Airtel starts 4G Service Trials In Visakhapatnam and Plan details

Bharti Airtel has become the first telecom service provider to kick off 4G service trials in Visakhapatnam, an imperative stepping stone towards making it a ‘smart city.’ From now onwards, all the Airtel customers in the city can upgrade to 4G data services at 3G prices.


In order to take things forward, Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, CEO-Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bharti Airtel, and Mr. Chandrababu Naidu, The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh met and discussed the future possibilities. Vijayraghavan also invited Mr. Naidu to try 4G services in the state.

Airtel 4G Plan details Visakhapatnam

Price (Rs.) Data Benefits Validity
100 300 MB 30 Days
250 1GB 30 Days
450 2GB 30 Days
650 3GB 30 Days
750 4GB 30 Days
850 5GB 30 Days
950 6GB 30 Days
1250 8GB 30 Days
1500 10GB 30 Days

Once the regular data limit is over, users will be charged 50P/MB up to Rs. 500 above the rental.

Airtel has upgraded its data services to 4G in 23 cities so far, and plans to double this number by the end of this year. The cities where 4G service trial is in progress include Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Vellore and Visakhapatnam.

The management of Bharti Airtel is likely to announce the names of other cities where it wants to initiate 4G services in the near future.

Bhupendra holds a Post Graduate degree from Christ University. He is an investment banker & trader by profession and a writer by heart.

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Airtel doesn’t even know what is 4G. They clearly don’t know the speed of 4G. See their plans, first one is 300 MB. On 4G, it takes less than a minute to use 300 MB and they give it a validity of 30 days! Even the highest plan 10 GB doesn’t last more than 3-4 days. On 4G, the minimum plan should start from 50 GB. With their current plan, a maximum of 4-5 people will use their so called 4G services.


Airtel has taken a very chip marketing strategy. In Kolkata circle, airtel Platinum 3g is not accessible through several common Dongles like Micromax, D-Link etc. They are saying without activating 3g pack, 3g service will not be found. I activated 3g pack. But no airtel 3g network found even searching manually. Earlier, it used vodafone 3g but now NO 3G. Again I called customer care. Then one told me to upgrade the 64k sim with 128k sim i.e. 4G sim. I bought that too. But again NO 3G in Dongles. Again I called CCare and they converted the call to… Read more »

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