After lot of delay, Airtel Launched its 3G services in Karnataka. 3G service will go live in other 13 circles by March where Airtel purchased 3G spectrum licenses which covers 40 cities. Airtel purchased 3G license for 13 circles out of 22 circles for Rs 12,295 crores. Services like live video streaming, movies on demand, songs download and live TV broadcast were launched.
The plans are categorized for Heavy users , Medium users and Occasional users.
Airtel 3G Tariff:
There is a Flexi Shield plan where usage limit it 1.25GB for Rs 650 for 30 Days. After that limit to continue using 3G Rs10/MB charged up to Rs 2000 (14GB) so that users need not pay more than that. After that speed reduces to 128kbps free. Other small packs for Rs 60 and Rs 45 for validity of 3 Days and Rs 9 for validity 1 day. There are also minute based packs for 45 minutes. There are no unlimited plans announced. Here are the details of other plans available:
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Mr. Sanjay Kapoor – CEO of Bharti airtel Ltd (India & South Asia) said
It is indeed the start of a new era when 3G services in India roll out on airtel’s network. World over ‘Data traffic’ on the back of high-speed internet and use of social networking has already exceeded the ‘Voice traffic’. India is ushering in the domain – though later than most of the world – but no doubt we will catch up at a much faster speed. 3G is much more than a technology migration – it is a transformational shift – and Airtel’s focus would be to bring to its customers an enriched user experience on the back of a world-class delivery network. I welcome all 745 million mobile customers of the country to be a part of this journey with airtel!