My number 9718025566, mobile nokia c5-00
    Thanks,

  12. JASWANT RAJPAL says:

    I M USING PREPAID DATACARD 3G/872
    MOBILE NUMBER 919992490048
    I HAVE GOT MY FIRST RECHARGE FOR RS.500/-
    ON 18-7-11
    I HAVE GOT 5GB TO BE USED TILL 16-8-11
    I HAVE USED ONLY 2100MB TILL TODAY
    I HAVE CONTACTED CUSTOMER CARE FOR KNOWING WHETHER I CAN USE SMS FACILITIES FOR MY DATACARD & CUSTOMER CARE EXECUTIVE ADVISED ME TO RECHARGE WITH RS.103/- FOR SMS FACILITIES & I HAVE RECHARGED THE SAME BUT SURPRISINGLY I HAVE FOUND THAT MY BALANCE DATA OF 2900 MB HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO 200 MB
    I REQUEST YOU TO MAKE AN INQUIRY IN THIS REGARD & MAKE IT CLEAR
    FOR IDEA 3G USERS
    I’LL BE OBLIGED

  13. AJEESH KUMAR says:

    Tata Dococmo 3G

    Sales enquiry kochi

    call

    AJEESH KUMAR

    MOB: 9249572366

  14. very best service on idea 3g service
    what an idea 3g sir gi

  15. is 3G service available near unn kasba in muzaffar nagar u.p….?

  16. Is my set Nokia N73 is 3G supported please tell me

  17. 3g activate to ho jata hay per woh service kaam hi nahi karti .its very boring

  18. Third class service

  19. Change your customer care. They unable to talk with customer properly…

  20. sim change kar de.

  21. sharik khan says:

    i have nokia 5610 can it support 3g

  22. Can you offer some discount on rechage?

  23. My live in edakulam,irinjalakuda,thrisur this plase not coming 3g i am requsting please coming with idea 3g edakulam this february

  24. sir3g activation kese hogi

  25. Mare online tv chalu thatu nathi speed 2g jevi aave chhe

  26. jais p jain says:

    please look for the 3g connection in kerala,wayanad,muttil
    If not please reply when it will be established

  27. sajna riyas says:

    3g very bad

  28. idea service centre in mumbai at kandivali

  29. i have nokia e71 hoe ot activat e 3 g

  30. hi I am currently using samsung galaxy ace plus..i got 3G activated by sending sms mentioned above and I got the confirmation sms from idea too..But whenever I select WCDMA network my network goes off..and automatically it comes back to GSM/CDMA mode.and when i activate data service in this mode it is showing 2G network only…so its kind request to all please help me out to fix this problem up.Right now I am using Idea cellulat network.and even I have 3G balance too.

  31. when will 3G come to kodumon

  32. mohsin.ahmad says:

    tahseel kanth jist M.B.D 3G

  33. sebastian issac says:

    sir,
    CHERTHALA,is it true
    but i dont get 3g in cherthala,chalilpally
    please grand my wish(for 3g)as early as possible

  34. mohankandola says:

    i am use idea 3g net. must speed…..

  35. IDEA 3G SERVICES IS VERY GOOD GOOD SERVICES IN AP……..WOH WAT AN IDEA………..THANKS TO IDEA

  36. Jamal ur Rehman says:

    i have taken the device ( !dea broadband ) 3G Dongle on 16 Dec sunday.. but till now iam not satisfied with it.. As a dealer of idea care said me there will be a good speed but iam getting a speed of just 236.kbps i have given a complaint too, but they did not rectify my issues.. i have made a mistake buying this IDEA DONGLE rather than i would have been taken (Airtel) Cha………..!!! So here my dear friends i would like to request you all don’t buy !dea’s dongle.. Rather than you may go to some other device which will give you a better & Best service…. Don’t waste your money as it precious to you….

  37. Sir,
    kl maine ek card liya h idea ka bt wo abhi tk activate nahi hua mjhe ye card le kr 24 hrs ho gaye h.
    Plz mera card activate kijie.
    Plz

  38. Help me how to activate from main palance please help me

  39. Idea 3G tower mujhe apane jameen par lagana hai. Dist.Maharajganj Pincode.273303 UP Mo.8756629415,9919443805

  40. Ashik Suresh says:

    Hey! I’m Living In Kuruppanthara,Kottayam,Kerala Please Start !dea 3G In This Place…

  41. mohan lal raikwar says:

    sir 2g sim ko 3g mai chang karana hai

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