Bharti airtel unleashed the 3G services to customers in North Karnataka towns Hubballi, Dharwad & Belagavi today. In the initial phase it announced the launch of services at Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Udupi, Manipal, Shimoga, Davanagere & Tumkur and now the second phase. airtel has a strong user base in Karnataka and over 30% of airtel’s customer base having GPRS connectivity and 50% of retailers in North Karnataka is selling airtel GPRS packs regularly.With the launch of 3G services Mr. Venkatesh V, CEO – Karnataka Circle, Mobile Services, Bharti airtel Ltd said, “The launch of our 3G services is the start of a new era, the beginning of a journey of mobile internet revolution in Karnatak. As we begin our operations in North Karnataka, we believe that it is a transformational shift we are ushering in. We aim to bring to our customers an enriched user experience on the back of a world class delivery. The launch of mobile number portability services is an added bonus for all those seeking 3G services for video calls and enjoy the advantage to the power of mobile internet.”The new 3G plans are personalized and offered in different ways like Pay as you Go, Sachet Plans, Standard Plans, FlexiShield Plans. 1. PAYG VBC (Pay as you go): For all existing airtel 2G customers who want to experience the power of airtel internet on 3G for a short while, this tariff plan is the solution. The customer will pay the same prevailing data rates as on 2G service, but with the advantage of a faster mobile broadband.2. Sachet Plans: The objective of these plans is to drive mass trial and adoption of 3G, and will serve as the natural upgrade path to higher rental plans. These plans will have validity of lesser than or equal to 10 days.
3. Standard Plans:
|Name of the plan ||MRP ||Free Data ||Validity |
|Sachet Plan||Rs 9||10 MB||1 day (Same day)|
|Sachet Plan (Time based)||Rs. 45||30 minutes||1 day (Same day)|
|Sachet Plan||Rs. 60||65 MB||3 day|
These Plans are best suited for the mid to high-end users of data and will have a validity of 30 days.
4. FlexiShield Plan:
|Name of the plan ||MRP – Prepaid ||MRP – Postpaid||Free Data ||Validity |
|Standard Plan||Rs. 103||Rs. 100||100MB||30 Days|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 200||Rs. 200||250MB||30 Days|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 450||Rs. 450||600MB||30 Days|
|Standard Plan||Rs. 750||Rs. 750||2GB||30 Days|
This plan has a combination of free data usage and a low inbuilt VBC rate. The plan is constructed in a way that it provides the customer, the flexibility to start from a relatively lower initial rental commitment and shields from a bill shock.
Both Pre-paid and Post-Paid customers can avail this plan at Rs.675 and comes with a 30 days validity. This plan allows Initial Free Data of 1.25GB. After the initial free data is exhausted, VBC rate of 1p/100Kb, will be applicable for data usage at 3G speed, till total Data Bill reaches Rs 2000. After reaching bill cap, customer can continue to enjoy internet access, at speed of 20Kbps
Customers can call 12134 (toll free) or SMS 3G to 121 or click here
to get started with their 3G services.