iPhone owners in Bangalore using Airtel services now have a reason to smile not just because it's Valentine's Day, but they can use 4G on their favorite devices now. Airtel, India’s largest telecom service provider has launched 4G services in Bangalore on Friday for Apple iPhone 5C and 5S users. With this Bangalore has become first city in India to have 4G services.
Customers should replace their sim to 4G sim to avail the benefits of 4G. Also, customers will be enjoying 4G speed at 3G prices. Whereas, customers using 2G GPRS/data packs should opt for any of 3G plan/packs available to use 4G services. Customers requiring heavy data usage can opt for special 10Gb 4G data plan available at Rs.1,000. As announced by Bharti Airtel, with the use of Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB) technology, data browsing will be on 4G and voice calls would be on 2G/3G services.
The 4G service would enable the prepaid and postpaid Airtel customers to stream High Definition video without buffering. Srini Gopalan, Airtel’s director for consumer business claimed that with 4G, user can download 10 standard movies in no more than 30 minutes. In a spectrum auction which ended on Thursday, Airtel won back 900MHz in Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai along with 1800MHz in 15 other circles. This move would force other telecom operators to speed up working for 4G in India. Reports suggest that Videocon, Reliance Jio and Idea would launch 4G in India in 2014.
Source: The Hindu