Airtel Launches 3G Services in Kerala

Airtel Launches 3G Services in KeralaAirtel today announced the availability of its 3G services in Kerala.Airtel 3G services are now available across key cities including Kochi, Trivandrum and Calicut in the first phase of rollout – and will subsequently be rolled out in other major parts of the state.

With this, Airtel customers in Kerala will now be able to join the 3-million-strong base of customers in India that are already leveraging the Airtel 3G advantage to experience a host of exciting capabilities. Airtel 3G services will be available for customers in Kerala starting midnight on 27th July 2011.

Airtel 3G customers can enjoy the benefits of 3G speeds on the device of their choice – be it their mobile handsets, tablets and on laptops connecting using the Airtel high speed USB data cards. Airtel provides its customers with timely updates and alerts on their data usage – helping them control their expenditure on 3G and enjoy a seamless experience.

The company has also introduced a first of its kind ‘internet usage calculator’ available online to help customers analyse their current internet data usage and choose an Airtel 3G plan accordingly.

To know more or join Airtel 3G services – customers can visit http://www.airtel.in/Airtel3G/ or call 12134 (toll free) or SMS ‘3G HELP’ to 121.

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  • Aravind December 5, 2012 9:35 pm, 9:35 PM

    I want to know the availability of Airtel 3G in Changanacherry, Kottayam District, Kerala. and the Rate also.

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  • Dileep September 16, 2011 3:03 pm, 3:03 PM

    i wnat toknow that, there is 3g netwiork availbility in kerla ( Kashipura)

    Confirm back ASAp

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  • Surekha July 29, 2011 12:52 pm, 12:52 PM

    Airtel is down in all means,,,, it was youth’s fav n/w once, worst thing is dat it changed its unique logo, wit a worst one – a mix of vodafone n videocon logo !!! tariffs too very bad

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  • abhijith July 28, 2011 9:48 pm, 9:48 PM

    Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Wednesday indicated that profits of mobile telecom industry may shrink further on account of strict subscriber verification norms and levy of charges on erection of cell towers by the state governments.

    Lack of infrastructure facilities in rural areas, coupled with stringent norms of customer verification before providing services, is a deterrent for mobile penetration in most parts of the country, COIA director general Rajan S Mathews said.

    Operators spend crores of rupees on customer verification process. Right now, activating one customer includes a minimum expense of Rs. 600-700. Also, the state governments have started levying taxes on cell tower.

    In Delhi, till recently they (state government) were charging 50,000 per tower. It has now further been enhanced to Rs. 5 lakh. These are going to kill our profitability, Mathews said.

    Some telecom operators are already incurring losses and the situation may further deteriorate with the new development, he said.

    “Net margins are currently at 8-10 per cent. This may drop by two-three per cent. Some operators are already in negative,” Matthews said.

    With the exception of a few companies, most of the operators reported dip in the net in Q2 this fiscal when compared to last year.

    Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile-phone operator, reported a 27 per cent dip in net profit to Rs. 1,660-crore in the second quarter earnings.

    Similarly, Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Ltd’s net profit of Rs. 97 crore for the second quarter showed a decline of 9 per cent, compared to the Rs. 107.9 crore net profit it earned in the corresponding period last year.

    Last month, the DoT draft norms, circulated in consultation with the Home Ministry, had asked all mobile operators to re-verify the documents of over 70 crore mobile connections in the country.

    Recently, Mumbai police revealed that 60 per cent of prepaid SIM cards were procured using fake documents in the city.

    The COAI has suggested to the government that the Unique Identification card should be set as bench mark for the customer verification.

    “Government is trying to see what they can do. The DoT and UID authority may coordinate in this regard for optimising the verification,” Mathews said.

    According to the data supplied by COAI, Rs. 1,50,000 crore investments have been made into the industry so far, with a subscriber base of 700 million. India is one of the lowest-tariff countries.

    According to analysts, customer acquisition costs, due to Mobile Number Portability that is set to roll out in Haryana from November 25, are likely to rise as the acquiring operator (recipient) is unlikely to collect fees from the customer.

    Edelweiss, a leading brokerage house, said (the recipient) will have to scrutinise the application and conduct the verification process at its own cost. SOURCEE NDTV-HINDU

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  • Kaushik Roy July 28, 2011 12:22 pm, 12:22 PM

    Rohan Singh :
    Now pay more at kolkata too. Airtel increased it’s call charges from today.

    but vodafone not increases its rates in kolkata

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  • Raghu July 28, 2011 11:04 am, 11:04 AM

    @Mahmood Junaid
    yes u are right and i have noticed that so many times in Kerala.

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  • Shaiju July 28, 2011 10:20 am, 10:20 AM

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  • Rohan Singh July 28, 2011 9:19 am, 9:19 AM

    Now pay more at kolkata too. Airtel increased it’s call charges from today.

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  • Arjun Chandrashekar July 28, 2011 5:54 am, 5:54 AM

    @Amit.G

    @bharathkumara
    Man, AirTel is The Most Detoriated and Worst Network. If I Compare AirTel With Idea, Vodafone,BSNL,Aircel, Reliance and Uninor, AirTel Has Got Worst Voice Clarity I.E. If You Make a Call From AirTel Number To Any Network you Will Find That The FM Radio station Tuning Sound Will Arrive When You Make A Call Instead Of Ringing tone. The Data Speed Of AirTel is Totally Faltu(Useless). So I Better Request To Port Out From AirTel and TD and Switch to Any Operator.

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  • Arjun Chandrashekar July 28, 2011 5:43 am, 5:43 AM

    @bharathkumara
    AirTel is Not Only Bad But Very Worst Network. If It Continue Like This Most Of The Corporate and Common People Will Switch to Idea Cellular.

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  • Mahmood Junaid July 27, 2011 11:46 pm, 11:46 PM

    @Bijoy T V
    airtel is launching 3g in kerala using idea’s network… in kerala mainly students and lovers are using airtel… high ARPU customers mainly prefer idea and bsnl…

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  • Abhijith July 27, 2011 11:36 pm, 11:36 PM

    Nice move

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  • Bijoy T V July 27, 2011 11:06 pm, 11:06 PM

    Airtel does not hav 3G spectrum in kerala.? so whether they can market 3G SIM

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  • Riju July 27, 2011 9:50 pm, 9:50 PM

    Who want costly airtel network in 2g and 3g

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  • Proximus July 27, 2011 9:14 pm, 9:14 PM

    Soon we can see the high tariff from Airtel,the biggest looter in India and with a bad Airtel customer care in kerala.

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  • bharathkumara July 27, 2011 8:58 pm, 8:58 PM

    today south bengaluru dont have airtel network, now a days airtel gone bad

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  • A Mohapatra July 27, 2011 8:53 pm, 8:53 PM

    Shaiju :
    12134 doesn’t exist! WTF

    In Odisha 12134 is working.

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  • janardhanan July 27, 2011 7:22 pm, 7:22 PM

    Nice joke to hear…

    In our area (just 8km away from Airtel HO) all networks gives either 3G or EDGE.
    But Airtel is still with GPRS..
    Internet speeds never go above 5kbps.

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  • sujith July 27, 2011 6:59 pm, 6:59 PM

    idea 3G spectrum to become congested soon

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  • Amit.G July 27, 2011 6:26 pm, 6:26 PM

    @Tarun
    I think Airtel is using Idea cellular’s 3G spectrum & infrastructure to offer 3G services in kerala rite?

    Reply
  • Shaiju July 27, 2011 6:21 pm, 6:21 PM

    12134 doesn’t exist! WTF

    Reply

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