Airtel rolls out 4G services on mobile in Kolkata

18th June 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

Airtel-logoKolkata, June 18, 2014: Bharti Airtel has launched 4G services on mobile in Kolkata with plans for pre-paid customers starting at Rs 42.

Bharti Airtel had launched 4G service in Kolkata in 2012 which could be accessed through only dongles.

“With the roll out of Airtel 4G services on mobile, customers can experience an all new electrifying Internet browsing experience anytime, anywhere,” said Bharti Airtel  in a statement.

In general, 4G mobile Internet technology provides download speeds of around 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) while on the move and can go up to 1 Gigabits per second (Gbps) at a fixed location.

According to Bharti Airtel , customers using 4G enabled handsets like Apple iPhone 5S or 5C have to upgrade their existing SIM to a 4G SIM to avail the services.

Pre-paid users can access 4G for starting with Rs 42. The company added a pack of Rs 999 for postpaid. A special pack of Rs 995 for prepaid have also been introduced for heavy data users which will offer 10 GB of 4G data.

Post-paid users can further customise their 4G plans by opting for an Airtel myPlan. “While data browsing will be on 4G network, voice calls will be routed on 2G seamlessly with the CSFB (circuit switched fall back) technology,” added the compay statement.

Airtel had spectrum rights for high-speed broadband service – Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) – in four telecom services areas of Kolkata, Maharashtra, Punjab and Karnataka. Later, the company acquired Qualcomm, which had 4G spectrum New Delhi, Mumbai, Haryana and Kerala.

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