In a surprising move, Telenor India has entered 4G space in India by launching 4G services in Varanasi city of UP East circle. Telenor has deployed narrow-band LTE network on its 1800 MHz spectrum for launching its 4G service in the city.
In order to compete with the players who are already offering 4G service at 3G rates, Telenor is offering very affordable 4G plans for its customers. Telenor has priced 1GB 4G data at just Rs 149 and 2GB 4G data at Rs 219 with 28 days validity. Customers will also get reduced call rate of 25 p/min for local calls and 30 p/min for STD calls on recharging with these 4G packs.
Telenor is also offering two trail packs priced at Rs 11 and Rs 22 offering 100MB and 250MB of 4G data respectively with a 1 day validity.
Telenor 4G plan details
|MRP||Validity (days)||Key Benefits|
|11||1||100 MB Free 4G Data|
|22||1||250 MB Free 4G Data|
|149||28||All Local calls@25p/m + All STD calls@30p/m + 1 GB Free 4G Data|
|219||28||All local calls@25p/m + All STD calls@30p/m + 2 GB Free 4G Data|
|249||28||500 Local/STD Mins + 1 GB Free 4G Data|
|319||28||500 Local/STD Mins + 2 GB Free 4G Data|
With the Telenor entering 4G space in India, 4G war has reached the next level with affordability being a key factor. However, Telenor 4G on narrow-band LTE cannot offer the same level of quality of service provided by other operators who offer 4G with at least 5 MHz spectrum. Offering affordable mobile broadband to customers at low cost could be a lifesaver for Telenor who does not offer 3G service
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