The leading telecom company of India, Airtel recently announced the activation of 4G services in Bangalore area over the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. With this announcement Airtel become the first company to provide the 4G service on Mobile phone in India. Before this Airtel was providing 4G services in few cities of India over Data cards and LTE compatible modem boxes.
“Airtel has always set the technology trends in India and was the first operator to introduce 4G to the country. The Information Technology capital of India saw the advent of 4G in 2012 and today we are proud to announce the launch of the much awaited Airtel 4G services on mobile in partnership with Apple. We will together give customers in Bengaluru the power to upgrade to cutting edge 4G LTE technology at no additional cost.
As a brand we are committed to enriching lives of millions by giving them the best user experience and invite our data savvy customers in the city to enjoy this world class data experience. “, Srini Gopalan, Director – Consumer Business of Airtel said at the launch.
It is notable that customers of Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will only be able to use the 4G services in Bangalore. To use the 4G services customers of both Airtel Prepaid and Postpaid will have to exchange their old 2g/3g SIM card with new 4G SIM card at nearest Airtel Relationship center. To see nearest Airtel Relationship center click here.
Just in a mode of Introductory offer Airtel is currently offering 4G services on 3G plans only. So if you are prepaid customer than just you need to recharge with 3G tariffs and if you are a Postpaid customer than you have to just add 3G plan to your number. If you are already using any 3G tariff or Plans than that will automatically be converted into 4G data tariff.
While 4G services will only be used for Data services the voice calls will be made through 2G/3G network band automatically with Circut Switched fall back (CSFB) technology. There will be no disturbance to user with this technology.
Users who are heavy Internet users also benefited with a new plan. With a plan of Rs. 1000 (Excluding Tax) customer will now get 10 GB of 4G data.
To see more 4G tariffs Click here.
Airtel is also selling out iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s with a bundled SIM. If you wish to apply for it click here.
Airtel Promise various aspects with his 4G services. A few of them are given below.
- You can download 10 Movies in just 30 Minutes.
- You can share your 4G data to Wi-Fi devices with the help of Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Videos online will be played with zero lag.
- You will be upgraded to 4G at no extra cost. So, you can start using 4G at the price of your 3G plan.
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