Idea has announced 200,000 hours of free Internet access to its users over the next 20 days, through the Web Pass service available on Opera Mini. Earlier this year, the network operator had announced a partnership with Quikr and Opera to provide web passes to its customers. Also Read - Vi (Vodafone Idea) is now focusing on growing broadband business with You BroadbandAlso Read - DoT permits telecom service providers to go ahead with 5G trials
For free Internet access, Opera Mini users have to go to the Speed Dial page in Opera Mini and click on Idea Web Pass . After which they can select Free Internet Trial Pass (3 MB) from the list of web passes. There is however a small catch users can get access to only one web pass each in a span of 20 days, which allows them to use one hour of free Internet, up to 3 MB, during that day. The offer is limited to the first 10,000 users per day and you will need Opera Mini to avail the offer. Also Read - Vi offering health insurance with Rs 51, Rs 301 prepaid plans: Check benefits
Web passes essentially give short term Internet access to users without having to buy big data packs. In addition to the free pass, there are several passes you can choose from, which start from as low Re 1 and go up to Rs 30. The Re 1 pass gives you 3MB of data valid for an hour. The other passes consist of Rs 8 daily pass, wherein you get 30MB of data valid for a day, and Rs 30 weekly pass, wherein you get 125MB of data valid for a week.
There are also separate Facebook passes, wherein a Re 1 gives you a day worth of access to Facebook (3MB), while Rs 7 pass gives you access to Facebook (70MB) for a week. Earlier this year, Airtel partnered Opera for a similar offer where Airtel customers got daily web passes on the Opera Mini browser. You can download Opera Mini from here.