Bharti Airtel today launched its most awaited 3G Mobile and Data services in Mumbai circle.With the launch of next generation 3G service in Mumbai Airtel becomes 3rd 3G service provider in Mumbai circle following MTNL and Reliance Mobile.
After Bangalore (Karnataka), Chennai and Coimbatore (Tamilnadu) Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Delhi, Mumbai is the 5th telecom circle to get Airtel 3G services.
As of now, airtel’s 3G services are available in the 12 cities – Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mysore, Manipal, Udipi, Jaipur, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad and Mumbai. The operator announced that its 3G services will be available in all 13 telecom circles by March 2011. It also in talks with other 3G service operators to provide seamless 3G services while National Roaming across India.
To activate the 3G service on Airtel Mumbai subscribers need to send a SMS 3G to 121. After sending the SMS the confirmation SMS will come and 2G Data Plan will be de-activated. After the confirmation by subscriber 3G Data Plan “Pay As You Go” will be activated and all data access will be charged at 30p / 20kb.
For convenience of prospective 3G Mobile and High Speed Data service users, there is no changes for Voice and SMS tariff and it will be charged as Airtel’s 2G GSM Plan and customer can clubbed any 3G data plans as their needs and suitability.The 3G local, STD and Roaming Video Call cost will be 5 paisa/sec (Rs.3/minute).
Airtel 3G tariff plans for Mumbai
|Plan Type||Recommended Usage Type||Prepaid MRP||Postpaid|
|Free Data||Validity||Rate post Validity Expiry/Free limit|
|Sachet Plan||Initial Experience Pack||Rs.8||–||10 MB||1 day *||30p/20kb|
|E-mail (without attachment), Chat & Text Browsing||Rs.41||–||30 minutes||1 day *||Rs. 3/min|
|Rs.61||–||65 MB||3 days||30p/20kb|
|Standard Plan||E-mail (with attachment), Chat & Text Browsing||Rs.101||Rs.100||100 MB||30 days||30p/20kb|
|Rs.201||Rs.200||250 MB||30 days||30p/20kb|
|Rs.450||Rs.450||600 MB||30 days||30p/20kb|
|Video & Music Download, Live Video streaming, Mobile TV, Online Gaming||Rs.750||Rs.750||2 GB||30 days||30p/20kb|
|Flexi Shield Plan||Video & Music Download, Live Video streaming, Mobile TV, Online Gaming||Rs.675||Rs.675||1.25 GB||30 days||**|
|Value Plan||Pay as You Use Plan||Rs. 18||Rs. 20||Usage @15p/20Kb||20 days prepaid, 30 days postpaid||30p/20kb|
|3G VBC Plan||30p/20kb|
|Default Video Call Plan||5p/sec|
VBC stands for Volume based charges.
* Valid same day till 23:59 hrs
** For Postpaid After 1.25GB, rate of 1p/100Kb till a bill limit of Rs 2000 is reached (equivalent to approx 14 GB of data usage) . Post the bill limit unlimited usage at a speed of 20 kbps
**For Prepaid After 1.25GB, rate of 1p/100Kb will be applicable if there is balance in the main account (till approx 14 GB of data usage is reached). Post that Unlimited usage at a speed of 20 kbps.
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For detail review on Airtel 3G Data Speed, Video Call, Data Card and 3G HSPA Network, check this post : We Try Out The Airtel 3G Video Calling and Mobile Broadband