Airtel Launches 3G Service in North Karnataka

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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/ 2.5G3G
Speed10 kbps to 256 kbpsUp to 21 Mbps
EXPERIENCEVoice plus basic

Data Applications

Advanced

data applications

APPLICATIONSDigital Voice &

Circuit switched

Digital voice, Packet & Circuit Switched
2G3G
Music download1 min6s
Blogs37 s7s
Email ppt4 min25s
Photo viewing10s1s
Video clip viewing2 min12s
PPT viewing4 min24 s
Latency100ms50 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 www.airtel.in/3g or call 12134 (tollfree) or SMS ‘3G’ to 121.For tariff details click here

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