Bharti Airtel the largest telecom operator in India has launched its Platinum 3G in two more cities. Platinum 3G is the name that Airtel has given its 3G offering in the sub 1 GHZ frequency zone using 900 MHz band 8 to provide HSPA+ services. The rationale behind using a lower frequency band is to provide better coverage indoors which the traditional 3G on band 1 2100MHz is not able to deliver.
Airtel has launched the Platinum 3G service in Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh circle and Jabalpur city in Madhya Pradesh circle. Commenting on the launch of Platinum 3G, Dhruv Bhagat, HUB CEO, UPU & BIHAR and Vir Inder Nath, Chief Executive Officer, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, Bharti Airtel said,
As a leader in the telecommunication space, it is our endeavor at Airtel to consistently innovate and make investments that help us move closer to our vision of delivering a seamless network experience to our customers. The launch of Platinum 3G is an integral part of this commitment and will deliver enhanced voice as well as data connectivity for customers – at existing 3G tariffs. We now invite data savvy customers in Kanpur to enjoy Airtel Platinum 3G and experience our world class ‘Smartphone Network’.”
The platinum 3G services are available at no added cost to the subscriber and applies to all existing infinity and dongle 3G data packs being offered by Airtel. The details of the Infinity and dongle STV’s are given below.
Airtel Infinity plans with unlimited benefits:
|Postpaid pack cost||Rs. 999/-||Rs. 1499/-||Rs. 1999/-||Rs. 2999/-|
|Prepaid pack cost*||Rs. 1098/-||Rs. 1749/-||Rs. 2249/-||Rs. 3249/-|
|Data quota||3GB**||5GB**||7 GB**||15 GB**|
|Voice benefits||Unlimited A2A local calls||Unlimited local calls||Unlimited Local calls + STD + Roaming||Unlimited Local calls + STD + Roaming|
|Pay-as-you-go rate on data||25p/MB||25p/MB||25p/MB||25p/MB|
|Free SMS quota||100 SMS/day||100 SMS/day||100 SMS/day||100 SMS/day|
|Wynk Music offer#||Unlimited music|
|Wynk Movies offer#||5 movies/month (Eros)||Unlimited movies|
Airtel 3G wifi dongle packs:
|?3G Data||Pack cost (Rs.)||3G Data||Pack cost (Rs.)|
|1 GB||249||4 GB unltd||749|
|1.5 GB||348||5 GB unltd||849|
|2 GB||449||6 GB unltd||949|
|3GB unltd||649||10 GB unltd||1499|
*Readers are advised to check and confirm with customer service before recharging with the above shown STV denominations.
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