Giant Indian Telecom service provider, Bharti Airtel has announced today the launch of the 4G high-speed data services in over 296 towns across India. The telecom operator carried out the 4G trials in some major cities in India since last year and with the pan-India launch of 4G services, Airtel becomes the first company to offer full-fledged 4G services in India.
“At Airtel, the customer is at the heart of everything we do and therefore we first opened our 4G network to some of them for their valuable feedback. With the help of the feedback received from the beta launches, we have now built India’s first commercial 4G network that will make high-speed mobile broadband a reality. The national roll-out today is another small step in our journey to be the most innovative and customer focused brand.” said Gopal Vittal, MD & CEO, Bharti Airtel (India & South Asia) during the launch.
He further added “We also believe that an open platform is critical to developing an ecosystem that nurtures innovation and enabling our consumers to access a myriad set of possibilities on their mobile phones. Our 4G network is therefore built on an open partner ecosystem model that brings together the best in the industry and introduces the market to these never before experiences. Together with our network and device partners, we have enabled a deeper proliferation of 4G in the country and I take this opportunity to thank them for working with us to introduce India to the amazing 4G experience”
Airtel 4G Packs:
An exciting news is that, Airtel will offer the 4G plans at the rate of current 3G plans. The 4G data pack will start from Rs 25. Existing Airtel customers can also avail the benefits of Airtel music service for six months by changing the current 3G sim with new 4G sim, good news is that the company will be offering free door step delivery of the 4G sim. Airtel also launched Flexpage, an automated platform that allows customers to track their data usage and get real-time usage alerts.
The Company also announced the Infinity Plans starting Rs. 999 which will offer unlimited voice calls on mobile along with data benefits. However, there are no real unlimited 4G packs announced at this time. With Airtel 4G, users will also get six months of unlimited music streaming and downloads on Wynk Music and five free movies per month for six months on Eros Now channel of Wynk Movies.