Following Bangalore and Kolkata, Airtel declared its 4G LTE services in Pune (Maharashtra). Those possessing 4G LTE hardware may subscribe to the offerred (postpaid users only, services for prepaid users shall be announced soon), while others shall have to stay content with 3G for now. Airtel customers can even get themselves Wi-Fi dongles to access 4G on PCs for INR 4,999/- with a monthly premium.
Here’s the plan Airtel’s offering for its 4G services-
Once the free usage has been completely exhausted, the speeds will drop down to mere 128kbps, which is quite frustrating actually, having enjoyed the fourth generation speed. To avoid this very frustration, Airtel offers Smart Bytes which extends our data limits- For INR 600 you get 3GB, for INR 875 you get 5GB, and for INR 1500 you get 10GB.
You also benefit from a value-added service option of Airtel Broadband TV on your 4G, which offers 35 TV channels, 7 full length and 5 on-demand channels. The number of channels shall soon jump to 76, if the current plan works out well. The service shall be free initially, but later users will have to choose from a payment option of INR 150/- per month or INR 49/- per week. The package also has a ‘Games on demand’ service, which lets you play 30 games for just INR 5/- a day, and the most the plan asks for is INR 199/- per month for 350 games. Also, for INR 149/- per month, cine-lovers may choose from over 1250 movies available in Airtel’s video library.
Airtel, in collaboration with Huawei launched the The Huawei Ascend P1 LTE phone quite recently, which is the first LTE-enabled phone in India.