Airtel Launches 3G Service in North Karnataka

Airtel Launches 3G Service in North KarnatakaBharti Airtel today announced the launch of its 3G service in the North Karnataka towns of Hubballi, Dharwad & Belagavi today.

This follows the successful 3G launches in Bengaluru, Mysore, Mangalore, Udupi, Manipal, Shimoga, Davanagere & Tumkur.

Airtel internet on 3G gives customers the power of higher speeds to enjoy multimedia services, high-speed mobile broadband and internet access with the ability to view videos on your mobile phone, make video calls, watch live TV, access high speed internet and enjoy live streaming at never before speeds.

Airtel’s 3G services will be on its speed HSPA network, usher in a new era of unique life enriching services in entertainment, utility, commerce and health – all now on the customer’s mobile phone.

Comparison between 2G and 3G

2G/ 2.5G 3G
Speed 10 kbps to 256 kbps Up to 21 Mbps
EXPERIENCE Voice plus basic

Data Applications


data applications

APPLICATIONS Digital Voice &

Circuit switched

Digital voice, Packet & Circuit Switched
2G 3G
Music download 1 min 6s
Blogs 37 s 7s
Email ppt 4 min 25s
Photo viewing 10s 1s
Video clip viewing 2 min 12s
PPT viewing 4 min 24 s
Latency 100ms 50 ms

Keeping the focus on the user experience and relevant services, airtel’s 3G price plans are personalised and simple to understand:

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.

To know more or join airtel 3G services – customers can visit or call 12134 (tollfree) or SMS ‘3G’ to 121.For tariff details click here

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When starting airtel 4g net works


It is better to switch to BSNL 3G. Greate coverage and reasonable price.
Data charges
BSNL 1MB – Rs 2
Idea 1MB – Rs 10
Doccomo 1MB – Rs 10
Airtel 1MB – Rs 15

Video call
BSNL – 75ps/ 1min
Airtel – Rs 3/ 1min
Idea – Rs 3/ 1min
Doccomo – Rs 3/ 1min

Comapare and decide…

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