Airtel Rolls Out 4G Services In Gujarat,10GB @Rs 249
Airtel on Wednesday launched its 4G services in Gujarat. The service has been rolled out on the 1800MHz spectrum band using FD LTE technology.
The launch of 4G services comes in the wake of Jio 4G offer under which provides unlimited access to free unlimited data and free voice calls till December 31, 2016. Reliance launched its Jio services last month and since then a war has begun between the key telcos to provide the best 4G offers.
Under the new offer, Airtel users will be able to access 4G across a range of smart devices including mobile phones, 4G MiFi and dongles with both prepaid and postpaid plans. For those who choose to upgrade their existing Airtel 3G SIM to 4G can continue using 4G on their existing 3G plans.
“Customers in Ahmedabad can now look forward to a superlative smartphone experience with Airtel 4G. We invite our valuable customers to upgrade to Airtel 4G at no additional cost with our fascinating plans for prepaid, postpaid & devices and be a part of India’s widest 4G network,” said Murthy Chaganti, CEO, Airtel, Gujarat.
The company also announced a new 4G offer for Prepaid customers. Customers can now enjoy 10 GB 4G data for just Rs 249 with any new 4G handset they purchase. With Rs 249 recharge, 1 GB data will be instantly credited to the customer’s account and the additional 9 GB data can be claimed by customers by sending the SMS 4G Offer to 52141.
Airtel’s existing postpaid and prepaid 4G packs include offers like Infinity Plan(postpaid) which starts at Rs 1199 and gives 4G data with unlimited voice calls for STD, local and on roaming. The postpaid users can also avail the myPaln offer where they can design their own plans.
The prepaid users can avail offers such as 4G Prepaid pack for Rs 1495 under which they can access free 4G data for 90 days. Other offers include 4G prepaid pack priced at Rs 1499 where users get 6GB 4G data and allows users to access 1GB 4G at Rs 51/ for the next 12 months.
Airtel launched its first 4G service in Kolkata in 2012. The company said that 4G launch is a part of Airtel’s ongoing network transformation programme called Project Leap, under which Airtel plans to invest Rs 60,000 crores over the next three years. With today’s launch Airtel 4G is now available in 17 circles across India.