Airtel has taken some more steps towards its goal of its complete network transformation. The telecom provider, which is one of the leading in India and was at one point of time, amongst the largest int he world, plans to get back on track. Airtel’s 4G network already covers 100% of Karnataka. It is the only telecom provider in the region to offer 4G, 3G and 2G services. to give a recap of its journey in the state, here are some numbers:4G services on 2300 MHz launched in 2012 4G services on 1800 MHz launched in 2015 VoLTE services launched in November 2017 Towns and villages covered by network – 39,000
Now, in an effort to maintain their lead in this [...]
Amazon, the e-commerce giant will now start delivering Airtel and Vodafone SIM cards. The company claims to deliver free SIM cards, however, Airtel is asking for a security deposit of Rs 200 and Vodafone costs Rs 15.
Both, Airtel and Vodafone are offering Postpaid SIM cards along with a few good plans. The Airtel connection is available for Rs 499, Rs 799, Rs 1,199 and Rs 1,599. On the flip side, consukers who want to buy a Vodafone SIM can opt for RED plans including Rs 499, Rs 699, Rs 999, Rs 1,699, Rs 1,999 and 2,999.
A user can also avail cash back on the first recharge of operators. Airtel customers get flat Rs 75 cash back on recharge of above Rs 349, Jio [...]
Airtel has just launched new Mobile plans in India, called myPlan Infinity they offer unlimited voice calling, STD and Roaming, however Data is fixed.
For Rs. 1199/- customers gets unlimited voice calling: local, STD, and on national roaming along with 100 SMS per day. 1GB 3G/4G data and free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies.
The Rs. 1599/- plan gets unlimited voice calling: local, STD, and on national roaming along with 100 SMS per day, 5GB 3G/4G data and free subscription to Wynk Music and Wynk Movies. More plans detailed below. To activate a plan you can use the Airtel App or visit http://www.airtel.in/4g
Airtel Unlimited Voice Calling [...]
On the 3rd of July, telecom companies around India launched the National Mobile Number Portability (NMNP). This means that you can now move from one city to another and still retain your mobile number. While many may be aware of this already, we decided to provide a step-by-step guide for those who may not know the proper procedure to port their number and a few things to keep in mind before doing so.Step 1 : Generate An Eight-Digit Unique Porting Code
The first thing you have to do is generate an eight-digit Unique Porting Code by sending “PORT <10-digit mobile number>” to 1900. You will then receive [...]
According to various news reports, Google could be lobbying against net neutrality in India, as it has been asking the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) to support zero rating plans.
The zero rating plans allow people to use certain web services for free, this basically also allows telecom operators to selectively offer its users access to certain applications/websites without incurring any data charges. Therefore, any telecom company that signs up for this plan would have to pay the telecom provider a large sum of money in order to make their apps and services free for users.
Early this year, Airtel had decided to offer its own Airtel Zero plan [...]
Airtel, has been launching its 4G services in various parts of the country, such as Bangalore and very recently Delhi. However, today it has launched its all India 4G services. To use this, you will have to swap your SIM card to one that supports 4G connectivity. Airtel has made this change very easy and efficient by ensuring a swapped SIMs within 10 minutes and a 4 hour doorstep delivery system.
The pricing of the 4G connectivity remains the same as the 3G, making it an affordable switch – something Indian customers always look forward to. Airtel is also launching an app called Wynk, that allows you to watch movies and videos on smartphones, as well as allows [...]
Airtel has decided to open up 1000 more stores by December, to give customers a first-hand experience about its 4G services and information about its low-priced handsets.
Reports suggest, that Airtel is in talks with Samsung, ZTE, Huawei and Xiaomi to launch affordable 4G devices starting from Rs. 4000, later this year. Airtel is also said to be expanding, by opening many company-owned company operated (coco) retail outlets. There are already 300 stores, and the company plans to open a 1000 more by December.
According to statistics, Airtel is said to be spread across 1.5 million outlets in towns and villages and covers approximately 86.8 per cent of the population as of [...]
We have all been recently experiencing something that has been termed as ‘call drops’, and as of June 30th 2015 Airtel has received the the most number of complaints (31) followed by Vodafone, Idea Cellular and BSNL as written by telecom minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. The TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) has also received complaints from Reliance, Aircel, MTS and Tata users too.
The Airtel CEO had written an open letter to its customers asking for their help. He mentioned that the two most important things necessary for a good service or network were sites and spectrum. He also requests customers to identify nearby [...]
From Friday, you will be able to retain the same number anywhere in India, without changing your network operator. Today, mobile operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone said that they would roll out nationwide mobile number portability (MNP) from July 3.
Telecom operators were supposed to roll out nationwide MNP in May. However, due to the technical challenges faced by telecom operators, the deadline of May 3 was extended by two months by Department of Telecom (DoT). According to COAI, the telecom industry body, telecom operators needed 8 weeks to make some technical changes to their networks due to changes in national [...]
After a successful launch of its 4G services in Chennai last month, Airtel is bringing its services to Delhi. Chennai was last to join the roster of 19 cities where Airtel is currently offering the services, some of which include Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.
In an official email, the company stated that Airtel has launched trails exclusively for its customers in Delhi/NCR. As a part of the trial, Airtel has also offered a complimentary upgrade to 4G services at 3G price rates. Customers in Delhi will be experiencing faster speeds and wider network coverage because the system is integrated [...]
After Vodafone slashed down their roaming rates, leading telecom operators followed suit, including Airtel, Idea Cellular and Reliance Communication. All of the operators lowered their roaming rates up to 75% after TRAI cut off the maximum ceiling tariff. Roaming call rates will be cheaper by 40% and SMS by 75%. The above is effective immediately.
For Airtel, incoming rates have been reduced by 40% and outgoing inter-circle calls will be lowered by 23%. Outgoing local call rates will be decreased by 20%, and it reduced local SMS rate by 75%. Outgoing inter-circle SMS rate has been cut by up to 74%.
In the past few weeks, Airtel has managed to unite the online world against it. It did so, by launching the infamous Airtel Zero plan, which is a clear violation of net neutrality. Earlier today, Flipkart, paying heed to the online negativity gathered, announced that it had made the wise decision of backing out of the Airtel Zero plan.
Read what Airtel has to say below:
Airtel fully supports the concept of Net Neutrality. There have been some misconceptions about our toll free data platform – Airtel Zero. It is a not a tariff proposition but is an open marketing platform that
1. Allows any application or content provider to offer their service on a toll free [...]