- Every Airtel prepaid subscriber will get 10GB data for use in the network
- Subscribers can check availability for a particular location on Airtel official website
In an insanely competitive environment, what is keeping the telcos strong on their turf is unique offerings and the revenue which the companies are driving from these products or services. The telecom operators are looking at new innovative offerings and services which were previously not thoroughly explored as opportunities. On the same lines, Bharti Airtel’s WiFi Zone service is a good way for Airtel subscribers to connect with Wi-Fi hotspots in over 500 locations. The service will be available for free for Airtel subscribers, wherein they will be able to connect their phones and use Wi-Fi depending on their subscribed plans. Airtel, on its website, has also listed locations, where it will be providing the service and subscribers, will also be able to check whether their area has got the new Airtel WiFi Zone or not.
Connect via My Airtel App or Through SSID
The new Airtel WiFi Zone will be available in public places like Airports, Colleges, Hospitals, Corporate Parks, Retail shops and more. However, it is worth noting that currently Airtel is allowing its prepaid subscribers to connect their phones in the Wi-Fi Zone and the service is presently unavailable for postpaid subscribers. In case you’re in an Airtel WiFi Zone, you can easily use the My Airtel app to connect to the Wi-Fi by tapping on the “My Wi-Fi” tile in your My Airtel application. After accepting permission, you will be able to browse the internet. Alternatively, you can also establish a connection via OTP and signing in to the Wi-Fi network by connecting to the open SSID named @Free Airtel Wi-Fi. On the sign in page, you can tap the “Airtel User” button to proceed with the OTP verification process.
The advantage of connecting to Airtel WiFi Zone via My Airtel app will be that; you get an easy way to keep a check on your balance data. Airtel has also noted on its website, that once you run out of this quota, you will have to disconnect the Wi-Fi and resume using your mobile data for further internet usage. In case you would like to try out the Airtel WiFi Zone service, you can head over to the Airtel official website and navigate to the “Check Wi-Fi location” tab, type in your city and location to see whether you have nearby access to the Airtel WiFi Zone.
Access to Free Data at Airtel WiFi Zone
Speaking of the data allowance which every customer is getting as part of this new Airtel offering, the telco has announced that every subscriber with the subscription to unlimited combo plan will get the 10GB worth of data credited to their account for use in Airtel WiFi Zone. Like we mentioned above, Airtel subscribers will be able to check the leftover data from their My Airtel app or Airtel Self Care website. Having said that, the data benefit will differ with the prepaid plan you recharge. Airtel’s unlimited combo plans ship with 10GB free Wi-Fi data for usage with a pre-fixed validity period and the validity of the Wi-Fi data will differ compared to your prepaid plan’s validity. Right now, Airtel WiFi Zone service is available across various parts of Delhi, Karnataka, Pune, Hyderabad locations.
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