Airtel launches 4G in Bangalore

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Bangalore has become the 2nd city in India to have access to 4G LTE technology. After launch of 4G in Kolkata a few weeks back, Airtel has gone ahead and launched cutting-edge 4G LTE technology in IT hub of India, Bengaluru. 4G services are based on LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology which is capable of offering speeds of upto 40 mbps, three times that of 3G.

Although, Airtel is not a Pan – India BWA spectrum holder, it has taken the lead in implementing 4G services. It has secured spectrum in 3 Indian states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab along with Kolkata Metro.

4G services Airtel to bring 4G mi fi device for Indian consumers

Tariff for Airtel 4G services

On the face of it, Airtel’s 4G rates are not that cheap. However, as an introductory offer, customers subscribing to 4G services will be given a cashback for the dongle / USB stick bringing device cost to zero. For Rs. 2999/- 4G subscribers will get 30GB data transfer. They also have other plans:

  • Breakfree: Rs. 999/- for 6GB data
  • Breakfree Max: Rs. 1399/- for 9GB data
  • Breakfree Ultra: Rs. 1999/- for 18GB data

Airtel promises download speeds of 40 mbps & upload speeds of 20 mbps on their 4G network. After the data usage is exhausted, the internet speed will come down to 128 kbps.

To attract customers on 4G, Airtel is offering 10 movie titles free of cost during the first month. If customers wish to continue movie subscription after 1st month they can pay a monthly subscription of INR 149 and watch unlimited movies. Currently Airtel has only 35 movie titles, but are expected to add more movies to their catalogue in coming months.

Airtel has already launched 4G enabled Mi-Fi devices to ensure that consumers can benefit from it even though they may not have 4G on their mobile phones.

Although, 4G promises ultra-high speeds, expensive data rates may be a deterrent for the masses. Yes, their will be early adopters, but I presume most of the consumers will wait for the prices to fall before they start riding the 4G wave.

What do you think?

  1. […] first and only telecom company to launch 4G network, and the services are available currently in Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh and Kolkata, offering download speed upto 100 MBPS. The 4G services of Airtel is […]

  2. Sajeev says

    Users have to pay the high price for the device in advance. That is a problem for for consumer , if the internet speed goes down , any issues / complete black , we still have to continue using there services and pay. if we do not use it we end up having 4G devices which no use to us

  3. vinay says

    Airtel promises download speeds of 40 mbps & upload speeds of 20 mbps on their 4G network. After the data usage is exhausted, the internet speed will come down to 128 kbps. – – – instead of 125kbps it should be @ least 512kbps

  4. yazar shah says

    absolutely pathetic on reliability. Once it goes down, it stays down for hours.
    Speed rmains 128 KBPS no matter how many times you complain to customer service.

    STAY AWAY FROM AIRTEL 4G. IT’s NOT READY FOR FULL ROLL OUT

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  6. Rahul Raj says

    I Want 4G

  7. Sundar says

    I will not get excited. It is too early to get excited. 3G was a big let down, everyone claimed max speeds of 3.1 Mbps but in reality it never went beyond 0.8 Mbps in daily usage. Also airtel’s website refuses say what exactly will be the speed. It says “4G or LTE is going to bring fastest wireless broadband Internet access in India. However, being a wireless technology-bandwidth is a shared resource, hence no of simultaneous users defines the final delivered speeds.” So that means that they are washing their hands off at the outset and saying dont ask for speeds. Be happy with what you get. Just pay us upfront for this service.

  8. Ashish Mahapatra says

    4g is good, but airtel needs to cut down the price/data ratio.I think that is the need of the hour in whole inida…visit http://www.answerbird.com to ask questions and get their answers easily.

  9. ashish says

    4g is good, but airtel needs to cut down the price/data ratio.I think that is the need of the hour in whole inida.

  10. Fernandes Gavin says

    4G

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