Bharti Airtel, a telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the launch of Airtel postpaid 4G services in Pune – thus becoming the first in Maharashtra to bring the 4G experience for its customers. With this, Airtel customers in Pune will now have access to 4G LTE technology that delivers the most advanced wireless broadband experience available across the globe today. Airtel also announced the availability and free trial offer of its all new service for Airtel 4G customers – Airtel Broadband TV and Games On-Demand. Additionally, Airtel 4G services for prepaid customers in Pune will be launched shortly.
Airtel 4G will give customers superfast access to data for High Definition (HD) video streaming, multiple chatting, instant uploading of photos, rich content and much more. Bharti Airtel also has plans of rolling out India’s first multi-mode LTE TDD smartphone in India alongwith partners Qualcomm and Huawei – thus making voice telephony a reality for 4G users in India in the near future.
Airtel launches its 4G LTE services in Pune
K Srinivas, President – Consumer Business, Bharti Airtel said, “Today, we are excited to launch Maharashtra’s first 4G experience for Airtel customers in Pune. The response received by Airtel 4G services in Kolkata and Bengaluru has been compelling – thus reinforcing our long term focus on delivering technologies to fulfil the needs of India’s rapidly growing data evolution story. With both home and office users opting for 4G services, it is heartening to see early adopters of this technology acknowledge the experience that Airtel 4G delivers – for everything from streaming videos and downloading music, to accessing business applications, email and rich multimedia content. We are optimistic about the traction that 4G will see in months to come and look forward to rolling out our services in other circles soon."
Customers can now check the availability of Airtel 4G services in their area online through the Google Maps interface and buy the services online. Along with a host of payment options, Airtel 4G will also be available on monthly EMIs and cash on delivery. The online purchasing capability will soon be rolled out for customers in Bengaluru and Kolkata as well.
Airtel Broadband TV service on Airtel 4G dongle allows customers to stream live TV content directly onto their laptop or desktop without the prerequisite of a cable or set-top box connection. Using Airtel 4G, customers now have access to close to 76 channels and on-demand videos across various genres including movies, music, entertainment and news. While the price applicable for this pack is Rs 150 and Rs 49 for monthly and weekly subscribers, respectively, Airtel 4G customers can use its introductory trial offer and access Airtel Broadband TV free of charge.
Customers opting for 4G can now leverage Games On-Demand service on Airtel to enjoy video games like FIFA and Need for Speed from a host of publishers including Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Square-Enix, PopCap and Alawar. Ranging from Rs 5 a day for 30 games, to a full-fledged Rs 199 plan offering over 350 games for a month, as many as seven Games On-Demand plans are now available for customers. Customers can also experience these exciting games on Airtel 4G through a limited period trial offer. Airtel Movies launched earlier in Bengaluru now provides the subscriber an updated movie library of 1250 titles consisting of recent chartbusters, classics and lot of critically acclaimed movies across different language and genres (action, comedy, drama, romance etc). While the monthly subscription pack is Rs 149, Airtel now has a free trial offer for all 4G customers.