Airtel to offer Wi-Fi services on 115 luxury AC buses in Hyderabad

By November 22nd, 2016 AT 3:41 PM

Airtel today announced the launch of complimentary Wi-Fi services for commuters of Metro Luxury buses. In the run-up to make Hyderabad a “Global Smart City”, the service has been launched in 115 buses operating between the bustling routes in the city as a pilot for 6 months. The service enables customers across operators to avail complimentary Wi-Fi and enjoy mobile internet services on the go for up to 20 minutes per day per user.


Airtel is using 4G network to mobilize everything that’s important to customers — their favorite content, apps, entertainment and social networks with the best combination of speed and coverage.

How to latch onto FREE Wi-Fi in Hyderabad

  1. Connect to “Airtel 4G free Wi-Fi” signal
  2. You will be asked to enter your phone number
  3. Once you enter the phone number, a 4 digit OTP will be sent
  4. Enter the OTP to enjoy free Wi-Fi for 20 minutes
  5. To continue to avail Wi-Fi services after the complimentary period, you can buy data packs at low cost

Beginning today, a fleet of 115 AC luxury buses will provide complimentary wireless internet service that is linked to Airtel’s 4G network for a period of 6 months. Citizens with any valid Indian mobile number travelling in any of these 115 Metro Luxury buses can access the Wi-Fi by switching on Wi-Fi in their Wi-Fi enabled device.

Commenting on the initiative, Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, At Airtel we consistently innovate and make investments that help us move closer to our vision of developing our cities into Smart Global Cities. The launch of complimentary Wi-Fi services on-the-go is a real step forward in modernizing the lifestyle of our citizens, whether business, education or pleasure. This remarkable partnership with the Government of Telangana’s TSRTC is the largest in the country and will double the joy for travelers as it connects more Hyderabadi citizens than ever before.”

They can then latch on to the Wi-Fi post authentication of the password and enjoy internet services for up to 20 minutes per day per user. After the free usage, customers can also buy data packs starting Rs.25 giving them 100 MB benefit. This service will increase digital access for the commuters giving them 24/7 access to everything in the data world.

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So Basically it uses Airtel 3G/4G and convert it to wifi signal. Might Save some battery and useful for those who have 3g only handset. But overall if they price it right it will be beneficial for us otherwise you can use you phone 3g/4g network.



Deepak Vasudevan
Deepak Vasudevan

2kbps 🙂


Another joker. Hasn’t used the AC BUS service or Airtel WiFi across Hitec City yet talks.

Abishek Naagendra
Abishek Naagendra

This will be available in the buses. That is, 3G/4G data will be provided as WiFi. So, it can be used while moving. Speed won’t be that good. But, it’s coverage will be good. Indian Railways provide WiFi only at major railway stations as of now.


Well said Abhishek


Don’t compare railways to our premium AC BUS service… you probably haven’t even used it…. yet comment.

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