Bharti airtel, India’s largest telecommunications company, announced the launch of its 3G service in Belgaum today.
The North Karnataka region has over 30% of airtel’s customer base having GPRS connectivity. Besides, the region has the second largest number of 3G enabled handsets in Karnataka after the city of Bangalore.
When 3G operations are underway, many customers will get to experience the differentiators that airtel brings to the table. Airtel internet on 3G gives customers the power of higher speeds to enjoy multimedia services, high-speed mobile broadband and internet access with the ability to view videos on your mobile phone, make video calls, watch live TV, access high speed internet and enjoy live streaming at never before speeds.
The consumer does not need to change the sim, the current sim only will be automatically upgraded to 3g.
45 towers in the entire city have been 3G enabled for uninterrupted 3 g experience. Users in Camp region had some network issues and it seems they too will have good signals in the days to come as a new tower is being installed near fish market.
One can experience the 3G zone at Airtel’s relationship center at Bilgi Plaza on College road.
usb dongles are also available for Internet access.
1. PAYG VBC (Pay as you go): For all existing airtel 2G customers who want to experience the power of airtel internet on 3G for a short while, this tariff plan is the solution. The customer will pay the same prevailing data rates as on 2G service, but with the advantage of a faster mobile broadband.
2. Sachet Plans: The objective of these plans is to drive mass trial and adoption of 3G, and will serve as the natural upgrade path to higher rental plans. These plans will have validity of lesser than or equal to 10 days.
|Name of the plan||MRP||Free Data||Validity|
|Sachet Plan||Rs. 9||10 MB||1 day (Same day)|
|Sachet Plan (Time based)||Rs. 45||30 minutes||1 day (Same day)|
|Sachet Plan||Rs. 60||65 MB||3 day|
3. Standard Plans: These plans are best suited for the mid to high-end users of data and will have a validity of 30 days.
|Name of the plan||MRP – Prepaid||MRP – Postpaid||Free Data||Validity|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 103||Rs. 100||100MB||30 Days|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 200||Rs. 200||250MB||30 Days|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 450||Rs. 450||600MB||30 Days|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 750||Rs. 750||2GB||30 Days|
4. FlexiShield Plan:This plan has a combination of free data usage and a low inbuilt VBC rate. The plan is constructed in a way that it provides the customer, the flexibility to start from a relatively lower initial rental commitment and shields from a bill shock.
|Name of the plan||MRP -Prepaid||MRP – Postpaid||Plan Details||Validity|
|FlexiShield Plan||Rs. 675||Rs. 675||Initial Free Data of 1.25GB. After the initial free data is exhausted, VBC rate of 1p/100Kb, will be applicable for data usage at 3G speed, till total Data Bill reaches Rs. 2000.
After reaching bill cap, customer can continue to enjoy internet access, at speed of 20Kbps
Video Call 5p/sec , valid on Local, STD & Roaming
BSNL has already launched its 3G services long ago.