After successful launching of 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru Airtel has announced the launch of its 4G-LTE services in Pune of Maharashtra state.
Airtel has also reduced the price of the LTE CPE and dongles, the Indoor CPE with Wi-Fi and the 4G Multi Mode Dongle, that are now available for Rs. 4999 each.
Airtel has also announced the availability and free trial offer of Airtel Broadband TV and Games On-Demand for their 4G LTE customers. They have introduced cash back offers for post-paid customers. Airtel 4G services would be available soon for prepaid customers in Pune .
The 4G services theoretically provide upto 20 Mbps upload and 40 Mbps download speeds.
While commenting, K Srinivas, president – consumer business, Bharti Airtel said, “Today, we are excited to launch Maharashtra’s first 4G experience for Airtel customers in Pune. The response received by Airtel 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru has been compelling – thus reinforcing our long term focus on delivering technologies to fulfil the needs of India’s rapidly growing data evolution story.”
Airtel 4G LTE Plans
|Name of the Bill Plan||break free||break free max||break free ultra||break free ultimate|
|rental (in Rs)||999||1399||1999||2999|
|free usage (in GB)||6||9||18||30|
|charges after free usage||Nill||Nill||Nil||Nil|
|speed post free usage||128 Kbps||128 Kbps||128 Kbps||128 Kbps|
Introductory postpaid Offer (60 days)
|Plan name||Plan (Rs.)||Cash back (Rs.)||Monthly Bill Discount (Rs.)||Period (Months)||Remarks|
|Break free||999||99||167||6||1 month rental off|
|Break free Max||1399||2798||466||6||2 Month rental off|
|Break free Ultra||1999||3749||312||12||75% device cost off|
|Break free Ultimat||2999||4999||417||12||100 % device cost off|
Airtel 4G Smartbytes
|Charge after quota
|3 GB||600||3 GB||Nil|
|5 GB||875||5 GB||Nil|
|10 GB||1500||10 GB||Nil|
Airtel also announced the launch of three offerings on top of 4G data – Airtel Broadband TV, Games On-Demand and Airtel Movies. Airtel Broadband TV service lets customers view 76 channels and on-demand videos across various genres including movies, music, entertainment and news. The price applicable for this pack is Rs.150 and Rs. 49 for monthly and weekly subscribers respectively.
Airtel also announced the Games On-Demand, offers games from popular publishers including EA, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, PopCap, Alawar and more starting at Rs. 5 per day for 30 games and Rs. 199 pack offers over 350 games per month. Airtel 4G customers can enjoy 7 days of free games as an introductory trial offer. Airtel plans to roll out their 4G LTE services in remaining circles soon.
Airtel Customer can visit their nearest Airtel Relationship Center (ARC) or call 1800-103-0405 (toll-free) to get more information.
“With both home and office users opting for 4G services, it is heartening to see early adopters of this technology acknowledge the experience that Airtel 4G delivers – for everything from streaming videos and downloading music, to accessing business applications, email and rich multimedia content. We are optimistic about the traction that 4G will see in months to come and look forward to rolling out our services in other circles soon“, Srinivas added.