Airtel Brings 4G to Pune: Details, Plans, Pricing…


After launch of its 4G services in Kolkata and Bangalore, Airtel has now announced launch of its 4G services in Pune. The cutting-edge 4G LTE technology is capable of offering speeds of upto 40 mbps, three times that of 3G, which enables users to easily experience live uninterrupted HD quality video streaming on their devices.

The Airtel 4G LTE services will be available on its Mobile network via 4G enabled USB dongles which could be used on desktops and laptops. Airtel also announced launch of Airtel Broadband TV and Games on Demand which will run on 4G LTE technology.

The press release sent to us also states that Airtel has plans of rolling out India’s first multi-mode LTE TDD smartphone in India along with partners Qualcomm and Huawei – thus making voice telephony a reality for 4G users in India in the near future.

How to get Airtel 4G in Pune

If you are keen to experience 4G in Pune first hand, it is sure to cost you good money. Users interested in getting 4G services will have to first purchase a Airtel 4G LTE modem, which can be ordered online from Airtel website itself for a cost of Rs. 4577/-.

Airtel 4G modem

The 4G modem has various features that include multi-mode data download, a microSD slot and USB 2.0 connector. The modem will work on LTE based on the SIM card inserted (if enabled for 4G). Airtel customers will then have to subscribe to one of the following 4G plans on offer.

Apart from Dongle, Airtel also has “Indoor CPE with wi-fi” device, that will act as the wireless router and more users to enjoy the 4G connection at home or office. This device will cost you roughly similar to the 4G dongle price.

Please note that 4G services are currently available for Post-paid customers only. Airtel plans to launch 4G services for their pre-paid customers soon.

Airtel 4G introductory Offers

Airtel Introductory offer for post paid customers includes plans where they offer cashback discounts depending on the plan and period the user opts for. If user opts for their Breakfree Ultimate plan, the cashback will be equivalent to getting the device free.

Here are all the introductory plans:



Cash back


Bill Discount



Break free





1 month rental off

Break free Max





2 Month rental  off

Break free Ultra





75% device cost off

Break free Ultimate





100 % device cost off

If users do not wish to go for any plans, they can opt for Airtel’s ‘Smartbytes’ pack, that gives the flexibility to the customer to add to his data transfer limit and continue browsing at subscribed speeds.

Smartbytes Packs

Plan name


Free usage

Charge after quota





3 GB


3 GB


5 GB


5 GB


10 GB


10 GB


I am personally not on Airtel, if any of our readers (From Bangalore, Kolkata or Pune) have used Airtel’s 4G service, we would love to know your feedback!

  1. […] 4G connectivity via both dongles and smartphones. Airtel also offers 4G services in Kolkata and Pune via dongles only. This makes in all seven cities in which Airtel has tested and dipped their toes […]

  2. Giselle says

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  3. Naveen Vishwakarma says

    speen is 15 to 10 MBS , but fluctuate, billing process still to learn how it has been done….

  4. Ronak Hindocha says

    IMHO 4G will take time some time to catch up given such abysmal penetration of 3G itself. But with the advent of 4G I'm sure 3G should get more cheaper sooner rather than latter.

  5. Vandhana Karthick says

    After a long 12years history in Indian Telecom Mobile users growth has been slashed this year in India..2G is slow now….3G is not delveloped at all only 2% of mobile users are using 3G it has not reached much and market is wide open to all, in this stage 4G launching will be useful and it will be upgraded version for 3G users only..Not for any others..

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