Airtel starts offering free 1GB 4G data via My Airtel App

In order to lure more customers to 4G, Airtel is offering free 1GB of 4G data through My Airtel app. The operator recently slashed the 3G/4G data rates up to 67%. Several telecom operators such as Vodafone and Idea is offering free one time data up to 1GB to use on 4G networks. In this case, the readers of Telecom Talk have reported that they are getting notifications on My Airtel app to claim the free 1GB data. Once clicked the notification and click the button to avail the offer, 1GB free data is getting credited to their account.


However, it looks like the already existing 4G customers/those who already enjoy the 4G benefits cannot avail this offer. When the reporter himself tried to claim the offer, it showed an error message saying “Offer already claimed”.

Airtel’s free 1GB of 4G data isn’t a great deal when 4G operator like Jio is offering unlimited free 4G data, calls, video calls, and SMS benefits on its  network for 90 days, under Jio Preview offer. However, this is currently restricted to Reliance LYF, Samsung, and HP devices. It is expected that Jio will make the free data offer available to all after its anticipated launch on August 15.

To recap another development of Airtel, the telecom operator has deployed 4G services in Bengaluru in the 1800 MHz spectrum band using FD-LTE technology. With this, Airtel 4G in the IT capital of India will now operate in dual spectrum bands of 2300 MHz and 1800 MHz. This means that the customers in the city can enjoy the better coverage, thus data speed than before.

Meanwhile, readers can try the free 1GB 4G data of Airtel on their devices and let us know your responses via the comments.

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Arpan Mehra
July 22, 2016 8:08 pm 8:08 PM

Without availing this ofeer I used to get 4G services in my city but now when I switch to LTE mode network vanished. In 3G mode its shows as if I am connected to 4G and internet works only the company is allowed to deduct the balance.

July 19, 2016 4:48 pm 4:48 PM

I claimed it last month.

July 19, 2016 4:21 pm 4:21 PM

Be aware of this !!!. It is 4G only data. If its get connected to 3g/2g then main account balance will be deducted. I had faced the issue. Even after I complain to them, they were shameless. Never solved the issue.

July 19, 2016 10:42 pm 10:42 PM

Sorry @Ramesh but Airtel is not wrong in this case. They have CLEARLY mentioned it that this data is usable only on 4G/LTE network. Its your fault that you haven’t checked it.

July 20, 2016 3:09 am 3:09 AM

So, Airtel is right to deduct the balance of the user for its own mistake i.e. not able to provide 4G network everywhere.

Srikanth Reddy
July 19, 2016 4:49 pm 4:49 PM

Same thing happened to me. Network coverage is low and when ever it falls to minimum it’s automatically switched to 3g or 2g. If any body forcefully select 4g only mode he won’t get calls. This is catch 26 situation.

Gautam Dave
July 19, 2016 4:49 pm 4:49 PM

@Ramesh, You are right but you can safeguard by sending a sms STOP to 1925 and they can not deduct your main balance. Only you will not able to use internet where you are not connected to 4G.