Bharti Airtel, India’s top telecom provider has rolled out its 4G services in India’s IT hub Bengaluru launched by Mr. D. V. Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Chief Minister of the state of Karnataka. Bengaluru become the second in India to have access to cutting-edge Airtel 4G LTE technology that delivers the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe. Kolkata become the first state in India to have 4G LTE service. As a first for the telecom industry worldwide, Airtel has also introduced ‘Smartbytes’ for 4G – thus allowing customers to buy these add-on packs and continue enjoying the 4G experience even after exhausting their monthly data limits.
“As seen the world over, the total data usage is exploding and is doubling each year to grow to nearly 3.6 hexabytes by 2014. With the launch of 4G, India will move from being a follower in technology to matching the world in this domain. Leading from the front, Airtel is now the only operator that gives citizens of the Information Technology capitalof Bengaluru, access to entire spectrum of broadband services including 2G, 3G and now 4G – thereby giving the customers never seen before data experience. Besides offering rich content, Airtel 4G will allow superfast access to High Definition (HD) video streaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos and much more.” commented Mr Sanjay Kapoor, CEO – India & South Asia, Bharti Airtel.
Some features of Airtel 4G LTE
- Blazing fast wireless internet – High-speed mobile internet access with speeds up to 100mbps while downloading, and 40mbps while uploading.
- Mobile with a broadband experience – Use LTE devices to access high-speed internet anywhere, at any time.
- Download and watch HD movies, photos , documents faster
- Play multiplayer online games with low latency
- Load web sites quickly
- Enjoy high-quality video services and calling with online video applications
- Access business applications that require higher speeds and last mile connectivity
Airtel 4G LTE Bengaluru coverage area
Airtel has launched 4G LTE service for customers in Bengaluru circle and its accepted to expand to Punjab and Maharashtra (excluding Mumbai) circles soon.
Airtel 4G LTE Bengaluru data tariff plans
Airtel is currently providing four Unlimited 4G LTE data plans for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers in Bengaluru telecom circle. Every plan includes free data usage up to a limit with full speed and after that the speed is capped to 128kbps for the rest of the month. As an introductory offer every data plan includes cash back offers.
Airtel 4G LTE break free plan cost Rs 999 per month and provides 6GB of free data usage at high-speed and for the excess usage the speed capped to 128Kbps. Airtel 4G LTE breakfree max plan cost Rs 1399 per month which gives users 9GB of free data usage at high-speed 4G network and for the excess usage the speed capped to 128Kbps. Airtel 4G LTE breakfree ultra plan cost around Rs 1999 per month and provides maximum free data usage of 18 GB and for the excess usage the speed capped to 128Kbps and the last tariff plan Airtel 4G LTE breakfree ultimate plan cost around Rs 2999 per month and provides maximum free data usage of 30 GB and for the excess usage the speed capped to 128Kbps.
Airtel 4G LTE Introductory offer
On the Rs 999 postpaid plan , customer will get a money back for a value equivalent of one month’s rent, spread over first 6 bill cycles. Customers will get a bill discount of Rs.167/bill for 6 bills.On the Rs 1399 and Rs 1999 postpaid plans customer will get a money back for a value equivalent of two month’s rent, spread over first 6 bill cycles.Customers will get a bill discount of Rs 466/ bill for 6 bills in case of Rs 1399 plan , and Rs 666 / bill for 6 bills in case of Rs 1999 plan. On the Rs 2999 postpaid plan , customer will get a money back for a value equivalent of two months’ rent, spread over first 12 bill cycles. Customers will get a bill discount Rs 499/bill for 12 bills
Airtel 4G LTE Devices
Dont worry if you are missing a 4G device, Airtel is providing two 4G capable devices for the subscribers. Airtel 4G LTE USB Modems/Sticks and airtel 4G LTE Indoor Wireless Gateways (USB hotspot device).
Airtel 4G LTE USB Modems/Sticks (model no. E392) provides easy connection to a laptop or compatible tablet PC via USB, for high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. The 4G USB modem is priced at Rs 7,999. Other features include
- Multi-mode data download capability
- LTE network only with USIM.
- A USIM card slot to insert a USIM in the device
- A USB 2.0 connector to connect the airtel 4G LTE USB Modem to the laptop/PC
- A Micro SD Card Slot to use the airtel 4G LTE USB Modem as a memory stick
- An self-installing Connection Manager in the airtel 4G LTE USB Modem
Airtel 4G LTE Indoor Wireless Gateways (model no. B593) is literally a hotspot wireless device which help connect to multiple laptopswith high-speed 4G LTE connectivity. This device is Perfect when there are multiple users, for instance, in a family or an enterprise. The price for this device is around Rs 7,750. Other features include
- Data download with unbelievably high speeds
- Multiple user access and multi-screen video chat (from different locations)
- Built-in DHCP Server and NAT
- Security serve: Comprehensive and robust security services. Provides instant protection that blocks potential security risks and intrusion attempts
- Intuitive and convenient web-based management
- Local management and maintenance services for your gateway
Airtel is also providing additional value added service with the 4G LTE connection. It includes Airtel Movies which will let you watch TV shows and movies seamlessly on-demand, at any time. No waiting, no buffering. Airtel Games which provides exciting HD games from airtel on the airtel 4G LTE network with the lowest latency ever. Airtel broadband TV for watching unlimited HD movies and Airtel live devotion for watching devotional videos.
So, heading over to get a Airtel 4G LTE connection, you can visit any airtel store for an exclusive experience of airtel 4G LTE services and leave your contact details. On of the Airtel Sales executives will visit you at your home or office for a sales consultation and product demonstration before collecting the order. Alternately you can also leave your contact details on Airtel’s 4G website or at call 1800-103-0405 (toll-free) to talk with airtel customer care.