Airtel launches 4G services in India with free 4G upgrade to existing users
In an event today, India’s leading telecom operator Bharti Airtel has announced the launch of their 4G services in 296 towns across India after testing the market in select cities with a promise of more coverage to come. An impressive television commercial was revealed during the event that claims Airtel 4G to be the fastest ever.
As you know, Airtel is India’s largest telecom company and they launched their initial 4G services in the last quarter of 2012 in Kolkata. This launch is advertised to sport the customers across the country the ability to experience high-speed wireless broadband and get on to the digital super highway to enjoy international level HD video streaming, superfast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images. A new webpage of Airtel 4G is also launched during the event to support users understand the basics & the offering of Airtel 4G services.
Free 4G upgrade from Airtel
Airtel 4G is incredibly fast and claims to be fastest in the country among all the internet providers. If you know, 4G network has 10-times more data-transfer speed than 3G & the 4G internet packs cost more than those of 3G.
But on Airtel 4G you will get the same data benefits as your 3G pack and will be able to enjoy superfast 4G at no extra costs compared to 3G services. In simple words, you are upgraded to a faster & more powerful network without paying any extra penny. Airtel 4G services are available everywhere – including mobile, dongles, 4G hotspots and home Wi-Fi.
Airtel’s 4G internet packs start from Rs. 25 and larger 4G packs have nearly the same price tags as 3G. That means, by choosing Airtel 4G over any 3G plans, you get ten-times better internet speed but pay nothing extra. Also you can use your existing 3G data plans to browse on 4G network seamlessly.
Get your own free Airtel 4G SIM cards
Airtel provides free 4G sim cards to the customers with existing 3G or 2G connections. Prepaid customers can individually request a free 4G SIM card from the website. You will be sent a new 4G sim card at your doorstep that is actually of no commercial use. All you can do is to use this new SIM card to move your existing number from old SIM card by sending a simple SMS. Postpaid customers will be provided free 4G upgrades at their door steps.
The free Airtel 4G SIM cards also come along with a dozen of smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Zenfone 2, Lenovo K3 Note, Redmi Note 4G and Yu Yureka. A detailed list of such supported devices is available at official Airtel 4G website. I own a Redmi Note 4G and that too came with a free 4G SIM thanks to Flipkart & Airtel. I am not yet using 4G services on my airtel prepaid connection but soon will be joining in. Actually, I am very excited about the internet speed I’ll be clocking with my Redmi Note in nearest future.
Thanks for reading,
Image source: Official Airtel 4G Website; © Bharti Airtel