Soon the customers of Airtel are going to enjoy the 4G services. Telecom major Bharati Airtel has set the plan to make roll out of 4G services this year in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The two states are now going to experience the 4G services of Airtel.
Official Statement By Airtel To Launch 4G Services
CEO of Airtel operations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh stated that “We are looking to launch the services in the next 6-8 months and by the end of current financial year we will definitely have it in both the states. First we are planning to launch 4G trials exclusively for existing customers in Hyderabad in Telangana and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Airtel has already made available 4G services in Mumbai, Punjab, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata. While 4G would be a limited play for it pan-India, Airtel expects 3G to be a mass market opportunity for it.
The telecom major is expanding its 3G service in both the states to manifold subscriber revenues in the fast-expanding segment. Out of its 2-million customers in the two states, only 10 per cent are connected to 3G now.
How Can We Upgrade The Services
As part of this, customers across these two cities can now avail of a complimentary upgrade to Airtel 4G at 3G prices, Airtel said in a statement. “We want our existing customers to be the first ones to enjoy the Airtel 4G experience and are offering them a free upgrade to Airtel 4G at the same price as 3G. We look forward to our customers valuable feedback towards delivering a truly world-class 4G experience for customers in both these cities”, Vijay Raghavan said.
Where to Go For Upgrading The Services
To avail of this offer, existing Airtel customers with 4G ready mobile devices can walk into any of Airtel’s retail touchpoints across Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam and upgrade to a 4G SIM and “experience mobile Internet speeds like never before”, the mobile operator said.
Airtel New Products
Samsung will also be looking at launching its all new Core Prime 4G mobile phone in Airtel 4G markets, the release said. As part of a new partnership, Flipkart will be offering Airtel 4G with double data benefits for customers buying select 4G handsets. Earlier in April 2012, Airtel had launched India’s first 4G service in Kolkata. Airtel’s 4G services are now available across India, including Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai and Pune.